AZ Republic peddles the fraud of moral relativism

August 22, 2016

In what is clearly not a coincidence, the Arizona Republic runs two articles a single day apart. Each deals with faith.  Article One, titled, “The Many Faces of One Faith,“ is three pages in length. The faith in question is Islam. The oversized quote accompanying the report is attributed to Hani Rahal, identified as Leader of Al-Mahdi Benevolent Foundation. His quote? “Many Americans are afraid of the unknown, they don’t know what Islam is.”

In fact, in recent years Americans have come to know what certain adherents of Islam tell us and show us it is.  No rational observer believes all Muslims follow such beliefs, though this National Review report, Obama’s Bad Math on Islamic Terrorism, is rife with disturbing polling data and specifics that give rise to suspicions. It also makes the point that Muslims are no more fundamentally bad than Christians or Jews. But it is not true, as Barack Obama has said, “99.9 percent of Muslims” reject Islamic terrorism. Obama’s 99.9 percent figure is demonstrably false. Pew Research has polled the issue extensively. In surveys of the Muslim populations of nine majority-Muslim countries, an average of 57 percent have an unfavorable view of al-Qaeda, not 99.9 percent. Thirteen percent have a favorable view of al-Qaeda, not 0.1 percent. 

Article Two in the Sunday edition uses an almost 90-year-old Holocaust survivor to make the point that she was hated merely for who she was. The horrors she endured have no relationship to mainstream American Muslims, though that is the point attempting to be made. The Nazis rounded up 6-million Jews and millions of others and sent them to death camps where they were starved and subjected to unspeakable atrocities, then gassed or put into ovens. American Muslims, described as being about 70 percent Democrat, live ordinary lives here. There are no parallels to 1930’s and 40’s Europe.

The elderly Holocaust victim was led down the Primrose Path by columnist Karina Bland, who specializes in midlife travails and was clearly over her head in making this moral equivalency on behalf of introducing individual Valley Muslims and their faith.

The differences are stark. European Jews did not commit heinous crimes in the name of God. They did not behead, bomb, drive massive trucks through crowds engaged in outdoor festivities with their children. They did not butcher or strap on suicide vests to randomly slaughter wedding attendees, shoppers or diners. They did not commandeer commercial airliners and fly them into skyscrapers. They did not hand out candy to their children as they celebrated wholesale slaughters, accompanied by joyful shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” which translates to “Allah is greater!”  — meaning Allah Is Greater Than Your God or Government. Robert Spencer of “Jihad Watch” provides a more complete explanation.

Islam is fundamentally different than the religions of Christianity or Judaism. Islam, the fastest growing worldwide, demands strict adherence to its precepts, which are often incompatible with our Constitutionally granted freedoms, since it seeks dominance. Tom Trinko at “American Thinker” provides an in-depth analysis in his column, Islam: Not Just a ReligionFor the Arizona Republic to use an elderly victim to try to convince us otherwise is reprehensible but understandable, as Obama opens America’s  floodgates to hundreds of thousands of unable to be vetted Muslim “refugees.”


McCain colluders Graham, Lynch set to scuttle Trump….& UPDATE

August 19, 2016

Update-tagEureka!  We Found AZ’s Elusive Presidential Electors

Although attempts to locate the names of those representing Arizona’s Republican voters as members of the 2016 Electoral College were dead ends, we finally located the following list. Since they were appointed by Arizona Republican Chairman Robert Graham, it would seem reasonable they would be proudly displayed on the AZ GOP website. They were not. He should have been happy enough with these McCain-supporting electors to have given them prominence. Why the secrecy?

The Arizona presidential electors are Foster Morgan of Glendale, Walter Begay of Kayenta, Bruce Ash of Tucson, Sharon Giese of Mesa, Jim O’Connor and Jerry Hayden of Scottsdale, and Robert Graham, Edward Robson, Joyce Carol, Alberto Gutier and Jane Lynch of Phoenix.

Politico runs a disturbing report regarding GOP Electoral College members stating they will not support Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee. Jane Lynch, an Arizona elector,is quoted as saying she’ll likely cast her personal vote for libertarian Gary Johnson or a write-in candidate.

In other words, Jane Lynch will be supporting Hillary Clinton. And why not?  Lynch was a founding member of the deceptively named Grassroots Arizona PAC, rife with out-of-state Obama donors, bent on taking out conservatives. Connect the dots. One of the initial donors to the PAC was Paul Hickman, who at the time was John McCain’s Arizona chief of staff. 

 “I don’t like the fact that I’m going to do this,” said Lynch regarding committing her electoral vote to Trump. The 75-year-old Lynch who has attended eight national Republican conventions affirmed her belief that there’s an increasing likelihood that Trump will lose Arizona to Hillary Clinton. 

“Bill Clinton did win Arizona in 1996,” she recalled. “So it’s not too far-fetched that Mrs. Clinton might win Arizona.” Lynch’s wishful thinking isn’t factoring in Obama fatigue, the ongoing scandals engulfing Hillary, her deteriorating health, the generational divide separating the Clinton candidacies, nearly $20 Trillion dollars in debt, the emergence of ISIS under her terms as Secretary of State, and the fact that Slick Willy was a more likable figure than Shrillary.

The President of the United States is not elected by popular vote but rather by electors in the Electoral College. In 2016, Arizona has 11 electoral votes. Arizona’s share of electoral votes represents 2 percent of the 538 electoral votes up for grabs in the general election and 4 percent of the 270 votes needed to be elected president. Electors of both the Republican and Democrat parties are selected by their party chairmen.

In the case of Jane Lynch, GOP chairman Robert Graham bears the responsibility for choosing a like-minded, known McCain ally, who gives lip service to Republican values, but turns decidedly squishy when backbone counts, like the aisle crossing, pro-amnesty maverick himself. The list of Arizona’s members of the 2016 Electoral College appears to be shrouded in secrecy, since numerous attempts to locate their names proved fruitless.

The conservative grassroots of the Republican Party are well aware of Robert Graham’s close ties to John McCain. Graham’s appointment of Lynch, whose stated intent to betray the Republican presidential candidate aligns with McCain’s ongoing betrayals of Republican principles. An abbreviated list of only a dozen such deceits can be read here. Memory refreshing is a good thing.


AZ AG Brnovich: McPayback time is here

August 5, 2016

John McCain at age 80 is running — scared — for a sixth 6-year year U.S. Senate term, and is calling in his legal McChips. Just a couple of days ago we posted Dutiful Bill Montgomery plays errand boy for John McCain, reporting on the deceptive robo call made by the Maricopa County Attorney on behalf of McCain. The premise was McCain’s supposedly unwavering support of Second Amendment rights.  Seeing Red AZ exposed the fallacy of the claim with a link to this 48 – 50 Senate Roll Call vote in which he voted with the unified Democrats and three other GOP defectors in an effort to curtail this fundamental Constitutional freedom. Our nation‘s founders considered this right so  important it was placed second only to freedom of speech and assembly guaranteed in the First Amendment.

Now comes another dose of hoodwinking from Arizona’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich. He obviously knows better, but is now being reminded that he was the establishment recruit and as many of us heard our exasperated parents say, “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.” They were speaking out of frustration.  McCain surrogates get the message out on his behalf, minus the tongue-in-cheek bravado.

Brnovich’s robo calls are remarkably similar to Montgomery’s in that they both peddle McCain’s steadfast adherence to “protecting Second Amendment rights.” Believe that at your own peril. Notice that this 2013 letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, clearly states the senate signers were putting Reid on notice they would oppose “any legislation that would infringe on the American people’s constitutional right to bear arms, or their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance.”  Whose name is missing? None other than John McCain.  Bill Montgomery and Mark Brnovich might not be paying attention, but you should.

Gun Owners of America has endorsed McCain challenger Dr. Kelli Ward, acknowledging “McCain has been a thorn in the side of Second Amendment supporters for years.” GOA notes that only 35% of AZ GOP voters approve of the job McCain is doing compared to 50% who disapprove. The organization scores him a D – rating. McCain, who doesn’t own a firearm himself, has as his pet project closing what he mysteriously refers to as “gun show loop holes.”

McCain’s vile temper and vindictive nature are renown. If he or his surrogates gave a hand up to a fledgling politico, steadfast allegiance remains expected.  Consort with McCain at your own risk. He will own a piece of your hide and call it in whenever it suits him. If you received the auto dialer messages, you heard this truth in action. He and the McCain supporting PACs are not above lying if it benefits him, even alleging that while in the state senate Kelli Ward voted to fund ISIS militants. Votes involving national security take place in Washington D.C., not on Washington Street at the state legislature. This blatant deceit indicates not only the magnitude of his lies, but also the fact that he thinks Arizona voters are foolish enough to buy them.

Early ballots are in the mail. Vote Dr. Kelli Ward for Arizona’s U.S. Senator. McCain needs a rest and we need a vibrant, conservative former state senator and knowledgeable family practice physician to work on revamping the Obamacare monstrosity.


Obama’s alarming abuse of power federalizes local police

July 10, 2016

Far left community organizer, still vilifying law enforcement and conservatives, now sits in the Oval Office and will use his last months in office to ensure the “fundamental transformation of America,” he promised

Using the Dallas police murders as justification for an unconstitutional expansion of the federal government, Barack Obama has announced his intent to federalize state and local law enforcement. 

Kurt Nimmo, writing for Alex Jones’ Info Wars, does a superb job of detailing the massive overreach that should send shock waves through every rational American citizen.  The report includes substantiating video.

If you read nothing else today, this article should be given priority status. Knowledge is power.


So you think you know Jeff Flake? Think again.

July 3, 2016

Don’t be fooled by his perpetual smirk and peroxide streaked hair, the narcissistic Jeff Flake is not your cool but amiable friend. A McCain ally and fellow ‘Gang of Eight’ amnesty colluder — except when elections roll around — his unsavory background is matched only by his disregard for his Arizona constituents in particular and America’s citizens in general.

Business Insider (BI) runs an article titled, Jeff Flake: Congress needs to ‘suck up’ and pass TPP ‘because you know it has to be done’ that’s well worth your time. Once again, Flake stands toe to toe with Barack Obama — this time on the monumental monstrosity known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Conservative Treehouse provided a link to the BI report while exposing Jeff Flake as a “Wall Street Operative and foot soldier for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.” Be sure to check out the photo of Flake and his fellow travelers.

As Jeff Flake thrusts a finger in the eye of American sovereignty in urging the passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership — another of Obama’s signature power grabs, Dick Morris relates the catastrophic consequences to America‘s Forum host J.D. Hayworth as he discusses Obama’s attempt to fast track TPP. The Trans Pacific Partnership provides irreversible authority, since treaties supersede statutes under the U.S. Constitution. Watch this vitally important interview beginning at 5:52.

In 2012 as perpetually repositioning Flake was running to replace the retiring Jon Kyl, the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund and Majority PAC launched an $800,000 television ad campaign outlining the risks of sending former uranium mining lobbyist Jeff Flake to the Senate.

In the early 1990’s Jeff Flake worked as a lobbyist for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of the nuclear fuel. He was registered as a foreign agent representing the company which operates a mine in the African country of Namibia.  Flake earned approximately $7,000 per month opening doors in D.C. and promoting the firm with financial ties to Iran.

For a wealth of information about Jeff Flake, scroll through the “Categories” section on the right side of the SRAZ page and click on Jeff the Flake. He’s running for reelection next year, after winning by a slim 3 points and needs to be ousted. U.S. Senate terms are six years long. Stay informed. 


Left has the answer to radical Islamic terrorism

June 15, 2016

In the aftermath of the latest carnage perpetrated by radicalized Muslims residing in the United States, count on liberals to come up with an answer: Repeal the Second Amendment.

The Founders got it wrong, don’cha know?

And Barack Obama still views identifying the radical Islamic terrorists by name as abhorrent. In the aftermath of the deadly terror attack on an Orlando nightclub, Obama and the Left continue to blame guns, not the radicalized Muslim gunman who called 911 and pledged his allegiance to ISIS minutes before opening fire.

David S. Cohen, a constitutional law professor at Drexel University‘s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, demeans the quaint reverence Americans have for the Constitution, saying the “Second Amendment is outdated, a threat to liberty and a suicide pact,” and “must be repealed.” 

This is the endless tape on which the volume is turned up to fever pitch whenever gun related violence takes place.

Cohen and a co-author Krysten Connon wrote a book titled “Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism”—  proof that he is familiar with the word “terrorism.” but through a skewed prism relating to a pro-life stance. Cohen and Connon actually use the phrase “abortion care,” saying “providers” of such care are terrorized every day.  Get it?  They are referring to the abortionists, not the innocent human babies whose live are snuffed out for convenience by these “care” givers.

The Boston Marathon bombers used two pressure cookers to kill 3 and main 264 on a lovely Spring day.

Timothy McVeigh detonated a homemade fertilizer bomb in a rental truck at the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City killing 168 and injuring 684.

The terrorism that took nearly 3,000 lives on September 11. 2001 involved 19 committed Islamic extremists commandeering commercial airliners and flying them into the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, after heroic passengers fought to keep that plane away from the Capitol and White House. 

Using the skewed logic of the left, airliners, pressure cookers, rental trucks and fertilizer should be outlawed — keeping us all so much safer.

 


ACLU sues for illegals’ enhanced rights

April 13, 2016

In June 2015 Seeing Red AZ provided a headache inducing glimpse into California under the bizarre governorship of Jerry Brown in “Leftist lunacy:CA boosts illegals’ healthcare, wages….and even tackles global warming.”

Previously, in 2014, we posted, “Have you heard? The USA is “the other Mexico.” Those were the words of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during a trip to California when he called on other states to “evolve” like California so the United States can be more like his home country. Standing alongside LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gov. Jerry Brown, Pena Nieto called for amnesty legislation and open borders while criticizing governors who have taken strong positions against illegal immigration. Gov. Brown told the crowd, including illegals, “You’re all welcome in California.” (brief video.)

Now we read that the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project have filed a class action lawsuit claiming that the federal government unfairly sets unacceptably high bond amounts for illegal aliens in deportation proceedings because it fails to consider their inability to pay — resulting in longer incarceration stints for those who illegally invade the USA.

Named in the suit as plaintiffs are Cesar Matias, an asylum seeking Honduran national fighting deportation, and Xochitl Hernandez, an illegal alien from Mexico convicted of shoplifting.. Their ACLU lawyers allege high bail violates the Fifth and Eighth Amendment rights of the foreign nationals.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has a much more cogent take on the issue. Dan Cadman writes:

The posting of bond by detainees being charged with immigration offenses is authorized by Section 236 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1226. The purpose behind detention or the posting of bonds in immigration expulsion proceedings is exactly the same as it is in criminal proceedings: first, to ensure the presence of the individual at the trial or deportation hearing; and second, where applicable, to protect the public safety. That is precisely the reason this lawsuit shouldn’t go anywhere.

Imagine, for a moment, an individual arrested for murder who comes up for a bond hearing before the presiding judge or magistrate. Does anyone think that the defendant’s ability to post bond is an intelligent substitute for ensuring the public safety and his appearance for trial?

Read the complete and enlightening CIS commentary on “immigration bonds.” You’ll be glad you did.

Insidious ACLU-think is not just confined to California. The left-wing organization has offices in every state in the union, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico — an unincorporated U.S. territory currently $70 billion dollars in debt and seeking statehood.


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