Do Gun Registration Laws Work; and What of Confiscation?

Do Gun Registration Laws Work; and What of Confiscation?

It helps to bring the land of “Is” and the land of “Ought” closer together with a definition of “work”. A law, no matter what its purpose, can only work, that is function, when it is put to use. This of course means that those who are charged with carrying out the function of the law do so with fidelity.

To hear the elites of America talk, one would think that it is as simple as passing a law to end the senseless murders, sometimes en …

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Natural Rights v. Civil Rights

America is at war with itself over the meaning of words, and the consequences are more serious than most people can imagine. If you don’t know what origins of your rights are, and what rights you possess how can you defend them? Those who are defending them — as in downrange in a combat zone particularly — have to be asking themselves, we’ve put our lives on the line, which has driven PTSD for so many, for what? PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) comes from …

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American Conservative Union Award

American Conservative Union Award

I am pleased to report that I have received the Conservative Excellence Award from one of the top conservative values watchdogs in the nation. The award is for fidelity to the Constitution, which I took an oath to protect and defend. While many people seek to reinterpret long standing jurisprudence dealing with both natural and legal rights for all of America, and for Arizonans more specifically, I have been committed to the course of “securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” As …

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National Popular Vote is a Hallmark of Democracy

National Popular Vote is a Hallmark of Democracy

Recently I have been bombarded with a C&P email campaign from well-meaning constituents asking that I support the elimination of our Electoral College.  In the text of the copy & paste message I read, “it is out of date”, and “we are tired of being ignored.”
We have two differences of understanding of the presidential election process.  The framers of our constitutional republic invented the Electoral College to fight exactly what the writers object to.  
It appears the root of the failure to understand what the Electoral College is, and …

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What is the Meaning of an Oath?

What is the Meaning of an Oath?

All elected officials take an oath of office.  In every instance that I know of the Oath speaks to the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution of the united States, and the commitment of the office holder to “protect and defend the Constitution of the united States, and of this state against all enemies foreign and domestic.”  I doubt that any of my peers take the oath lightly, but I question if some understand what it says.

This oath does not have an expiration date, nor does it …

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What Is Nullification

What Is Nullification

I’ve been asked by a number of constituents, “Why can’t we just tell the federal government we won’t do something they require of us?  After all, we did not empower them to make the states do much of what the Feds now require?”  In my humble opinion I believe the States have the right and authority to object and decline to federal mandates, essentially applying the element of “nullification” to the federal position.

Two problems become evident.  First, the States have gone along with the progressive …

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52 nd Legislature Mid-Point Update

52 nd Legislature Mid-Point Update

As the 52nd Session of the Arizona Legislature opened on January 12th, 2015 we were faced with a budget deficit of over $1.1 Billion, a State Constitutional requirement balance the Arizona budget, a Voter mandate to repeal & replace Common Core, improve border security & public safety, and refurbish our Infrastructure. Each of these is a component to attracting well paying JOB CREATORS who will through their employment of our residents help them create wealth, sustain an enjoyable standard of living and have something to …

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Can Values Voters Seize Control of Their Government?

Can Values Voters Seize Control of Their Government?

The article below is reprinted in it’s entirety from WND because it is spot on analysis, it points to the serious problem we, the value voters have at hand.

The establishment GOP will not listen to the grass roots, values voters.  Why?  Because the GOP establishment actually believes it was their work that won the election for conservative Republicans November 2014.  What the GOP is missing is the votes for principled representation were not for “go-along to get-along” power brokering.

In my humble opinion, after the Christmas …

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“Arizona must not waste time and resources on suing the Federal government .”  That’s the claim Liberal Democrats Jo Holt and Holy Lyons have made on several occasions throughout the 2014 House of Representatives campaign.

We are left to believe the opposite of that statement must be true of their stand, that Arizona should not vigorously and regularly assert the rights of the State and of the People?  After all we hear (and I firmly believe) even from Democrats that the Constitution is the Law of the land. …

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The Importance of Co-Equal Sovereigns

The Importance of Co-Equal Sovereigns

Kurt Schlichter, writing for TownHall.com, has done a great service to our nation.  He summarized what the alternative to the “Rule of Law” is.  History has proven over and over again the cycle of rise and fall.  The alternative?  It is the “Rule of Power”, and the rule of power is not supported with a common understanding that there is a Constitution that guides us and our affairs even to the level of day to day life and how we act ethically and fairly with …

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