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  In the text of the copy & paste message I read, “it is out of date”, and “we are tired of being ignored.”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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National Review Issues Common Core Indictment

National Review Issues Common Core Indictment

As the States begin to consume the “poisoned apple” distributed around America, known as Common Core, Stanley Kurtz writes a scathing indictment of just one component of the big government play to seize States rights, in spite of the lack of enumerated power to do so.

Kurtz writes, “Americans are only now just waking up to a quiet but devastatingly effective effort to replace the teaching of traditional American history in our high schools with a new, centrally-controlled, and sharply left-leaning curriculum.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/382400/print

Kurtz god on to say, “The …

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Arizona Association of REALTORS endorses LD-11 Team

Arizona Association of REALTORS endorses LD-11 Team

Steve Smith, Mark Finchem & Vince Leach in LD 11 endorsed by the Arizona Association of REALTORS!

(Phoenix) The Arizona Association of REALTORS®, which represents more than 40,000 real estate professionals, todayreleased its 2014 primary election endorsements for the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives. The Arizona Association of REALTORS®, the largest trade association in Arizona, is pleased to endorse 30 Senate and 47 House candidates.

“As active members of our communities, REALTORS® have a strong interest in our State’s leadership,” stated Lori Doerfler, Chair of the …

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Why Arizona Needs a Constitutional Tender Act

Why Arizona Needs a Constitutional Tender Act

It seems Governor Brewer lacked vision, while Representative Steve Smith showed a mind for advanced planning.  Brewer vetoed the Constitutional Tender Act that would have provided protection for Arizona residents who are capable of transacting business with gold and silver coins, rounds and other forms that are verifiable by content and weight.

Russia drop-kicks the US Dollar.

So, when the dollar goes lower because of mismanagement, the assault on oil and other lost opportunities by the Federal Reserve (the central bank private corporation with a government name) …

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