What They Said v. What They Meant

What They Said v. What They Meant

On the matter of authority.  Once again the Court seizes power not necessiarily granted it under the Federal Constitution (as it did under Marbury v. Madison).  I speak of the intervention of the Court to block POTUS’ travel ban on people coming to America from certain countries, identified by the previous administration as states friendly to promoting terrorism around the globe.  In the twisted logic of this branch challenge, the court wants to apply what POTUS was thinking prior to his taking of office in …

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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  In the text of the copy & paste message I read, “it is out of date”, and “we are tired of being ignored.”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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Now Endorsed by Arizona Right to Life!

Now Endorsed by Arizona Right to Life!

AZ Right to Life Endorses Rep. Mark Finchem

I am pleased to announce that today I received the endorsement of Arizona Right to Life.  In my response to the AZRTL I said, I take the right to life from conception to natural death very seriously, for life is not granted by way of a permission issued by men but a right granted by “natures God”, as the framers of our Constitution so articulately explained.  From the scripture found in Jeremiah, “I knew you before I formed you …

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Programming Our Youth

Programming Our Youth

I received an odd email today that reminded me of an objective of the Fabian Socialists (yes they are in more places than ever today).  The text of the open e-mail letter seemed innocent to the casual eye, but in a moment of reflection I saw the ominous side of it, pointing to yet another indoctrination scheme cooked up by allegedly well-meaning adults, who want to capture our youth at an ever earlier age.

The Text:

Slick name, ominous prospects…

Dear Out-of-School Time Supporter,

On Wednesday, August 3rd, …

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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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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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