HB 2014 “Legal Tender Exchange; Tax Effect” Signed

HB 2014 “Legal Tender Exchange; Tax Effect” Signed

On May 10, just two days prior to the end of the first session of the 53rd Arizona Legislature, House Bill 2014 was transmitted to the Governor.  Today he signed the bill that finally treats the exchange of one type of American currency for another as an exchange and not a sale.  In a statement earlier today, I reminded constituents that, “We don’t buy one kind of money with another kind, we exchange currency, one species for another.

Current law, A.R.S. § 43-1001 states that “Arizona …

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Teaching Free Speech in America

Teaching Free Speech in America

With the endless platitudes spoken about K-12 public schools and universities teaching “critical thinking”, and the leftist demands for “net neutrality” in the media, I am not surprised to see the sustained assault on free speech by a Christian student at a school that accepts federally guaranteed student loans.  In fact, the only school in America that I am aware of that does not receive any taxpayer-supported student financing is the well insulated, and thus totally free Hillsdale College.

It seems Georgia’s Gwinnett College now has …

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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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Endorsements a Vote of Confidence

Endorsements a Vote of Confidence

As endorsements mount for my re-election I am given pause to consider that my positions reflect the concerns, wishes and priorities of the LD-11 constituency.  I’ve learned of the following endorsements over the last few weeks giving me encouragement that the cultural values I stand for align well with what my constituents want done.

Job Creator endorsements:

Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA),
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB),
Arizona Mining Association (AMA)
Arizona Trucking Association (ATA)

Public Safety endorsements:

Arizona State Lodge of he Fraternal Order of Police (AZFOP)
Arizona Police Officers …

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Teach Children To Love America, Not Hate It

Teach Children To Love America, Not Hate It

We endure a steady stream of propaganda from local news papers all the way up to “main stream” media decrying how bad America has been in the past and how bad it is today.  Yet, we see a never ending stream of immigrants from nations all over the world coming to America for two reasons.  One is to have a better life than the nation they hail from; the other is to turn America into a nation similar to the waste land they come from.

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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My Vision of Governance and Government

My Vision of Governance and Government

As a candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives (LD-11), I am asked often, “what is your vision, your philosophy on government?”  While simple words come to mind like personal responsibility, social responsibility, fiscal responsibility, limited government free market economics come to mind, they seem more like bullet points, or sound bites.  Sound bites become labels quickly.

My highest level thought on government is this;

Government, should be no more than that which is absolutely necessary to carry out the mission of governance, and no less than …

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Christians a Threat to National Security?

Christians a Threat to National Security?

According to Breitbart News, “The Iranian government views evangelical Christians as a threat to national security and has imprisoned some of them for up to 8 years, according to a UN report. The report on the human rights situation in Iran also says that things have not improved for the country’s religious minorities since the election of President Hassan Rouhani last year.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/03/22/Iran-Evangelical-Christians-Are-a-Threat-to-National-Security

I suppose it depends on how you define national security.  The last time I checked there have been no airliners filled with passengers flown into buildings …

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Needed: Strong, Conservative Arizona Legislators

Needed: Strong, Conservative Arizona Legislators

State Representatives, Senators and Executive Officers are more relevant today than ever.  As the President of the United States continues to ignore the Constitution of the United States we will need strong legislators in Arizona to combat the man’s constant assault on our Republic, our Constitution and we the people.

Barak Obama has shown clearly he does not care about the consent of the governed.  He presses on, taking every opportunity to install his ideological, totalitarian dictatorship.  From the IRS working in concert with HHS, to …

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Who Is Part of the On-going Criminal Enterprise?