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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New National Monuments in Utah and Nevada

New National Monuments in Utah and Nevada

Western states have been relegated to 2nd class status amongst their sister states, how does this happen?  The view that the republic is a democracy does not help.  A few days ago yet another edict was published by lame duck President Barak Hussein Obama designating large swaths of land in Nevada and Utah as national monuments, an act that is not a discrete and enumerated power given him -or the federal government at large- by the Constitution.

In effect the President has committed theft, this is a …

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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  In the text of the copy & paste message I read, “it is out of date”, and “we are tired of being ignored.”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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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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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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Hiroshima, Obama, and American Morals

Hiroshima, Obama, and American Morals

Reprinted from Wallbuilders, a source for factual American history.

On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Seventy-one years later, on May 27, 2016, President Obama visited Hiroshima – the only American president to do since World War II. That blast hastened the end of the War and helped halt further war deaths in the Pacific Theater beyond the 20 million lives already lost. But in his speech, Obama stated:

The scientific revolution that led to the splitting of an atom requires a moral revolution as well. That is why we …

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The Mindset of Socialism; Whistle Blower!

The Mindset of Socialism; Whistle Blower!

The susceptibility of “the proletariat” is key to political control of a political block.  If you want proof you need look no further than the facts presented in the ground breaking film Runaway Slave by Reverend CL Bryant.  Socialism creates imbalance then uses the imbalance to apply divisional politics.  Will the States stand to protect the civil rights of The People from tyranny?  If they don’t, who will?

Six trivia questions to see how much history you really know.  Be honest, it’s revealing. If …

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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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The Predator Class At Work

As I travel throughout LD-11 (Marana, Oro Valley, Saddlebrooke, Arizona City & Maricopa City) the most often asked question of me isn’t about local or even personal issues as they relate to state and local government.  The most often asked question is, “What is happening to our country?”  So many people know that something is wrong, but they just can’t put their finger on it.

In my estimation, the purveyors of “feel good government” have convinced a majority of us that their is a crisis at …

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