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February 17, 2019
ARIZONA DEMOCRAT LEGISLATORS TRYING TO REPEAL ARIZONA'S BORN ALIVE LAW!

On the heels of New York's horrific law allowing high risk abortions all the way up to birth, Arizona Democrat Raquel Teran and 16 Democrat Representatives wasted no time introducing legislation (HB2696) that would repeal Arizona’s Fetal Resuscitation Law (ARS 36-2301). 

HB2696 was introduced on Tuesday, February 12, 2018.  Click HERE to read the bill.  Notice the very last sentence that reads: Section 36-2301, Arizona Revised Statutes, is repealed.

The critical wording of ARS 36-2301 reads: If an abortion is performed and a human fetus or embryo is delivered alive, it is the duty of any physician performing such an abortion and any additional physician in attendance as required by section 36-2301.01 to see that all available means and medical skills are used to promote, preserve and maintain the life of such a fetus or embryo.  

We must take action against this attempt to allow aborted human babies born alive to die with no efforts to preserve their lives.  God knew us before he formed us in our mother’s womb. Babies are a blessing from God and made in His Image. 
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Tags: Abortion, Pro Life, Arizona Legislature
October 25, 2018
#REDforED Communist Ties Exposed
"Red For Ed teacher strikes are not about education, they are about getting marxist candidates elected to office."  Lori DeLuca

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Tags: Communism, Educational Malpractice, Marxism, State Board of Education
May 27, 2018
Memorial Day 2018 - We Will Remember

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  John 15:13


 

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Tags: American Values, Religious Freedom, Christianity
February 22, 2018
Diane Douglas: Arizona's Queen of Common Core

by Jennifer Reynolds, Creator of Arizonans Against Common Core and member of Mommy Lobby AZ

The second rebrand of Common Core is no more than Lipstick on a Pig.  Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas continues to travel around the state in 2018 on the campaign trail telling crowds that she “Stopped Common Core” as part of her 2014 campaign promise. This is far from the truth! Common Core was Rebranded a second time on December 19, 2016 when the 2016 Arizona English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Standards were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) with an 8-1 vote.  See Arizona State Board Of Education Approves Rebrand Of Common Core Standards and State Board Of Education Ignores Governor, Parents And Own Policy

SBE member Jared Taylor was the only vote opposing the adoption of these standards and he stated, “The bottom line is that I am very disappointed that we kicked the parents to the curb and ignored the will of the voters when they elected Diane Douglas. Yet she led the way today; we just renewed Common Core.”

Comments from Mommy Lobby,  Arizonans Against Common Core, Opt Out AZ
IGNORED by Supt Douglas, ADE, SBE Exec Director, Gov. Ducey’s Educ. Policy Director

Mommy Lobby AZ (ML)Arizonans Against Common Core (AACC), and Opt Out AZ reviewed the 1st and 2nd drafts of the 2016 Arizona ELA and Mathematics standards and submitted our comments directly to Superintendent Diane Douglas, as well as to the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) Standards Staff, Carol Lippert and Suzi Mast; the former State Board of Education (SBE) Executive Director,  Karol Schmidt; and Governor Ducey’s Education Policy Director,  Dawn Wallace numerous times in 2016.

Comments Compiled by Parents and Teachers
IGNORED by Arizona Legislators, SLAPPED DOWN by Supt. Douglas

 
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Tags: AzMERIT, Common Core, Education, Educational Malpractice, State Board of Education, Frank Riggs
February 14, 2018
Open Letter to Dr. Bob Branch, Clueless About K-12 Classrooms

Dear Dr. Branch,

Several parents were shocked to read your comments in the 1-18-18 briefs.  It’s obvious that you don’t understand what is really going on in Arizona’s classrooms —which is very disappointing, since you are a candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction.   

You have a massive misunderstanding on the recess issue.  The traditional three 15-minute recess has been eliminated in most schools across the state.  Many schools are down to one 10-minute recess per day, and some have no recess at all!  These are not college students.  They’re young children! They need to move!  Studies have shown that physical activity improves academic performance.  Americans are well known for their creativity and ingenuity —unlike China where academics are all that matter.  We foster entrepreneurs and inventors in the USA.  Recess promotes these desirable American characteristics.  Recess is correlated with improved student behavior in the classroom. Recess also promotes social skills and helps kids learn how to deal with bullying —which is the opposite of giving them “comfort lamas and safe places,” as you stated.

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Tags: AzMERIT, Common Core, Education, Educational Malpractice, State Board of Education
February 9, 2018
Meet and Greet for Frank Riggs, Candidate for SPI, Feb. 24, 2-4 pm

Come join Mommy Lobby AZ at an ice cream fundraiser for Frank Riggs, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, on February 24, 2-4 pm at Settler's Point Greenbelt- 289 East Sagebrush Street, Gilbert, AZ 85296.  View Map

Who doesn't like ice cream, games, and family fun when the weather is beautiful outside? Click on Meet & Greet for Frank Riggs to register, so we will have a headcount on how much ice cream to plan for. 

2018 is an Election Year! Time to tune in! Time for ice cream!

Arizona’s education system can use a major upgrade.   We are thrilled Frank Riggs is bringing his many years of experience to lead our state education system.

Please join Diane and Jared Taylor for some ice cream and to meet Frank. Other great local candidates will also attend.

Bring your family! Student and Pre-Students are welcome!

Please consider a $25 donation.  Click HERE

If you would like to know more about Frank Riggs, donate to the campaign, or sign his petition directly, please visit his website Frank Riggs for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Paid for by Jared and Diane Taylor.

 
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Tags: Education, Frank Riggs, State Board of Education, Schools
January 25, 2018
Frank Riggs: The Only Candidate with a Record for Fighting to get the Feds out of K-12 Education!

An opponent of Frank Riggs, who is running for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, is promising to "get the federal government out of state education."  That rhetoric sure sounds good.  However, it's doubtful that Frank’s opponent knows much about the federal government's role in Arizona, or how to get it out of the state without jeopardizing our rural communities and our most vulnerable student populations.  

Frank Riggs knows that K-12 education is primarily a responsibility of state and local government. In fact, former Congressman Riggs is the only candidate with an actual record and legislative history of fighting to restore state and local control in K-12 education.  But he also understands the truth about the federal government's involvement in K-12 education, and where the money is, how it's spent, and what it will take to replace those federal dollars.  

Here's Frank Riggs in his own words:  

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Tags: Education, Frank Riggs, State Board of Education
January 24, 2018
Arizona K-12 School Finance Statistics: Why does Arizona Rank #49 in Per Pupil Spending?

You've heard that Arizona ranks 49 in per pupil K-12 spending. On its face, it sounds disgraceful.  But that doesn't mean it's causal to education outcomes.  It also doesn't mean that Arizona is stingy.  There is much more to the story.  The Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA) has put together a 9-page document titled Arizona K-12 School Finance Statistics: Providing Context to a Complex Measurement, that provides factual information relating to the reasons and fallacies surrounding the commonly argued narrative that Arizona doesn't fund K-12 education adequately. 

Summary

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Tags: Arizona Legislature, Education, Schools, Taxes
January 15, 2018
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

By Julie Von Vett and Bruce Malone
Published by Search for the Truth 

As stated on the cover of HAVE YOU CONSIDERED Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt,  “For over 200 years, the American judicial system has upheld a standard so strong that a person’s very life can be ended based on this level of confidence.  It is a verdict supported by evidence that is 'beyond a reasonable doubt'... This book is the third in a series of unique devotions presenting evidence for every day of the year that demonstrates it is beyond ANY reasonable doubt that we have a Creator."

Topics cover Anatomy, Biblical Accuracy, Biology, Botany, Christian Truth, Geology, God’s Design, History, and  Paleontology.  Below are eight summaries from 365 more detailed daily devotionals  covered in this extraordinary book.

January 25:  Again and again, archeology confirms that the Scriptures are true.  The Bible tells of slings and stones being used as deadly weapons.  David used them when he killed Goliath (1 Samuel 17), and 700 Benjamites used slings and stones and never missed (Judges 20:16).  So, what have archeologists discovered?  They now recognize that the ancient armies’ most important weapon was the sling.  See Ancient Slingshot Was as Deadly as a .44 Magnum  and Slings and Stones.  

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Tags: Christianity, Creationism, Book Review, Evolution
January 15, 2018
Arizona Origin Science Association Meeting "Censored Science and the Bible"

Please attend a presentation titled "Censored Science and the Bible" at the January 23, 2018 meeting of the Arizona Origin Science Association (AzOSA) to be held athe Payson Public Library meeting room, 328 N. McLane Rd,  at 7:00 pm.

The guest speaker is Bruce Malone, formerly a chemical engineer and patent holder for new products with Dow Chemical.  His  presentation is an overview of the strongest evidence for biblical creation from geology, biology, and astronomy. Explaining how science operates and moving on to visual and unforgettable examples from each area of science, listeners are shown how evolution is a scientific impossibility while creation is the universal reality.

This meeting, as with all AzOSA meetings, is FREE to the public.  

Bruce Malone has published many DVD's and books, including HAVE YOU CONSIDERED Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.  Please see a review of this book on Gila Watch and Gilbert Watch.   You can find additional publications on his website, Search for the Truth.  

Click HERE for the flyer. 

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Tags: Christianity, Creationism, Evolution
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