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21. Ted Cruz: "What We're Doing to our Kids and Grandkids is Morally Wrong"

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22. Gila County Republican Party Censures Senator John McCain

The Gila County Republican Party has joined Maricopa, Mohave, Cochise, Apache, and Santa Cruz County Republican Parties in the following Censure of Senator John McCain:

When candidates for office campaign as Republicans, the electorate expects them to commit themselves to Republican principles when in office, and further;

Senator McCain was, at one time early in his career, a staunch Republican and committed to serving the interest of his Arizona constituency, and further;

Senator McCain’s recent legislative performance demonstrates a drift to left of center in favor of Democrat philosophies, and further;

Senator McCain has demonstrated greater interest in, and has repeatedly demonstrated support of Democrat interests, and less support of Republican interests, and

Whereas Senator McCain has amassed a long record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrat interests, such as amnesty, funding for Obama Care, raising the debt ceiling, and continues to support liberal judicial nominees, while avoiding any defense of the liberal assaults on the Constitution and the second amendment, and

Whereas Senator McCain’s record of failing to support Republican principles and much of his sponsored legislation has been harmful to the citizens of Arizona and the United States; and,

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23. Rep. Trent Franks, CD8 Speaks Against the Killing of 56 Million Unborn Babies
Planned Parenthood boasts that they have killed 357,166 unborn children during Fiscal Year 2012.  
 
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Tags: Abortion, Pro Life, Republicans
24. Arizona's Republican Precinct Committeemen vote to Censure John McCain

Saturday, January 11, 2014, the Precinct Committeemen representing Arizona's Maricopa County Republican Committee met.  They voted on several Resolutions, one of which was the Censure of Sen. John McCain.  It was drafted by LD30 Chairman Timothy Schwartz, and it passed by an overwhelming 1,150 to 351 votes.  Maricopa County is the largest county in Arizona and has 63% of Arizona’s voters. McCain was also censured by the Mohave County Republican Committee on Jan 4, the Apache County Republican Committee on Jan 9, and the LD26 precinct committeemen rebuked him on Sept 9, 2013.  See the January 11, 2014 edition of MCRC Briefs.   

There is a very good chance that other Arizona counties and Legislative Districts will be issuing similar censure resolutions.

John McCain seems to be listening to his own progressive press.  Reality is much different.   He isn't the only professional politician who's in trouble in his own state.  The conservatives in Ohio aren't very pleased with Speaker of the House John Boehner, and probably for the same reasons that we in Arizona want to rid ourselves of John McCain.  Boehner has been in office since 1991.  There is a young, smart, hard-working man who is challenging Boehner in the primary:  J. D. Winteregg.  

RESOLUTION #8:   Senator John McCain Censured by Arizona’s Republican Leadership — As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party, platform, and its candidates. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened. So with sadness and humility we rise and declare:

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Tags: Republicans, Congress
25. Rob Haney Responds to LD28 Chair Scott O'Connor

I read an email exchange recently between Republican LD28 Chairman Scott O'Connor and Precinct Committeeman Rob Haney.  Mr. Haney is a former Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman.  It was chilling to read this exchange, because I had just finished reading an article in Pravda titled "America Resembling Anti-Democratic Regime:  Russia's Moment to Lead."

During the Cold War, Pravda was well known as the official voice of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

And now, after all these years, it is Pravda that has observed that, while Russia has returned to its religious roots and the end of Soviet Communism,  America is in rapid moral and institutional decline:

"In recent decades, Russia has undergone vast political and social reforms underscored by a return to religious roots, the end of Soviet Communism, and new existential threats (among them domestic Islamic radicalism).  All of these changes have necessarily resulted in political transformation.

"As Russia has changed, its former adversary - the United States of America - has also changed, with breakneck speed.  America is in rapid moral and institutional decline - fueled by lawless government leaders and a seismic move away from God (at least the Judeo-Christian God that underpins Russian and Western societies), as well as the parallel rise of an entertainment escapism that displaces public awareness and voter engagement while blinding citizens to the loss of freedom and resultant blurring of moral boundaries.

"In short, America is beginning to resemble the regimes it topples and wars against.  America no longer has the moral credibility to lecture other nations on the incontrovertible virtues of democracy and republican government."  

Here is the email exchange between Scott O'Connor and Rob Haney.  Mr. Haney copied members of the Executive Committee
 

January 10, 2014

Dear Scott,

I am taking the liberty of publishing our exchange of emails in an open forum because I view removal of the Invocation from our LD 28 meetings at the sole discretion of the executive board as a continuance of the attack on religion in our country.   Other districts need to be made aware of how easily they can lose the rights they took for granted through the actions of a few anonymous complaints brought to a receptive executive board.  To have a universally accepted, decades long practice within the Republican Party ended by fiat of the executive board without even debate or a vote of the body, is the height of arrogance and is reminiscent of Obama's executive orders. 

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Tags: Christian Persecution, Religious Freedom, Republicans
26. Vet the Candidates!

by Lynne Breyer, Arizona Freedom Alliance

Patriots:

When I was growing up, my dad would haul me out of bed each early morning by saying, "Get going!  It's time to make the donuts!"  I knew that meant the dawn of a new day full of possibilities, and it was my responsibility to get an early start and to make the most of it.

Today, we arise to a New Year, 2014, full of possibilities and hope and opportunities to make the most of it.

If you are in search of some resolutions for this New Year, here are a few to consider:

1.  It's an important election year.  Choose your candidates wisely.  If your candidate is willing to cheat Just A Little Bit, break the rules Just a Little Bit, that's how they will be as elected officials.  VET. VET. VET any and all candidates you are considering supporting.

2.  Vetting isn't easy.  Look behind the curtain.  Candidates put their best face forward to get elected.  If something doesn't ring true, do extra checking.  The internet provides a wealth of resources to check out candidates: donation records, court records, newspaper articles.  Talk to activists in that candidate's district.  Get feedback from several people who have personal knowledge of the facts.  Just do it!

3.  Don't be too quick to get on board with the "nice guy/gal."  They may make great friends and neighbors but not necessarily good lawmakers.  It's a fine line between being a good candidate, able to play successfully in the political arena, and being an honest person who can withstand the pressures of elected office without going off the rails.  Look for good people with both empathy and a large measure of spine!

4.  Don't believe the rumors you hear.  How easy it is in this day of constant emails to just believe what you get from a friend.  Example: when Common Core survived it's first vote in our Legislature, I asked some Representatives why they voted "Yes."  Answer: My seat mate/office mate/ fellow District Representative said it was OK and was voting for it, so I voted for it."  We see how well that turned out!  Drill down, go straight to the candidate/issue the rumors are about, get your own answers.  To quote Paul Harvey, get "the rest of the story" because there is always more that is not revealed in rumors.  And educate your lawmakers in your district.  They can't know everything about the myriad of issues they face during a session.  That's our job as voters.

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27. Let's Turn LD26 Republican! Fundraiser 12/10/2013 in Mesa

by Dale Eames
MesaWatchDog.com
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Please email them to Info@MesaWatchDog.com

Right now LD 26 has been taken over by the democrats. We have Ed Ableser, Juan Mendez, and Andrew Sherwood, all Obamacare and Medicaid expansion supporters, at the state level. At the Federal level Kyrsten "Obamacare" Sinema. We are a battle ground district where other districts are solid Conservative. We need the help!

LD 26 is raising money for flyers and marketing to get these Big Government people out of office that are pushing Arizona in the wrong direction. The fund raiser is a Gun Raffle where we are raffling off an AR-15 Rifle. Tickets are $10 a piece, and we need to sell many more!  The raffle drawing is this Tuesday at the LD 26 Christmas party.

People can purchase tickets on line at Get your Tickets

What: The LD-26,  Christmas Party & Celebration
When: December 10 2013  at 6:00 pm
Where: The Mesa Utilities Building, 640 North Mesa Dr. Mesa, AZ

The Raffle will be at toward the end of the party between 8 pm and 9 pm.

Please send this information to your email lists, so we can sell as many tickets as possible!

Raymond Jones is the Chairman for our District. He is a man of integrity.

Thank You.

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Tags: Medicaid Expansion, Arizona Legislature, Obamacare, Republicans
28. Mike Richardson Files for Maricopa County Republican Committee - EGC Delegate At Large

by Mike Richardson

Hello fellow PC’s,

At a time when our nation is so polarized and divided, the foundation of our Republican Party must stand and take action.  With our future at stake and the 2014 election season starting, a strong and cohesive party must be ready to face the challenge.  I believe the only way to fix the nation’s problems is through the states.  In order to ensure a strong and effective state government, we Republicans must provide a united front.

During my four years as a Precinct Committeeman, I have done much work, as we all have, on various party projects, and I have met literally hundreds of hard working Republicans.  The PCs with whom I have worked come from many perspectives and priorities present in today’s party.  The AZGOP is truly a big, diverse group of dedicated Arizonans who have proven over and over again that we can work together.  Success depends on that in the coming year.

I believe that I can make a positive impact on the MCRC during the next term.  That is why I have submitted my letter of intent to run for EGC Delegate at Large.  I am running independently without joining a slate, and am going to rely on my background and the contributions to the Party and State that I have made so far. 

My resume includes almost 40 years of owning my own electrical contracting business, requiring technical design, sales, and many administrative skills.  As a result of that and other experiences, I have learned the importance of team building and loyalty.  I am a person who can work, as well as form friendships with individuals who have different allegiances, and still maintain my strong conservative Republican ideals.

I am married to my High School sweetheart, and we have four adult children who have given us seven fantastic granddaughters.  My desire is to insure that all of our young people have the same opportunities that our generation had.  

I hope that you can support my candidacy, help spread the word if you believe my sincerity, and vote for me at the MCRC meeting in January.

Highest Regards,

Mike Richardson  LD18  PC
Mrichar182@aol.com

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29. Sign Republican Candidates' Petitions Online, and Make a $5 Qualifying Contribution

As recently stated by Rep. Warren Petersen (LD12), "Technology has paved the way for you to get more involved in the democratic process.   The 2014 primaries are only 9 months away.  All of the statewide offices are up, and it is critical that we elect candidates that will preserve liberty (especially for Governor!).   Please take a minute to nominate those candidates you would like to see on the ballot for 2014.  Visit the Secretary of State's Voter Authentication site  and fill in your information.  It will take you to a page where you can digitally sign petitions for statewide candidates."  You can also make a $5 Qualifying Contribution, if applicable.

Gilbert Watch strongly supports Senate President Andy Biggs, and Representatives Eddie Farnsworth and Warren Petersen in LD12. 

Gilbert Watch strongly supports Senator Chester Crandell, and Representatives Bob Thorpe and Brenda Barton in LD6. 

Every signature makes a difference, and anyone in your home that is registered to vote can do it.  The candidates can collect some digital signatures, and the remainder have to be on paper.  Be sure to make a $5 Qualifying Contribution for candidates who can accept them. 

Be sure to vet candidates before supporting them.  Ask them for their ratings.  For example, here is some information on Rep. Warren Petersen (LD12).  I must warn you.  Warren Petersen has set the bar very high.  

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Tags: Arizona Legislature, Republicans
30. The Nuclear Option: Take Action!

by Gary Morris
Chairman, Gila County Republican Committee

On Thursday, November 21, the U.S. Senate voted to eliminate the 60 vote requirement necessary to pass legislation. This Senate “Rule” has been in place since 1789 and is often called the “Filibuster Rule.” Its purpose was to require 60 votes to end debate (filibuster) on legislation which would then allow the Bill to move to final vote for passage. Where 60 votes are not achieved, Senators can continue to debate the Bills' benefits and consequences. Where debate is allowed to continue, both transparency and public awareness is increased regarding the issues. The latest example of the public awareness was the 22 hour filibuster by Texas Senator Ted Cruz regarding Obama Care. Despite what the Democrats alleged, Senator Cruz has been proven correct.

Thursday's vote by the Senate DOES NOT affect ALL legislation. It applies only to votes on judicial (judges) nominations and cabinet appointments, etc.

The primary objective of the Rule change is to ram through judicial appointments for the “D.C. Circuit” Court and expand the number of judges for this Circuit. The reason? This is the Court that will hear any future suits or appeals regarding Obama Care. If this occurs, it will be very difficult to repeal and replace the law.

Republican Response?

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Tags: Congress, Republicans

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