Thomas Jefferson Center Events: August 9 and 10

Here is your opportunity to learn what you won’t learn in Arizona’s public school system.   Both of these seminars are brought to you by the Thomas Jefferson Center, and they are held at the Clearview Cultural Center, 1355 S. Clearview, Mesa, AZ. 85206.  (North of US-60; East of Power Rd; NE corner of Hampton & Clearview)

"Current Events and the Constitution"
Friday, August 9.  7:00 – 9:00 pm
NO CHARGE.  PLEASE BRING FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

"Healing of America Series" – Seminar #4 "Restoring the Charter of Freedom"
Saturday, August 10.  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Early registration:  $39 – Register Now.  At the door:  $49.

Here is a description of this seminar.  (Please attend even if you didn’t attend Seminars 1-3.)

" With the essential understanding you’ll have gained from Seminars 1-3, you’ll be ready to undertake a critical analysis of how the American people can restore the Constitution to its rightful place in our policies and our politics-and how we as a people can heal this great land: the Supreme Court, the Congress, the executive branch, and our educational systems, as well as our nation’s finances.

You will also learn how we can heal America spiritually and morally. Like every thinking American, you already know that we will never be able to succeed in this great land if we don’t eliminate the degeneracy that is wrecking families and destroying lives. But what can you and your family do about it? Seminar 4 will inspire you with new ideas and possibilities that will give you hope and assurance that America can recover and succeed. This "Healing of America" education series will prove to be among your most exciting learning experiences."

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Arizona Senator Chester Crandell (LD6) to Speak at Payson TEA Party Meeting 8/8/2013

First, he is NOT the infamous Sen. Rich Crandall (LD16) who voted for the Medicaid Expansion bill.  This is Arizona Senator Chester Crandell (LD6) who voted against the Medicaid expansion.

Thursday, August 8th:  Please join the Payson Tea Party, 6:00-8:00 pm, Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. State Highway 260, Payson, AZ.  The speaker is AZ Legislative District 6 Senator Chester Crandell.  Senator Crandell is the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee, the Vice-Chair of the Education Committee, and a member of the Natural Resources & Rural Affairs, Appropriations and Government & Environment Committees.  He is a fifth-generation Arizonan, born in Holbrook.  Please join us as we hear updates from Senator Crandell and ask him questions about various issues. 

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Veterans Storm Washington, DC

Here are a few photos from the Million Vet March that occurred this morning.  Just remember:  Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the Democrats want to make life as painful and difficult as possible for our country’s heroes. 

Please click the “Read More” link below to see more photos and read more of this story.  

 

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Why I Support Jim O’Connor for AZGOP Chair, and Not Jonathan Lines

#1:      My personal experience of Jim O’Connor has been extremely positive.  First, he educated me on the serious problems associated with Rep. J. D. Mesnard’s National Popular Vote bill (HB2456), which he brought up during last year’s legislative session.  This was a complex issue, and Mr. O’Connor and I exchanged several emails and telephone calls in the process.  I also did independent research.  This resulted in an article that I published titled “Stop the National Popular Vote Compact in Arizona."  Mr. O’Connor made a very impressive appeal before the House of Representatives against the National Popular Vote leading them to defeat that bill last session.  He’s prepared to do it again. 

Second, as a member of the Mommy Lobby, I deeply appreciated Mr. O’Connor’s leadership in LD23 in helping to pass HB2088, which protects students against surveys that gather private, personally identifiable information.  He advised his representative in LD23, Heather Carter, "Our 444 Precinct Committeemen are reflecting the opinions of the 70,000 registered republican votes in our district overwhelmingly protecting the rights of parents and children. Please represent these and other republicans who desire to restrain government overreach."  She voted in favor on reconsideration, and this bill passed. Mr. O’Connor has stood firmly in support of legislation that honors parental authority and rejects federal control of education in Arizona. 

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Constitution Fair – Saturday, 9/21

Please attend the Constitution Fair tomorrow!  See Constitution Week USA for more information.  

Saturday, September 21st
6:00pm-9:00pm

Enjoy world-class entertainment by 2nd generation Osmond Family recording artist and American Idol contenstant, David Osmond, hailed as the best Osmond voice of our time!

Suggested donation is $5 per person, $15 per family.(Family must have at least one parent.)  Bring a blanket for the lawn, and get ready for a great evening!

Go to the RESOURCES PAGE to download the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and many other Founding documents and information.  You can also download everything you need to teach your Family a lesson on the Constitution.  You can also order a video titled A More Perfect Union: America Becomes A Nation is the first comprehensive recreation of those stirring, heated debates during the sweltering summer of 1787. Filmed on location at Independence Hall, Williamsburg, Virginia, and other historical sites, it dramatically chronicles how America became a nation and those underlying principles that guard our freedoms today.  

Check out all the booths!  Meet your elected representatives, candidates for the upcoming 2014 election, and many more. Here’s a terrific booth to visit:  The Center for Self Governance. 

 

 

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Record Attendance at the MCRC Lincoln Day Luncheon!

As reported by Frosty Taylor in her March 11, 2014 Maricopa County Republican News Briefs and Updates:

"Heartfelt Thanks From Chairman LaFaro:  I want to express my deepest appreciation to all the volunteers that made the 2014 MCRC Lincoln Day Luncheon the most successful in the history of Maricopa County.  It’s my honor to be associated with so many hardworking and dedicated people. I have asked April Riggins, the Lead Co-Chair of the Event, to get me a list of all the volunteers so we can recognize them in an upcoming issue of the MCRC Briefs. Below are a few of the heart-warming comments I have received so far: 

·       "The most successful MCRC Lincoln Day Luncheon in the history of Maricopa County. 

·       428 attendees and feedback to the effect best Lincoln Day Luncheon Program ever."

·       "Kudos to you!  Greatest luncheon ever.  You were outstanding.  We know you spent a lot of time planning and organizing, and it paid off!"

·       "It was a public relations success for sure and showcasing the Center for Self Governance was the biggest win our party has had since Arizona became a state."

·       "Thank you for a great event. It reflects all the hard work put into it."

·       "It was a terrific turn out and the program was quick keeping everyone engaged. This is a good start of which will be a victorious year for the Republicans."

·       "I have been told by many people that the MCRC Lincoln Day Dinner was the ‘BEST EVER’!  That is high praise indeed.”   – MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro

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Defending Old Glory – AZ Sen. John Kavanagh Wants Stealing Flag To Be a Felony

Arizona Republican Senator John Kavanagh (LD23) will be introducing a bill during the upcoming Legislative Session that will make stealing the American flag a Class 6 felony.  In the following Fox News interview, Sen. Kavanagh explains that currently, stealing the flag is only a misdemeanor theft, akin to stealing a pack of gum from a convenience store.  When someone steals a flag from someone’s yard, they aren’t just stealing something that doesn’t belong to them.  Not only is the flag a venerated object, but also, when someone displays the American flag, they are exercising their Constitutionally-guaranteed First Amendment freedom of expression. They might be displaying the flag to express patriotism, mourning someone’s death, or as a protest.  This is an important right.  

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County and State Party Candidates Should Not Seek Endorsements from Politicians

by Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman Tyler Bowyer

Many have seen in recent weeks a few endorsements from Public Office Holders of Candidates for those who wish to serve in County and State Party positions. I want to make a statement and say this is absolutely wrong. One of the primary reasons that the Republican Party exists is to hold Elected Officials accountable. Having our Party Officeholders beholden to Elected Officials through endorsements and donations is precisely what’s wrong with the GOP today. It should raise many red flags of Party Candidates who seek these endorsements as it is akin to the adage of the "Fox in the Henhouse." This is terrible judgment both on the part of the candidate and the elected official.

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Stop the National Popular Vote Compact in Arizona

"Democracy" has a nice ring to it: One Person, One Vote.  However, that’s exactly what the Founders did not want: Majority (aka Mob) Rule.  When Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A Republic, if you can keep it."  Ours is a Constitutional Republic, but only if we, the people, care enough to participate in keeping it.     

Our presidents are chosen through a combination of a popular vote and the Electoral College that represents the states.  Each state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for Senators.  This keeps a handful of the most populous states from dominating all the other states.  For example, Donald Trump won the popular vote in Arizona.  Thus, the Republican party’s 11 Electors will vote for president.  Had Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, Arizona’s 11 Democrat Electors would be voting for president. (In contrast, California has 55 Electors.) See below for two short videos:  Do you Understand the Electoral College? and The Popular Vote vs the Electoral College.

Unfortunately, there is a movement across America that is gaining traction called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.  It would distort the procedures of the Electoral College.  It would usher in the very "democracy" that the Founders did not want.  It is unconstitutional.  

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