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Sunday, February 2, 2014

2-1-14 MCRC Briefs

 

 

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro      aj_ml@hotmail.com

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

Feb 1, 2014

 

·       Censure Author Timothy Schwartz on 'Sunday Square Off' 8 am, Sun, Feb 2  Republican behind McCain censure claims large group backs effort: The Arizona Republican Party activist who led the push to censure Sen. John McCain says a large group of people supported the resolution. 'Square Off' moderator Brahm Resnik digs into that claim and questions other resolutions targeting Republicans

·       McRino-Praises-House-GOP-Amnesty-Proposal

·       John McCain On Senate Floor "War Powers Act Of 2014". Give Power To President Without Congressional Approval.  Senator John McCain on the Senate floor January 16, 2014. Introducing a Bill "War Powers Act of 2014". It would give the President of the United States the Power to go to War at Will without Congressional Approval. In other words, erase the Democracy of the United States and Constitution and give the President Dictatorial Powers to invade and bomb any country he wants.

 

·       MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro: Responding To Comments Made This Week By Sen John McCain Backers regarding the passage of the county and state ‘Censure McCain Resolutions’, Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman LaFaro stated today, “Based on the responses from the diminishing number of John McCain supporters - they are either in denial, senile or lying to public again. It’s unfortunate liberal individuals like John McCain, Jon Kyl, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Fred Duval, and Duval’s campaign manager Grant Woods - who is a Republican – would use Saul Alinsky tactics to try silencing the millions of people in Arizona and America who disagree with them on the critical issues and their progressive socialist bullying tactics.  The censure and the people who support it have never used demeaning or derogatory terms or phrases like John McCain and his few public supporters.”

 

·       Brewer-Skeptical-Of-Immigration-Reform-By-McCain  AZ Daily Sun

 

·       McCain-Praises-House-GOP-Immigration-Reform-Principles

 

·       So You Don’t-Like-the Republican-Party-Of John-McCain    Joe The Plumber

 

·       Timothy Schwartz On The James Harris Talk Show Www.1041thetruth.Com Click On The Tab Called “Truth On Demand” Then Click On James T. Harris Show

 

·       Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman A.J. LaFaro has announced the Feb 12 PC Day at the Capitol has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond MCRC control. He hopes to revive the event next year.

LaFaro emphasized, “It is it is extremely important that precinct committeemen and patriotic conservatives who are actively engaged, or want to engage,  in the Arizona legislative process through the Request To Speak (RTS) System  go to the Capitol and create a new account at either the Senate or House Buildings.”

If you can't get to the Capitol to get this done, LaFaro advises that PCs e-mail Jose Borrajero, MCRC's 2nd Vice Chairman and founder of the Arizona Rapid Response Team (AZRRT), at joseb4538@zoho.com  with your name and e-mail address and he will be glad to go to the Capitol and create an account for you. http://azleg.gov/rts/rts.asp  If anyone is interesting in assisting Borrajero during business hours, please contact him at joseb4538@zoho.com

Also contact Tracy Langston,  Arizona Director for the Center for Self Governance (CSG).  The CSG has a proven training curriculum that teaches activists how to effectively work with elected officials and policy makers at all levels of our government.  Tracy can be reached at 480-529-1123 to answer questions and/or enroll you in one of the CSG training courses.  standfastinfreedom@gmail.com     www.mrspowel.org   www.tncsg.org

 

·       Condolences To The Family Sally McCormick, former chaplain for the Paradise  Republican Club , who passed away this week. Services will be held at noon, Feb 5 at the Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale.  Cards may be mailed to: 7835 E Via de La Entrada, Scottsdale AZ  85258.

 

·       Former AZ Attorney General Grant Woods posted this on Facebook Sunday: “This should be shown in every journalism school annually, and in every newsroom.”   So right Woods is! See: 30 for 30 Shorts: Judging Jewell  On July 27, 1996, a terrorist's bomb exploded in a crowded Centennial Olympic Park during the Atlanta Olympic Games. The death toll might have been far higher if not for security guard Richard Jewell, who hours after his heroism was called a murderer… The story of an innocent whose life was destroyed by wrongful assumptions of his guilt.

 

·       ATTN Club/LD/Club Chairman:  Please check the calendars 2-1-14 calendars just posted to make sure that your listings are correct.  With all the changes in January, we need to make sure the February lists are accurate.  If changes are needed, please contact repcomm@cox.net

 

·       On Tuesday, Congressman Paul Gosar  voted in favor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R.7), which passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 227-188. He said, “Legislation that permanently outlaws taxpayer-funded abortion is long overdue. Americans across the country worry that, if certain laws aren’t reauthorized every year, their hard-earned money could be used to pay for the execution of unborn babies through abortion. This bill will finally make the temporary laws that prevent taxpayer-funded abortion permanent. I was proud to vote for this life-saving legislation.”  Click HERE to read more.

 

·       The Next Sex Education Curriculum Committee meeting for the Tempe Union High School District is Tues, Feb 4 at 4:30pm at the Desert Vista High School (in the Media Center), 16440 S. 32nd Street, Tempe.  The hot topics are two more curricula presentations:   Choosing the Best and  Teen Outreach Program (TOP) – Planned Parenthood)  Watch GilbertWatch: for updates.

 

·       Nick Dranias, Director of Policy Development and Constitutional Government at the Goldwater Institute, will present,  “The Army and Marines: The Convention of the States and Compact for America Approach to Article V (how the constitution can be changed)”   at the 6:30 pm, Feb 18 Surprise Tea Party Patriots meeting in the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 West R.H. Johnson Blvd.  Dranias led the Institute’s successful challenge to Arizona’s system of government campaign financing to the U.S. Supreme Court.  He also serves as a constitutional scholar and has authored scholarly articles dealing with a wide spectrum of issues in constitutional and regulatory policy.  His articles have been published by leading law reviews, bar journals and think tanks across the country.  Dranias’ latest works are (with Byron Schlomach) Recognizing Pension Fund Insolvency: A Catalyst for Reform and (with Andrew Kleit) Moving Forward: A Roadmap for Choice and Competition.  He also serves on the board of Compact for America, Inc., which is urging the states to advance a Balanced Budget Amendment using an interstate compact.    Contact:  www.surpriseteapartypatriots.com for more information.

 

·       Arizona Congressmen Trent Franks, Matt Salmon and Paul Gosar, sent a letter to President Obama on Thursday  informing him that his threats to ignore the Constitution's separation of powers are unacceptable, and that they will continue to watch him and the Administration to ensure our laws and Constitution are adhered to. Click HERE to read more. Letter to the President HERE.

·       There Is Still Time To RSVP For The Central Republican Women Of Phoenix Secretary of State candidate’s forum scheduled Feb 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn 4000 N. Central (south of Indian School). 5:30 pm social hour. 6:15 pm program.  Dinner $12. Contact:  Tina Shaw at TravelingTina@cox.net

 

·       Watch Rep John Kavanagh And Sen Steve Gallardo Debate the issue of allowing trained school personnel to have access to a firearms to protect children in school on Channel 3’s Politics Unplugged.   Click the box below the big screen shot of Kavanagh and Gallardo. http://cdn.bimfs.com/KTVK/f0534f679cfbae8bdfa66b4deccaddfee2a790fc_fl9-360p.mp4

 

·       On Friday, Congressman Paul Gosar Announced co-sponsorship of the Stop This Overreaching Presidency (STOP) Resolution (H.Res.442), which would direct the House of Representatives to compel the President, through legal action, to comply with the law. Gosar said, “The fact that we were forced to introduce legislation to judicially compel the President to comply with the laws of the land is incredibly sad. One expects imperial behavior in countries ruled by dictators but not in the United States of America, which was once known worldwide as a beacon of freedom and hope. From President Obama’s capricious one-year delay in the ObamaCare employer mandate to his arbitrary decision to grant deferred removal action to illegal immigrants, his transgressions against the Constitution are egregious and must stop.”  Click HERE .

Internationally renowned writer Trevor Loudon will address the Tea Party Patriots and the Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots at 6:30 pm, Feb 18 at the  North Gate Church, 34835 N. 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85086 (Carefree Hwy, No. 1 blk on 7th St).  Chairman Vera Anderson veraanderson41@gmail.com   602-821-4675
www.daisymountainteapartypatriots.com

 

·       Congressman Paul Gosar Voted Against The Flawed Farm Bill (H.R.2642). “This is the second bill this month that was brought to the House floor for a vote less than 48 hours after it was introduced. At 959 pages, this bill is too long for anyone to read and digest in such a short time frame. This is a negative pattern that can't become a habit. We must reverse this trend,” Gosar said. Click HERE to read more.

 

·       A Booth For Conservative Candidates will be open from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm during the Feb 7, 8, and 9 Silver Spur Rodeo in Yuma. LD13 incumbent candidate Darin Mitchell will be there to speak about legislative issues.

           

·       AZGOP Candidate Announcements can be sent to repcomm@cox.net for posting in the Briefs.

 

·       Feb 3 - LD20 Meets at 6:30 pm, the first Monday of the month at 4650 West Sweetwater in Glendale according to Chairman Ray Malnar  Raymalnar.gop@cox.net  www.LD20.org

 

·       The status and summaries of firearms related bills that AzCDL is monitoring can be found on Bill Tracking page.

ü  At this point important pro-rights bills are on track.  We thank everyone who contacted Representative Justin Pierce about his bill, HB 2322, which would have made people charged (but not convicted) with certain crimes prohibited possessors.  Rep. Pierce said he has received hundreds of your emails about HB 2322 and has assured us the bill will not progress without ensuring Arizona’s law abiding gun owners are protected.

At the end of the third week of the 2014 legislative session, over 150 new bills have been filed.  Among them are a handful of firearms bills.  In the “What were they thinking?” category are the following.

ü  Representative Juan Mendez filed HB 2518 which would negate justification of the use of deadly force statutes if you leave a “place of safety” (undefined) to pursue someone engaged in a “lawful activity” (undefined) or if a law enforcement officer requests that you retreat to a “place of safety” .  So if a law enforcement officer, who is not present on the scene, advises you to retreat to your home or car for your own safety, and, while attempting to do so, some event occurs that prevents you from doing so, Rep. Mendez’s bill would remove any justification for your subsequent act of self-defense, and turn you into the criminal.  Why wou ld any legislator craft a law that requires people to retreat in the face of danger when they may not have the option? What if the criminal decides not to cooperate with the officers’ instructions?  Whose side are these people on?

ü  Representative Victoria Steele filed HB 2542 which would require you to keep your firearms unloaded and locked away if someone under 18 might be able to gain access to them.  And, if some young gangbanger steals your firearm that is not locked up, you have committed a misdemeanor.  If they injure themselves or another with your firearm, you are guilty of a felony.  Why would Rep. Steele sponsor a bill that treats young thugs like victims and turns law-abiding citizens into felons?

ü  Senator Steve Pierce filed SB 1266 which would exempt judicial officials (e.g., judges) from many of the weapons misconduct laws, which include possessing or transferring prohibited weapons, possessing a defaced firearm (one where the serial numbers have been removed), and carrying a weapon into public buildings or events, school yards, polling places and power generating facilities.  While state law prohibits you from having your firearm handy when dropping off your children at school, under Senator Pierce’s bill, a judge could walk into your kids’ classroom carrying a defaced, sawed-off shotgun.  Why do judges need this kind of special treatment?  They work i n buildings where weapons are banned and are surrounded by armed guards.  They have the protection of Constitutional Carry and can obtain a CCW permit like any other law-abiding citizen.

 

·        Presidential-Actions/Executive-Orders

·        Rep-Gosar-Co-Sponsors-Bill-To-Hold-Obama-Accountable-For-Constitutional-Violations

·        Tucson-District-Closing-Schools-And-Laying-Off-But-Charging-Big-Bucks-For-Travel-And-Other-Non-Essentials

·        Gilbert School Board Reinstates Pre-Meeting Prayer

·        Glendale Mayor Warns Of No More Super Bowls

·        Compact-Balanced-Budget   Goldwater Institute

·        Does Legislature Have The Will To Fix Cps This Time?  Roberts

·        Phoenix-Open-Sets-Single-Day-Attendance-Record

·        Medically-Retired Mesa Cop Collecting Worker's Comp Is Ironman Athlete

·        Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Leads Foes In Donations  Arizona Dem Stayed Barely Ahead Of State House Speaker Andy Tobin, The GOP Frontrunner.

 

·        AZ GOP Congressmen Ask Obama To Lay Off Executive Orders -- And References To "Kids"

·        Reverend-Suspended-From-Priesthood

·        House Panel Votes To Repeal Election Bill

·        Ethics Questions Hit Ex-Glendale City Attorney

·        Fact Check: GOP Candidates On Medicaid

·        Fire Chief Gets $162k A Year Pension. But There's More...

·        Task Force’s Report Calls For Sweeping Changes As New Agency Replaces Cps

·        Phoenix To Get Enrollment Center For Fast Airport Security Check

·        Arpaio Shows Bread Behind Flag-Defacing Punishment

·        I-Will-Not-Resign-An-Expose-Of-The-American-Public-School-Teacher

·        Watch-Workers-Faces-Realize-What Obamacare Does To Them

·        The Two Words That Cost Medicare Patients Thousands  When It Comes To Medicare Claims, It’s All About The Fine Print On Your Hospital Chart. Find Out How Being “Under Observation” Can Cost You.

·        NFL Flagged For Roughing The Taxpayer   Montini

·        Brewer Takes Reins For '15 Super Bowl

·        Deadly Border Force: Little Accountability

·        In Harm's Way: Homes, Firefighters In Peril

·        Prosecutorial Misconduct Alleged In Cases

·        Welfare ATM Use Raising Questions

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