Saturday, January 9, 2016

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Friday – January 8, 2016

LD28 PC Joe Alcott: To be brief, I submitted a resolution to the MCRC for the upcoming (Jan 16 mandatory) meeting.  In fact I was one of the first to submit a resolution but it was inadvertently lost on (MCRC Resolutions Chairman) Eric Morgan’s desk.  The error was caught but only  after all of the other resolutions were included in the call letter. Although they have graciously admitted the error and have tried to rectify the fact that it was not posted for pre-view of the voting body, it will still be at a distinct disadvantage.  I have been given the green light by (MCRC Chairman Tyler Bower) and Eric Morgan and pursuant to the bylaws my resolution will be read from the floor and voted on. I am asking you to please note the unintended omission by the resolution committee in your MCRC news briefs and to please post my resolution for a sustained amount of time in the lead up to the meeting as well. Please. Thank you for all of your hard work.  Alcott is the State Director for the Tenth Amendment Center. 602-738-2378.
Author: Joel Alcott, Tenth Amendment Center:
·         WHEREAS, the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people".  Proposition 122 having passed into law, has become a “mandate” for Legislators and the Governor to pass laws supporting the 10th Amendment.
·         THEREFORE, be it Resolved by the Maricopa County Republican Party, that the State of Arizona shall claim sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the United States Constitution and that this resolution shall serve as notice and demand to the federal government to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of its constitutionally delegated powers.
·         THEREFORE, be it further Resolved that, pursuant to the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the Arizona State Legislature and Governor shall pass and sign into law, legislation including but not limited to:  1) Pro-4th Amendment protection from warrantless spying by Federal and State agencies on U.S. citizens, 2) Pro-“Sheriff’s first” laws asserting constitutional jurisdiction over federal agencies, 3) Pro-“property rights” laws to protect Arizona Citizens from unconstitutional federal land acquisitions, 4) Pro-2nd Amendment laws, 5) Anti-Affordable Care Act laws, 6) Any legislation SPECIFICALLY PROTECTING “due process” and the Bill of Rights.

Maricopa County District 4 Supervisor Clint Hickman has been unanimously elected as the new Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for 2016. Hickman plans to continue focusing on economic development in the region, including making it easier for small businesses to work with the County. “Our focus needs to be on local firms and local residents,” said Hickman. “We need to make it easier for local businesses to work in and with Maricopa County by better educating them about our own procurement processes. These are the men and women who earn their wages and invest their money in Maricopa County and create the vast majority of new jobs. And, over the next year, I want to wean ourselves off general fund dollars and work with the County’s Industrial Development Authority on exploring and partnering to spur job growth,” said Hickman. Hickman also plans to work with the State to reduce cost-shifts. Read more>>
Hickman took a tour of Maricopa County. Join him during his day in the county. Let's knock it out of the Park in 2016! supervisor clint hickman's day in the county 

Riders USA is leading the Counter-Protest To "Sanctuary City" Activities between 10 am-noon, Sat., Jan 9 at Walmart, 3721 E Thomas Road, Phx 85018. Protesters claim Walmart has requested that the Phoenix Police Department enforce the law by removing trespassers (illegal day labors) who are yelling racist rhetoric and intimidating customers.  The staging area for motorcycle riders is at 10 am, at the Hideaway Lounge, (SE corner of 32nd St/Thomas Road.  Other groups are welcome to join Riders USA at the staging area. See   Contact: Vince Ansel   
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu: Last night, I had the opportunity to ask President Obama an important question. Face-to-face, I asked what shootings would have been prevented as a result of his recent executive actions. It was a simple question. Sadly, I never heard an answer... Once again, President Obama chose to duck my inquiry and double-down on his misguided attempts to curb our 2nd Amendment rights. His actions would NOT prevent mass shootings, and he must be held accountable for throwing law-abiding citizens under the bus in pursuit of his left-wing gun proposals. Yesterday, I challenged him one-on-one — and I came out on top.I will continue to challenge the failed, liberal ideas of President Obama and his Administration, but to do so, I’m going to need your help. President Obama certainly doesn’t want to face me one-on-one again. He knows that I’ve got an entire army of folks committed to protecting our 2nd Amendment rights on my side! Join me today and let’s keep up the pressure!  Babeu is a congressional district 1 US House candidate.

Freedomworks Is Determined To Get Congressman David Schweikert to run against Sen John McCain in 2016. In a fundraising appeal FW asks for in its efforts to recruit Schweikert to “Send McCain Packing” and alleging if Hillary Clinton is elected Prexy, “McCain will roll over for ‘his old senate buddy.’”

Open Day Ceremonies are scheduled at noon., Mon, Jan 11 at the Capitol for the Fifty-Second Legislature Second Regular Session (1700 W Washington, Phx).  The ceremony includes the Governor’s State-of-the-State Address, and the First Reading of Bills in the House of Representatives. Speakers include Gov Doug Ducey, Speaker of the House and David Gowan and Senate President Andy Biggs.

CD9 candidate Dave Giles is asking for volunteers. Helpers needed:
  • Jan 12, 3-5 pm., data entry and social media, MCRC headquarters, 3030 S Rural Road, Temp.
  • Jan 16, 8-11 am or 11am-1 pm, MCRC Mandatory meeting, Church for the Nations, 6225 N Central Ave., Phx.
Contact: 602-499-8600 or   

Sheriff-Confronts-Obama-At-Gun-Control-Town-Hall-‘I-Dont-Want-Your-Endorsement   Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu had a question for President Obama at Thursday’s town hall, but first, he had a statement for him.
Congresswoman Martha McSally will sing the National Anthem and speak to attendees at the Veterans Serving Veterans - Veteran Stand Down at 9am, Sat., Jan 9 where approximately 60 community partners will to offer services to homeless and at-risk veterans including medical care, legal assistance, clothing, housing, employment and government assistance, and more.

Sun Lakes Republican Club Chairman Michael Tennant is asking registered Republicans to help GOP candidates get their nomination petitions signatures for the fall ballot by going to  to sign petitions electronically.  This web site is secure and supported by the Arizona Secretary of State. A driver license number and birthdate are required to take you to the correct district where a petition signature can be submitted for each candidate listed.  
Ski Valley On Mt. Lemmon is hoping to open Saturday. The Pima County Sheriff's Department controls traffic up the mountain and sometimes sends only one vehicle up when one comes down because the mountain gets crowded.  Check the Ski Valley site here or Facebook page here.  Check  road conditions: 547-7510.
Congressman Matt Salmon upon hearing that Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was recaptured by Mexican authorities. “The citizens of Mexico can sleep more securely tonight knowing that renowned Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has been recaptured by Mexican authorities.  I applaud the hard work of the Mexican officials and American DEA agents to get this dangerous international narco-terrorist back into custody where he belongs.  Now, I urge American officials to seek his immediate extradition to the U.S. where he should stand trial and be incarcerated for his many crimes.”

Sen John McCain will host a town hall with the Ukrainian American community at 3 pm., Sat., Jan 9 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1102 N. 10th St. Phoenix, AZ 85006.

Congresswoman Martha McSally today led the House of Representatives in a moment of silence in recognition of the fifth anniversary of the shooting that took place on January 8, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. She was joined by the entire Arizona House delegation.  See HERE

Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Phoenix politicians voted to increase your water bill with a new $29 million tax increase. This new water tax hurts you and other hardworking taxpayers. This is the same scam politicians pushed in 2010.... That water tax increase was later proven to be a big lie. The 2010 lie was finally exposed and politicians were forced to cut government waste. We did not see a rate increase for four years because of that exposure. The public forced the politicians to act. Unfortunately, the scam is happening again. The politicians think you forgot and are now complacent. There is absolutely no reason to raise your water bill. I repeat, No reason. The vote was closer this year than in 2010.  This water tax increase barely passed on a 5-4 vote. Four council members who believed enough was enough. my comments at :

Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates to Residents of Phoenix:  As you may already be aware, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), which represents Phoenix bus operators, rejected transit company Transdev’s latest contract offer and went on strike early this morning. The ATU represents about 77 percent of Transdev’s bus operators. It is important to remember that this strike is only a portion of our transit system and does not affect all routes. Light rail is not affected and will continue normal operations.
     Below you will find all the information regarding the routes affected by this strike. I encourage residents to work with their employers to arrange a carpool or telecommute. You can go to for carpool or vanpool registration. If necessary, utilize ride-sharing that can be easily booked from your smartphone.
     I encourage management and the union to return to the table, negotiate in good faith and reach a swift agreement so that the residents of Phoenix are not negatively impacted.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the District Office at 602-262-7441 or by email at
·         Routes Affected:
0-Central Avenue; 1-Washington/Jefferson; 7-Seventh Street; 8-Seventh Avenue; 10-Roosevelt/32nd Street; 12-12th Street; 15-15th Avenue; 16-16th Street; 19-19th Avenue; 27-27th Avenue; 28-Lower Buckeye; 35-35th Avenue; 39-40th Street north Phoenix; 44-44th Street/Tatum; 50-Camelback; 52-Roeser; 60-Bethany Home; 70-Glendale/24th Street; 80-Northern/Shea; 90-Dunlap/Cave Creek; 106-Peoria; 122-Cactus; 138-Thunderbird; 154-Greenway; 170-Bell; 186-Union Hills/Mayo; the SMART (Sunnyslope) and DASH (downtown) circulators; and all RAPID commuter routes: Central South Mountain East, Central South Mountain West, Interstate 10 East, I-10 West, I-17 and SR 51.
·         Other Phoenix routes NOT affected (not operated by Transdev):
All Express routes (500s).
West: 3-Van Buren Street; 13- Buckeye Road; 17-McDowell Road; 29-Thomas Road; 41-Indian School Road; 43-43rd Ave.; 51-51st Ave.; 59-59th Ave.; 67-67th  Ave.; 75-75th Avenue; 83-83rd Ave.; 251-South 51st Ave.; Grand Avenue Limited; and the MARY neighborhood circulator.
East: 30-University Drive; 45-Broadway Road; 48-48th St/Rio Salado Parkway; 56-Priest Drive; 61-Southern Ave.; 72-Scottsdale Road/Rural Road; 77-Baseline Road; 108-Elliot Road/48th Street; 156-Chandler Boulevard and the ALEX neighborhood circulator.
Light rail not affected.

LD20 2nd Vice Chairman Wes Harris to Phoenix City Council: Don't you think it is time that we put the 'contractor' union on the same level as other municipal unions which are prohibited from striking?  And if the contract is negotiated to include an increase (which it will), please, this time, raise the bus rates to cover the increased costs and not let it pass on to the rest of us as was the case last time.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich today issued a consumer alert to help football fans avoid ticket scams before the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Mon, Jan 11 and the Arizona Cardinals NFL Playoff Game on Sat, Jan 16. Tips when purchasing tickets:
·         Be wary of ticket prices that are too good to be true and of any high-pressure sales tactics. Ask questions of the seller to verify that the tickets are legitimate. Ask to see their proof of purchase.
·         Research the seller/broker online. Look to see if they are a member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers. Search the NATB website  for secondary market vendors that offer authenticity guarantees on the tickets they sell.
·         Stick with trusted secondary market vendors, such as StubHub and Ticketmaster. These sites offer buyer guarantees that protect you against unscrupulous sellers.
·         Be wary of purchasing tickets from someone you don't know on Craigslist, eBay, or other similar person-to-person marketplace or auction sites.  These types of transactions are not protected by the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.
·         Avoid paying for tickets by cash, wire transfer or pre-paid money transfer. If the tickets turn out to be fake, it is highly unlikely you will get your money back. If you pay by credit card or PayPal and the tickets turn out to be fake, you can dispute the charge.
·         Always use a credit card so you have some recourse; do not use cash, debit card, prepaid money card or wire transfer.
File a consumer complaint with the AG’s Office in Phoenix at (602) 542-5763, in Tucson at (520) 628-6504, or outside the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas at 1 (800) 352-8431.  Consumers can also file complaints online by visiting the Arizona Attorney General’s website at
Mohave County Supervisors Buster Johnson reports that Congressman Paul Cook from California’s 8th Congressional District introduced HR 4313, the Historic Routes Preservation Act thatprovides an administrative means for the federal government to confirm rights-of-way on public lands administered by the Departments of Interior and Agriculture. “This bill has been a long time coming and has taken countless hours of work by our Lobbyist Robert Weidner and Gerry Hiller, the Executive Director of QuadState Local Governments Authority,” stated. “Robert Weidner and Gerry Hiller did the heavy lifting in DC meeting with Congressional staff and legislators to explain and garner support,” Johnson continued.
     Supervisor Buster Johnson was instrumental in advocating a bill introduced yesterday in Congress to protect Mohave County’s historic roads and rights of way across federal lands in the county and public lands throughout the west. For years counties, like Mohave, have owned and maintained roads across federal lands only to find out recently that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) maps do not reflect County ownership, control or maintenance. BLM Master Title Plats do not reflect the existence of Route 66, one of America’s treasured landmarks. Johnson decided to recommend legislation to include process changes in public lands management which were picked up by our friend across the Colorado River, California Congressman Paul Cook (R) who represents the California Desert Counties. See entire context of HR 4313…/BILLS-114hr…/pdf/BILLS-114hr4313ih.pdf HR 4313 has been assigned to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Gabby Saucedo Mercer, AZGOP Vice Chairman and former Grijalva challenger:” I guess we need to educate (Rep Raul) Grijalva on what it means to be a Representative of Arizona. Why is it that West of the Mississippi the Federal Government owns so much public land? The federal Government has failed to manage public lands and they need to go back to their rightful owners the people of the States. The Constitution says, We the People of the United States of America, not we the people of the federal government. Listen to his insane excuses and the stupid questions from the interviewer. Obviously she has no idea what being a Republic means.” rep grijalva discusses his resolution condemning militia standoff in oregon

Congressman David Schweikert plans to introduce legislation Thursday that if passed will require Washington D.C., an area that functions as a ward of the federal government, to recognize and honor concealed carry permits from all 50 states. The D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act will do three main things: legislation-introduced-by-congressman-to-force-dc-to-recognize-all-concealed-carry-permits 

US Sen John McCain:  “It’s been five years since the indiscriminate and senseless rampage in Tucson that killed six Arizonans and injured 13. Today, I join citizens across Arizona to pause and remember those lost in this meaningless and shocking act of violence. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who died. As a state and nation, we will never forget the unbelievable selflessness of those who sacrificed themselves for others, the incredible loss of those who died far too young, and the legacy of all who died on that dark day. Five years later, the perseverance of this community and the survivors, including my friend Gabby Giffords, continues to inspire the nation.”  

GOP Presidential Candidate Contacts:
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Rick Santorum
Ted Cruz 
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George Patake   Campaign suspended
Lindsey Graham   Campaign suspended
Rick Perry        Campaign suspended
Scott Walker     Campaign suspended

·         Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives   Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable.  Arizona delegation phone numbers: 


·         Reservations are due Jan 8 for the Arrowhead Republican Women Luncheon scheduled at 11:30 am. Jan 13 at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. Check in opens at 10:45am. The speaker will be a representative of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA), Post 32-1, an all-volunteer organization of veterans helping veterans. RSVP required to attend; cost is $20 payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations must be made through or arrowhead luncheon.  RSVP: Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224 to place a reservation  by Fri., Jan 8.  ARW is open to Republican women registered to vote in AZ - Republican men may join as associate members.

·         A fundraiser for Reps Mark Finchem, Jay Lawrence, Vince Leach, Jill Norgaard and Tony Rivero is scheduled between 3:30-5 pm., Fri., Jan 8 at the Pizza People Pub, 1326 N. Central Ave, Phoenix. 3:30 to 5pm.  Co-hosted by Meghaen  Dell' Artino, Marcus Dell'Artino and LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell.
·         Packet Stuffing” is scheduled at 11 am., Sat., Jan 9 at MCRC Headquarters, 3030 S Rural Road, #105, Tempe, AZ 85282.  Park in the shopping center south of the office. Lunch provided. The task includes labeling packets and stuffing packet with agendas/flyers/ballots and loading them into boxes by LDs.

·         Riders USA and other groups that are fed up with illegals conducting “economic terrorism” are planning a protest between 10 am-noon., Sat., Jan 9 at  Walmart, 3721 E. Thomas Road in Phoenix. Protesters claim Walmart has requested that the Phoenix Police Department enforce the law by removing trespassers (illegal day labors) who are yelling racist rhetoric and intimidating customers.  The staging area for motorcycle riders is at 10 am, at the Hideaway Lounge, (SE corner of 32nd St/Thomas Road.
·         The Paradise Republican Women's Club Luncheon is scheduled at noon am, Sat., Jan 9 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.  Social hour starts at 10:30 am. Speaker Steve Chucri, Maricopa County Supervisor, District 2, will make a presentation at 11 am.  $30 per person. Contact:
·         LD11 will meet at 10 am., Sat., Jan 9 at the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W Naranja Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 84737 (Southeast corner of Naranja & La Canada). There will be a 30-minute PC training session after the general meeting.

·         LD9 will meet on Sat., Jan 9 at the La Paloma Urgent Care center, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive.   Speakers include Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Al Melvin, LD9 House candidate Ana Henderson, and Ajmee Rigler representing the Arizona Free Enterprise Club.
JAN 11
·         Gov Doug Ducey will deliver his State of the State address and announce his priorities and policy initiatives for the second regular session of the 52nd Arizona Legislature on January 11, 2016 at the capitol.  Time and details tba.

·         The Western Pinal County Chapter of the Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon, Jan 11 (doors open at 6pm) at 408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ. The program features guest speaker Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff and Congressional Candidate for Arizona's CD1. Contact: Secretary Jason Hayes   202-394-7202 

·         US Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey will speak at the Conservative Republican Club of Kingman ata 11:15 m., Jan 11 at the Dambar Steakhouse, 1960 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401.  Contact: Comm Dir  Joel Andres Frewa (954) 907-3292.

·         The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet for dinner at 6:20 pm, Mon., Jan 11 at The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch,  7401 North Scottsdale Road,  Scottsdale, AZ 85253-3548     (480) 948-5050  to hear Laura Knaperke, former House Appropriations Chair, address “ Solar Power in Arizona.”  5:30 pm – meet and greet. 6 pm mtg, 7 pm program. $35 per person. Reservations required by Thurs., Jan 7. Send check made out to “LRWC”  to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 or call 480-368-2777 or bring cash. A Reservation Made Is A Reservation Paid!

·         The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Jan 11at 3375 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix to hear Brad A. Heward  address how welfare fraud, Obamacare fraud, Medicare fraud and insurance fraud are financing voter fraud in every state in this country, mostly by absentee ballot. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders 602.677.1496

·         The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Jan 11 at 408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ. The building on the southeast corner of W Florence Blvd. and N Sacaton St. Doors open at 6 pm., Speaker: Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff and Congressional Candidate for Arizona's CD1. Contact: Sec. Jason Hayes 202-394-7202

JAN 12
·         Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will address the LD13 Republicans at 7 pm., Tues., Jan 12 at the PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls Clubhouse Chianti Room, 16262 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, AZ.  Registration opens at 6:30 pm. The next meeting is scheduled Feb 9 at the same location. Contact: Chairman Wally Campbell  623-451-1100.

·         The Northwest Valley Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm, Tues, Jan 12 to hear Mona K. Oshana speaking about how she and her family escaped from Iraq.  She will also address the politics and policies that got us to the current dismal situation in the Middle East.  Co-speaker will be Sam Isaac Darmo.  Darmo will address various issues concerning the Middle East. An informative video will be shown at 5 pm.  Contact: Dennis Zinke  623-977-8114. Meeting takes place at 10050 W. Bell Road, Ste. 50 in Sun City.

·         Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney will address the Sun Lakes Republican Club at 6:30 pm., Tues, Jan 12 in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd, Chandler, AZ.  

·         The Sahuarita Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Jan 12 at the Triple Play, Duval Mine Road West of I-19 for dinner and to hear a report from former Maricopa County Republicans Chairman A J LaFaro regarding ballot harvesting and voter fraud issues. LaFaro is also a national director for the AZ Republican Assemblies. Meeting Contact:

·         The Sun Lakes Republican Club will host Mark Spencer, Southwest Projects Coordinator for Judicial Watch at it’s 6:pm, Jan 12 meeting in the Arizona Room at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S Sun Lakes Blvd, Sun Lakes, AZ 8 5248. Spencer will address “Corruption & Public Office: Scandals Exposed”.  Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney will also be present.

JAN 13
·         PC Day at the Capitol is scheduled from 9am-3 pm., Wed., Jan 13 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington, Phx.  9 am - Meet your legislators. 11:30 am – free lunch, rally and greetings from elected officials (free tickets required) Registered here pc-day-at-the-capitol-tickets  1 pm – Houses introduction. 1:30 pm – Senate Introduction. 2 pm – small group meetings with legislators.  Contact 
·         SaddleBrooke Republican Club will meet at 5 pm., Wed., Jan 13 in the Ballroom in HOA#2.  Doors up at 3:30 pm.  Sierra Vista resident Colonel Thomas M. Finnegan, US Army (Retired), will address the group. Finnegan has served on the Board at the Fort Huachuca 50 since 1994.  The Fort Huachuca 50 is a community-based organization founded in 1987 to support the viability of Fort Huachuca for the future.  He served two tours in the Republic of Vietnam and served in a variety of command and staff assignments prior to his retirement in 1993.  From 1994 until his retirement in 2007 he was the Program Manager for L-3 Communications in Sierra Vista. Contact: President Neil MacDonald

·         The Jan 13, 2016 Arrowhead Republican Women Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. Check in opens at 10:45am. The speaker will be a representative of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA), Post 32-1, an all-volunteer organization of veterans helping veterans. Their activities support the Soldier's Best Friend program in Peoria. Reservations required to attend; cost is $20 payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations must be made through or  RSVP: Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224 to place a reservation  by Fri., Jan 8.  ARW is open to Republican women registered to vote in AZ - Republican men may join as associate members.

Arizona Legislative Commentary
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Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Senator Sylvia Tenney Allen:  Our 9 am, Thurs, Jan 14 meeting will highlight Flagstaff and Cottonwood CTE programs in our Spotlight on School Success” where you will see an engineering class using a 3-D printer, an award winning welding class, and learn about the Advanced Placement Academy at Flagstaff High School. Watch
On a more serious note: The world’s economy is in trouble. Our economy is struggling;  the stock market is reflecting that.  Christians are being slaughtered, and ISIS is developing driverless cars to carry bombs.  Saudi Arabia and Iran are on the verge of war.  North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb. In a recent survey, the American people were asked, “What is the biggest problem in America?” The answer was, “the government.”  Yet, our President’s  two most pressing concerns climate change and disarming law-abiding citizens.
All the sanctions against industry CO2 output, which costs the American people billions, will have a very small effect upon man-caused CO2 output.  We will have earthquakes, tornadoes, flooding, and droughts.  We do not control nature.  But the damage to our economy will be tragic.
All the new unconstitutional executive orders by President Obama on the ownership of guns will put a huge burden upon law-abiding citizens; they will not stop gun violence.  The next step is a complete disarmament of our citizens; we will still have gun violence.   We are seeing a buildup of tyranny, and when people’s backs are against the wall; you will see more “Bundy” type revolts and stand-offs.
When our President acts outside of the Constitution, we need to use the check and balances within the system.  Congress must stand up and overturn these executive orders.  Only Congress has the power to create laws, not the Executive branch. The States need to nullify these Orders, and not recognize them because they are not constitutionally legal.  We are a nation of laws, and when one Branch of our Government takes all power unto themselves, then we must check that abuse of power.

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