Sunday, February 12, 2017

2-12-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor       Web Master John Strasser

McCain’s Latest “Bipartisan” Effort To Hamstring Pres. TrumpStill hallucinating that he’s president, John McCain is working feverishly –with a contingent of Democrats and a couple of Republicrats — in an effort to pull the rug out from the man who actually was elected….President Donald Trump. Since hypocritically withdrawing his brief primary endorsement and declaring he would not vote for Trump, the petulant McCain has tried to undermine the president at every turn. His latest gambit is a bill that would require any decision by the Trump administration to ease sanctions against Russia to be subject to congressional oversight — which amounts to McCain giving McCain the authority that has eluded him.  Where was McCain’s voice when Barack Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry oversaw the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran, sweetening the transaction with an unthinkable $400 million ransom for hostages, and what National Review characterizes as “a carefully structured $1.7 billion side payment….”

The Gila County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled March 11 at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson, with a cash bar opening at 5:15 pm, according to Chairman Gary Morris. Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, advisor to the Trump transition team, and Congressman Paul Gosar will update attendees on the behind the scenes Trump election campaign and the latest on President Trumps plans. Find out what is happening -8186

Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri will be the speaker at Fountain Hills Republican Club’s 9 am., Sat., Feb 18 meeting at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  The Meet & Greet Social and registration with breakfast snacks starts at 8:30 a.m. Contact: Secretary Boe James or

The Fountain Hills Republican Club's monthly "GOP Social" will start at 6 pm., Tues, Feb 28 in the Fireside Grill at the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268.  This is a social event.  NO Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food. Everyone welcome. Contact: Secretary Boe James or

Grassroots Tea Party Activists of Arizona will meet with national award winning author John Trudel at 6:30 pm., Wed., Feb 15 at Denny’s Restaurant meeting room, 9030 n Black Canyon Hwy,(access road, Dunlap/I---17) in Phoenix. His book “Raven’s Run” will be the focus of his discussion on censorship, free speech, the First Amendment, culture wars, etc. He will also be signed books for attendees. Contact: Francine L Romesburg

clip_image002Gila County Republican Party Chairman Gary Morris (center) was at a black tie fund raiser at the casino for the Payson Hospital and thought he had the sharpest tux -- when a father son pair of Scots arrived in clan dress.

Gary Morris was re-elected Chairman of the Gila County Republican Party in mid-December. Other newly elected officers include:

·         1st Vice Chair  –   Darlene Younker

·         2nd Vice Chair –   Sam Moorehead

·         Secretary –            Lorraine Long

·         Treasurer –            Glen Galster.

State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, who headed up the Arizona Trump Team, will address the Annual Yavapai County Republican Committee’s Lincoln/Reagan Dinner at 6pm, Sat., Feb 25 at the Stoneridge Golf Club Dining room. 5 pm cocktails, 6 pm dinner. $65 per person. $120 per couple RSVP by Feb 20 at or email

The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Feb 21 in the Quail Room of the RWJ Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd to hear Itasca Small, an Arizona researcher and consultant on the U.S. and Arizona Constitution and the Arizona revised Statues. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity: 623-214-8010

Governor Doug Ducey has appointed Ronda Fisk and Adam Driggs to the Superior Court bench to fill the vacancies created by retiring Judge Paul McMurdie and Judge Jim Beene.

A New Border Patrol Union Radio Show can be heard at 3 pm, Sundays on 790 KNST in Tucson on Sunday

Yavapai County Republican Myrna Lieberman is asking area registered Republican women to meet with her to create a Conservative Women’s Activist Group. Although there are other Republican clubs in the area, Lieberman wants form a “political action group” that is willing to “flood twitter, make telephone calls and send e-mails” to counter the Left’s attempts to delegitimize President Donald J Trump and his agenda. “Trump does not have the support of the media, nor all of the Republicans. We need to show our support. The “Grab your Pocket Campaign” is succeeding in removing Ivanka’s clothing line from major department stores. The Left is relentless and we must be as well,” Lieberman said. She can be reached at

Bald Eagle Event set for Flagstaff on Feb. 25: Did you know that Arizona is visited by over 200 bald eagles during the winter?  To learn more about these amazing birds and to see live eagles, the public is invited to attend the Annual Bald Eagle Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Willow Bend Environmental Educational Center at 703 E. Sawmill Road in Flagstaff. Read more

LD22 Chairman Rae Chornenky and Maricopa County Republican Party Chair Chris Herring are calling for PCs to help Republican candidate Chris DeRose beat a Democraft opponent in the March Phoenix City Council race. The Phoenix will soon be voting on whether to become a sanctuary city.   PCs are needed at 9 am, Sat, Feb 18, at the West Valley Republican office, 99th Avenue and Bell Road, to make phone calls for DeRose.  Neighborhood walkers will meet between 9-10am every Saturday between Feb 11-March 11 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N 24 St in Phoenix. Walkers should sign up with Whitney Lawrence

5th Annual Emancipation Proclamation Observance/Official Black History Month Celebration, 1pm., Sat., Feb 25. Food, entertainment, free. Speakers include Congressman David Schweikert, Az Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, Rep Jay Lawrence, Dr CT Wright, Farhana Ahmed Yvonne Cahill, plus State and Local officials at East lake Park, 1549 E. Jefferson ST, Phoenix 85034. Contact: Rev Clyde Bowen 602 309 6015.

A Mesa Planned Defund Parenthood Rally is scheduled from 9-10:30 am., Sat., Feb 22 at the Planned Parenthood Office, 1235 S Gilbert Road #20 in Mesa. Participants are asked not to park in the strip mall parking lot; they are asked to stand on the sidewalk on the SE corner of Gilbert/Southern. See flyer:

The Fourth Annual Freedom Expo is scheduled March 24 and 25 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive Tucson, Arizona, 85750. Friday night banquet speaker featuring Sheriff David Clark with master of ceremonies local radio personality, James T. Harris. Saturday luncheon speaker is Stephen Moore. Contact:  Jeff Utsch 520-977-7946 Sponsored by Heirs of the Republic.

Statehood Day Will Mark the official opening of Common Grounds, the new specialty coffee shop in the Capitol Museum. There’ll be free coffee and cake to mark the occasion.

The Arizona Capitol Museum will celebrate 105 years of statehood with a special exhibit “From the Convention Desk” between 9 am-4 pm, Tues., Feb 14 at 1700 W Washington in Phoenix. The event features items used by Constitutional Convention delegates to draft the state’s keystone document, on exhibition in the Historic House Chamber. The AZCM Guild will be on hand to answer questions and lead tours, as well as sign up new members. The AZCM also welcomes clothing manufacturer State48 for the day, as they’ll be producing an exclusive State Seal branded shirt, and host a pop-up store at the Capitol. 602-926-3620.

AzCDL Update: Thanks to the emails AzCDL supporters sent to their Representatives the following bills passed out of the House and have been sent to the Senate.  For these bills, the process of committee hearings and floor votes starts all over again in the Senate.

· HB 2216, the bill that would make it illegal to use "electronic firearm tracking technology," passed out of the House on Feb 2 and was sent to the Senate on Feb 6.

· HB 2287, which would change the culpable mental state for an unlawful firearm discharge, passed out of the House on Feb 9 and was sent to the Senate on Feb 10.

Thanks to AzCDL activists voicing their opinion via the Legislature's Request to Speak (RTS) system, the following bills passed out of the Senate Government committee on Feb 8.

· SB 1122 would prohibit searching federal or state databases as a requirement for transferring personal property.  It would also prohibit requiring a third party to be involved in the transfer.  If enacted, this law would apply to private firearm transfers.

· SB 1159 is the AzCDL-requested "gun free zone liability" legislation.  If a property is not posted as a gun free zone, the owner of the property would not be liable in a civil action for damages resulting from another person using a weapon.

Action Needed - The following bills are scheduled for committee hearings this week and need your input via the RTS system.  Quick and easy instructions for using RTS are available at AzCDL's RTS page.

· HB 2475, which would repeal the statutes that allow high schools to teach the safe handling of firearms and bows, is scheduled for hearing in the House Education committee on Mon, Feb 13.  Please oppose (vote against) HB 2475 using your RTS account.

· SB 1210, which would expand and clarify the statutes that penalize political subdivisions (counties, cities, towns, agencies, etc.) for violating state preemption laws, is schedule for a Senate Government committee hearing on Wed, Feb 15.  These are the statutes that were used to stop Tucson from destroying seized firearms.  Please vote for SB 1210 using RTS.

· SB 1344, which would remove the authority of political subdivisions from regulating firearms possession of the independent contractors working for them, is also scheduled for a Senate Government committee hearing on Feb 15.  Current law treats independent contractors as employees when it comes to regulation of personal weapons.  Please vote for SB 1344 using RTS.

If you are a current AzCDL member and need assistance in creating an RTS account, or if you are having difficulty accessing your RTS account, please contact Fred ( The status of bills we are monitoring this session can be found at our Bill Tracking page. Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.

72-Convicted-Terrorists-Since-911-Have-Come-From-The-Seven-Countries-Affected-By-Trumps-Travel-Ban At least 72 convicted terrorists since 9/11 have come from the seven countries affected by the Trump administration’s travel ban, according to a new study by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which reviewed information compiled by a Senate subcommittee in 2016. “A review of information compiled by a Senate committee in 2016 reveals that 72 individuals from the seven countries covered in President Trump’s vetting executive order have been convicted in terror cases since the 9/11 attacks,” writes CIS researcher Jessica Vaughn. “These facts stand in stark contrast to the assertions by the Ninth Circuit judges who have blocked the president’s order on the basis that there is no evidence showing a risk to the United States in allowing aliens from these seven terror-associated countries to come in.”

LD13 PC Scott Powelson: It did not make sense that some Federal Court can shut down a routine process by the President Donald Trump. See Constitution Article III Section 2. Second Paragraph: "In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be a Party, the Supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction." It’s obvious that the framers of the Constitution did not intend for the inferior courts to interfere with the public ministers working under authority of the executive. There is no proper jurisdiction for these cases except the Supreme Court and until the case is filed and accepted by that court there is no valid case for the President to respond to. Each of the Judges and Justices involved should be facing impeachment for exceeding their authority and violations of the Constitution they have sworn to uphold and protect.

    Article III Section 1.The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.

     Section 2. The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority;--to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls;--to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction;--to controversies to which the United States shall be a party;--to controversies between two or more states;--between a state and citizens of another state;--between citizens of different states;--between citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different states, and between a state, or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects.

   In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a state shall be party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make. The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any state, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed.

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Congressman Trent Franks is hosting a Town Hall at 6:30 pm., Thurs., April 20 at the Glendale Adult center, 5970 W Brown St., (just N of Glendale Community College).


Feb 12

Stephen and Sheri Lauritano will be hosting an open house for Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord and Councilmembers Wally Campbell and Joe Pizzillo on Sunday Feb 12, 2016 from 6-8pm at the Lauritano home at 18598 West Paseo Way in Goodyear. Please RSVP to Sheri and Stephen or 602-721-5452 (text ok)

Feb 13

The West Pinal County Chapter of AZRA will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Feb 13 at 408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ. (SE corner of W Florence Blvd/N Sacaton St) to hear Pinal County Treasure Michael McCord address related issues. Contact: Nancy Hawkins

Feb 14

Arizona Statehood Day/Valentine’s Day

The Republican Women of Prescott will meet for lunch at 11:30 am., Tues., Feb 14 at the Prescott Resort/Conference Center, 1500 E Highway 69 in Prescott. Dr Tasneem Naqvi, Medical director of echocardiography at Mayo in Scottsdale will address various topics including women and heart disease statistics and heart disease related issues. $20 per person. RSVP deadline Thur., Feb 9. Contact Elsie Tyree 928-778-0235.

Congresswoman Martha McSally will hold a telephone town hall with CD2 residents at 5:30 pm., Tues., Feb 14. Participant Dial-in Phone Number: (877) 229-8493 PIN: 114341. Constituents will have the opportunity to call in to ask their questions and hear about the latest legislative efforts in Congress. During last week’s hour-long call, McSally spoke with over 3,400 Southern Arizona residents about issues such as the Administration’s latest actions, health care reform, retirement programs, and border security.

Feb 15

Palo Verde Republican Women's Club will meet Wed, Feb, 15 at the Fairway House at Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale.   Terri Gilberg of KFYI 550 AM will present political commentary.  Check in/social hour at 11 am. Luncheon/program at 11:30 am.  $30 per person accepted at the door by cash, check or credit card. Reservations required. RSVP before Mon, Feb 13 at

Feb 16

LD24 will convene its first 2017 regular monthly meeting Thurs, Feb 16, 6:30pm Registration/Networking, 7pm Meeting (1 hour), at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St, Phoenix. Contact Program Chairman Carole Joyce

Feb 18

The Pinal County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled at 11:15 am, Feb 18. Doors open at 10:30 am at the Property Conference Center, 1251 W Gila Bend Hwy, Casa Grande, AZ 85193. $40 per individual, $75 per couple. $280 – reserved table for 8, $350 reserved table for 10 Speakers in US Sen candidate Dr Kelli Ward, LD8 Rep David Cook; Tim Kanavel, Pinal County Economic development program manager and Congressman Paul Gosar Chief of Staff Tom Van Flein. . Tickets or call 520-840-3091. An AR-15 will be raffled off. To volunteer to help or donate a raffle prize contact Debra Shaw Rhodes at

Riders USA is sponsoring a Second Amendment Rally between noon and 2 pm., Sat., Feb 18 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix. A motorcycle procession will go from Encanto Park to the State Capitol to open the event.  AzCDL's president, Dave Kopp, has been invited to speak at the rally.  While you are there, stop by the AzCDL recruiting table.  Join or renew your AzCDL membership at the rally and receive a $10 discount.  It's almost like getting paid to attend. Register to participate with Riders USA. More information on the Riders USA's website and Facebook page.  Or email Mike Sullivan at Riders USA.  Bring your family and friends.

The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will gather for brunch Sat., Feb 18 to hear a presentation on “Lobbyists: Who’s to Bless and Who’s to Blame?” at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. Social at 9:30 am, meeting at 10 am., and brunch at 11 am. $28 per person. RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Reservations here Membership dues delinquent March 1.

The Pima County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Dinner is celebrating precinct committeemen with the Honorable Kerry Bentivolio on Sat., Feb 18 at the Radisson Suites, 6555 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ. Tickets: Pima GOP, 17 W Wetmore Rd, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85705


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Congresswoman Martha McSally will hold a telephone town hall with CD2 residents at 5:30 pm., Tues., Feb 14. Participant Dial-in Phone Number: (877) 229-8493 PIN: 114341. Constituents will have the opportunity to call in to ask their questions and hear about the latest legislative efforts in Congress. During last week’s hour-long call, McSally spoke with over 3,400 Southern Arizona residents about issues such as the Administration’s latest actions, health care reform, retirement programs, and border security.


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Sen Sylvia Tenney Allen: This is a two-part update on the death of rancher LaVoy Finicum at the hands of the FBI and Oregon State Police.  Western ranchers had gone to Oregon in support of the Hammond family.  Their peaceful protest was labeled by law enforcement and some elected officials as domestic terrorism.  Federal statutes were used to prosecute western ranchers who were trying to bring national attention to the overreach of federal agencies in taking western ranchers' leases.

Part I:  LaVoy Finicum - Last summer I traveled to Cane Bed, Arizona, located on the Arizona Strip, to visit Jeanette Finicum, wife of slain rancher, LaVoy Finicum.  I wanted to meet her and to get a firsthand knowledge, not tainted by the media, of her husband's death, why he went to Oregon, and how her family got caught up in Federal Agencies labeling her husband a "domestic terrorist."  I found Jeanette to be a wonderful, gentle, and kind woman who was bravely trying to recover from this tragedy in her life and to find justice for her husband.

On Feb 3, 2017, I held a stakeholders meeting at the Capitol to discuss the overreach and lack of due process by the federal government in regard to western ranchers and the wrongful death of Arizona Citizen LaVoy Finicum.  Other legislators in attendance were Senators Sonny Borrelli (LD5), Gail Griffin (LD14), David Farnsworth (LD16), and Judy Burges (LD22), and Representatives Brenda Barton (LD6), Bob Thorpe (LD6), Mark Finchem (LD11), Becky Nutt (LD14) and Rusty Bowers (LD25).   Jeanette Finicum, two of her and LaVoy's daughters, Terra Belle and Arianna, her lawyer Morgan Philpot, a Utah attorney and former Utah state legislator also attended. We also heard from Michael Gibbs, Deputy Director of Arizona’s Tenth Amendment Center… See more: / Part II is forthcoming - focusing on why and how solid ranching citizens were labeled as domestic terrorists and their due process under the Constitution was suspended.


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