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Sunday, March 18, 2018

3-18-18 Briefs


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Opinions expressed by readers are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Commentary running over 400 words is subject to editing

randy MillerLD21 Senate candidate Randy Miller: Rick Gray was appointed, not elected, to the LD21 Senate seat. Contrary to his statement at the March 15 LD21 meeting, that I am running “against” him, I am not. It is NOT his "Seat." The seats in each of the LD's belong to the people of the legislative districts for them to choose who they want. I am running because I believe I can do a better job at standing up for and supporting our U.S. and our State Constitutions. I have experience that Rick doesn’t that make me uniquely qualified.

     Concerning the National Popular Vote, or HB 2456 - unfortunately, there seems to be nonchalant attitude towards our Sovereignty as a state. Rick Gray, suspecting I was going to bring it up, Rick Gray  sen 21attempted to minimize his support and co-sponsoring the bill, stood up and stated he now believes it was a mistake to support it. He then says in a flippant manner, "I made a mistake, we all make mistakes. Hasn't anyone here made a mistake?" Well, this brought a round of laughter and agreement from some of the PC's. The NPV is no laughing matter and must be taken seriously. Rick's support, and lack of knowledge, violated the constitution. How can someone be so flippant about our laws, while campaigning to be your legislator? He took an oath four times and is not a rookie legislator. This is a position of Trust and he violated it. Rick continued to defend the constitutionality of the NPV prior to the meeting. Yet, when I asked him to point to just one authority to support his statement, he said nothing except "they do it all the time, others violate something all the time." So now he is trying to use "precedent" to  show justification? This is what we are fighting in Washington and with the "Deep State".

The National Popular vote is unconstitutional on 3 counts.

     · Article 2 paragraph 1 clearly states how the President will be elected ... by the electoral college. This preserves state sovereignty and gives each state an equal vote in the election. We are not a Democracy, we are a Republic!

     · 2. Article 1 paragraph 10 says: "No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State..."

     · 3. Article 5. States that the Constitution can only be modified by 2/3rds of Congress or 2/3rds of the several states.

HB 2456 is titled: "Relating to the Agreement among the states to elect the president by National Popular Vote”. That alone is evidence. We expect more from an 8-year veteran at the legislature claiming to be a "Constitutional Conservative".


Connie  Uribe - Yuma 2017Connie Uribe, Yuma County PC: Thank you, Barbara Medal, for your comments on “Fuhrer Fever” and the disintegration of our youth. My conservative teenage cousin in California agreed to participate in an event at his school, promoted as “17 minutes of silence” for the students slain in Florida. There was nothing silent about it. The students spent all the time ranting and raving about gun control. He told me later, “You can’t reason with them. They won’t listen.” We’ve created a society that thinks everything requires a regulation or policy of some kind. Children are obese, so cut down on food portions and take away all sugary drinks in schools. It’s dangerous for kids to play by themselves outdoors, so force them into scholastic sports. Criminals enter campuses, churches and other public buildings with firearms and kill innocent human beings, so outlaw guns. Everyone has to be regulated because no single person is responsible for his own behavior. We go so far as to write policies about how we’re supposed to treat each other with respect, how we’re to avoid conflicts of interest in our business dealings, how we’re not have our fingers in one coffer while we’re managing another. Why do we have to write this stuff down? I remember hearing a lecturer once who said, “There is no such thing as legal ethics or medical ethics. There’s just ethics.”

     Briefs recently reported the Corporation Commission adopted a Code of Ethics. Well, bully for them. That and a buck will buy some coffee. They’re really not worth the paper. Why would you write something down that should be intuitive? That’s like documenting “you shall take a breath at least every four seconds.” This is all about going back to basics. We are in control of our lives and the lives of our children. We can teach them right from wrong. We should have learned this from an early age and we should be teaching this at an early age. You don’t lie. You don’t cheat. You don’t steal. And everything we have to regulate our lives we can find in two major works – the Holy Bible and the US Constitution.


timothy Schwartz-Timothy LD30 1 VCLD30 PC Timothy Schwartz: This article was recommended to me. Having never heard of Tablet Magazine, I was cautious. The article starts off the same as a lot of others, but then develops into much more than what the others offer, i.e. the intelligence community using Amazon Cloud to spy on citizens, etc. Long read, but worth every minute! See robert-muellers-beltway-cover-up


Activist Stephen Sivigliano: The photos you see of people running for office are images of their looks 20-30-or even 40 years ago, when they were handsome, fit, and happy. Then after they are elected and we see them as they are now, what a disappointment. Why can't they use photos of themselves that are current and real?

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image1Sharman Hickman reports, “We have a fourth generation family member who attended the Arizona House Session on Wednesday. She and her friends DID NOT "WALK OUT." They were on Spring Break. Tia Silva, a senior at Millennium High School, is a registered Republican. This will be her first election to vote. Silva is the first girl to the left of LD13 Sen Tim Dunn (R) of Yuma, who recently was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to replace Don Shooter, who resigned.

image2A large group of teens in the balcony at the House Session. Note they are properly dressed and respectful of the lawmakers… no protest signs, no middle finger salutes or other gestures among them. Congrats to these teens who presented themselves as ladies and gentlemen.- And congrats to their parents for teaching them respect and manners. -  ft


Alan Korwin 4Alan Korwin, Gun rights and gun laws author and expert shares 3 firearms safety tips: 1) "Thinking of getting your 1st gun? Be smart! Check out this VIDEO. 2) Already own a gun? It doesn't make sense to own a gun and not know the rules. Check out the Arizona Gun Owner's Guide. 3) Have gun, will travel? Check out the 2018 "Traveler's Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States."

Capitol Times Reports That Sen Bob Worsley was rear-ended while driving from the Capitol to his Mesa office –about an hour after helping pass a ban on texting while driving in Arizona.

AZCDL Is Raffling Off a 12 gauge Mossberg 590 Shockwave pump action pistol grip shotgun.This unique firearm uses the Model 590 shotgun action, has a 14 inch barrel and is fitted with a "bird's head" style pistol grip in lieu of a shoulder stock.  Because of the pistol grip and overall length of 26 inches, this short barreled firearm does not fall under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and does not require a federal tax stamp.  Features include an ambidextrous thumb safety, dual extractors, positive steel-to-steel lockup, twin action bars, and a smooth operating anti-jam elevator. Tickets are $10 each.  The winner will be randomly selected at Noon on Wedn, March 21.  click here for a link to the raffle website.  The Google Chrome browser works best for buying tickets.
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If You Want To Help Your Favorite Republican Candidates get their petitions signed to get on the ballot, sign up on line with the Secretary of State office at voter petitions

Where the Money Goes Secretary of State’s Michele Reagan’s new spending website.

Attention Republican Group Leaders: If your event announcement is not posted within 24 hours from the time you submitted it - Briefs did NOT receive it. Please resend it to either frostytaylor@cox.net or repcomm@cox.net. – Editor Frosty Taylor

The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family is searching for inspiring youth leaders from Arizona high schools to serve on the 2018-2019 Governor's Youth Commission (GYC). The GYC provides high school sophomore, juniors or senior teens opportunities for personal growth, leadership development, and community engagement around some of the issues that impact them most. Teens will learn how to: serve on a board, participate in committees, plan service projects, gain public speaking skills and build friendships statewide.  Applications are accepted from youth in all of Arizona's 15 counties through Thurs, March 29, 2018.

The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation is soliciting Nominations for the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The Outdoor Hall of Fame annually recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions toward Arizona’s wildlife, the welfare of its natural resources, and the state’s outdoor heritage. Nominations will be accepted from through April 30. To submit a nomination, head to the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame page, download and complete the form, and return it along with all supplemental materials to: Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation, c/o Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Kent Komadina, 5000 W. Carefree Hwy, Phoenix AZ 85086. Nominations also may be submitted by e-mail to Komadina at Kkomadina@azgfd.gov. For more information, call 623-236-7288.This year’s inductees will be honored in August at the annual Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet.

The Arizona Game And Fish Department Needs Volunteers to assist with spotlighting efforts to help document the population of endangered black-footed ferrets in Aubrey Valley and on the Double O Ranch near Seligman on March 29-31 and April 26-29. Visit www.azgfd.gov/wildlife and click on “Nongame Species” for more information about the black-footed ferret recovery effort. 

The State of Arizona Research Library continues its 2018 Arizona Author Series by hosting its second event with co-authors, Alan Day & Lynn Wiese Sneyd, authors of Cowboy Up! Life Lessons from Lazy B at 3 pm., April 6 on the second floor mezzanine of the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building .

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CANDIDATE COMMENTARY

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words. If extended, they will be subject to editing. Opinions expressed below are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Briefs does not endorse candidates. – ft

Sergio ArellanoCD3 candidate Sergio Arellano: We are so close! Please sign my petition so together we can end Raul Grijalva's reign! Arizona's Secretary of State has made it easy to sign a candidate's nominating petition. It is free and takes just a few minutes of your valuable time. If you live in Congressional District 3, please visit the Secretary of State's office at petition/VoterPetnAuth.aspx to sign my nominating petition. If you do not live in Congressional District 3, please consider sharing this information with your friends who do so that they can sign my nominating petition. I can't end Raul's reign if I am not on the ballot! Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your consideration! Contact: arellano4az

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ELECTED OFFICIALS COMMENTARY

Sol DiCiccio 2Sal Diciccio, City Of Phoenix Councilman: Consolidated Elections –Update: They’re coming! Two very big pieces of news this past week. As many of you know, I have been a leading advocate and voice for consolidated elections – aligning our election calendar at the City with the statewide election dates. Great News! At the most recent Council session we discussed the various plans, and after extensive debate, the Council voted 7-2 to move forward by requesting staff come back with ballot language to move our elections from August (Primary) – November (General) in odd numbered years, to November (Primary) – March (General) in even numbered years. Why March? There were concerns on the Council about the requirement Javan Mesnard LD17 - speaker of housefor Independent voters to request either a Republican or Democrat primary ballot, and while I didn’t think this was as big a concern as many of them did, anything that disenfranchises registered voters who have every legal right to cast a ballot is wrong – our goal is to increase turnout, not suppress it – so I went with the motion on the table. November – March will still give far more voters a chance to weigh in on our elections. And that’s something we should all be cheering. The second piece of news is potentially even better. State Lawmakers have also introduced a bill – which I support – that would require Phoenix (and every other City in Arizona) to use the standard even-numbered year elections in August and November. HB2604 is sponsored by Rep. J.D. Mesnard. The bill is currently on its second reading in the Senate, and looks to have a good chance at passing. Stand-alone off year elections are just one more way for government insiders to exert their control, after years of pushing, I am thrilled to see progress both are at the City, and in our State government. council.district.6@phoenix.gov 602-262-7491

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LAST WEEK’S ARIZONA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION PRESS RELEASES 

Sen John McCain

· On F-18 Crash In Florida

· On Russia Sanctions

· On The 7th Anniversary Of Syrian Civil War

· On Poisoning Of Sergei & Yulia Skripal

· On The Passing Of Admiral Joe Vasey

· On Leadership Changes At State Department & Cia

Sen Jeff Flake

· Flake, Mccain, Gardner, Barrasso Introduce Bill To Combat Western Drought

· Video: Flake Delivers Remarks To National Press Club

· Flake Applauds House Committee Passage Of Young Life Conveyance Act

· Video: Flake Repeats Attempt To Secure Immediate Passage Of Bipartisan “Three-For-Three” DACA Compromise

· Video: Flake Introduces Bill Nullifying Recent Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum

Rep Paul Gosar

· Gosar's WAPA Transparency Act Passes House

Rep David Schweikert

Rep Andy Biggs:

· On The Firing Of Andrew McCabe

· Congratulates Jeff DeWit On His Senate Confirmation

· Calls For VA Secretary David Shulkin's Resignation

· Andy Biggs And Brian Fitzpatrick: America Needs The Right To Try, Before It's Too Late

· Calls For House Passage Of Right To Try Legislation

· Applauds The Trump Administration For Holding California Accountable

Rep Martha McSally

· Highlights-Dangers-Piecemeal-Border-Security-Blinded

· McSally-Takes-Action-Stop-School-Violence

· Discusses Importance Of A Border Wall System On Fox News

· To Host Academy Day On April 7

· Leads Effort To Secure Resources To Combat Opioid Epidemic

· Administration Approves McSally Request For $25 Million For Sr-189 Expansion

· Introduces Legislation To Strengthen The Outer Ring Of U.S. Border Security

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UPCOMING EVENT

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 19

The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7pm, Mon,, March 19 at 908 S. Power Road in Mesa. Speakers include US Senate candidate Joe Arpaio, State Treasurer candidate Kimberly Yee, Supt of Public Instruction candidate Dr. Robert Branch, and Clerk of the Superior Court candidate Steve Parsons, along with Corporation Commission candidates Justin Olson and Jim O’Conner. Gated community, inform the guard you are attending the Republican meeting and ask for instructions to the ballroom. Contact: Diane Andersen at 480 395-5515 or azpatriot13@yahoo.com.

March 20

The Payson Tea Party meets at 6 pm., March 20 (each Tuesday) at Tiny's Restaurant in Payson. That organization also welcomes candidate speakers. Contact Darlene Younker at 858-395-1850.

Supervisor Bill Gates will chat with District 3 residents (New River / Desert Hills / Anthem Area) at noon., March 20 at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department 1120 W. Desert Hills Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85086.

MARCH 21

The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am, Wed, March 21 at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House at 11 for social, followed by luncheon and a program. $35 per person. Speakers include State Treasurer candidate Kimberley Yee, Secretary of State candidate Lori Klein Corbin, and AZ Corporation Commission candidate Eric Sloan. In addition, Nancy Kay Arnold, award-winning children’s author will spend some time regaling the group with stories of America’s first First Lady Martha Washington. Kay’s books include Patriotic Pups as well as Pioneer Pups and Pilgrim Pups. Reservations required: RSVP at pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com

March 22

The Tempe Republican Women’s Club Garage Sale starts at 4 pm., Thur., March 22 at the home of Darryl Jacobson Barnes, 2009 E Caroline Lane in Tempe.

The Arizona American African REPUBLICAN Committee will meet 4th Thursday March 22, 7pm, ( 6:30 greet), GOP Headquarters 3501 N24th st, Phx, All Republicans welcomed, Candidates, please contact Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen to schedule. 602-309-6016, aaarc6@ centurylink.net #aaarc FB

MARCH 24

Pima County Republicans First Vice Chairman Ana Henderson is organizing the candidate forum scheduled from 2-4 pm., Sat., March 24 in the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E ElDorado Circle in Tucson. Limited seating. Tickets $7l50 each, or $15 per couple. Available at http://www.pimagop.org Contact Henderson at 520-321-1492.

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SEEING RED AZ

· Run-Jeff-Run Trump Hater Jeff Flake Titillates His Own Ego

· Opportunist-Ex-Dem-Glassman-Now-GOP-Corp-Com-Candidate School-Walkouts-Issue-Threats; Demand-Gun-Control

· McCain’s-Staff-Protest-Trumps-Pick-For-CIA-Director

· A-Necessary-Shakeup-At-The-White-House

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Celebrating St Patrick's Good Deeds March 17th

· Enforcing the law—at the border and within

· Mexico-Forgive-US-Trade-Deficit; US-Give CA Back To MX Build a longer fence on the Mexico US Border and make a new deal with Mexico. To end the Mexican-American War a treaty was negotiated and the US paid Mexico $20M…

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Agree or Disagree - These are the FACTS (Gun Control In America)

· Hey, AZGOP, Help Us Out On HB2012

· BREAKING: Paul Ryan’s PAC Elected Democrat Conor Lamb In PA

· LD26 First District To Pass Resolution In Support Of Limiting Proxies

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

· Rates-Of-HIV, Syphilis-And-Other-STDs-On-The-Rise-In-Two-States

· College-Drops-Mascot-Over-Islamophobia-Concerns

· Dems-Attack-After-Trump-Lawyer-Calls-For-End-To-Muellers-Russia-Probe-Video

· Protesting-Democrat-Carps-On Trump Sign In Public

ALLEN WEST

· The-Forgotten-Students-Who-Opposed-The-Gun-Control-Walkout

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NEWS LINKS

· American-Pastor-Faces-Life-In-Turkish-Prison

· Almost No Progress On Securing U.S. Voting Machines In Last Two Years

· Gov Bevin Responds To Alleged Hypocrisy

· 'Pay For My Things With Socialism' - Naive Student Thinks Socialism Is The Solution

· For-Good-Or-Ill-Trump-Effect-Casts-Presidents-Shadow-Over-Pennsylvania-Election

· Breaking – Assaulted Trump Staffer Speaks Out With Truly Inspiring Message

· Two-Million-Users-Of-Food-Stamps-Quit-In-2017

· Protesting-Democrats-Craps-On Trump Sign In Public

· Socialism Is Just Like Breeding Poisonous Snakes And Releasing Them Into Culture

ARIZONA

· Luke-Days-2018-Everything-You-Need-To-Know-And-When-To-See-The-US-Navy-Blue-Angels

· St. Patrick’s Day Spending To Hit Record $5.9 Billion

· Glendale-Aviation-Commission-Tells-Phoenix-Keep-Homes-Away-Airport

· Arizona’s Universities Propose Tuition, Fee Hikes

· Poll-Finds-Democrat-Has A Shot-At CD-8

· ACC Orders Johnson Utilities To Show Why Interim Manager Not Needed

· Flagstaff Officials, Ducey Ask For Tighter Controls Of Gun Sales, Mental Health Money

· Nogales CBP Officers Apprehend Drug Smuggler From Tucson

· Tempe-Police-Arrest-Two Women In Tempe-Mosque-Incident

· Community-Supports-Tempe-Mosque-After-Arrest-Of-Two-Women-In-Anti-Muslim-Video

· Cartel Drug Courier Sentenced For Transporting Heroin Pills

· Extra-Police-Look-For-Drunk-Drivers-On-St-Patricks-Day-In-Phoenix-Area

· Fonsi Released For Arizona “Planet Ranch” Conservation Area

· Arizona-Teachers-Weigh-Carrying-Guns-Classroom

· Phoenix Attorney’s Suspension Lengthened After Continuing To Practicing Law

· Scottsdale Man Turns Himself In Finally After February Wrong-Way Crash

· Nogales Border Patrol Finds 2 Illegal Aliens In Trunk

· Meth Smuggler Caught By CBP Officers At Port Of Lukeville

WHITE HOUSE/TRUMP

· In Effort To Make Trump Look Bad, Media Lies About ICE Resignation

· Trump Roasts McCabe In Late Night Tweet, But What He Said Will Hurt Comey More!

· McCabe Gets Axed – But He’s Going Down Swinging, And He’s Naming Names

· Assaulted Trump Staffer Speaks Out With Truly Inspiring Message

· Democrat-Operative-Under-Arrest-After-Physically-Assaulting-Female-Trump-Staffer

· Peter Thiel: ‘Trump Will Win In 2020 If He Runs’
Trump Tell Latinos “You’re Really Making America Great Again”

OBAMA

· Surprise! Obama Used Same Corrupt Organization to Investigate Romney, that Hillary Used on Trump!

SHOOTINGS

· Broward-County Sheriff Releases Video Of Deputy’s Inaction During Parkland Shooting

· Utah Teen Refuses To Walk Out Of School - Her Next Move Makes News For All The Right Reasons

· Only-Real-Protester-During-Gun-Walkout-Was-Suspended

NRA

· FEC Launches Probe Into NRA At Request Of Liberal Group

SCANDALS/SEXUAL HARASSMENT

· The Oscars Are Over, But The Scandal Is Just Starting After Academy Prez Accused Of Disturbing Sexual Harassment

CONGRESS

· IDES OF NANCY: Democrats Turn on Pelosi, Ready to Vote Her Out of Leadership

· Pelosi Cries About Proposed Wall Being ‘Too High’

· Dem lawmaker offers two-day job to McCabe to save his pension

FBI/CIA/DOJ/ICE/IRS

· Mueller Crosses Red Line - Subpoena Frenzy Moves Closer To Trump!

DEMS

· Democrats Choose Power Over Serving The People

· Dem Lawmaker Wants Sign Honoring War General Removed, The Reason Why Is Classic Liberal

· Democrat-Operative-Under-Arrest-After-Physically-Assaulting-Female-Trump-Staffer

CLINTONS

· Hillary Says Trump Voters Are Racist, Poor, And Stupid

EDUCATION

· College Drops Mascot Over ‘Islamophobia’ Concerns

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