Archives for February 8, 2010

Do you support the Constitution? Of the United States? Are you sure?

Every politician from liberal democrat to conservative republican likes to wrap themselves in the flag and the constitution.  Do they really support it?

Article One, Section Eight of the constitution states: “Congress shall have power to … declare War”.  It does not state that the President shall have power to declare war.  Nor does it state that the Congress shall have the power to delegate its power to declare war to the President.

The Tenth Amendment states: “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.”  It does not state that the federal government has powers not expressly granted to it in the Constitution.  It does not state that the Congress or President can take powers not expressly granted to it if no one objects.

The Constitution plainly and clearly states what it means.  It was written at grammar school level English at the time it was written.

While all of us accord respect and gratitude to the military, especially veterans, for their service, anyone who has served recently, especially if they have fathers or grandfathers who have served, know that today’s military is not the same military it was 20 or 40 years ago.

Today’s military is a political force.  It is a globalist force.  It has been stalinized by the executive branch through purging experienced military leaders, replacing them with political lackeys at the Pentagon.

It’s primary purpose is no longer defense of the constitution or the constitution of this nation, in other words its people, but is used as an extension of foreign and domestic policy.  Do you believe that is constitutional in the spirit and intent of what the founding fathers would consider “constitutional”?

“…what all of us need to realize is, World War II was the last constitutionally fought war in which America has been engaged. The United Nations was created at the end of WWII, and ever since then, our military forces have increasingly become the “peacekeeping” arm of that evil institution.”

“Since WWII, American forces have fought major wars in South Korea, South Vietnam (including Laos and Cambodia), Kosovo, the Persian Gulf (Kuwait), Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Pakistan–all for the benefit of the United Nations.”

“Ever since the United Nations was created, its interests have dominated the usage of US forces. In fact, our military today is quickly morphing into the tip of the spear for a burgeoning, global New World Order. To those with eyes to see, the evidence is everywhere. It’s not even being hidden anymore. Have you seen that new US Navy television commercial? It boldly proclaims, “The US Navy: A GLOBAL FORCE For Good.””

“This politically correct, UN-dominated New World Order has changed (and is changing) our US military right before our eyes. It has taken the greatest and proudest independent fighting force in the world–one created to defend the people and property of the United States–and turned it into a global military policeman for evil Machiavellians at the UN.”

The above was written by the Constitution Party’s last candidate for president.  To dismiss it out of hand due to its source would be foolhardy, if indeed what is stated is factually accurate.

Sometimes an outsider’s perspective is a fresh reminder if one has deviated of one’s intended path.

Not Your Father’s Army
by Chuck Baldwin
February 5, 2010
Click here to read the rest of the article.

Joe Arpaio Endorses Augustus Shaw

Augustus Shaw

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 8, 2010

TEMPE, AZ – District 17 House Republican Candidate Augustus Shaw announced today that he received the endorsement of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

“Augustus Shaw is the only Republican candidate that I will support for District 17 House. He has a proven track record of leadership and offers the voters in Tempe and Scottsdale a real choice this November. They can either vote for tax-and-spend liberals or they can send a true conservative to the legislature to fight for lower taxes, less spending and getting our state back on track,” said Arpaio.

Commenting on the endorsement, Augustus Shaw stated “I’m honored to have Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s endorsement. He has been a leader in our state’s fight against illegal immigration and his ‘get tough’ policies on criminals have yielded a lower crime rate across Maricopa County.”

Shaw brings a wealth of experience to the race. Augustus, an attorney by trade, is the founding attorney and managing member of Shaw & Lines, LLC, a law firm that employs 8 Arizonans. As well as being the 1st Vice Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, Augustus currently serves on the City of Tempe Transportation Commission and has served on the City of Tempe Redevelopment Review Commission. He has also served on other various Boards and Commissions, including the Maricopa County Bar Association Foundation, Maricopa County Board of Adjustment and The Leadership Centre.

“Arizona is sadly in a state of disarray. A new vision is needed in order to solve our State’s economic problems. I am running because I believe District 17 and Arizona can and should have a representative who puts the interests of working families and taxpayers first. We can and should do better,” added Shaw.

Augustus is married to Andrada Shaw, also a Tempe native and has two wonderful children, Ezekiel Augustus Shaw, age 5 and Audrey Isabella Shaw, age 2.

To find out more about Augustus, please visit

JD Hayworth formally launches US Senate campaign February 15

JD Hayworth for US Senate

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 8, 2010

PHOENIX, ARIZONA.  FEBRUARY 8, 2010. Conservative J.D. Hayworth will formally launch his Republican primary challenge to 24-year incumbent John McCain from his new campaign headquarters in north Phoenix at 10am on February 15th.

The headquarters is located at 3129 E. Cactus Rd. Suite 31, Phoenix, Arizona 85028.

A new website — — has debuted in support of the announcement.  More information about Hayworth and his challenge to the moderate McCain will be added to the site throughout the week.

Additional details about the three-day announcement tour will be released in the next several days.

Since leaving his radio talk show to pursue this conservative challenge, Hayworth has already garnered endorsements, donations and grassroots enthusiasm across the state and country.

Vulnerable to the more conservative Hayworth on taxes, social issues and illegal immigration, McCain has resorted to attacking Hayworth on spending, despite Hayworth having a better lifetime rating from Citizens Against Government Waste.

McCain also voted for the $850 billion bailout of the big banks which included $150 billion in pork, proposed a $300 billion bailout for mortgage lenders and, according to the Heritage Foundation, sponsored an amnest bill in 2007 that would have cost taxpayers $2.6 trillion over the long-term.

Konopnicki Rescues Another State Bureaucracy

By raising your automobile license fees by $9 per vehicle per year… from the Payson Round-Up:

… state Rep. Bill Konopnicki and others have introduced a bill that would add $9 to the vehicle license fees to fund state parks.  The surcharge on license fees would also give state drivers free entrance to the state park system, prevent the Legislature from diverting entrance fees and provide enough money to keep the state parks system operating.

Konopnicki’s vehicle license fee charge could provide a long-term solution to the problems of the whole system, if it makes it through the Legislature.  “The parks system is currently operating on about $21 million,” said Konopnicki, “but they really need about $30 million. This should generate better than that.”  Konopnicki said it would be foolish to shut down the state parks system for lack of operating funds, considering the economic benefits the system yields —

So were local public and private solutions entertained by the State Parks Administration?  What do you think?  Payson offered to take over operation of the local state park and were shut down when the counter offer from Parks included an up front charge of over $1,000,000.

Imagine the economic boost locally if a state park was partially privatized and partially operated locally?  Guess they’ll never find out.

Bottom Line?  The state agency wasn’t interested in finding solutions and used the “scare and squeeze” tradition preached by Representative Konopnicki as a ploy to increase fee revenues to continue spending.

Scare and Squeeze … just what the Phoenix Police Union is doing to get the 2% tax on your food, and Mr. Konopnicki is the King of Welfare for failing local governments and state agencies.