Archives for April 2010

Sovereign State Duty to Protect Its People

Whether you like her or not, Governor Jan Brewer did the right thing by signing Senate Bill 1070, an act strengthening Arizona’s ability to protect itself and its citizens from illegal immigrants.

 Contrary to President Obama’s socialist rhetoric that the act is misguided and would undermine the notions of fairness, the bill does exactly the opposite.  It is not discriminatory . . . except against illegal immigrants.

 What one has to acknowledge is any notion of fairness in this country was discarded when Mr. Obama stripped bondholders of their assets in General Motors and Chrysler and turned ownership over to the United Auto Workers, an organization that certainly did not earn or deserve ownership.

 The Arizona act prevents any city or county or other political subdivision from limiting enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws. The federal government is responsible for border security. However, when the federal government abdicates its responsibility to secure the borders, it is the responsibility of the State to protect its citizens.

 Once the illegal immigrant passes through the border, the illegal immigrant becomes a State issue as well as federal issue. The State of Arizona has a right, an obligation, a duty to protect its citizens, especially when the federal government refuses to do so.

 Mr. Obama now threatens the people of Arizona with his Justice Department by examining the “civil rights and other implications” of the new law. Mr. Obama would be better off to provide comprehensive border security. What about every citizens’ right to be free from harm caused by illegal immigrants?  Too bad Robert Krentz, Arizona rancher, cannot ask this question. He was murdered by an illegal immigrant who was tracked back into Mexico.

 If the federal government refuses to protect the border and attempts to limit the State’s ability to protect itself, in violation of federalism and State sovereignty, each and every border State will seriously have to consider the option of secession. The U.S. Constitution is silent on the subject, meaning the power to secede is reserved to the States or the people through the Tenth Amendment.

 

Arpaio supporting Bill Montgomery for County Attorney

A m e r i c a n  P o s t – G a z e t t e

Distributed by C O M M O N  S E N S E , in Arizona

Sunday, April 25, 2010

 

 

 

A letter Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent out to his supporters

 

Arpaio Juggernaut gets behind Montgomery, reminds voters to put the recycled County Attorney in the blue trash can!

We have a very grave problem that has arisen in Maricopa County that strikes at the very heart and soul of our battle to stop the flood of illegal aliens flowing into our country every day.

The County Board of Supervisors that has done everything from cutting my budgets $1.6 million dollars to stop me from investigating illegal immigration to failing to supply life-saving equipment and patrol cars to my deputies has now betrayed the Republican Party by appointing an interim County Attorney who has openly opposed me and every program that I have worked so hard to put together.

This move is a further blatant attempt to undermine and frustrate investigations into the Supervisors own suspected wrongdoing.  The Board’s appointee has gone so far as to encourage inmates during a riot, putting my deputies in harm’s way.  He has already publicly denounced my efforts to stop the terrible impact of illegal immigration in our County and has called my efforts to enforce our laws against illegal immigration “McCarthyism.”

His name is Richard Romley.

This charlatan Republican candidate must be defeated at all costs in the Maricopa County special election for county attorney!

Romley has betrayed Republican values and openly and aggressively supported Democrat candidates for higher office.  He will do it again in this election cycle.  HE IS A TRUE “RINO” (Republican In Name Only).  When the race is important, Romley always endorses the Democrats time and time again.  Even more disturbing is the fact that Romley worked for Liberal Democrat Terry Goddard as Goddard’s Lobbyist and Special Advisor up until the week before the Board of Supervisors appointed him.  As Goddard’s Special Advisor, Romley was paid $130,000 in the last two years alone.  Who do you think Romley will be working for in this year’s Governor’s race with Goddard as the Liberal Democrat nominee?  Romley’s election to this office would be one of the biggest tragedies for the future of our state.

Thank God there is a candidate for us to stand behind and support.  A great and highly qualified candidate I refer to is Bill Montgomery.  We must help this man win the office of Maricopa County Attorney at all costs or I am out of business in the fight to secure our borders.

Let me tell you that Bill Montgomery is not only a seasoned and highly experience prosecutor with hundreds and hundreds of felony cases under his belt, he is also a West Point graduate and decorated Veteran of the first Gulf War.  He is a family man who possesses the highest honor and integrity.  He is a steadfast supporter of our fight against illegal immigration.

Bill Montgomery needs your help now.  I have pledged to him my unwavering support and he is the man that must take us to the next step in our fight.  The open-borders candidate Romley will do everything that he can to quickly dismantle all the progress that we have made to fulfill his own personal agenda and that of the Board of Supervisors.  If he does, crime will go back up in Maricopa County and impact our entire community. WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN.  NOT NOW.  NOT EVER.

This will be the most urgent and necessary campaign donation that you have ever made in your life.  Bill Montgomery needs the financial support now to win this election.  Not next month, not next year.  Early voting begins in just 90 days (the primary election will be held August 24, 2010) and there is nothing more crucial than that he beat this open borders opponent.

Please send your support for Bill Montgomery today.  We need to get the word out that Montgomery is the true Republican and true conservative in this primary.

I want to thank you for your support in my efforts to lead the fight against illegal immigration in our state and nation.  This week the State of Arizona will be the home of the toughest immigration law in the country.  We cannot take any steps backward and Bill Montgomery will lead the charge in the prosecutor’s office for our efforts to fight illegal immigration in Maricopa County.

This request I am making of you is beyond urgent.  We need help for bill now.  I pledge to you that I will put all of my efforts into supporting Bill Montgomery to win the Maricopa County Attorney election.  Voting starts in just 90 days!  Please pass this message on to everyone you know.  We cannot lose this battle.  If Bill Montgomery loses, we all lose and we lose for many years to come.

Will you join me in this fight?

Your contribution today of $410 (the maximum), $300, $200, $100 or even $50 today is critical towards helping Bill Montgomery become the next Maricopa County Attorney.  I need your help now.

I have enclosed a contribution card and envelope for your use.  I cannot thank you enough for your past support and hope you will join me again this time.

Click here to contribute to Bill Montgomery online.

Sincerely,

Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County

Join Our Mailing List

Republican PC’s: throw Rick Romley’s petitions in the garbage

Rumor is that recycled county attorney Rick Romley has sent out a letter to Republican precinct committeemen asking for them to collect petition signatures for him.  Romley may not have a Republican bone in his body, but he sure has nerve.

This is a man that has consistently endorsed liberal Democrats over conservative Republicans.  He was completely worthless in fighting illegal immigration while in office.  He’s been even worse out of office, calling efforts to fight illegal immigration “McCarthyism” and blasting Senate Bill 1070, which was signed by our Republican Governor and supported by every Republican legislator except RINO Carolyn Allen.  For the past three years, Romley has been a lobbyist and special adviser for liberal AG Terry Goddard.  All this leaves no doubt where Romley’s political sympathies lie.

Romley has not been there for other Republicans when they needed support.  Now he expects the party to rally behind him?

If you do receive a petition from Romley and a letter asking for you to collect signatures for him, please put it where it belongs–in the garbage.  Romley is UNWORTHY of your support, he’s just NOT a Republican.

Whats the “Buz” all about in Arizona?

If you live in Arizona, you most likely have seen the political TV advertisements from “Buz Mills”, a multi-millionaire, who is running for Governor. He also placed ads on the jumbo-tron at the Tempe Tea Party on April 15th in an effort to show support for the Tea Party movement. Nonetheless, he has manifested out of nowhere and decided to run for public office. In todays political environment, many people like the idea of a “regular Joe” running for office. The release of Mr. Mills’ campaign report was the first time that anyone had really heard of him and the fact that he announced he was bringing $2.1 million to the table for his campaign threw many folks back wondering if he could be a real contender for Governor. What we publicly know of him is that he is a member of the National Rifle Association’s board of directors, and he is the owner of a company called Gunsite (which operates a 2,000 acre weapons training site). As with any newcomer into the political arena we should always try to do our research and see who we are really dealing with. We need the truth about every candidate to surface so that we can make the right decision come voting time. In this case, John McCain is right…character does matter.

On the surface all seems very well with “Buz”. He appears to be a conservative thinker, 2nd amendment right supporter and a very successful businessman. Digging deeper in his past is where things get fuzzy with “Buz”. In the media ads that his campaign runs on TV, “Buz” says we’re not going to get the truth from politicians, but were sure going to hear the truth from him. The truth is that according to several Florida court documents and other sources, “Buz”, aka Owen P. Mills, which is his actual name; was found in breach of contract and acted in bad faith during a multimillion dollar business deal in Sarasota, FL. Coincidentally this was right about the time he decided to relocate to a town in the middle of nowhere in Arizona. [Read more…]

Threats Absent of Any Proof is Political Theater

In the tradition of Democrat senators and Representatives who challenged the Washington, D.C., Tea Party attendees, walking through the crowds with cam recorders, trying to record epithets and racist comments without avail, Democrat Raul Grijalva claimed victimization from alleged threats and closed his Tuscon and Yuma offices. Yet there is not one scintilla of evidence that a threat was made.

 The one consistency among Democrats claiming victimization is the absence of evidence. Even the broken glass door at Gabrielle Giffords Tucson office is absent of evidence. Who destroyed the door? It could have been Giffords’ staffers at her behest. We’ll never know. There is no evidence. It is simply political theater.

 Now, Grijalva continues to work against the interests of Arizonans. First he called for a business boycott against Arizona, which harms even his own constituency. Now he has called for the federal government to limit cooperation with Arizona officials.

 In both instances, Grijalva has attempted to violate U.S. Constitutional rights of Arizonans by asking the federal government to treat Arizona and all Arizonans in a lesser manner than the federal government treats all other states. By urging a boycott, he is attempting to injure all Arizonans financially.

 By taking these actions Grijalva has violated his oath of office to protect and defend the United States, meaning all states including Arizona. Grijalva has engaged in a premeditated effort to harm all Arizonans. His hatred of Arizonans and Arizona is not political theater.

Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas Applauds Governor Brewer for Signing Senate Bill 1070

PHOENIX, ARIZONA APRIL 23, 2010.  Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas applauds Governor Jan Brewer for signing Senate Bill 1070 earlier today.
Thomas is currently campaigning for Arizona Attorney General.

While in office Thomas supported and advised the legislature about the legislation.

“This will give state and local law enforcement officials important new tools for the fight against illegal immigration.  I strongly support its passage and look forward to defending the law in court next year should I be elected Attorney General,” Thomas said.
During Thomas’ time in office, crime rates have plummeted.  The 19 percent drop is more than twice the national rate of decline, and in despite of an 11 percent increase in the county’s population during that time.  The illegal immigrant population has dropped by anywhere from 18 percent (Dept. of Homeland Security estimate) to 30 percent (Center for Immigration Studies estimate).  Like the fall in crime rates, this dramatic decline in illegal immigration is far greater than the average in the rest of the nation.
Thomas’ office successfully prosecuted the Baseline Killer and Serial Shooting suspects.  During his tenure he has pushed for harsher penalties against child predators and, more recently, launched an innovative program to restore Gila River habitat and pursue charges against environmental pollution there.  Thomas is in favor of the death penalty and has been criticized by defense lawyers for his toughplea bargain policies.  He has tackled tough public corruption cases and led innovative programs to ensure better food safety and crack down on graffiti and cruelty to animals.
Thomas is married with four children.  He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.  Prior to serving as Maricopa County Attorney, Thomas served as an assistant attorney general for Arizona, deputy counsel and criminal justice policy advisor to the Governor, special assistant to the Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, and a deputy county attorney.
To schedule an interview please contact Jason Rose.  For more information of Andrew Thomas, please go to www.ThomasforArizona.com.
Contact:
Jason Rose
Rose & Allyn Public Relations
602.791.4488
jrose@roseandallynpr.com

PAID FOR BY THOMAS FOR AG

Democratic Financial Reform Bill much ado about nothing


Often times, good intentions have dire consequences. On Monday, the Senate is expected to vote on legislation that will have an impact on our nation that could far out way the impact of the healthcare reform package. Originally seen as financial reform, this bill (Sponsored by Senator Chris Dodd) lays out the foundation for a complete reform of the nation’s financial regulatory system. The goal is clear and admirable – to minimize the chances of another financial meltdown. The consequences within the numerous provisions of the 1,400 page bill will in fact have catastrophic affects on consumers and the overall economy.

The Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2009 creates a new layer of federal bureaucracy known as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. On the surface it sounds like a great idea, however, as one digs deeper, they will see that the truth is that this will create a public option in financial reform, much like health care reform. It would result in a government managed financial system to oversee credit and banking. This legislation would limit choices and, in many cases, restrict access to credit for those that need it the most – current and future small businesses owners.

Under the proposed legislation, access to the credit that 26.7 million businesses need would be limited because of the bill’s one-size-fits-all approach to reform. The intended purpose is to protect consumers from unfair practices, but the true effect will be that it will reduce the amount of choices and credit available. The one-size-fits-all philosophy completely negates the fact that many of these small business owners rely on consumer credit to meet payroll, improve and/or expand their businesses, and innovate. Ultimately, it will lead to an increase in business closings, a reduction in job growth and a lack of the entrepreneurial opportunity our country provides.

The last thing we need is another government takeover of an industry. The Democrats will say that we need this type of protection to prevent another financial meltdown. No one argues that, or that changes need to be made, but as in most cases the devil is in the details and the dire consequences of this legislation far out way the good intentions.

It’s my name on the show

The national media is going into overdrive on SB 1070, the Safe Neighborhoods bill just signed by Gov. Brewer.

For some reason, Arizona Senator Frank Antenori ended up as the point person to defend the law on liberal cable shows. Below is video of Frank and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez discussing SB 1070 with Dylan Ratigan of MSNBC. Frank is also scheduled to be on with CNN with Wolf Blitzer tonight.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Here is the link to the MSNBC segment with Antenori and Sanchez.

Clarification on Arpaio CD5 Endorsement Release

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2010

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The Re-Elect Joe Arpaio 2012 issued the following clarification to a previous release sent out earlier today.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio would like to make clear to all candidates in the Republican nomination contest for Congressional District 5 that the prior release sent out today in no way meant to imply that any candidate was making false statements in this campaign.

Arpaio stated, “All candidates are good individuals who will make exceptional Members of Congress.”

Liberal Rick Romley blasts SB1070, Arizona’s anti-sanctuary city bill on Channel 12