Archives for July 2010

The Real Reasons Behind Washington’s Attack on Arizona’s 1070

The border remains a military zone. We remain a hunted people. Now you think you have a destiny to fulfill in the land that historically has been ours for forty thousand years. And we’re a new Mestizo nation. And they want us to discuss civil rights. Civil rights. What law made by white men to oppress all of us of color, female and male. This is our homeland. We cannot – we will not- and we must not be made illegal in our own homeland. We are not immigrants that came from another country to another country. We are migrants, free to travel the length and breadth of the Americas because we belong here. We are millions. We just have to survive. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It’s a matter of time. The explosion is in our population. 

Professor Angel Gutierrez, University of Texas at Arlington, founder of La Raza Unida Party; 1995

Here are a couple of little known quotes on immigration from another point of view.

“In recent years a new International System has been developing, oriented toward the establishment of norms and principles of universal jurisdiction, above national sovereignty, in the areas of what is called the New Agenda…we have to confront ….. what I dare to call the Anglo-Saxon prejudice against the establishment of supra-national organizations.”   — Mexican President Vicente Fox Club XXI, Hotel Eurobuilding, Madrid, Spain 5/16/02

“I have proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders and that Mexican migrants are an important – a very important – part of this.” — Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, Chicago on July 23, 1997

“The effort to unite the economies of the Americas into a single free-trade area began at the Summit of the Americas which was held in December 1994 in Miami. The heads of state and government of the 34 democracies in the region agreed to construct the Free Trade Areas of the Americas (FTAA) in which barriers to trade and investment will be progressively eliminated. They agreed to complete negotiations towards this agreement by the year 2005 and to achieve substantial progress toward building the FTAA by 2000.” So begins the history of what President George W. Bush called “The Century of the Americas” (Summit of the Americas, 1994).

Lets now consider some of the following goals and objectives of the FTAA as taken from their website:

Share best practices and technologies with respect to increasing citizen participation in the electoral process, including voter education, the modernization and simplification of voter registration…” [remember motor-voter and the ubiquitous early vote by mail]

Support initiatives designed to strengthen linkages among migrant communities abroad and their places of origin and promote cooperative mechanisms that simplify and speed up the transfer of migrant remittances to their country of origin.  [do you get the idea that because Mexico is bankrupt and ungovernable, remittances from the U.S. are about all that’s keeping that country stable?]

Support programs of cooperation in immigration procedures for cross-border labor markets and the migration of workers, both in countries of origin and destination, as a means to enhance economic growth in full cognizance of the role that cooperation in education and training can play in mitigating any adverse consequences of the movement of human capital from smaller and less developed states into … [I think you get the idea where that one goes]

Strive to ensure that migrants have access to basic social services, consistent with each country’s internal legal framework… [now you know why AHCCCS is subsidized by the Federal government to some extent]

In Mexico’s official “National Plan of Development 2001-2006” specific strategies for expanding the nation’s political reach far beyond the U.S. / Mexico border are outlined.  Through out the lengthy document, globalization is frequently referenced, however again, the devil’s in the details.  To achieve their national plan, the government of Mexico reliles on those of its peoples migrating into the United States who, in 2002 sent back to Mexico over $14 billion dollars of hard U.S. currency.  These remittances as of 2006/07 were Mexico’s #1 source of foreign capital, replacing tourism and oil.  This of course isn’t counting drug money pouring into that country.
In 2001 the Mexican National Congress established dual citizenship for all Mexican national living abroad, legal or otherwise.   In the words of Mexican Congressman Manuel de la Cruz, an American citizen elected to the Mexican National Congress in 2002 and residing in California, “There are 23 million Mexicans in the U.S. that need a voice in Mexico.” (Washington Times, Ken Bensinger)

In a 2000 FoxNews interview, Mexican President Vicente Fox made Mexico’s intentions crystal clear:

“I’m talking about a community of North America, an integrated agreement of Canada, the United States, and Mexico in the long term, 20, 30, 40 years from now. And this means that some of the steps we can take are, for instance, to agree that in five years we will make this convergence on economic variables. That may mean in 10 years we can open up that border when we have reduced the gap in salaries and income.”

Now does it all make more sense?  Now do you have an idea why the Obama Administration is suing the State of Arizona?  Now do you know why our Southern Border is open and our Federal government has no intention of doing anything unless they achieve an Amnesty Program?

And why John McCain is needed back in the U.S. Senate?  Is it beginning to make some sense?  Its not about race and its not about human rights – its about globalism and the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

Jim Ward expected to apologize for lying to the voters of CD5 about Fox News

The kind of politician you can’t trust

Yesterday morning Jim Ward, the candidate for Congress who moved here from San Francisco last year to run for office, took the Fox News logo off his website, essentially admitting that he lied to the voters in person, in mail pieces – telling them that he had been profiled as an up-and-comer.

As Jim Ward’s campaign deflates amid lies, runaway spending, and ideological gaffs, he has shown that he is ill prepared to run for Congress if the dethroned marketing executive can’t even market his own platform for Congress.

Which, by the way, what does Jim Ward stand for outside of not being David Schweikert?  Not real border security.  Not free trade.  Not protecting taxpayers or demonstrating a fiscal conservative record.  He’s a cocktail show-hound who thought he could buy a Congressional seat by shaking hands, buying young people rounds of drinks — fooling the voters through false advertising.

Jim: We’re not buying it.  Your product is dishonest.  And we can’t trust you.



The Voters of CD5

Jim Ward’s website BEFORE and AFTER he took the Fox News logo off

Chamber Trying to Pass Off Open Borders Crowd as Border Hawks

A Chamber of Commerce mailer for Rep. Adam Driggs has recently hit mailboxes in LD 11. The mailer tries to paint Driggs as some kind of immigration hawk. Anyone who pays attention to Arizona politics knows full well that Driggs is part of the “Sanctuary Six” (Driggs, Crandall, Mason, Barto, Quelland, Konopnicki) that walked out on a vote on HB 2280, an anti-sanctuary cities bill and the precursor to SB 1070, rather than vote on the bill. Earlier in the session, Driggs had held up anti-sanctuary legislation for the entire session by using his power as Committee Chairman to not give it a hearing. Then, when Sen. Russell Pearce got the bill around Driggs to the House floor, Driggs walked out as one of the Sanctuary Six.

A look at Driggs’ contributors shows a host of open borders McCainiacs. Most notably among these are Deb Gullet, former notoriously liberal legislator and former McCain Chief of Staff. She was the Gallagher & Kennedy lobbyist that sent an e-mail around touting Greater Phoenix Leadership’s (GPL’s) “Twelve in `10” fundraiser for liberal Republicans to help Democrats raise money and get elected. Reps. Driggs’ and Konopnicki’s names again pop up on the list of pro-corporate handout legislators favored by GPL. Sean Noble is yet another McCainiac and open-borders guy. He too has given to Driggs. Marcus Dell’Artino who works for First Strategic, the same firm employing Wes Gullet, a former McCain staffer and Deb Gullet’s husband, has also contributed to Driggs. Many First Strategic employees have been donating to ultra-liberal 20+ year incumbent Democrat Congressman Ed Pastor. Pastor is about as open-borders as anyone can get. Koponicki has contributed to Driggs. Wonder why? Couldn’t be because he wants like-minded liberals in office to help him push his pro-open borders agenda through the legislature. Shiree Verdone, another McCain staffer also contributed to Driggs. Would the McCainiacs be supporting Driggs if he wasn’t one of them? Almost to a man, the Sanctuary Six endorsed McCain, Quelland being the only name absent from the list. Almost to a man, the Chamber endorsed the Sanctuary Six, again, Quelland being the exception. The ties between McCainiacs, the open-borders crowd and the pro-“business” handouts crowd are unmistakable.

The first lesson should be that anyone receiving a mailer from the Chamber needs to be very skeptical. The voters need to dig deeper to learn the truth. The second lesson is that the Chamber knows very well that its open-borders position is not what the voters want. The Chamber routinely opposes efforts to crack down on illegal immigration and it wants to elect open-borders legislators like Adam Driggs to prevent Russell Pearce from becoming Senate President. That it tries to get them elected by posing them as “tough-on-crime, secure border leaders” is both hypocritical and dishonest.

Roundtable Politics interview with Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Archived Roundtable Politics interview with Joe Arpaio hosted by Rachel Alexander, James Allen, Nancy Huzar, and myself. The Sheriff should do more interviews like this, his humorous side really shines through and he even talks about his love of animals. The Sheriff, however, doesn’t want to be classified as a softie at heart because he wants crime rates to stay low! Laughs were had by all when he asks what “social media” is and he talks about not having a computer, but a Smith-Corona typewriter instead. Gee, I wonder who runs his Facebook page and his Twitter account if he doesn’t know what social media is? Sound quality is not the best because of a last minute change in equipment and the wrong computer settings. Still a great interview.

Special thanks to the Sheriff for doing the show in the first place! We understand that he normally only does national media and he made a special exception in our case. I hope to have the Sheriff on Grassroots Interviews after the general election.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio interview

AZ Latino Republicans holding press conference today at 2pm on SB1070

The Arizona Latino Republican Association, which has joined the SB1070 suit on the side of Arizona, will be holding a press conference today at 2pm to comment on Judge Bolton’s ruling against Arizona. Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (P.L.E.A.) Headquarters 1102 West Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

Below is a statement from their attorney, Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch.



Outrageous Decision of Judge Bolten Gutting the Law Not Surprising Given Her

Appointment by a Democratic Administration

The People Come Second to the Judge’s Career Prospects

(Phoenix, Arizona, July 29, 2010). Today, federal judge Susan R. Bolten issued a preliminary injunction in effect gutting Arizona’s new law designed to stop or at least curtain the massive flow of illegal immigrants into the state, and its attendant costs and risks to the citizens.

Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch issued this statement:

“After many years of legal practice, I had no difficulty predicting the result. Judge Bolten, who was appointed to the court during the Clinton administration, knows that if she is ever to be nominated to a higher post – perhaps at the Ninth Circuit – that she better not rule against her benefactor, the Democratic establishment now lead by President Barack Obama.

Regrettably in her zeal to cover her own political flanks, the people of Arizona and the nation have been treated as unimportant. This is just another example of the judiciary feathering its own nest, at the expense of the people.

Judge Bolten’s decision ruling unconstitutional the questioning under AZ SB 1070 of persons who are stopped for ‘probable cause’ – to determine if they are in Arizona legally – is not only outrageous,  it also conflicts with established law that police officers can probe into such matters once “probable cause exists.” Now, it is even unclear, given the judge’s politically motivated ruling, that they can even follow the law that existed before AZ SB 1070. Judge Bolten in her zeal to bow down to and further the pre-election strategy of President Obama and the Democrat establishment, has subverted legitimate law enforcement and endangered the citizens of Arizona.

Freedom Watch, which represents the Arizona Latino Republican Association and its CEO, Jesse Fernandez, both of whom support AZ SB 1070, will take this matter to the U.S. Supreme Court for redress. My clients intervened in this case to tell the American people that Latinos also respect the law and are proud to be part of this country, and want to play a major role in solving the illegal immigration problem. The rich Latin culture has added greatly to our nation and its values.

This country is on the verge of revolution, as we were in 1776, because the sovereign and its court system refuse to address the people’s grievances. I hope to avert this by using peaceful means to ‘overthrow’ the establishment, which is destroying our nation.”

For more information contact 310-595-0800.

An Open Letter from Senator Russell Pearce to Arizona Conservatives

Dear Friend,

Arizona’s schools need improvement.  We’ve increased per student spending by nearly 30% in recent years.  The result?  According to The Arizona Republic, “The Class of 2009 posted average SAT scores that are among the lowest in at least a decade.” (8/26/2009) Other measures show academic achievement in Arizona schools either flat or on the decline.

Clearly, taxpayers are not getting the value they deserve for their hard earned tax dollars, and many students aren’t getting the education they’ll need to succeed in the workplaces of tomorrow.

I believe State Senator John Huppenthal is the leader we need to bring about improvement in Arizona’s schools, and I’m urging Arizona conservatives to support his candidacy for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

I know John well.  We’ve served side by side in the Arizona legislature for many years, fighting on behalf of taxpayers and the law-abiding citizens of this state.

Improving Arizona schools is John’s life’s work.  He is a respected expert on the topic, having served 17 consecutive years on the State House and State Senate education committees.  Some of John’s legislative accomplishments to improve the quality of education include:

  • Lifting the caps on charter school enrollment, dramatically increasing school choice
  • Passage of Arizona’s Tuition Tax Credit Law, enabling thousands of students attend the school of their choice
  • Supporting English language immersion for students who can’t speak English
  • Passing legislation to stop non-resident illegal aliens from attending Arizona schools, a major problem at schools along the Mexico border and a drain on taxpayer funds
  • Providing the very best computer technology for our students in our schools for the deaf and blind
  • Establishing a model summer school for children with autism; bringing the best research to Arizona for educating these special children
  • Developing best practices in the discipline of special needs students
  • Improving assessment data and the measurement of academic gains of students and districts
  • Increasing vocational education opportunities for students
  • Developing and passing the “best home school laws in the nation,” according to Tom Lewis, President of Arizona Families for Home Education

I believe that with John Huppenthal’s leadership as Arizona’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction, Arizona schools will be well positioned for steady improvements in academic achievement.

John is strongly opposed to bi-lingual education and supports English immersion for students who can’t speak English.  He is committed to ending “social promotion” and will demand accountability and higher standards.

In addition to his conservative track record on education issues, John has proven himself to be a leader Arizonans can trust on other issues as well.

John has worked hard to stop illegal immigration, protect life and marriage, secure our Second Amendment rights and fight wasteful spending.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Len Munsil, Congressman Trent Franks and other conservative leaders across Arizona have endorsed John and are helping the campaign.

Now, John needs conservatives like YOU to help spread the word.

Please take the time to tell your friends and neighbors about John Huppenthal’s campaign for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

I’ve been in some tough campaigns myself, facing off against some of the same liberal groups that are sure to come after John.  I know from experience that word of mouth advertising is more powerful than television or piece of mail.

As conservatives, we fight to  preserve Faith, Family, Freedom and Country.  I’m grateful you’ve taken the time to read this letter.  Thank you, and may God bless you and may God continue to bless this great Republic.


Russell Pearce
State Senator

Trailer: AGENDA – Grinding America Down



Republican Attorney General candidate Tom Horne says today’s S.B. 1070 ruling by judge Susan Bolton is a blow to Arizona’s effort to control the border with Mexico.

“I am committed to S.B. 1070 and I find this ruling disappointing,” Horne said.  “S.B. 1070 essentially mirrors federal immigration law, which is in not being vigilantly enforced by the U.S. government.  I have personally seen the multiple failures of federal immigration policy on my visits to the border, and there appears to be little stomach on the part of the Obama administration to actually deal with this crisis in a meaningful way.  That is why S.B. 1070 is so valuable in adding local law enforcement as a force multiplier for the border agents and why this decision should be appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.” 

Horne’s statement came as he released video of his recent trip to the U.S. – Mexico border where he saw first-hand the challenges faced by border-area residents who are on the front line of the illegal immigration crisis.

“I visited with ranchers and cattle growers who told me the current federal border policy is failing,” Horne said.  “I drove more than 20 miles of the fence between Naco and the San Pedro River.  I was accompanied by a local rancher and was not given an official tour to ensure I could see things without being given a show by the federal government.   As I drove along the border fence, it was more than 20 minutes until I saw a Border Patrol vehicle – an unacceptably long amount of time.  My vehicle was shadowed for a period of time by a truck on the Mexican side , which I was told belonged to scouts for the Mexican drug cartels. These cartels know when U.S. agents have a shift change, they probe the weak points along the border, and they know how many U.S. agents are stationed at any given time.  They are well-funded and sophisticated.  Arizona law enforcement needs every tool available to battles these cartels and to apprehend all illegal crossers.  We need at least 3,000 more agents at the border, not just the 1,200 the Obama administration is sending.  We need forward operating bases every 12 miles, we need double fencing along the entire border, not just a select few areas, and we need to give local law enforcement more tools to apprehend illegal crossers.  I support S.B. 1070, and I endorse the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association Restore Our Border Security plan, which would create a much safer climate for U.S. citizens who live at or near the border.”

Tom in the News

 Arizona immigration law: Reaction to ruling

 Officials, groups react to SB1070 ruling  

 Political Insider: Horne doesn’t dodge ‘hate’ question 

 Arizona’s own Gila Courier Primary endorsements 

Tom Horne
Republican for Attorney General
527 West McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85003

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Sheriff Richie Mack has sold out to a RINO

It was with deep disappointment that I read the following letter forwarded to me from my colleagues in the  RTKBA community . 

I hope our readers will share this with United We Stand for Americans; the good patriots in the 912 Project; and the Campaign for Liberty.  Share via FB with those who have scraped their dimes and nickels together to pay Sheriff Mack’s speaking fee.   You’ve been sold out.

Konopnicki simply want a “prop” or “trophy wife” to showcase to voters that he really is a “Constitutional Conservative” and is spending mega-bucks to prove it.  But his actions speak louder than words so he needed “street cred” … and bought some.  What follows is how someone betrays his cause, his friends, and those who have trusted him.

Sheriff Mack … there is no explanation for this betrayal to a politician who only wishes to use you to get what he wants.

From: Richard Mack
Subject: my appologies, but
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dear friends:
I have some news for you that is weighing heavy on me, but I must go with my heart and
what I feel is best. I have decided to support Bill Konopnicki for State Senate. Please allow
me to explain my decision.  I have known Bill for a very long time, perhaps 35 maybe 40 years.
He has been a good friend and a good friend of my parents.
I know Bill to be a good husband and father. Because of this relationship I’ve been struggling
with my decision as to who to support in this race. I know Sylvia is a good person, also.
Then yesterday Bill asked to meet with me in his office. He was most eager to hear more about my victory at the U S Supreme Court and how the ruling might benefit Arizona in its present litigation with the federal gov’t. He was very impressed and told me that he would make certain that the Governor and her counsel would receive this vital information. There is no question that my case, based on state sovereignty, will help us all in these trying times of federal intervention and control. Bill took it upon himself to get my info. to the Governor. He showed leadership and dedication; he took the initiative to
help and to make a difference.  Needless to say, I was moved and impressed.

On the other hand, Sylvia has not called me or asked me to help in the least.  She and I were asked to speak at an event in Globe together and she declined the invitation. Now, I think I have seen a difference and it has moved me to support Bill Konopnicki.

I am asking for your understanding and assure you that this decision has been a matter of prayer and deep contemplation. My wife and I discussed it in great detail, also.  I will always fight for freedom and try with all my might to restore the Constitution as the law of this great land.  I will never shrink from this quest.


Sheriff Richard Mack  (Ret)

Andrew Thomas’ Statement on 1070 Court Ruling

Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas On Today’s Illegal Immigration Ruling

PHOENIX, ARIZONA. July 28, 2010.  Former Maricopa County Attorney and current Attorney General candidate Andrew Thomas issued the following statement in regard to today’s court decision on Arizona’s SB 1070 legislation.
“Judge Bolton’s decision to largely eliminate a key tool in our fight against illegal immigration was wrong and must be vigorously appealed.  As Attorney General I will fight for SB 1070 all the way to our top courts, just as I have done with other measures to reduce crime and illegal immigration.”
Thomas has been endorsed by notable Arizona law enforcement leaders including Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Yavapai County Sheriff Steve Waugh, Mohave County Attorney Matthew Smith, Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu,Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, Arizona Police Association and former Arizona Attorney General and NRA President Bob Corbin.  Former Arizona State Senator Jonathan Paton and Arizona Right to Life endorsed Thomas as well.
During Thomas’ time in office, crime rates plummeted.  The 19 percent drop is more than twice the national rate of decline, 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 has a track record of successfully defending illegal immigration crackdowns in our courts, including his successful efforts to prosecute illegal immigrants for conspiring to violate the state’s human-smuggling law and to defend Prop 200’s voter ID requirements and the employer-sanctions law, which he defended along with the Attorney General’s Office.
If elected Attorney General Thomas has pledged to expand that office’s prosecutions of illegal immigrants under the state’s human smuggling laws. The office is not currently pursuing such prosecutions.
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.
For more information about Andrew Thomas, please go to