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Maricopa GOP Chair Rallies LD Censures

To all Arizona County and LD Republican Committee Chairmen –
Below is the front page article of the July 15 Arizona Capitol Times. I want to express my appreciation to those courageous and principled County and LD Republican Committees who have already conducted votes of “censure” and/or “no confidence.”
Jan Brewer, the legislators and their crony capitalist friends that support ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion have betrayed Americans, Arizona Republicans and the Republican Party Platform.  Their lack of ethics, integrity and egregious acts are motivated by only two things – greed and the lust for power – at the expense of hard working tax paying Americans.
The law was expected to cost $898 billion over the first decade when the bill was first passed, but this year the Congressional Budget Office revised that estimate to $1.85 trillion.  Money that will have to be borrowed from the Chinese or printed in the backroom of the Federal Reserve.  Latest polls indicate a majority of Americans are opposed to ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion with an overwhelming majority of Republicans in opposition.
During the past six months, we did everything we could to make a solid argument against ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion, we tried to reason with these people and even tried to make them see the light.  Unfortunately, our lobbying efforts fell on deaf ears and without success.
During one of Ronald Reagan’s difficult political battles he said,
               “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
I’m asking all the County and LD Republican Committees to make these people feel the heat by passing public censures for their actions.  They are elitists who think what they have done should be forgiven. They are mistaken.  We are not going to be able to defeat all of them, but we can defeat a majority of them in the 2014 Primary Election.
You can go to “MCRC Briefs” and get examples of public censures that have already been passed.  Just type “censure” in the search field on the left.
Warmest regards,
 A. J. LaFaro
Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee
P.S.  Please encourage all of your PCs to keep up their daily efforts in getting petition signatures for  Getting ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion on the November 2014 ballot will be historic for Arizona’s grassroots conservatives.

Rep. Montenegro Unveils County Chairmen for Exploratory Committee


PHOENIX – State Representative Steve Montenegro (LD13) today unveiled a list of supporters who have endorsed him and agreed to serve as County Chairmen for his Exploratory Committee.

“It is fantastic to have the support of these great people all over the state.  They will be a real help as they each have a great network of Republicans that can help us to spread our message and reach our entire party.” said Montenegro.

Montenegro’s initial list of county chairmen includes:

Apache County – Hon. Barry Weller

Cochise County – Hon. David Gowan, Hon. David Stevens

Coconino County – Drake Mitchell, Hon. Bob Thorpe

Gila County – Don Ascoli, Pamela Burruel

Graham County – Don Carter

Greenlee County – Hon. Robert Corbell

La Paz County – Hon. George Nault

Maricopa County – Len Munsil, Ed Robson

Mohave County – Hon. Sonny Borelli, Hon. Ron Gould, Hon. Kelli Ward

Navajo County – Hon. Sylvia Allen

Pima County – Hon. Ray Carroll

Pinal County – Hon. John Fillmore, Marty Hermanson, Stephen Kohut

Santa Cruz County – Dave Bareiss

Yavapai County – Patti Lewis, Dick & Rose Sperry

Yuma County – Hon. Russ Clark

“I know that we will build larger county organizations as we continue to expand our effort, but we are certainly off to a great start!” said Montenegro.

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Radio talkshow host Jim Sharpe shocked that nothing has been done about AZ Bar Disciplinary Judge O’Neil

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Distributed by C O M M O N  S E N S E , in Arizona
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Jim Sharpe continues to expose Judge O’Neil until something is done 

Time to go to the legislature since the Bar and Arizona Supreme Court will not take action against this crook 

Here is a loose transcript of Jim Sharpe’s radio show on Friday:

I am very very disappointed that nothing has been done since I brought this situation up regarding Arizona Bar Disciplinary Judge William O’Neil.

Judge O’Neil’s mother-in-law’s home sold via short sale to a friend of the judge’s, and then afterwards a 50% interest in the home was then given to O’Neil. If you or I went through a short sale, we’d end up in the street or living in a hotel, yet O’Neil’s mother-in-law has lived in that house all the way through the short sale and remained there, with Judge O’Neil now having half ownership.

Foreclosure attorney Christopher Perry, who at least one time held the loan on the house, ended up going to prison for running over an elderly woman while drunk.

It’s Judge O’Neil’s job as Bar disciplinary judge to take away people’s law licenses. There is no conflict of interest for O’Neil to hear the disciplinary case of Perry’s DUI fatal accident! (facetiousness) O’Neil took away Perry’s law license for ONLY 24 hours! Thanks to O’Neil, Perry practiced law for a year while in prison!

The State Bar has been given the keys to the kingdom, the right to license or not to license attorneys. That’s like basically putting the plumber’s union in charge of whether a plumber gets a contractor’s license. It’s the chickens watching the chicken coop, it’s not even the fox. There’s nobody in charge.

The Office of the Inspector of the Federal Housing Authority has actually assigned a case number to investigate this, but the Arizona Judicial Conduct Commission dismissed the complaint about the short sale. They screwed things up here. It’s law that they are required to post that complaint on their website after adjudication so the public can see it (sans names and other info that must be redacted). They dismissed the complaint against O’Neil, but never posted the complaint on their website per their own rules! They only posted the cover letter on the complaint. The original complaint with exhibits is not on their website. The Supreme Court of Arizona continues to hem and haw.

Mark Dixon who filed these complaints was told he’s not a party to the actions, so he can’t file any complaints with the Supreme Court. So O’Neil is cleared of any wrongdoing.

There’s another issue I told you about, O’Neil’s neighbor sat on the 3-person disciplinary panel with him. This wasn’t revealed by either man. That has NEVER been addressed. Why? I”m confused. It makes me wonder if everyone is scared of O’Neil because he can take away their law license. Apparently with the help of his next door neighbor – there’s not going to be any influence there! (facetiousness)

I’m wondering why this guy is still serving as the Arizona State Bar Disciplinary Judge when there are so many questions, and nobody seems to want to do anything about this.

I think this goes back to Andrew Thomas. I realize some people don’t like him, but if you’re a prosecutor and they can take away your license because they don’t like what you do, nobody will want to become prosecutors. Yet nobody will take this case on. The State Bar, that’s a whole other thing. It’s run by liberal attorneys. They don’t care about the little guy like liberals are supposed to. They’re just concerned with keeping their jobs and making sure their liberal buddies are ok. And if anyone gets in their way, too bad.

Read the full complaint filed with the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct against Judge O’Neil, that they have failed to post on their website per their own rules:

So Commission on Judicial Conduct, follow your own rules and post the complaint on oyoru site, along with an explanation of why you dismissed the complaint, finding no wrongdoing on the judge’s part. Also why O’Neil’s neighbor served on the panel and this was not revealed. OR are judges a special class that never, ever face anything in their own legal system?

We recommend concerned people contact your legislators about this situation, because clearly the State Bar and Arizona Supreme Court aren’t going to do anything on their own.

House Speaker Andy Tobin 602-926-5172
Senate Majority leader Andy Biggs 602-926-4371

Rep. John Allen has indicated he would like to help out in this area, so you may want to contact him too – 602-926-4916

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Mark Levin, Constitution Article V, and the “Liberty Amendments”

Mark LevinOn his July 10 radio show, Mark Levin previewed contents of his new book called The Liberty Amendments.  Levin points to Article V of the Constitution, which prescribes the methods by which the Constitution may be amended to reverse the federal power grab and runaway spending.

In the past, most conservatives have pushed off any notion of a Constitutional Convention or “Con-Con” because its agenda might be uncontrollable.  For example the 2nd amendment could even be repealed.  For years, Levin himself consistently said “no way” to a Con-Con.

But after his careful study of Article V and especially the record of the Founding Fathers’ debate on it (George Mason, James Madison et al), he argues we’ve all been missing something critical.

Namely –

Article V was specifically designed to cover the situation we face today — an over-reaching federal government.  The Founders knew that such a government, once entrenched, would never vote for amendments that would reduce its own hold on power.  So they deliberately included a separate amendment process in Article V that keeps Congress, the president, and the Supreme Court out of the loop.

The time for that Article V process has clearly come, says Levin.  It’s been there all along, clearly explained in the historical record, yet we’ve somehow disregarded it.

How would it work?  Consider the following simple, hypothetical amendment to the Constitution:

The debt of the United States shall not be increased except by three-fourths majority vote of both the House and Senate, nor may federal expenditures exceed 20 percent of gross domestic product except by three-fourths consent of the several state legislatures.

The merits of this particular amendment and wording aside, if 38 state legislatures were to ratify this amendment, it would be fully effective immediately as a formal amendment to the Constitution.  No permission from Congress, the president, or the Supreme Court need be sought, none is required, and there is no appeal.  The state legislatures are the ultimate authority — by designThis may come as a shock those who’ve always presumed Washington rules us all.


Read the rest of the article and hear an audio excerpt from Mark Levin’s July 10 show — Click Here.

The Alliance of Principled Conservatives Stands for Founding Principles

In 1776 the British monarchy hired the Hessian mercenaries to terrorize the colonists in the New World. Ideas like “freedom” and “representation” were considered extreme and radical.

Today in Arizona we face a Governor willing to bypass the checks and balances put in place by our Founding Fathers. A Governor who purposely uses special privileges as a weapon against elected legislators. A Governor who is willing to subvert the spirit of the constitution, call a special session and suspend the rules just to force the largest socialistic takeover in U.S. history – the Obamacare/Medicaid Expansion – upon the people she was elected to serve.

She trampled on our rights. She took away our right to fair representation.  The end result of her actions will eventually lead to the full implementation of Obamacare which will force Arizonans to buy taxed tea ..oops.. I mean Federal health insurance.

Our Government is trampling on our freedoms at the National and State level.

The United Republican Alliance of Principled Conservatives is also labeled “extreme” and “fringe.” URAPC has risen up with pens and clipboards in hand to stop Obamacare using volunteer grassroots Arizonans. So the Governor’s Team forms an opposing committee that throws around outrageous accusations that if URAPC is   “successful, there are a lot of people who are going to get harmed” and then threatening “we’re going to be as aggressive as possible to get out to the public.” 

  • They cannot win on the issues.
  • They cannot get a bill passed without suspending the rules, and threatening to remove the President and Speaker.
  • Now they are “aggressively” misleading a.k.a. lying to people to stop us from gathering signatures.

In spite of a well funded $150,000 campaign to stop the gathering of signatures the Alliance of volunteer Republican Principled Conservatives grows. 

Swelling the ranks are activists who have been discouraged by the lack of conviction, the lack of pride in the basic Republican tenets of limited government and individual responsibility, and the courage to stand and say “that is wrong get out of the tent.”

URAPC is committed to maintaining the deep individualist spirit of Arizona and restoring freedom from an obtrusive government by leading the way to Veto Governor Brewer’s Medicaid Expansion.

Join us today and fill out a petition today!

Rep Montenegro Unveils First Round of Legislative Endorsements


PHOENIX – State Representative Steve Montenegro (LD13) today unveiled the first group of State Legislators who are endorsing him for Secretary of State.

“I am humbled by the support of such a distinguished group of public servants.  Their support means a great deal to me as I continue exploring a campaign for Secretary of State” said Montenegro.

Montenegro’s legislative endorsements include:

State Senator Nancy Barto

State Senator Judy Burges

State Senator Chester Crandell

State Senator Al Melvin

State Senator Kelli Ward

State Representative John Allen

State Representative Brenda Barton

State Representative Sonny Borelli

State Representative Paul Boyer

State Representative Jeff Dial

State Representative David Gowan (Majority Leader)

State Representative Darin Mitchell

State Representative Ethan Orr

State Representative Warren Petersen

State Representative Carl Seel

State Representative Steve Smith

State Representative David Stevens

State Representative Bob Thorpe

State Representative Kelly Townsend

“I respect those who want to wait to endorse until a formal decision on the race is made and I look forward to earning their support in the future.  In the meantime we will continue to measure the support that is there throughout the state.  Today’s news is certainly a great sign!” said Montenegro.

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Adam Kwasman Forms Exploratory Committee for Arizona’s Congressional District 1

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Announces broad support; promises to focus on jobs

(Oro Valley) – Economist and State Representative Adam Kwasman announced today the formation of an exploratory committee in Congressional District 1.

“You don’t have to be an economist to know that Washington’s numbers don’t add up,” Kwasman said. “The runaway debt and deficit spending in DC, and the rising tide of taxation and regulation are putting our future prosperity in jeopardy.”

In the legislature, Adam served as a prime co-sponsor of Transaction Privilege Tax reform, the greatest tax simplification measure in Arizona history. He has also earned a reputation as a practical problem solver, ending a six-year dispute over a wastewater treatment plant between Marana and Pima County and correcting a technical error that freed up over one million dollars for the Arizona Auto Theft Authority.

Kwasman has pledged to focus his campaign on job creation. “Saving the Navajo Generating Station has to be priority number one for the representative from this district,” Kwasman said. “It means hundreds of jobs and affordable energy for ratepayers throughout Arizona.”

Kwasman also announced co-chairs from every part of the district and representing a broad cross-section of the Republican Party; House Majority Leader David Gowan, Representatives Brenda Barton, Bob Thorpe, T.J. Shope, Steve Smith, Ethan Orr, and David Stevens, Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller, Pinal County Assessor Douglas Wolf, Oro Valley Town Councilmembers Joe Hornat and Lou Waters, and Flagstaff City Councilman Jeffrey Oravits.

Kwasman has a Master’s in Economics from George Mason University and a BA in Political Economy from Tulane University. Kwasman’s volunteer activities include Junior Achievement, teaching economics to high school students, and as a Board member of Arizonans for Wildlife. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, hiking, and photography.

Corrupt AZ Bar Disciplinary judge teaching ethics to GOP lawyers!

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Distributed by C O M M O N  S E N S E , in Arizona
Monday, July 8, 2013

Arizona Republican Lawyers Association hosting ethically challenged judge who targets conservative lawyers 

Why would Republican lawyers promote a dishonest judge embroiled in numerous scandals who also goes after Republicans? 

Unbelievable. Arizona Bar disciplinary judge William O’Neil has made a career of targeting Republican lawyers, and now some Republican lawyers group is having him teach them ethics! Have their heads been buried in the sand the last couple of years? O’Neil is so crooked he has nothing posted on his calendar, looks like the Supreme Court is finally about to dump him. Mark Dixon, a former friend of O’Neil, has been exposing O’Neil’s deep levels of corruption, from the illegal short sale of his mother-in-law’s house, to allowing a DUI offender who killed a women to practice law while in prison, to stacking his disciplinary panels with his friends and neighbors, to participating in a loan transaction with Dixon’s ex-wife which involved forging Dixon’s name on the paperwork. And there’s much, much more. Dixon has been compiling a list of all the conservative and Republican lawyers this tyrant has targeted. It’s not just Andrew Thomas and his former deputies. There are plenty more, and the Pinal County Chief Criminal Deputy is next, simply in order to get him out of the way so he can’t prosecute O’Neil, as a warning to his replacement.


Please email the Arizona Republican Lawyers Ass., below, and ask them to rescind their invitation to this monster. If they don’t, RSVP and show up and ask O’Neil about his crooked behavior and targeting of conservative lawyers.



Arizona Supreme Court Presiding Disciplinary Judge William O’Neill will address the 11:30 am, July 18 Arizona Republican Lawyers Association (ARLA) luncheon at Snell & Wilmer, 400 E. Van Buren, Phx.  Ethics credit will be available. RSVP

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AZ Bar Disciplinary judge using work resources to investigate political opponents?

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Distributed by C O M M O N  S E N S E , in Arizona
Thursday, July 4, 2013

Search performed on Arizona Supreme Court computer for “American Post-Gazette” 

Is Judge William O’Neil or his staff using government resources to target American Post-Gazette for its coverage of his unethical behavior? 


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One of our readers who had posted an article from us on his website told us that they saw an IP address identified as coming from the Arizona Supreme Court ( on his blog yesterday afternoon. The Supreme Court employee was searching for American Post-Gazette, and landed on the page where he had posted our article. This is quite disconcerting to see a government employee using government resources to investigate political opponents – it is illegal. American Post-Gazette is the only media outlet that has dared to publish information about the corruption of Judge O’Neil (other than the Jim Sharpe radio show), so we suspect it’s him. You would think he would at least refrain from breaking the law in order to investigate us, but then again, he’s above the law as we’ve pointed out in the past, no one will dare to investigate him, no matter how many times complaints have been filed against him.

Here is more information on the computer that was used to perform this illegal work, not that anyone will ever follow up and investigate. It is reprehensible that someone with such poor ethics is deciding ethics cases against Arizona attorneys.

Page Views:2Entry Page Time:3 Jul 2013 Visit Length:27 secondsBrowser:Chrome 28.0OS:WinVistaResolution:1280×1024

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Bar disciplinary judge’s unethical short sale going viral, makes radio show

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Distributed by C O M M O N S E N S E , in Arizona
Monday, July 1, 2013

You can get away with anything if you're the judge over all the attorneys in the state.

You can get away with anything if you’re the judge over all the attorneys in the state.

Radio talk show host Jim Sharp fed up with officials ignoring Bar disciplinary judge’s unethical behavior
Among other unethical behavior, Judge O’Neil permitted a DUI offender who killed a woman to continue sleazy real estate legal work from prison

We broke this story a week and a half ago, and now it is getting legs, as respected Phoenix talk show host Jim Sharpe covered it last Friday on his show. The State Bar’s disciplinary judge William O’Neil has been engaging in clearly unethical behavior for years, and no one will touch him because they’re scared of him and his power. His former friend Mark Dixon is now speaking out about the corruption. Mark wrote the story for us here.

In a nutshell, O’Neil facilitated a short sale of his mother-in-law’s house while she was still living in it, through a straw man, who then transferred the home back to him. A judge in Michigan who did a similar short sale was sentenced to prison for one and a half years! The attorney who assisted O’Neil with this, Christoper Perry, killed a woman in a DUI hit and run. O’Neil provided cover for him and allowed him to continue to practice law all while in prison, where who knows how many more unethical short sales he performed.

Meanwhile, O’Neil stacked his disciplinary panel with cronies, to guarantee the outcomes the State Bar told him to make, regardless of the acts. Although the disciplinary panels are supposed to have panelists from different counties, O’Neil stacked many of his panels with his Pinal County neighbor and friend Robert Gallo. Gallo was described as being from Maricopa County to throw everyone off.

Complaints have been made to various agencies to no avail; this man is above the law, serving to punish the enemies of the State Bar and reward his friends through his power. Listen to the Jim Sharpe show here, the part about O’Neil starts about 16 minutes in. Maybe people are starting to wake up. If you look at O’Neil’s disciplinary calendar, it is empty the entire summer, after a lot of activity through May.