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Archive for August 2007

Good News for Arizona Voters

August 30, 2007

Arizona’s Proposition 200 is upheld.  This is the voter approved initiative that requires proof of citizenship when registering to vote and legal identification to vote at the polls.  There are still some legal challenges to hurdle but Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer feels confident that this is all drawing to a close. Advertisements

Breaking News…

August 27, 2007

Alberto Gonzales resigns as United States Attorney General.

The Bullies in Government

August 24, 2007

“Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.” Gilbert K. Chesterton It looks like the bullies on the Chandler City Council are moving forward to condemn businesses to make way for a new city hall in downtown Chandler as we discussed here yesterday. After […]

This Just In…

August 23, 2007

Renzi’s not seeking reelection.  Check out my friend Greg Patterson over at Espresso Pundit for a lengthier post… Update:  Here is the link to the Arizona Republic story today.

Public Use vs. Private Property

August 23, 2007

I continue to be amazed that governments — local, state, federal — continue have the, um, guts shall we say to torment the taxpayers through increased taxes, regulation, intimidation, treachery, and so on. This article in today’s East Valley Tribune has got me wide-eyed though.  It concerns the city of Chandler trying to build a […]

The Purpose of Education

August 22, 2007

Around this time last year, I listened to a radio show that was discussing the merits of education.  The show, a quasi-conservative talk program, featured a renown educator most notably for his columns on the need for improvements in education, particularly public education.  During the course of this show, they decided to take some calls […]

Oh What a Tangled Web He Weaves

August 21, 2007

Mitt Romney, GOP hopeful and former Massachusetts Governor, is trying to sneak something else by the voters concerning his record on immigration. Romney released a radio ad attacking “sanctuary cities” and illegal immigration giving the image that he will be tough on enforcing the border and on law and order.  He also mentions New York […]

Mayor Gordon and Phoenix City Council Uses Scare Tactics

August 20, 2007

In today’s Arizona Republic there is a piece on Proposition 3 which Phoenix voters will have the chance to consider on September 11th.  Proposition 3 would lift the spending limits already in place to allow Phoenix to set its own spending limits. The problem is that the current budget for Phoenix is $3.3 billion.  Phoenix […]

Harry’s Getting Challenged…

August 20, 2007

It looks like freshman Democrat Congressman Harry Mitchell aka “Comb-Over” (Congressional District 5) is getting an official Republican challenger according to The Business Journal of Phoenix. Jim Ogsbury has thrown his hat into the ring, announcing that he will be seeking office against Mitchell focusing on border security and fiscal/economic conservatism.  He is no stranger to Capitol Hill with his […]

Doing the Hard Work of Freedom

August 16, 2007

Check out our friend Red State Leader to learn about an international incident that is brewing with the Chinese government.  Show him some love and support!