We've come full circle. Addicts to Liberalism have given
Barack Obama socialized medicine. It's the needle that
will be used to euthanize them as soon as the death panels
decide they have outlived their usefulness.
Stories with a lesson about foolish trades have been
around for thousands of years. Judging by the trade Obama
is offering us today, cheap affordable healthcare in exchange
for our freedoms, as a species we haven't learned much
in those thousands of years.
The total State budget is roughly 32.5 billion dollars.
That's how much they would spend if they had it. The recession
has caused collections to fall about 4 billion short.
That's about 12.3 percent if they could cut everything
equally across the board.
The current recession has provided many of us with a
significant decline in our net worth. Your house is probably
down between 20 to 50 percent. Your 401-K is probably
down 20 to 40 percent even after the recent March run
up in the stock market. You may be one of those lucky
ones who are still working but maybe you just took a 10
percent cut in pay, that is if you were lucky. Or maybe
you're out of a job entirely.
The point is, the education folks don't want to feel
your pain. They don't want to feel any pain at all. In
fact, they want you to feel their pain along with your
own. "There'll be Hell to pay if you cut a penny
from education." So that means cut the other half
of government 25 percent or raise taxes on the rest of
You'll be hearing a lot from the Education lobby in the
coming months about why you should vote to make yourself
pay more taxes "for the children". Just ask
them to answer you this: "If you can always find
ways to spend more money, why can't you step back and
see if you can't find a few ways, to spend less money,
and do it responsibly, for a little while.
Yes, we know it's not really that simple. But it could
be a lot simpler than it is if your Arizona educators
would get in the boat and pull with the rest of us.
Had it up to here with those Eastern
Intellectual Elites? They should have a degree for what
they do, like PHD only maybe it should
be EBACS (Educated Beyond All Common
Sense). It's time we got back to work here, annoying
those so-called Liberals who seem to be doing their
best to undermine the principles and the freedoms restored
to the human race by those giants who founded our great
So, this site is back. Its continuing mission; to disseminate
information useful to Conservatives interested and active
in taking back their country. Some of the information
pertinent to the ongoing functions of District 11 formerly
kept on this site will be removed, some of it to be
taken up by the new official LD-11 site when it comes
on line. Other features will be maintained and some
will be added as time and imagination permit.
July 6, 2009
You know that what's happening
at a frenetic pace will destroy your wealth, deny your
freedom, kill your spirit and limit the aspirations of
your future generations, yet you can't believe it's really
happening. That's what they're counting on. They want
to get it done before you wake up. They want to do things
that will be difficult or impossible to undo when you
do wake up as they know you will, eventually.
The last time we went this crazy we got the Great Society.
It will take generations to undo the damage perpetrated
by Lyndon Johnson but at least the work was begun by
Ronald Reagan. Now he's gone and they're at it again,
"progressing" toward the socialist utopia
that the Russians suffered under 75 years of totalitarian
You want to speak up but what they're doing is so
far off the map you can't think of the words. Fortunately
there are some who see what's happening and can write
about it from a perspective of history and experience.
There is a lot of good writing out there and we'll be
linking to it. Right now, you could do a lot worse than
peruse the writings of Thomas Sowell. You won't find
anyone more grounded in common sense, more literate
or erudite in economics and history. The truly marvelous
thing about him is that he explains this stuff so anyone
can understand it.
So start here with his June 23 essay; Republicans
in the Wilderness and then go back to his
page on TownHall.com and enjoy at least one essay
a day until you've covered them all. Do that and before
long you'll know more truth about history, economics,
politics and common sense than 99 percent of the "intelligentsia"
that populate the two ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Toward the Tipping Point
In the aftermath of the 2008 Republican electoral
bloodbath, many are discussing what direction the [Republican] party
should take to recapture its vitality and viability. …
…expressing the paradox that democratic societies are
difficult to sustain in the spirit of the oft-stated axiom --
attributed to a half-dozen people -- that a "democracy" would last
until people figured out they could vote themselves money from the
public treasury. Benjamin Franklin offered a similar admonition when a
woman asked him to describe the form of government the Framers had just
crafted: "A republic, madam, if you can keep it."
… unless we rededicate ourselves, intellectually and
emotionally, to our founding ideal of individual liberty -- as opposed
to succumbing to the insidious, intoxicating, cowardly promise of
government-provided security at all levels of our existence -- we can
kiss liberty -- and the United States of America as we have known it --
… Part of the problem is that we have enjoyed such
unparalleled freedoms and prosperity that we have been lulled into the
false notion that they will continue in perpetuity, even as we betray,
to ever-greater extremes, our founding principles. But traditionalists
understand that there is a tipping point beyond which this incessant
socialist piggybacking on our capitalistic economic system and these
ever-deepening encroachments on our scheme of government (for example,
through judicial activism) will finally bring us to our knees.
… We know that socialism never works and always
results in less prosperity, on top of its obvious freedom-stripping
… As quaint as it sounds, someone has to advocate a
return to first principles. We don't have to concede that America
cannot reverse its path toward European socialism. But we will have
conceded if we merely try to outdo liberals on their terrain by being
Our charge is to make the case for liberty and that
traditionalism is inherently compassionate. If we don't have the
courage to confront the seductive promises of socialism and
demonization by the politically correct and pseudo-compassionate, we
will surely fail in our duty to bequeath the blessings of liberty to
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
More of David Limbaug's excellent work here
A quarter century ago Ronald Reagan
said "Government is not the solution to our problem,
government is the problem." Ronald Reagan,
by the force of his clear, conservative principles,
his personality, and his eloquence dragged the Republican
Party, kicking and squealing, out of its "comfortable,
complacent minority" status and into the winner's
circle. America responded to Reagan's principles, electing
him twice by landslides.
Dick Armey writes in today's (Nov. 7, 2008) WSJ online:
Republicans lost control of Congress
in 2006 because voters no longer saw Republicans as
the party of limited government. They have since rejected
virtually every opportunity to recapture this identity.
But their failure to do so must not be misconstrued
as a rejection of principles of individual liberty by
the American people. The evidence suggests we are still
a nation of pocketbook conservatives most happy when
government has enough respect to leave us alone and
to mind its own business. The worrisome question is
whether either political party understands this.
That's been our message in District 11 for four years
now. Our State Party carries the same message and despite
being outspent by Democrats anywhere from five-to-one
up to twenty-to-one Republicans gained in both the House
and the Senate in Arizona. The as yet unanswered question
is: Is the RNC listening?
For the full Armey article...
f you listen to talk radio or Fox cable news
heard the name Saul Alinsky mentioned recently in connection with
No, I'm not talking about European concepts of personal hygiene,
I talking about another of Barack Obama's personal heroes. Unfortunately
the smell is just as bad.
Melanie Phillips, a writer in the UK explains just what "community
organizer" really means from her vantage point in a society
that has been preceding ours down the road to socialism for decades.
To read the whole story at your leisure, click here.
We are fiscal, social, cultural and constitutional
conservatives. We have been called divisive and been
accused of destroying the Republican Party in Arizona for stubbornly
standing by our principles. Our accusers, many of them former
leading figures in the Republican Party here in Arizona and like-minded
business leaders seem to think that a successful Republican Party
would look and act a lot more like the Democrat Party.
It is by virtue of Conservatives here in Arizona and across the
country who cling stubbornly to their principles (along with their
guns and bibles), that the McCain campaign saw the wisdom of choosing
Sarah Palin as running mate. From what we know about Team McCain,
had Conservatives chosen to "go along to get along" as has been
strongly recommended by our local and national opposition in our
own party, Team McCain would have made a far less propitious choice.
John McCain is proud of his reputation as a "maverick"
and his independence from "establishment" and party.
But, with his choice of Sarah Palin, he has acknowledged that
conservative principles are important and that party is indeed
intrinsic to his success. As President he will no doubt disappoint
conservatives from time to time, as has every other Republican
President, but we look forward to working to put the McCain /
Palin team in the White House and conservative Republicans into
office everywhere in Arizona.
The 2008 Republican Party Platform
is available here
Clinton/Reno Legacy: America Delivers Freedom
Remember this picture?
Let Andy Garcia show you
what Elian was sent back to.
Don’t Let This Movie Get Lost by
Kathryn Jean Lopez,National Review Online Andy Garcia’s
most recent movie is oceans apart from what you might have seen
him in lately—say, the big-budget box-office success Ocean’s
Eleven (or Twelve)—but it’s a movie that should not
Movie reviewers—a club of which I most definitely am not
a member—have taken issue with The Lost City: It is, they
point out, too long. But viva The Lost City anyway—it more
than makes up for its flaws in its myth-busting cultural contributions.
Here in the U.S., where Che Guevara T-shirts are a staple at most
soccer-mom shopping malls and on college campuses, it´s
a countercultural revolution of a movie. If Bill Clinton and Janet
Reno were still in charge—thugs at the ready to send a boy
back down to be Fidel´s poster boy after his mother died
getting him here, to freedom—I´d be advocating showing
the movie on the Ellipse, marathon-style.
Full text of the review here.
Movie opens 6/23/2006 Scottsdale, AZ: Camelview 5 Theatre; Tucson,
AZ: Century El Con 20 Theatre
Free Trade Area of
the Americas (FTAA)
The Library of Congress Congressional Research
Service CRS Report for Congress on the
Major Policy Issues and Status of Negotiations of the FTAA is
available here in Adobe
PDF format. It is current as of Feb 16, 2005, is six pages
long and provides a lot of information on the subject.
Arizona College Republicans are
For more information about the
Arizona College Republicans please visit
az.collegerepblicans.org and find the chapter nearest you.
For questions about activities or how to start your own chapter,
contact State Chairman Pete Seat at 520-990-4067 or
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