I want to challenge Original North Phoenix Tea Party founder Wes Harris’ assertion in the article “Tea Party leader says all Muslims a ‘threat’ to U.S.; seeks recall of McCain” from the July 27 issue of the Arizona Capitol Times that Americans need to be concerned about the loyalty of Muslim Americans. Here is a story from my own experience.Read More »
Arizona is a dream for comedians and political writers.
Unfortunately, the Arizona Capitol Times July 23 story “Tea party leader says all Muslims a ‘threat’ to U.S.; seeks recall of McCain” on Tea Party organizer Wes Harris wanting to ban all Muslims from working for the federal government and attempting to recall Sen. John McCain crowds out news on “normal” people (like myself) trying to run for office and offering ideas on how to improve the state.
Starting next week, women across the state will face a choice between their privacy, their health care coverage and their jobs.Read More »
Undeterred from his humiliating defeat in the recall election last November, former Senate President Russell Pearce is asking the voters of Mesa’s new Legislative District 25 to redeem him politically by returning him to the Arizona Senate.Read More »
“Congress” and by definition states, “shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” These beginning clauses to the First Amendment of our Bill of Rights are rooted in the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657. This religious declaration of independence was drawn up by 30 residents of the New Netherland colony, willing to forfeit freedom, property and their very presence in the New World, to protest Dutch Gov. Peter Stuyvesant’s ban on Quaker worship.Read More »
Comparing the 1992 presidential campaign to the 2012 contest, I can’t decide if it’s interesting or sad how little the politics and issues have changed over two decades.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court drew the line in what is and is not a state’s role in immigration enforcement in both the Legal Arizona Workers Act (Employer Sanctions) and SB1070 opinions.Read More »
The June 22 edition of the Arizona Capitol Times featured an article titled “Proposal to add ‘gender expression’ as a protected class ignites State Bar battle” that discussed my proposed change in the rules that govern lawyers’ professional conduct.Read More »
If there’s one thing we have plenty of in Arizona, it is sunshine. The sunshine draws people here, powering our tourism industry and real estate industries. But more and more, the sunshine is powering something else — the opportunity for energy independence.Read More »
The Democratic Party has been foolish in its rush to question and attack U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake’s commitment to civil and human rights, all in the name of defending black South Africans. The argument offered up by the party that most black Americans hold membership in today, sadly reminds many of those same blacks of the positions the party had taken in the 1940s and 1960s.Read More »