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Our Beliefs, Mission, and Goal

Beliefs:

The Declaration of Independence expresses the fundamental  values of all people, and the United States Constitution formed a Republic to protect those fundamental values against unrestrained government intervention.

 

Mission:

Promote the values expressed in the Declaration of Independence and preserve our republic as established by the United States Constitution.

 

Goal:

To hold government - at all levels - accountable to the people!
 


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“Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist.” - John Adams


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Don’t Worry Be Happy

No one gets to live in the world they grew up in, it moves too fast. It wasn’t always like this.  My father grew up plowing with mules as had his father and his father and his father back and back…Continue

Tags: Hopelessness, Hope, Bang, Big, particle

Started by Dr. Robert Owens in Constitutional Discussions Sep 4.

Why Worry When You Can Pray

I am often asked, “How can you stay focused so intently upon the situations and circumstances surrounding America’s current condition of managed decline without succumbing to the mind-chilling…Continue

Tags: dystopia, utopianism, obamanation, Progressive, Obama

Started by Dr. Robert Owens in Constitutional Discussions Aug 29.

The Last Comic Standing

At one time if you had said that an African-American would be president of the United States people would have thought you were crazy.  Praise God those days are behind us.  At one time if you had…Continue

Tags: Act, Dream, Dreamers, Obama, unconstitutional

Started by Dr. Robert Owens in Constitutional Discussions Aug 10.

Check and Mate

According to Zach Taylor an outspoken former Tucson Sector Border Patrol…Continue

Tags: MS, Obama, reform, 13, illegal

Started by Dr. Robert Owens in Constitutional Discussions Aug 1.

Blog Posts

The Benghazi Coalition Victory! Select Committee Approved!

Our coalition letter from January.

It is good to re-read this letter in context with the Benghazi revelations and for a select committee.



“To the living we owe respect. To the dead we owe the truth.” –Voltaire

Dear Speaker Boehner,

We write to express our grave concern over the failure of the House of Representatives to extract the truth from the Obama administration concerning the attack on our diplomatic and intelligence facilities in Benghazi, Libya; and, the brutal… Continue

Posted by David Wallace on May 2, 2014 at 8:27pm

DOES THE HERALD MAIL LOVE TO HATE THE TEA PARTY?

I am writing in response to the Apr 2nd Letter to the Editor that was published in the Herald Mail, titled “Of course the tea party is biased against the president” by Rodney Guessford. See http://tinyurl.com/hmandteaparty . This is just one of the many op-eds, editorials, and Feedback column anti-TEA Party comments that I have had to refute since the campaign season has started to heat up. However, I have only been able to provide rebuttals mostly… Continue

Posted by Lynda Givens Evans on April 4, 2014 at 12:47pm

TIM ROWLAND SHOULD JUST STOP WRITING ABOUT POLITICS

   Hit and Run Rowland (HR2) has struck again in a column entitled "Republican male politicians, just stop talking about women", attacking the Party of which he falsely claims to belong (in the full sense of the word belong). I call him HR2 because he writes mostly negative inflammatory pieces about Conservative individuals and the Republican Party, then he hides refusing to answer comments or engage in a discussion.  He rarely writes about…

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Posted by Lynda Givens Evans on January 28, 2014 at 8:39pm

DEFENSELESS

    I have been asked to say a few words at a gun rally in Annapolis in two days. Unfortunately, I am experiencing flu symptoms and I am not sure that I will be able to make it. I've been thinking about what I want to say because, as I told the person who asked me to speak, I am not an experienced gun owner. I have only one gun that I purchased less than a year ago. As a TEA Party person, my entire argument against the recent attack on the 2nd Amendment is just that...a constitutional issue.…

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Posted by Lynda Givens Evans on January 17, 2014 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

 
 
 

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America's Newest (and Long Overdue) Heroes: Bennie Adkins and Donald Sloat

The Medal of Honor Ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Specialist 4 Donald Sloat

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, and welcome to the White House. More than four decades ago, in early 1970, an American squad in Vietnam set out on patrol. They marched down a trail, past a rice paddy. Shots rang out and splintered the bamboo above their heads. The lead soldier tripped a wire -- a booby trap. A grenade rolled toward the feet of a 20-year-old machine gunner. The pin was pulled, and that grenade would explode at any moment.

A few years earlier, on the other side of the country, deep in the jungle, a small group of Americans were crouched on top of a small hill. And it was dark, and they were exhausted; the enemy had been pursuing them for days. And now they were surrounded, and the enemy was closing in on all sides.

Two discrete moments, but today we honor two American soldiers for gallantry above and beyond the call of duty at each of those moments: Specialist Donald Sloat, who stood above that grenade, and Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins, who fought through a ferocious battle and found himself on that jungle hill. Nearly half a century after their acts of valor, a grateful nation bestows upon these men the highest military decoration --- the Medal of Honor.

Normally, this medal must be awarded within a few years of the action. But sometimes even the most extraordinary stories can get lost in the fog of war or the passage of time. Yet when new evidence comes to light, certain actions can be reconsidered for this honor, and it is entirely right and proper that we have done so. And that is why we are here today.

So before I go any further, I want to thank everyone present here today whose research and testimonies and persistence over so many years finally resulted in these two men deserving the recognition they so richly deserve. I especially want to welcome members of the Medal of Honor Society, as well as two American families whose love and pride has never wavered.

Don Sloat grew up in the heart of Oklahoma in a town called Coweta. And he grew big -- to over 6'4". He loved football, and played for a year at a junior college. Then he decided to join the Army. But when he went to enlist, he didn't pass his physical because of high blood pressure. So he tried again. And again. And again. In all, he took the physical maybe seven times until he passed -- because Don Sloat was determined to serve his country.

In Vietnam, Don became known as one of the most liked and reliable guys in his company. Twice in his first months, his patrol was ambushed; both times, Don responded with punishing fire from his machine gun, leaving himself completely vulnerable to the enemy. Both times, he was recognized for his bravery. Or as Don put it in a letter home, "I guess they think [that] I'm really gung-ho or something." (Laughter.)

And then one morning, Don and his squad set out on patrol, past that rice paddy, down that trail, when those shots rang out. When the lead soldier's foot tripped that wire and set off the booby trap, the grenade rolled right to Don's feet. And at that moment, he could have run. At that moment, he could have ducked for cover. But Don did something truly extraordinary -- he reached down and he picked that grenade up. And he turned to throw it, but there were Americans in front of him and behind him --- inside the kill zone. So Don held on to that grenade, and he pulled it close to his body. And he bent over it. And then, as one of the men said, "all of a sudden there was a boom."

The blast threw the lead soldier up against a boulder. Men were riddled with shrapnel. Four were med-evaced out, but everyone else survived. Don had absorbed the brunt of the explosion with his body. He saved the lives of those next to him. And today, we're joined by two men who were with him on that patrol: Sergeant William Hacker and Specialist Michael Mulheim.

For decades, Don's family only knew that he was killed in action. They'd heard that he had stepped on a landmine. All those years, this Gold Star family honored the memory of their son and brother, whose name is etched forever on that granite wall not far from here. Late in her life, Don's mother, Evelyn, finally learned the full story of her son's sacrifice. And she made it her mission to have Don's actions properly recognized.

Sadly, nearly three years ago, Evelyn passed away. But she always believed -- she knew -- that this day would come. She even bought a special dress to wear to this ceremony. We are honored that Don -- and his mom -- are represented here today by Don's brother and sisters and their families. On behalf of this American family, I'd ask Don's brother, Dr. Bill Sloat, to come forward for the reading of the citation and accept the gratitude of our nation.

MILITARY AIDE: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of Congress the Medal of Honor to Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat, United States Army.

Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Machinegunner with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 17, 1970.

On that morning, Specialist Four Sloat's squad was conducting a patrol, serving as a blocking element in support of tanks and..............

Poll: Americans don't believe Obama will defeat ISIS; Now what?

Sowing distrust and discord among Americans has served Barack Obama well politically during his 68 months in office. But now as the former community organizer faces ISIS and the worst foreign policy crisis of his ineffective presidential tenure, that distrust and division has circled around to bite its master.

After his nationally-televised address Wednesday and a tepid Friday fundraiser talk justifying his belated actions, a new poll reveals that a large majority of Americans says it lacks confidence he can accomplish his stated goals of beating the brutal new terror group that released a video of its beheading of a British citizen over the weekend.

Its not that Americans doubt the effectiveness of the American military.

Nor do they question the need to militarily confront the Islamic extremists that have seized large portions of Syria and Iraq, killing thousands and threatening to export their terror attacks to the U.S. and Europe. Indeed, previous polls showed a substantial majority calling for the Democrat to attack ISIS even as he blithely admitted he had no strategy.

The new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal/Annenberg Poll finds 62% of Americans support Obama taking action against ISIS.

But fully 68% of his countrymen say they have "very little" or "just some" confidence that Obama will achieve his newly-discovered strategic goals of degrading and defeating ISIS through bombing and an international coalition.

Perhaps worse, only slightly more than one-in-four (28%) have "a great deal" or "quite a bit" of confidence their president will achieve the murderous group's demise.

Part of the faith deficit stems from Obama's chronic tardiness, in person and in policy. You may recall for years now, even after the deadly Benghazi attack proved him delusional, Obama's been touting how badly al Qaeda's leadership had been "decimated" and how dead Osama bin Laden was.

We now know his daily intelligence warnings warned him of the rise of ISIS at least a year ago. Yet in January he called it a "JV" squad. Suddenly, after stalling for years the president has decided to arm moderate Syrian rebels, whoever they are, which just last month he derided as a "fantasy" army of mere doctors, farmers and pharmacists.

And at least one year late he claims to be..............

GOP: States under attack by Obama administration

House Candidate Andy Tobin gives the Republican Party's Weekly Remarks

Hello, I'm Andy Tobin. I serve as Speaker of the Arizona House, and I'm the Republican candidate for Arizona's First Congressional District.

Before I begin: we have had terrible flooding in our state this week. At least two Arizonans died. Our hearts go out to their families, and our thanks go to the first responders. Their service inspires us always.

(Scroll down for full video of these remarks.)

I'm running for Congress for a simple reason: our state is under attack from the federal government. Day after day, the powers-that-be in Washington try to bury us in more regulations and more havoc. This has to stop. Not just here, but everywhere people are working harder only to have Washington take more of their money and more of their freedom.

How do we restore the balance of power for hardworking taxpayers?



Well, one thing we can do is go after over-regulation. Here in rural Arizona, the EPA's mandates threaten to shut down the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-powered plant that is vital to our state's economy. These mandates will mean higher water and electricity prices for Arizona residents. They also threaten the viability of this plant, putting hundreds of jobs in jeopardy. Instead of perpetrating a war on coal, Washington should be protecting coal, protecting these jobs, and supporting American energy.

Second, we need to repeal ObamaCare. I run a small business involved in employee benefits, so I've seen firsthand the rate increases, and the way this law is crushing businesses and pushing people into part-time work. It's also costing our seniors money they don't have and doctors they've relied on for years. Let's start over and focus on ideas that lower costs and put the patient back in charge.

Third, we need to get ourselves out of all this debt. It's a drag on our economy and investment, and it's not something we should be passing on to our kids. Not too long ago, our state was one of many caught in the grip of recession and a budget crisis.

Working together, we turned things around. Cut government by 25 percent. Balanced the state's budget. And passed the largest tax cuts in our state's history, saving taxpayers millions of dollars. Now we're moving in the right direction, building a better future for our children and their children.

And you know how we got it done? By finding common ground, making the tough choices, and recognizing that Arizona would only recover if we all recover.

That's why the gridlock in Washington is so disappointing. You have Republicans making a good-faith effort, bringing real ideas to the table to help our economy, but Senate Democrats won't give them a vote. They didn't even pass their own bill to help us deal with the crisis at our border. They're more worried about losing their Senate majority than the concerns of the American people.

I've dedicated my life to serving others. It was instilled in me as the son of a police officer. To get America back on track, we need to put the people first, be their voice, especially for parts of the country like rural Arizona that have been forgotten by Washington. Thank you for listening. May God bless Arizona and the United States of America. ####

Click here for previous weekly remarks of both parties.

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