Tuesday, August 31, 2010

You're Invited To A Cool Scottsdale Political Event; RSVP Today

You’re Invited!
  Major All-Candidates Event Scheduled For September 30th
Hundreds Expected For Scottsdale Leadership-Organized Opportunity To Sip, Socialize & Survey Candidates On Both Sides Of The Aisle
 SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA.  AUGUST 30, 2010.  Scottsdale Leadership, a non-profit community leadership organization, is providing an opportunity for its 800+ alumni and community members to meet and talk one-on-one with candidates for office and elected officials at the city, county, state and federal levels. 
    ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA MAY ATTEND FREE OF CHARGE.  The cost for interested members of the public are $40 per person.  Scottsdale Leadership alumni will be charged $30.  Costs include appetizers, drinks and valet parking.
    The event is being sponsored by Rose & Allyn Public Relations and The Rose Law Group.  It will take place on September 30th from 5:30p-7:30p at the home of Jason and Jordan Rose in Paradise Valley (5630 East Nauni Valley Drive). 
    Please RSVP by emailing info@scottsdaleleadership.org or calling 480.627.6710.  Scottsdale Leadership requests that tickets be purchased and RSVPs made by September 20th. 
Contact:    Jason Rose
Rose & Allyn Public Relations
 Office:  480.423.1414
 Mobile:  602.791.4488

Thanks Arizona voters for choosing McCain - and his illegal electioneering on the taxpayers' dime continues

Every day during the campaign I saw McCain Senate staffers visiting my website, only reading the articles about the McCain-JD Hayworth race. McCain has now won the primary over JD, enabling his staffers to continue their illegal opposition research on the taxpayers' dime. Thanks Arizona voters, you have voted to continue this kind of corruption. And hello again to the McCain government staffers who brazenly flaunt the law, knowing your boss is powerful and enables you to continue. If this is the kind of behavior we can see, makes you wonder what kinds of unethical things they are doing that we haven't discovered? Doesn't matter, Arizona voters would still vote for him. Your tax dollars at work, ensuring that corrupt incumbents get reelected by doing their campaign work on the taxpayers' dime.

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Video: Roundtable Politics analyzes the results of Arizona's primary election

Goldwater Institute: Crackdowns on pool parties and mural painting show governments have plenty of money to spare

by Nick Dranias

Many local governments in Arizona want us to believe they have gone to extreme lengths to tighten their budget belts. But when you hear that Tucson is using its sign laws to squelch artistic murals on the historic Rialto Theater because the murals aren’t purely for artistic purposes—they also promote shows at the theater—your realize budgets can’t be that bare. Then there are the pool cops of Maricopa County, who are aiming to shut down weekend pool parties used by Phoenix-area resorts to boost their business during this recession. Any government that can waste resources on such measures has too many idle hands on the payroll. The fact that local governments can’t recognize this shows that streamlining budgets requires more than a commitment to saving money. It requires a guiding philosophy of limited government.
In many cases, cities and counties cannot focus limited resources on core functions because they cannot identify what functions are core. Laws against genuine public nuisances have no higher standing than crack downs on wall murals and bans on resort pool parties where guests might eat or drink too close to the water. Resources are stretched because government officials are using them to perform needless and often abusive tasks.
Fortunately, local governments can look right at the Arizona Constitution for guidance on identifying core functions: “All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.”

Officials who accept this basic principle of limited government are unlikely to prosecute  businesses for such offenses as painting wall murals on their own property that also advertise their business and planning some outdoor fun to attract more customers. No function of government is a core function if it has nothing to do with protecting and maintaining individual rights.
Nick Dranias holds the Clarence J. and Katherine P. Duncan Chair for Constitutional Government and is Director of the Joseph and Dorothy Donnelly Moller Center for Constitutional Government at the Goldwater Institute.

Learn More:
Arizona Constitution: Declaration of Rights

Monday, August 30, 2010

John McCain continues to smear JD Hayworth - even after winning

Now that McCain has won the Republican Senate primary in Arizona, he should be focusing on the upcoming general election and his Democrat opponent. Instead, his campaign is continuing to smear Hayworth to his friends in the liberal media, who eagerly print every word. 

Schweikert for Congressman: Congressman Mitchell’s union walkers are out knocking on doors in droves

Scottsdale and Tempe have become a battleground and Congressman Mitchell’s union walkers are out knocking on doors in droves.
But we are fighting back and they are already running scared...
You and I will not allow the liberals to escape from their big government, big spending, job crushing record.
We are unified.
Our fight to win in November depends on your vital support right now!
Defeating Nancy Pelosi’s far left agenda and retiring Congressman Mitchell requires your action to bring our common sense message home.
Governments don’t create wealth.
They cannot tax an economy into prosperity.
Pelosi, Obama and Mitchell are wrong to think that they can multiply wealth by dividing it.
Help me fight for more jobs and less government!
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Standing for principles has never been more urgent for our country’s future. Join more than 4,500 of your neighbors in their stand against this liberal onslaught and we’ll deliver a yard sign within 48 hours.
Together, you and I can take back our government.
We can return power to the People, where it belongs!
Please join us at one of our upcoming events

Thursday, September 16th - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
David Schweikert - Advocate for the TaxpayerDarin Mitchell
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Friday, September 17th - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Bruce & Sharon Lund
cordially invite you to their home for a
Wine & Cheese Reception
in support of David Schweikert for Congress

10734 N Skyline Dr, Fountain Hills
(Gate code 1951)

Please consider a minimum donation of $35

Saturday, August 28, 2010

David Schweikert for Congress: One Dollar

Every single dollar matters in this fight to take back our country from the Pelosi Congress.
This is why yesterday’s goal to raise $12,000 was reached within minutes.
Our campaign to restore jobs and economic freedom will prevail this November! But we need the resources to fight and win.
Request a yard sign….
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Make a contribution to help the fight for freedom…
We have no choice but to stand up and fight.
And we will win with your support.
The American people understand - - even Congressman Mitchell’s own base understands. That is why he was booed from the stage late last week at his own fundraiser for refusing to answer questions.
No Congressman should hide from the voters.
Help me fight this fight. Our future is at stake.
Arizona deserves a warrior that will fight for the promise of freedom.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

How did John McCain beat JD Hayworth? $18 million from his PRESIDENTIAL campaign

One of the most disliked, liberal Republicans in the Senate used money from conservatives who can't stand him to win reelection against the far more conservative candidate.

Tucson Citizen sets up AZ blog aggregator

Glad to see they've set up one covering Arizona's political blogs since BlogNetNews.com is no more. Look for LighthouseBlog's CactusAlliance.com to change formats soon and go back to being an aggregator of conservative AZ blogs.

Colbert Report on the two-facedness of McCain winning the election

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

David Schweikert for Congress: Today

The liberals have hit the streets…
But you and I are not going to let them take 1 single inch!
They are running scared because they know how hard we will fight for freedom.
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Republicans are going to take back the U.S. House of Representatives because we need more jobs, not more government!
That starts right here in Arizona’s 5th Congressional District.
Clicking to donate is perhaps the most important thing you can do today.
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Join with me and send Congressman Harry Mitchell and Nancy Pelosi the message that we will fight and we will win.
You and I can stop this liberal Congress in their tracks!
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Goldwater Institute Weekly Update

Is the Federal Health Care Bill Thwarting Job Creation?
As employers wait to see how much the federal health care bill will cost them, many are putting off hiring new employees and expanding their businesses.
Read more here. 
The Goldwater Institute has taken off the kid gloves and is ready for a fight as it goes up against the federal health care bill. We filed a lawsuit in federal court arguing, among other things, that the bill stomps on First Amendment rights, violates the separation of powers, and perverts the commerce clause. Read more here. Do you want to help us stop the federal health care bill? Click here.
Why Goldwater's Lawsuit Against "Matching Funds" is so Important
Last week the Goldwater Institute formally appealed the U.S. Supreme Court to hear our case against the matching funds portion of the Clean Elections law. Ending matching funds once and for all is important to the free speech rights of privately-funded candidates running for office. But the Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias says allowing matching funds to be left in place would also set a dangerous precedent that could ultimately harm everyone's free speech rights. Read more here.
ASU Administration Keeps Growing, and Growing, and...
Goldwater Institute Senior Fellow Jay Greene appeared on KTVK Channel 3 to talk about his new study, "Administrative Bloat at American Universities", which found ASU to be one of the most bloated universities in the nation. Watch it here.
From Other Pens
What happens to higher education when the seesaw is tipped in administrators’ favor? The National Association of Scholars looked at Goldwater's study on Administrative Bloat at American Universities and identified five consequences of too much bureaucracy. Read it here.
A Flagstaff voter was asked to change her Tea Party shirt or cover it up when the poll workers decided it constituted electioneering. But the Goldwater Institute believes her rights were violated, because her local Tea Party group is not a political party or organization, and does not endorse candidates or issues. Read it here.