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Party Loyalty Can’t Make Me Vote for Clinton

Donald_Trump.jpegA lifelong Democrat, I’m backing Trump because he can shake up our politics and revive the economy.

I have been steeped in the Democratic Party all my life. My father, Jerry, was a New York City Democratic chairman and power broker, and I grew up in and around the Democratic Party. When I was a young man, former senators and Democratic presidential and vice-presidential nominees Hubert Humphrey and Estes Kefauver stayed at my apartment and we would proudly discuss the great traditions of the Democratic Party.

My father was a pallbearer at St. Patrick’s for Bobby Kennedy’s funeral. When I was young, Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy were (and remain) my political heroes. Four years ago, former New York Gov. and liberal lion Mario Cuomo spoke at my father’s funeral. I think his son, current Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is a very effective leader.

I was elected five times to the New York state Assembly as a Democrat. In 1977, I beat David Dinkins and Robert Wagner Jr. in the election for borough president of Manhattan, and then was elected twice as City Council president.

With this background it is very hard for me not to support the Democratic nominee for president this year. But I believe my party has become the party of the elites and moneyed class and has deserted its historic mission as the party of the working class and disadvantaged.

Given my level of discomfort with the current leftist orientation of the Democratic Party, I am now supporting Republican nominee Donald Trump for president. I urge 

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Paul Ryan's Proposed Budget Cuts

(Congressman Schweikert's Office has confirmed the accuracy of this list)

        A List of Republican Budget Cuts   Notice S.S. And the military are NOT on this list.  These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting.

   *TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

        * Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy -- $445 million annual savings.

        * Save America 's Treasures Program -- $25 million annual savings.

        * International Fund for Ireland -- $17 million annual savings.

        * Legal Services Corporation -- $420 million annual savings.

        * National Endowment for the Arts -- $167.5 million annual savings.

        * National Endowment for the Humanities -- $167.5 million annual savings.

        * Hope VI Program -- $250 million annual savings.

        * Amtrak Subsidies -- $1.565 billion annual savings.

        * Eliminate duplicating education programs --

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Scottsdale City Council Candidate Forum September 15

Election_vote_counts.jpegExcellent City Council Candidate Forum with

Incumbents up for reelection are Virginia Korte, Suzanne Klapp and Guy Phillips. Challenger is Dan Schweiker.

Interesting to hear the depth and breadth of experience represented in our City Council.

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The Conservative Movement Has Problems That Go Way beyond ‘the Establishment’

An Interesting Article with some salient points about how we Constitutional Conservatives & the GOP may be hurting ourselves with the Independents

Some interesting insights to encourage self examination.

NRO by JOHN HAWKINS September 5, 2016

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Comey’s Unintended Favor to Trump

James_Comey.jpegBy letting Clinton off the hook, the FBI proved that she plays by a different set of rules.

by JIM GERAGHTY, NRO, September 9, 2016 

Perhaps FBI Director James Comey did Donald Trump an unintended favor. Hillary Clinton’s email server was always going to be a problem for her.  But it was unlikely to be enough, by itself, to torpedo her campaign.

Fairly or not, the byzantine scandal — as if the Clintons have ever trafficked in any other kind of scandal — was destined to seem like inside baseball to many Americans, particularly those who don’t pay a lot of attention to the news. Clinton’s defense has carefully shifted from “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my e-mail” to a more technical discourse on the labeling of said material. What it adds up to is a trip down the rabbit hole: BleachBit, NOFORN, SCIFs, PRN servers — to an outsider, it sounds like a lot of gobbledygook and the usual Washington squabbling and finger-pointing.

Now, however, with the FBI’s investigative report released, Trump has a much simpler argument to put forth: The bureau uncovered plenty of evidence Hillary Clinton and her staff committed crimes but chose to not prosecute, because she’s Hillary Clinton.

John Lester, a retired Naval lieutenant, put it to Clinton directly 

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Proclaim Our Independence! (1776)

Journals_of_Congress.jpegDuring the night of July 4, 1776, John Dunlap, the official printer to the Continental Congress, printed approximately 200 single-sided copies, called broadsides, of the Declaration of Independence.  Congress had ordered, “… copies of the declaration [of Independence] be sent to the several assemblies… that it be proclaimed in each of the United States, and at the head of the army.”  Journals of Congress, July 4, 1776

In compliance with the orders of Congress, George Washington issued the following instructions to the army:  “The blessing and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times of public distress and danger—  The General hopes and trusts, that every officer, and man, will endeavor so to live, and act, as becomes a Christian Soldier defending the dearest Rights and Liberties of his country.

The Honorable Continental Congress, impelled by the dictates of duty, policy and necessity, having been pleased to dissolve the Connection which subsisted between this Country, and Great Britain, and to declare the United Colonies of North America, free and independent STATES: The several brigades are to be drawn up this evening on their respective Parades, at six O’clock, when the declaration of Congress, showing the grounds & reasons of this measure, is to be read with an audible voice.

The General hopes this important Event will serve as a fresh incentive to every officer, and soldier, to act with Fidelity [loyalty] and Courage, as knowing that now the peace and safety of his Country depends (under God) solely on the success of our arms: And that he is now in the service of a State, possessed of sufficient power to reward his merit, and advance him to the highest Honors of a free Country.”   George Washington, General Orders, July 9, 1776

James Still (Sep 2016), RetraceOurSteps.com

“Agreeable to this day’s orders, the Declaration of Independence was read at the Head of each Brigade; and was received by three Huzzas from the Troops- everyone seeming highly pleased…   God Grant us success in this our new character.”  Samuel Blachley Webb, Entry in Diary, July 9, 1776


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Why Voting for Donald Trump is a Morally Good Choice

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To the Undecided Voters - Why We Want Donald Trump

(Rather long, but itemized list of Trump's policies against Clinton's record - and, Trump has the people around him who can make this happen)

Donald Trump will appoint Conservative Judges to the Supreme Court and other lower judicial courts and he has named potential appointees.

Donald Trump will rebuild our military to face the increasing threats to our safety from ISIS, ISIL, and Al-Qaeda. 

He will also support State and Local Police Forces to enforce our existing laws and protect our citizens from criminal and terrorist actions.  That will make Inner City Communities safer for everyone.

He will make sure our Veterans get the medical care they need in a timely manner and 

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Comey’s FBI Double Standard

kimberly_strassel.jpegby Kimberly Strassel, WSJ, August 19, 2016

To view Hillary’s FBI file, lawmakers must go to a secure room under lock and guard

As for the suspicion that there is one standard for the Clintons and one for everyone else, witness the FBI’s interaction this week with Congress over Hillary Clinton’s agency file. The G-men are back to being G-men—at least now that the Democratic nominee is off their hook.

FBI Director James Comey gets credit for agreeing to Congress’s demand for documents related to the bureau’s investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email server. The FBI shares such files only on the rarest of occasions. Yet given the cloud surrounding this affair, not to mention Mr. Comey’s stated interest in “transparency,” he would have been hard-pressed to deny Congress’s request.

It’s the manner in which lawmakers are getting access to the documents that is more interesting.


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Thursday, August 18 - Meet the Candidates!

Election_2016.jpegCandidate Forum! TPS August 18 

Another successful Candidate Forum

Meet the Candidates: 

Kelli Ward was a no show we will pass on her regrets when received.

The others all presented their case for why they deserve our vote.

Jana Jackson, Maricopa County School Superintendent

Steve WatsonMaricopa County School Superintendent

Marsha Hill,  Maricopa County Sheriff

Dan Saban, Maricopa County Sheriff

Sandy Kravetz,  Scottsdale Unified School District

Barbara Perlberg,  Scottsdale Unified School District

Allyson Beckham,  Scottsdale Unified School District

Cathy Riggs   Desert Ridge Justice of the Peace

Rick Gray, representing himself, Al Melvin & Andy Tobin,  AZ Corporation Commission


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