Our Featured Speaker will be Steve Chucri.
Maricopa County Supervisor, District 2
February 16, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm
AND to put more "Party" in Tea Party - After the meeting - we "break bread together" - or, eat dinner, with more discussion
8:30pm All American Modern Sports Grill at DC Ranch Market Street for food and socializing afterward
George Washington was born in Virginia on February 22, 1732. He was appointed County Surveyor at the age of 17 and joined the British Army at 21. Washington was a Virginia Delegate to the First Continental Congress, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, President of the Constitutional Convention and unanimously elected first President of the United States. Washington died at his Mt. Vernon home at the age of 67 on December 14, 1799. Washington’s Birthday was set aside as a Federal holiday in 1885 in honor of America’s First President.
Here is Thomas Jefferson’s description of Washington: “He was incapable of fear, meeting personal dangers with the calmest unconcern. Perhaps the strongest feature in his character was prudence, never acting until every circumstance, every consideration was maturely weighed; refraining if he saw a doubt, but, when once decided, going through with his purpose whatever obstacles opposed. His integrity was most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision. He was indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, & a great man.
… [It] may truly be said that never
February is Black History Month
Please see below for a partial list of American Black Inventors who made a contribution to your life!
*This information was compiled by the late Perry Baker, AAARC member.
January 19 @ 6:30 p.m. special speaker, Joey Cilano
"The youth of America are an ever changing demographic. As generations go by, new fads, trends, and experiences become more and more popular as preferences change. This is true also of political feelings. The Millennial generation is now the largest voting bloc in America, wouldn't it be smart to get an idea of how they think?
AND - Join us after the meeting @ Café Pino
7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054,
in front of Harkins Theatre 101 across from Blue 32
Soldiers often endure hardships and make many sacrifices while serving their country. During America’s struggle for Independence, for example, many soldiers went without adequate food or sleep; clothing or bedding. Most of General Washington’s troops, however, endured without a single complaint. “It will be a terrible night for the soldiers who have no shoes… but I have not heard a man complain.” An Officer, Diary of an Officer on Washington’s Staff, December 25, 1776
William Hull, an officer serving with Washington, provided a good description of the soldier’s life in 1776 – 1777. “When we left the Highlands [Hudson River, NY], my company
by Charles Krauthammer
Democrats spent the first two decades of the post–Cold War era rather relaxed about Russian provocations and revanchism. President Obama famously mocked Mitt Romney in 2012 for suggesting that Russia was our principal geopolitical adversary. Yet today the Dems are in high dudgeon over the closeness of the secretary-of-state nominee, Rex Tillerson, to Vladimir Putin.
Hypocrisy aside, it is true that, as head of ExxonMobil, Tillerson made major deals with Russia, received Russia’s Order of Friendship, and opposed U.S. sanctions. That’s troubling but not necessarily disqualifying. At the time, after all, Tillerson was acting as an agent of ExxonMobil, whose interest it is to extract oil and make money.
These interests do not necessarily overlap with those of the United States. The relevant question is whether and how
What I am going to do this evening is a quick review of the Electoral College and of the National Popular Vote and then a summary of the arguments for and against each one.
Why is this important? A movement to guarantee that the winner of the popular vote will be the President, known as The National Popular Vote Compact, has already been passed by 10 states and the District of Columbia. It even passed the Arizona House (sponsored by a Republican) in February of this year by a 40 to 16 majority (Ugenti and Lawrence voted no). It was sponsored in the Arizona Senate by Don Shooter and 9 other Republicans, as well as a number of Democrats, but died in committee. NPV is currently under consideration in a number of additional states.
Polls over the years show about three out of four people favor a national popular vote for President. The election of George W Bush, who did not win the popular vote certainly incentivized the movement, and the results of the Trump/Clinton election will likely energize it even more. The movement is well funded (George Soros is one sponsor), and its arguments are well presented, and very persuasive.
This is a mechanism established by our Constitution for
Thursday, December 15 @ 6:30 - TPS End of the Year Meeting - Year End Wrap Up, Christmas Celebration & Elections Wins!
Announcement of Newly-Elected 2017 TPS President and Presentation of His Vision for Moving TPS into 2017 and Beyond.
Special Presentation on the Electoral College and its Importance for Future Elections - The Wisdom of the Founding Fathers!