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!
The appointment of Dr. Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development may be one of the most important things President-Elect Donald Trump has done so far to Make America Great Again.
Dr. Carson's greatest strength is not his sheer intelligence (which is very formidable), his standing as a world-class pediatric neurosurgeon (a field in which his pioneering efforts are legendary), his deep popularity with home schoolers, or his political appeal (at one point he was tied with Donald Trump as the frontrunner).
What makes Dr. Carson uniquely important is his moral authority as someone who has risen from poverty to enormous success and carried his mother's basic conservatism and belief in religion and morality with him his entire life. He has
It was 3:00 a.m. when the last piece of artillery crossed the Delaware. General Washington gathered his troops and, in the unrelenting storm, began the nine-mile march to Trenton. Despite arriving after daylight and three hours behind schedule, the Americans surprised the Hessians. The battle was brief, lasting only about an hour. Two Americans died from exposure and only five were wounded in battle. After the victory, Washington moved his troops back across the Delaware for safety. The Battle of Trenton encouraged many troops to extend their enlistments and Washington’s army survived to see a new year.
“It was just 8 o’clock. Looking down the road, I saw a Hessian running out from the house. He yelled in Dutch [German] and swung his arms. Three or four others came out with their guns. Two of them fired at us, but the bullets whistled over our heads… The next moment we heard drums beat and a bugle sound, and then from the west came the boom of a cannon. General Washington’s face lighted up instantly, for he knew that it was one of Sullivan’s guns.
We could see a great commotion down toward the meeting-house, men running
Guest Speaker Brittanty Jick - Avoiding Scams and IdentityTheft
Venue 8600, 8600 Anderson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Brittany has a B.A. from Arizona State University in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix in Administration of Justice and Security and will be attending the California Law Enforcement Academy in Riverside in January. Currently she is a Community Outreach and Education Specialist with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.