Tea Party of Scottsdale, AZ
Our mission is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three core values: Personal Freedom, Economic Freedom and a Debt-Free Future



TPS First Meeting of 2015

Sheriff_Mack_fox_news.jpegJoin us for Tea Party Scottsdale's first meeting of 2015, Thursday, January 15, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Chaparral Suites, 5001 N Scottsdale Road.

Sheriff Richard Mack is our featured speaker.  Sheriff Mack is the former Sheriff of Graham County and a leader of Sheriffs fighting for Constitutional Rights.  

For my part – whatever anguish it may cost – I am willing to accept the risks associated with freedom. I also concur with the intent of our Founders to bind politicians down with the chains of the Constitution.

Champion of Constitutional Values 

Sheriff Mack recently spoke at a 'civil disobedience' rally in Washington State.

 WA Gun Owners Stage The Largest Felony Civil Disobedience Rally In America’s History


The rally could not be dismissed as fringe elements. Several lawmakers and lawmen spoke, including former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack of Arizona, Washington State Rep. Elizabeth Scott (R-Monroe) and Rep. Graham Hunt (R-Orting), who sported an AR-15 during his speech. Mack advised gun owners engaging in civil disobedience to “put your sheriff next to you to keep it peaceful.” 

Curriculum Vitae

➢ Led a Supreme Court victory for state sovereignty

➢ Author of several books on freedom, government and gun control

➢ Consultant on constitutional issues

➢ Tea Party activist

➢ Public speaker

➢ Crusader for liberty

➢ Trainer in constitutional issues for law enforcement

Sheriff Mack is best known for challenging the Brady Bill, a gun control scheme requiring local law enforcement to perform background checks on prospective gun purchasers. He maintained that the Federal Government had no authority to command local officials, and became the first sheriff in American history to sue the Federal Government (under the Clinton administration) and win at the US Supreme Court. The case was based on the Tenth Amendment, states rights and local sovereignty.

Mack is the son of an FBI agent and began his own law enforcement career as a street cop in Provo, Utah. After graduating from BYU in 1978, Mack became an officer with Provo P. D. He was soon promoted to corporal, sergeant, and detective. He spent one year as an undercover narcotics agent. 

In 1988, Mack moved home to Arizona where he ran for sheriff. He was elected Graham County Sheriff and served as such for eight years. It was during this time – in 1994 – that federal agents informed all sheriffs that they would be required to work for the Federal Government under the mandate of the Brady Bill, and Mack's court case began. Since that landmark ruling Mack has written seven books and appeared at over 120 Tea Party rallies nationwide. He has stood against the incursions of the Federal Government and has fought for civil rights from Hawaii to Bangor, Maine. He is the Founder and President of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) and is on the Oath Keepers Board of Directors.

 Honors and Awards

• Samuel Adams Leadership Award (Local Sovereignty Coalition)

• Elected Official of the Year 1994 (NM/AZ Coalition of Counties)

• “Cicero” Award (Firearms Industry of America)

• Inducted into the NRA Hall of Fame

• Is the only person in American history to receive the highest honors for public officials

   from The Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, and the NRA.

• Numerous Tea Party groups have named Mack “America's Sheriff”

• The Second Amendment March in Washington D C of 2010 gave him the “American

    Patriot” award

• Received the “Heroes Don't Wear Capes” Award from the San Marcos Area                                                            

   Republicans (SMART)


Media appearances


• Regular guest on Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano

• Interviewed by:


• Court TV

• Nightline

• Hardball

• Univision

• Telemundo

• Russia Today

• Good Morning America

• Featured on Showtime's “American Candidate”

• Has been a guest on over 500 radio talk shows worldwide.

 Quotes from his book, “The Magic of Gun Control”

 “Thomas Jefferson understood what was needed for a successful government because he had studied the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, His laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today. Jefferson really knew his stuff, and the truths he understood and intentionally embedded into our founding documents still apply today!”

 “The Constitution either means what it says or it means nothing at all. If governments can do whatever they like and mandate gun control/registration or healthcare or water turnoffs to the Napa Valley in California then they can do anything! Only out of control narcissistic politicians could find excuses to circumvent our Constitution to promote their own selfish agendas and anti-American programs.

 If you wish to change the Constitution, there is a lawful process granted within the Constitution itself by which such changes may be achieved...Change it if you will, but until then, every public official has sworn to uphold and defend it, as mandated within the Constitution itself! 

For my part – whatever anguish it may cost – I am willing to accept the risks associated with freedom. I also concur with the intent of our Founders to bind politicians down with the chains of the Constitution. In the 60s and 70s the slogan in America was “give peace a chance.” Sure let's try it! But maybe we could achieve that lofty goal by giving the Constitution a chance...“The Constitution is not magic. It is only as strong as the hands of those who have promised to preserve it. 

But let's make no mistake here. Ambiguity simply is not an option. Freedom is for people of all races, of all colors, of all religions; it is for all Americans. The Constitution was designed specifically to protect equal opportunity and personal liberty. Can we really afford to embrace ideology that moves

us away from those ideals?”

January 15, 2015 at 6:30am - 8:30am
Scottsdale Chaparral Suites
5001 N Scottsdale Rd
scottsdale, AZ 85250
United States
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