A Prayer for the Judiciary

July 7, 2015

Father, we thank you for our protective system of government in the United States, designed so that even our courts and those who serve the people within them are subject to the Constitution as the highest authority – so that everyone from the small to the mighty might be both protected and held accountable.

We thank you for providing such a wonderfully clear example of how this works in your word when you established the principles by which the Priests would act as judges in Ezekial 44: 24. You said, “In a dispute they shall take their stand to judge; they shall judge it according to My laws and My statutes” – providing the very standards by which judges were to decide an issue – not according to what they thought was right at the moment or making up their own laws or regulations. [Read more]

Women should not be lied to

June 24, 2015

Unfortunately, Planned Parenthood is suing to be able to continue to do just that.

You see, SB 1318 was signed into law this session.  The bill’s purpose is to ensure women seeking abortion are informed that it may be possible to reverse a medication abortion (aka Abortion Pill or RU-486), but that time is of the essence.  Planned Parenthood advocates opposed the bill, and now are suing.

This is just the latest in a series of legal actions pro-abortion advocates have taken when the expectation is to fully inform women about their preborn and abortion.  Fortunately, of 34 measures designed to fully inform and protect women and their unborn children, 31 have been upheld by the courts and are in force today.  Only 3 are not.

So where does Planned Parenthood lying come in?  Here’s what happened…  [Read more]

Saluting Film Stars who Served

May 27, 2015

George Gobel comedian, Army Air Corps, taught fighter pilots, stationed in Tulsa, OK.

Johnny Carson made a big deal about it once on the Tonight Show, to which George said “the Japs didn’t get past us in Tulsa!”.

Sterling Hayden , US Marines and OSS. Smuggled guns into Yugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia. Silver Star.

James Stewart , US Army Air Corps. Bomber pilot who rose to the rank of General.  [Read more]

Who’s on Welfare?

February 22, 2015

Numbers don’t lie.  The War on Poverty has cost us $22 Trillion so far, and rising.

  • One third of Americans now take “need-based” payments (14% of GDP)
  • Benefit transfers to individuals through social welfare programs have increased from less than one federal dollar in four (24%) in 1963 to almost 3 out of 5 (59%) in 2013
  • In fact, Americans’ fastest growing source of personal income are welfare entitlements.

[Read more]

Gilbert’s textbooks still don’t comply

January 4, 2015

Gilbert’s governing board made a decision – not to decide.

Remember back in October when Gilbert’s Governing Board voted to take action ensuring their textbooks comply with state law? (see the background here) Well, now apparently it isn’t nearly so urgent to honor that vote and the law.

It is not only troubling that Gilbert parents can’t trust their school board to act upon a prior board action, but unconscionable their students will continue to learn – in Science class – that ending life through abortion-causing contraception is natural and preferable to childbirth and adoption, as the latter concepts are omitted – which is contrary to state law. [Read more]

What if you were diagnosed ‘terminal’?

May 30, 2014

Wouldn’t you want the option to try an experimental drug that might save or extend your life?

That option may be up to YOU, the Arizona voter.   This session, after learning what terminal patients go through to even be considered for a clinical trial to test  drugs in the FDA pipeline, the Arizona Legislature passed HCR 2005 , also known as the Terminal Patients Right-to-Try Act.  The measure allows patients diagnosed as terminal greater access to potentially life-saving drugs that have not completed final FDA approval.  The approval we’re talking about are drugs or therapies that have passed Stage 1, which means the drug won’t cause further harm to the patient, but the efficacy and side effects haven’t been fully vetted.  [Read more]

Preventing a “Gosnell” in Arizona

April 13, 2014

I can describe in one word why HB 2284 – the Women’s Health Protection Act – is needed in Arizona:  Gosnell.

If you recall, police found shocking evidence of inhuman activities going on behind the scenes in that Pennsylvania house of horrors including infanticide, incredibly disturbing health hazards such as prolific blood spatters, baby body parts in jars in refrigerators & cat urine stench.  The Gosnell trial also revealed that minors and untrained and unlicensed staffers had been assisting in the abortions.  All of this went on for decades due to a lack of oversight – including inspections.

In Arizona, abortion clinics are the only health care institutions exempt from unannounced health inspections.   But do we have reason to believe there are problems?  YES – absolutely yes.  Here are two:   [Read more]

Obamacare News & Comment

October 24, 2013

The short unhappy life of ObamaCare – High rates a problem?  Solution: federal bailouts! Who knew?

Health insurers expected to raise rates for next year – AZ’s Dept. of Ins must release the rest of the rate requests by month’s end.

The White House’s 5 most egregiously unilateral changes to O-care – With a pen and a phone, who needs Congress?

Health Care is our other Afghanistan – As Repubs suggest privatizing VA, Obama regrets we’re not all in a VA-like system. [Read more]

The Missing Tile

July 26, 2013

Are you prone to zero in on what’s wrong in life – even when most of the important things are going right?

In his book, “Happiness is a Serious Problem“, conservative talk host Dennis Prager describes it as ‘The Missing Tile Syndome’ in which, for example, despite having a beautifully appointed living room – furnished from end to end with loveliness – even a beautifully tiled ceiling, the homeowner constantly frets over the one flaw his eyes are drawn to every time he enters the room:  a missing ceiling tile. [Read more]

“Prolife All-Star”: Arizona Ranked 5th Most Prolife State in the Nation

January 21, 2013

  Arizona jumps 9 spots from 2011 ranking in Americans United for Life’s “Life List”

PHOENIX – Life is good in Arizona – and protected – according to a report released today, which ranks Arizona the fifth most prolife state in the nation.
The national prolife organization Americans United for Life (AUL) moved Arizona up into the top five, nine spots higher than its ranking from 2011. AUL also dubbed Arizona its “2013 Prolife All-Star.”
In their report, AUL cites legislation drafted and supported by Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) as the rationale for the improved ranking.

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