“Protect Our Constitution”?

October 10, 2010

Ballot propositions can already be confusing,  but voters sensitive to protecting our constitutional rights should be on the lookout  for a blatantly deceptive  road sign campaign capitalizing on Conservatives’ and the Tea Party’s winning message: “PROTECT OUR CONSTITUTION”

Unions and others that wholeheartedly support single-payer health care (Obamacare), union-backed “Card Check”, and discriminatory affirmative action policies are masquerading as as a taxpayer watchdog group and funded a NO campaign on measures that would actually protect individual rights if passed.

I suggest YES votes instead.  The United States Constitution prizes individual freedom and several of the proposals referred to the November ballot undergird those protections in our State Constitution, providing greater protection to Arizonans.   They include: [Read more]

It’s About Priorities

October 10, 2010

Arizona is still reeling from a budget crisis, the worst in our state’s history.  This is why the Legislature is asking voters to approve Propositions 301 and 302.  They would transfer monies from the Land Conservation Fund and First Things First program, respectively, into the General Fund to be used exclusively for higher priority core children’s education and health and welfare services. [Read more]

Education Community Forum

October 2, 2010


IB forum to host community leaders

September 23, 2010, Cave Creek, AZ.  The Cactus Shadows High School International Baccalaureate 2011 Diploma Candidates are hosting a community forum to discuss educational issues and policy on October 11, 2010 at the Cave Creek Fine Arts Center, 33606 North 60th Street, Scottsdale, 85262. Panelists include State Representative Nancy Barto( R), Mayors David Schwan (Carefree) and Vincent Francia (Cave Creek), former Cactus Shadows principal Sid Bailey, LearnYes PAC Chairman Steve Hart, Candidate for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction (D) Penny Kotterman, Candidate for District Seven State Representative, Heather Carter, community member Arch McGill, and IB student Johann Beishline. The forum will be moderated by IB student Alyssa Lee and CCUSD Superintendent, Dr. Debbi Burdick.  The forum begins at 6:00 PM with a reception to follow at 7:30. Contact faculty advisor Erinn Moriarty Ferris for more information at eferris@ccusd93.org or at (480) 575-2466.