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Which Lie Is It?

In 2009 the President said if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it.  Period.  I don’t have a degree in English, but I seem to remember from elementary school that period meant end of sentence.  End of discussion.  That’s all.  Period.

Seems that now the law has passed and folks are finding out what’s in it the period has become something else.  Someone is lying.  The 2009 guy or the 2013 guy?

Passionately Conservative

Why am I so Conservative?  And why is that I trumpet it from the rooftops?  Because conservative policies are the only ones that have a track record of working!  As tax rates were cut and regulations were trimmed at the beginning of the Reagan administration the economy took less then a year to start pulling out of the Jimmy Carter malaise.  By Reagan’s third year as President the concern was that the economy would overheat it was taking off so fast!  Here is a comparison of Obama’s third year economy vs. Reagan’s.   Reaganomics vs. Obamanomics?  It’s no contest.

Similarly, in 1994 when Newt Gingrich launched his “Contract with America” and Republicans were swept into Congress the economy improved again.  President Clinton was forced to move to the middle of the political spectrum, Congress balanced the budget and the country prospered.

What is happening in the economy now is criminal and preventable.  60 Minutes highlighted homelessness and specifically homeless kids on it’s program last night.  You can see some of the highlights here at TheBlaze.com. I used to work at a non-profit that provides food for starving people around the world and even to help food banks in this country to stretch the food supplies they have.  Attending food bank conferences around the country even back in 2003.  I know first hand that there is a need for donations and volunteers at food banks and Gospel Rescue Missions and Salvation Army’s across the country.  The need has risen exponentially as more people need help.  The problem is in this economy less people are able to pitch in.

Coming out of the bursting housing bubble the Obama Administration should have moved quickly to cut Corporate Tax Rates to attract jobs to America and keep the ones that are here here.  Instead the administration pushed for, and Congress passed, even more regulation in the form of Dodd Frank just to name one.  Instead of attracting business to America we are bleeding jobs overseas.  Then there is Obamacare, so-called “stimulus” and now the administration wants “stimulus” two.  Are we really that stupid?  The polls would suggest that we are not.

This country is rich in natural resources, including oil and natural gas.  Yet, this administration is shutting down drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and dragging it’s feet on an already agreed to oil pipeline from Canada.  Canada is our largest source of imported oil.  Yet the Canadians are now ready to deal with China instead of this administration because we are not living up to the agreed timeline on the pipeline.   In addition, the EPA is suing oil refineries in Texas and shutting down coal fired power plants and coal mines across the country.  By emphasizing “Green” energy at the expense of oil, natural gas and even coal, this administration is throwing away billions in “stimulus” money by giving it to solar companies that have gone bankrupt.

The Obama Administration is hamstringing the energy sector that is itching to provide thousands of high paying jobs.  The sectors that support energy would also benefit from increased business.  EVERY sector would benefit.  More jobs means more money in the economy.  It really isn’t that hard to understand and yet the Progressives seem hell bent on undermining the economy and the country.

Back to the homeless kids in the UNITED STATES!  It is immoral that this administration would continue to pursue the failed policies of the past three years.  Stimulus has wasted TRILLIONS and unemployment is not only high, but it’s been high for a record period of time.  The result?  1 in 4 children in this country need assistance.  That is disgraceful.  Parents can’t find work and there is no end in sight as long as the Progressives are running things.  The pain is real.  When people can’t work they lose their dignity.  Suicide rates increase with unemployment.   When unemployment is high the country is weaker and when the United States is weaker the world is a more dangerous place.

Why am I a Conservative?  Because people’s lives depend on jobs and a strong country.  When you see record numbers of homeless kids it breaks your heart.  This is real life and policies and elections really matter.

Want to improve the quality of life in America?  VOTE! and vote Republican at all levels of government.  Smaller government and more jobs is the only way to get this country working again and that is the moral thing to do.

Election Eve Reminiscing

This post is going to be more about my own personal journey this election cycle.  My life has changed a lot in the last year and a quarter.

I guess it started with the decision to leave Family Life Radio.  I was the News Director for a national radio network and living comfortably.  It was a good job, but there was a stirring in my heart for almost a year before I left.  After much prayer, and then a job change, I felt the timing was right to start my own business.  I jumped off a cliff into the world of web design and online video.  AgapeMedia.net, LLC was born.

As a news guy for 20 years, I was very interested in current events and politics.  Even before I broke into news really.  I remember being intensely interested when Nixon resign, watching that as a kid with my Dad.

As a weather anchor for many years and a fan of science it isn’t hard for me to understand the way I reacted in August of 2009.  My Congresswoman voted for Cap & Trade!  Are you kidding me?!  That in no way represented me.  In no way!  (did I mention that)  I had to do something!  I didn’t have to wait long.

About that time the Democratic Committee came out with an ad complaining about the “angry mobs” that were protesting the President’s agenda.  Bitter about the election the ad said.  American’s for Prosperity had a rally planned in front of Gabrielle Giffords office and I decided to do a story.  I took my FlipUltra HD down to the rally and I talked to this “angry mob” to expose them for who they were (are).

Caleb Howe had created a hastag on Twitter, #iamthemob.  That’s what I called the video.  That video was picked up by HotAir, Red State, Breitbart.tv and many many others.  theBCast interviewed me on their show!  It literally changed my life.  The Tucson Tea Party called and wanted me to do videos.  And I did.  “Signs of the Times” and “Not a Blue Dog” and one of my favorites, “Tucson Town Hall and Fun and Game Show.”  I also got involved in the Jesse Kelly campaign early on, doing a video when he took over for a town hall when Gabby Giffords canceled.

I was (and am) determined to send our self proclaimed Blue Dog Democrat packing.  After voting for Stimulus, Cap & Trade and Obamacare, she ain’t no Blue Dog!

In the last year I have had the privilege to get to know, and work with, candidates and public servants on all levels of local and state government and their wonderful staff and volunteers.  I am now an elected Precinct Committeeman and I have a new circle of wonderful Conservative friends.

What the future holds, I can’t say.  But I do know that on this election eve;  I am praying that our passion and hard work result in Conservatives sweeping into office in Congress and in the State Senate and House.  This country is awake and I am so happy to be working along side my Conservative friends to bring about the change that will get people working again.

These Rights We Hold to be Self Evident (funny how they aren’t evident at all to some).  We are endowed by our creator with unalienable rights!  Government need only be big enough to protect those God-given rights.  Then we are free!  Free to live, enjoy liberty and pursue happiness.  I pray that God grant us victory for He has truly blessed America.   believe that if we return to Him and His values that He isn’t done with us yet!  Blessed to be a blessing to the rest of the world.

Arizona Health Care Freedom Act

American’s for Prosperity and the Tucson Tea Party teamed up to bring, “Townhall on How to Stop Obamacare in Arizona” to the El Conquistador Resort in Oro Valley. Dr. Eric Novack is a pediatrician who was instrumental in writing the Arizona Health Care Freedom Act that will be on the ballot in November. In this clip, Dr. Novack talks about the two main protections Arizonans would receive under the act.



In this clip, Dr. Eric Novack takes a two-part question on whether Obamacare will cover illegal aliens and whether abortions will be paid for by taxpayers.


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Arizona to Join Suit Against Federal Government

Earlier today the Associated Press reported:

Arizona’s Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard said Wednesday he won’t join lawsuits filed by other states’ attorneys general to challenge the federal health care overhaul, but Republican Gov. Jan Brewer plans to pursue a lawsuit even without Goddard’s involvement.

Tonight in Oro Valley we got news of how the Governor plans to do just that:


 

If Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano is right then Goddard has a point. At the same time, Arizona is still a red state and the Governor is following the wishes of the people, as well as her own convictions, no doubt.

It’s striking to me how the Democrats went ahead and passed Obamacare against a clear majority of the American people. Are they not concerned that now dozens of states are filling suit against the Federal Government?

As Al Melvin said in the video, America is still strong, but it is being pushed to the limit. This next election is another in a line of “most important elections” ever.

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Nuclear Option


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Ruth McClung Rally at Congressman Grijalva’s

Raul Grijalva is the current liberal representative of Arizona’s District 7.  He is on record of not only being in favor of the government take-over of health care, he is in favor of single payer.

Many people in District 7 don’t feel like Grijalva represents them.  That’s where Ruth McClung comes in.  She is a Conservative who believes in individual freedom.  She and about 40 of her supporters skipped lunch yesterday (Friday, March 19, 2010) to demonstrate against Grijalva’s support of Obamacare.  Here’s a look:


Giffords’ Video Flashback: She’ll Fight for Tort Reform

Remember the town hall that Gabrielle Giffords hosted in Tucson on September 10, 2009?  When answering the first question, Giffords said she would “fight for tort reform” and that a bill without it would be a “mistake.”  Here’s a reminder:



The 1,990 page H.R. 3962 “Affordable Health Care for America Act” as the Democrats are calling it, is coming up for a vote probably by Saturday, November 7, 2009.  Make no mistake, it would be a government take over of health care in this country.  There is federal funding of abortions in this bill.   It would eventually lead to rationing of health care and the Congressional Budget Office says the bill will give the American taxpayer a bill of over a TRILLION dollars.

The alternative solution?  It would make so much more sense to allow insurance companies to compete across state lines.  Initiate Medical savings accounts and allow people to pay for care.   Return insurance to it’s proper place… for catastrophic care.  By returning competition to health care, you will drive down the cost and improve care even more!  Cost?  WAY less than a TRILLION dollars.  We would probably save $$.

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Jesse Kelly on Mark Levin

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Jesse Kelly continues to get national coverage in his campaign against Gabrielle Giffords. He was on the Mark Levin show for a short and sweet interview about Southern Arizona politics, focusing on how Gabrielle Giffords pretends to be a “Blue Dog” Democrat when in reality, she voted for the so-called stimulus and Cap & Trade, and supports a public option in Obamacare.

I was able to record Mark Levin’s interview of Jesse Kelly and I share it with you now:

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Tucson Town Hall Fun & Game Show

Gabrielle Giffords finally held a Town Hall on Obamacare Tuesday night at Sahuaro High School. There were about 1200 people inside the auditorium and reportedly another 1,000 in an overflow area that was fed a closed circuit feed of the proceedings.

I got in the main auditorium and did the best I could zooming around with my camera. More importantly, ordinary (I like that) Southern Arizonans got a chance to tell their Congresswoman what they thought of Obamacare. And they did!

Here’s my take:



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