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The decision by Republican lawmakers approve a decision on a measure billed as promoting religious freedom is forcing Gov. Jan Brewer to choose between her desire to promote the state's economy and her own strong religious beliefs.
"We the People” is an 8th grade Social Studies textbook in wide use in Arizona. Exciting title, isn’t it? Allegedly, it’s about teaching the U. S. Constitution. In actuality, it’s subliminal indoctrination of socialist dogma. There is nothing which informs the student our Constitution is unique.
I was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1926. I tell people I came out of a turkey but I’ve been trying to fly like an eagle all my life. So you can imagine my thoughts if God gave me one wish before I check out.
Saying a quick answer is needed, the Citizens Clean Election Commission asked the Court of Appeals on Wednesday to overturn a trial judge’s decision allowing candidates to take a lot more money from political supporters.
A while ago Obama made a comment that went like this: “We have laws that have been around for almost 250 years. At first they served us pretty well, but now things have changed. It is about time that we have collective laws and eliminate these others.”
A federal judge on Wednesday ruled the Arizona Board of Regents did not infringe on the First Amendment Rights of the Arizona Students’ Association by cutting off its automatic access to student fees.
Members of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission asked the Arizona Supreme Court on July 17 to void a new state law that sharply raises — and in some cases blows the cap off — how much candidates can collect in campaign donations from individuals and political action committees.
In five years since moving to its new home overlooking the U.S. Capitol, the Newseum has become a major attraction with 4 million people visiting its exhibits about journalism and the First Amendment. Yet it’s been struggling mightily to cover its costs.
When my wife and I tried to park in the designated visitor parking area at Sen. Jeff Flake’s Phoenix office recently, we were told by security to leave or our car would be towed. When we questioned this, as we were there to join with others to hold him accountable for his vote against universal background checks for gun purchases, we were told parking there was for office tenants only. As we were pulling out of the parking lot, security people began blocking all entrances to the parking lot with pick-up trucks and chains.
Centennials are normally cause for celebration, a chance to applaud some thing or person standing the test of time. But not so for the income tax. Even the IRS is declining to mention that this year is the 100-year anniversary of the 16th Amendment of the Constitution, which authorized the tax.
Our son is a second-grader in the Kyrene School District. He brings home pages of school work every week or so, which we go through as best we can to see how he’s doing and what he’s learning.
Unable to get the plan through the Republican-controlled Legislature, a party activist is seeking a public vote on a measure that would undermine union political influence.
A part of Arizona's 2010 immigration law aimed at day laborers and those who hire them is unconstitutional and unenforceable, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
In Mike McClellan’s guest commentary in the AFN on Feb. 15 (“The inmates do indeed run Ariz.’s asylum”), he ridicules three state lawmakers for proposing legislation that would “require Arizona judges and law enforcement to act in an unconstitutional manner” because the federal government has “supremacy” over gun laws.
C.W. Griffin, wow do you kiss your wife with that mouth? (“Most anti-gun-control lobbyists are not patriots,” AFN, Feb. 17).
Jim Thompson’s article (“Second Amendment was put in place to defend ourselves against a tyrannical government,” AFN, Jan. 25), asserting that the Second Amendment was designed to protect us from federal tyranny, reveals the politically reactionary mind in its most gloriously convoluted illogic.
My complements to the artist who did the cartoon (Opinion page of the Jan. 13 edition of the AFN) of our Founding Fathers on the wording of the Second Amendment — it was right on target. That cartoon speaks volumes about what has happened to the original intent of the amendment over the course of history.
I am a registered Republican and I vote in every election. I own a swimming pool maintenance company, and have had a 47-year career, to date, in the residential pool industry: new construction, maintenance and repair, mostly right here in the Valley of the Sun. I am a Phoenix native.
I’d like to both agree (on one view) and take issue with Susan Stamper-Brown’s Guest Commentary of Aug. 3 (“The Futility of Gun Control”). I find several of her views to be very closed-minded and illogical, as I do those of many people who advocate no attempt at sensible gun control.
One of Gov. Jan Brewer's appointees to the Tourism Advisory Council quit Tuesday to protest her decision to strip benefits from the domestic partners of gay state and university employees.
Three in four Americans in an Associated Press poll said they believe the U.S. Constitution is an enduring document that has relevance. If you believe the Constitution is the reason for the freedom and prosperity in America then that is good news. I do believe that.
Diane Koch (“Interpreting the Preamble,” AFN, April 13) and Randal Jacoby (“There’s only just so much room at the trough,” AFN, April 13), in rebuttal to Don Kennedy’s letter “What does the Preamble really mean?” (AFN, April 4) castigate Kennedy for putting a conservative spin on the phrase “promote the general welfare.” Then they turn around and do the exact same thing, by putting a liberal spin on the phrase. The end result is that we are no farther along in coming to a determination of the original intent of the Founders. We must learn from history.
There is a story told in church of an elderly woman from the hills, who walked several miles to church every Sunday. Fire and brimstone was served up weekly and that was just the way she liked it. “Amen!” she shouted when the preacher was talking about the dangers of card playing. “Amen!” she cried out when he preached on the evils of dancing. “Amen!’ she roared when he talked about the demon of moonshine.