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I am sometimes suspicious of how we employ our faith. Don’t get me wrong, faith is important to me, and I have given my life to it. But sometimes I treat my faith like it is a medicine cabinet or a pharmaceutical, going to it only when something is wrong, or if I am looking for a quick remedy.
I served our country on an A-Team with the U.S. Army Special Forces (the Green Berets) during the Vietnam War. After honorably completing my years of service, I returned home, only to find that veterans like me were left to rebuild and recover from the war with very little support or understanding from the community.
I wonder how many people are still paying attention to the calamity going on in Missouri?
Residents, please make sure your license plate bulbs are fresh and working properly, OK? The DUI task force in Tempe is not there to protect and serve. They are there to cold-call for their very lucrative business. It is ridiculous. I know three designated drivers who were completely sober who were in handcuffs over the weekend. A couple of them even blew 0.00. One of them caught the whole incident on video and the cop wouldn’t let him go until he erased the video (he waited and watched him do it before he would let him go).
A recent (letter to the editor) from a Mohave County Supervisor, Hilda Angius, was published here (“Think twice before voting for Dial,” AFN, Aug. 10). Angius correctly stated that Jeff Dial had sponsored a bill that was to relieve tax liability for a group of land owners in Mohave County. What was not stated was that this bill, unanimously approved by both sides of the aisle in both the Legislature and Senate, signed by the governor, approved by the legislative attorneys gave this relief to 30-plus land owners who had been in a 23-year court battle with the federal government over ownership of this property. The county attorney’s office had given permission for these owners to not pay the property taxes during this litigation. Unfortunately, the attorney general’s office and a liberal federal judge found the bill needed more clarity to make it meet the muster of the Arizona constitution.
This letter is to inform the voters in LD18 about an experience I had with Rep. Jeff Dial.
I support Andrew Walter for Congress in Congressional District 9 because he has the best chance to defeat the current Democrat, Kyrsten Sinema. This year’s congressional election is very important to me, and I am committed to the person who can stand up to Kyrsten’s far-left agenda. Andrew’s leadership abilities are evidenced by leading ASU football (2000-2004) and from his NFL career. His strength of character will assure a tough, yet successful fight against the Sinema campaign this fall.
It’s late summer now and that means primary elections are right around the corner. The congressional race for District 9 is one of the most competitive races in the entire state. As the race heats up, the name you need to know is that of Republican candidate Andrew Walter. I support Andrew as a doctor, and as a close personal friend.
I support Andrew Walter in his campaign to become the next representative of our district, Congressional District 9. He displays natural leadership skills as evident from his NFL career. Andrew has the ability to connect with the younger generation but still understands the issues of other generations. He’s truly concerned with the state of the country and all the families currently struggling.
I just read Bill Richardson’s bio on officer Stewart Ferrin. No question who I’d want around to help me in the event of an emergency. “Professor” Ore’s behavior has brought shame onto herself and the institution for which she works — on a national level, no less. Where’s the investigation of that? Where is the political correctness in vilifying a young man who has devoted his life to helping the society in which he lives?
The amendment that Wilson Gee and Pulte must have to develop The Lakes is a substantial change to the deed restriction that protects the Ahwatukee CC&Rs and The Lakes golf courses.
In response to the recent “op-ed” published in the Ahwatukee Foothills News on July 13 by Randy Christman, a representative of Pulte Corp; I would like to put to rest the misinformation Pulte is providing the Ahwatukee homeowners, regarding their highly marketed “proposal” to turn the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course into a housing development.
There are so many unconstitutional acts used by President Obama that it is hard to chronicle all of his actions. One issue is his use of the Executive Orders that he keeps using. If he sends a bill to Congress and it doesn’t get passed, Obama issues an Executive Order to accomplish his actions. This, of course, is against the Constitution. The Constitution specifies that Congress passes bills, the president executes bills, and the Judiciary reviews them for constitutionality. By eliminating Congress from legislation he has decided to become a dictator of a Totalitarian government, and unfortunately is succeeding in his subterfuge.
We enjoyed the recent guest column by Linda Turley-Hansen, “Federal land grabs prove need for courageous governors,” and might I share with Ms. Turley-Hansen and your readers, Arizona’s in luck.
I nearly fell out of my chair laughing the other morning when I read the headlines that Pulte was offering a $1 million incentive for the other golf course fix-up. Pulte doesn‘t have a clue. It’s not just about the GOLF! It’s about the open space. That’s what we want to preserve in Ahwatukee. We don’t have enough and if we build 200-300 homes near Warner Road and 44th Street, that is not creating more open space!
As soon as I saw the SCOTUS ruling on Hobby Lobby, I knew I would never shop there again. Thank you Bryan Brinkley (“Hobby Lobby is not a church ... or a person,” AFN, July 9) for laying out the case that Hobby Lobby is not a church or a person!
John Huppenthal was a no show at the The Arizona PTA hosted Candidates Forum for the role of superintendent of public instruction that was held in Mesa on May 28. What a “profile in courage” he is. How can anyone vote for someone who is so unconcerned with students that he is not even willing to meet with the PTA?
“He served with honor and distinction.” Those are the exact words that President Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on National Television regarding recently released U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
There is nothing to indicate that Bowe Bergdahl’s behavior in Afghanistan was heroic. For that matter, neither was the behavior of Jessica Lynch, Lori Piestewa, or Patrick Tillman. But they were good soldiers, and that’s more important. The bar of heroism has been lowered substantially by two successive administrations, trying to put lipstick on the Afghanistan pig by showering accolades upon the soldiers fighting it. Any 13-year conflict runs the risk of some stench rubbing off on the soldiers.
I normally don’t write letters to the editor, but when I swore I saw Wilson Gee’s nose grow in his picture I had to respond (“An apology and the future of Ahwatukee Lakes,” AFN, May 21). Wilson Gee’s heart isn’t in Ahwatukee his WALLET is! We need to wake up, the big course is in terrible shape and The Lakes is already closed. This affects all of us, not just homeowners on the golf course.
After nearly 13 years of war, the number of people we mourn on Memorial Day has grown exponentially. Between invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, “limited bombing campaigns” in Libya and more, the U.S. has both caused too many deaths and suffered too many losses.
Millions of Americans fought and died to establish and preserve our constitutionally guaranteed right to liberty. Why doesn’t that tell our elected officials where our priority lies? Without our liberty our lives, and more importantly the lives of our children, are reduced to centralized government tyranny and slavery.
The burden of proof required in a civil (non-criminal) action to convince the court that a given proposition is true. The plaintiff must convince the judge or jury by a preponderance of the evidence that the plaintiff’s version is true — that is, over 50 percent of the believable evidence is in the plaintiff’s favor (definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary).
After reading a previous letter written to you by Michelle Lukasiewicz, I feel compelled to correct her gross misconception of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed and her rainbows and roses description of the PAST Act.
I don’t usually reply to any critics of my letters, but one critic didn’t seem to care that Obama was an Alinsky trained activist. Alinsky was an anarchist bent on destroying America, from the inside. He seemed to justify this by saying that Sen. John McCain had ties to terrorists. This is like saying that it is OK to be a bank robber, as long as your opponent is a bank robber. One writer volunteered that he had different information, and had gotten it from the New York Times. I had decided that the New York Times was not a reliable source.