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Andy Biggs, Nick Dranias, and Dustin Romney Debate Article-Five Amendments Convention

Posted: November 21, 2014 at 9:00 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories

On November 20, 2014, the Scottsdale, AZ Tea Party hosted a discussion/debate on the merits of using the US Constitution’s Article V (Clause 2) amendments convention process to rein in runaway spending, borrowing, and regulation in Washington. See this link for the WesternFreePress.com introduction to Article V. Nick Dranias, who spoke first, is President and Executive Director, Compact […]

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New Study Shows Republican States More Charitable

Posted: October 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is out with a new report on charitable giving and it paints an interesting picture. The bombshell discovery: The more conservative or Republican a county, the more people donated to charity as a percentage of income. Here is what the map looks like when using county level data across all income levels: […]

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An Evening with Michael Farris, ConventionOfStates.com

Posted: October 5, 2014 at 9:40 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

In the video below, Dr. Michael Farris provides the background, the rationale, the battle plan, and a status update for Convention of States, a grassroots political movement to reform Washington DC via Article V of the US Constitution.   Our Constitution’s Framers, especially George Mason and James Madison, presciently foresaw a day when we might have an […]

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Hear Mark Levin Admonish State Legislators to Use Article V of U.S. Constitution

Posted: August 30, 2014 at 6:45 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Our Constitution’s Framers, especially George Mason and James Madison, presciently foresaw a day when we might have an overtaxing, overborrowing, overspending, overregulating, and overbearing federal government. Does that sound like today’s situation?. Wisely, the Framers included in Article V a method by which our state legislatures could amend the US Constitution without the permission or approval of Congress, the President, or the […]

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Nullification vs Article V – Why Not Both? Why Not More?

Posted: April 27, 2014 at 2:45 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Over the past year, a rift has deepened between two large conservative groups, both of whom are strong advocates for a Constitutionally limited federal government. Both sides of this rift see our federal government as over-spending, over-borrowing, over-taxing, over-regulating, and over-reaching in general — well beyond Constitutional limits — all at the cost of individual […]

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Libertarian themes abound in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Posted: April 24, 2014 at 2:45 pm   /   Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories

I finally made it out to the theater over the Easter weekend to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I was suitably surprised and impressed by its predecessor, and the related Avengers films, to make an exception to my general distaste for viewing most things Hollywood. Add to that my general enthusiasm for all things […]

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Mark Levin assails AZ Sen. Andy Biggs’ blockage of SCR1016

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 6:23 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

At the hour of this writing, Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs appears to be blocking SCR1016 from a full senate floor vote. SCR1016 is a bill/resolution that would call for a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution to restrain a runaway federal government and impose term limits on Congress. Caller “Jessica” reaches […]

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The Article V Initiatives: A View from Congress – Rep. David Schweikert, R-AZ 6

Posted: March 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Our Constitution’s Framers, especially George Mason and James Madison, presciently foresaw the day when we might have an over-taxing, over-borrowing, over-spending, over-regulating, and over-bearing federal government. Wisely, the Framers included in Article V a method by which our state legislatures could amend the US Constitution without the permission or approval of Congress, the President, or the Supreme Court. Article V assigns Congress […]

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Come on, states, let’s pare back the feds’ power!

Posted: March 18, 2014 at 8:20 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Article by Linda Brickman* Americans don’t agree on much, but most believe the federal government is ineffective, corrupt, and part of the problem.  According to one recent Gallup poll, an anemic 34% of the American people have any trust in the legislative branch of their federal government. We’ve had our fill of head-shaking, shoulder-shrugging and […]

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