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@onetenther Forgive me, but once again, I don't understand your comment. I had no difficulty in leaving my message.
1 year, 10 months ago on Nullify the Fed! Arizona Constitutional Tender Bill on the Governor’s Desk for a Signature
Called and asked the assistant to encourage the governor to sign. When asked if the governor would sign it, she remarked, typically that she didn't know what the governor would do - which is unsettling.
@onetenther At various levels of government - I think it is law enforcement to which you refer - people are "turned in" because of illicit and/or illegal acts, alleged and otherwise. While this may be considered high on the good moral scale, it is not done to simply conform to government-legislated mandates.
I understand the point you want to make, but I must correct the premise because it is only half-addressed - many PEOPLE may be glad to help law enforcement, be they Conservative or a silly leftist or anyone else.
Conservatives are largely aware that they are good citizens because they help their communities with charity, religious work, education and so many other good and crucial efforts to better our society - as do some others. However, with nothing more than your assumption, there is no sound argument to be made about this being a Conservative hypocrisy.
1 year, 11 months ago on A Message for Trying Times – Tenth Amendment Center Blog
@onetenther I am not sure what you mean - nothing in your comment makes sense to me. I think you are attaching the "collectivism philosophy" to the Republican party, not Conservatives, because there is no evidence that Conservatives are collectivist, while there is plenty of information that is showing the Republican party as edging closer and closer to aligning itself with the democrats.
Generalizing that "we turn people in who don't comply with the law" for the purposes of "compliance with the state" is a premise that rings true for leftist/socialist/communist regimes, such as the old German Democratic Republic, but not everywhere - and it is certainly not the driving force for us citizens of the USA.
Without a specific example, I am completely unaware of how "Conservatives act in the same way..." although I agree, we should forever fight against high taxes (and in a broader sense, even some low taxes).
To answer your final question, I can only tell you that it is typically the uneducated, the misinformed and the clueless who follow authority blindly.
If I understand your final point correctly, people follow authority even when it is denigrating to the personally because they don't know any better. This has to change and we need to help them understand what Liberty is, how it is achieved and why it requires constant vigilance to maintain.
Just spoke with Rep Tobin's assistant. She said that it is not on calendar for today and might be tomorrow. She said there was opposition to this from democrats (her tone implied much opposition) but she took my name and city and said she would make sure Rep Tobin heard my appeal.
1 year, 11 months ago on Arizona: The window for HB2573, NDAA Nullification, is almost CLOSED! – Tenth Amendment Center Blog
Just called Senators Biggs' and Driggs' offices. Sen. Driggs' assistant stated that she has no idea why anyone considered Sen. Driggs in opposition of the bill as he has "never come out publicly against it." It passed out of Rules just about an hour ago and Sen. Biggs will schedule a vote once it passes out of caucus. We should keep calling the senators to encourage them to pass it out of caucus so that Sen. Biggs can schedule it soon for a vote.
1 year, 11 months ago on Arizona Urgent Action Alert: 2 State Senators Blocking Bill to Protect 2nd Amendment – Tenth Amendment Center Blog
It appears as though they are siding with our weak-spined governor in aiding the Feds to have more control over Arizonans. There is an apparent lack of reverence and adherence to the Constitution in our prominent political "leaders" such as Gov. Brewer, John McCain and Jeff Flake. I dare say that "We the people" are being thwarted by old guard Republicans who'd rather join the ruling class instead of defend Arizonans and the Constitution.
This, to me, is an excellent example of our "Representatives" legislating against the will of the people with complete disregard for the Constitution. It never factored in for a moment.
2 years ago on Smoke and Mirrors in Arizona – HB2574 vs HB2269 – Tenth Amendment Center Blog
Just called Rep. Farnsworth's, Rep. Seel's and Sen. Burges' offices. Each of the assistants with whom I spoke remarked on Rep. Farnsworth's strict adherence to the US Constitution as legislative and ideological principle, but none of them could explain his resistance to allowing a vote (that may be determined in the language of the bill, where something may not be appropriate in the eyes of Rep. Farnsworth).
Sen. Burges' assistant did advise that the bill could be stricken which is what will happen if Rep. Farnsworth denies a vote.
2 years ago on Arizona HB2573, NDAA Nullification Bill, needs your HELP! – Tenth Amendment Center Blog