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I'm a fan of your website for many years and I've been waiting for some suggestions regarding conservative choices regarding judges. I noted your initial comments a few weeks ago regarding 'vote no', but I was hoping that you or someone else would come up with some legitimate conservatives.

I noted that Arch McGill has an article today ‘Elections, Propositions and Judges’ where he has information regarding Conservative Superior Court picks, but the first and last names are mixed up and they might be more mixed up than I know.

I tried to get his number in Scottsdale but I couldn't find it. Could you give me his email address so that I could let him know of the problem and have him email the corrections.

I'm an 74 year old guy that has been a conservative all of my life. The judges have been killing us for years.

Bruce Floyd

[Editor note: He’s absolutely correct. Please read on for the correction.]


Transposed names in Letters to Editor - Elections, propositions and judges

I think these got transposed?

Maricopa Superior Court: Aimee Hicks, Bethany Anderson, Arthur Kreamer, Joseph Astrosky, Bradley Martin, Daniel Barton, Janet Mroz, Rosa Bassett, Edward Myers, Samuel Bergin, Dawn Norris, Benjamin Brotherton, William Pineda, Susanna Duncan, Sally Porter, Gerald Fink, Dean Rea, John Foster, George Ronan, Emmet Gama, Richard Talamante, David Granville, Warren Warner, Randall Hegyi, Hugh Welty, Joseph Anderson

Aimee Anderson, not Hicks and so forth...Can you fix them soon? 

I really appreciate and follow your recommendations!

Tom Houser

Our sincere apologies go out to the judges listed here, all of our readers and to the gentlemen who wrote to alert us to the problem along with our thanks. Here is the list of conservative judges as it should have appeared:

Maricopa Superior Court: Aimee Anderson, Arthur Anderson, Bradley Astrowksy, Janet Barton, Edward Bassett, Dawn Bergin, William Brotherton, Sally Duncan, Dean Fink, George Foster, Richard Gama, Warren Granville, Hugh Hegyi, Bethany Hicks, Joseph Kreamer, Daniel Martin, Rosa Mroz, Samuel Myers, Benjamin Norris, Suzanna Pineda, Gerald Porter, John Rea, Emmet Ronan, David Talamante, Randall Warner, Joseph Welty


County Certification of recall petitions

I received in the mail a letter from Helen Purcell, County Recorder for the county of Maricopa, certifying the receipt of the recall petitions for the four CC council members. 

The results certified by County are as follows:
Council Member | Number of petition sheets | Number of signatures  |  Signatures disqualified
Mike Durkin                       284                                329                               16
Charles Spitzer                  297                                370                               21
Reg Monachino                  291                                393                               24
Adam Trenk                      311                                425                               23

This certification was also sent to the Secretary of State.

I thought you may want to know this information. Looks like we will have a recall election.

Hani Saba, Treasurer
Cave Creek Caring Citizens


Greasewood Flats withdrawal

Staff just informed us that the relocation of Greasewood Flats to a parcel next to the Preserve, cases 5-GP-2014 and 11-ZN-2014) have been withdrawn. So if this was the only case you were attending the October 22nd Planning Commission meeting for, you no longer need to attend.
The other three General Plan cases, and their associated zoning cases, will still be heard at this meeting as scheduled.

Thanks to all of you who wrote letters or attended meeting to express your concerns about this project, it apparently had a big impact. The owners of Sereno Canyon also acquired an attorney to voice their opposition to the relocation of the bar, so I am sure that had an impact too as did a staff recommendation for denial.

The rezoning of the 462 acres in the same area, Cavalliere Ranch case 13-ZN-2014, is still alive and due to be heard by the Planning Commission on November 12th. More on that as information becomes available.

Howard Myers


My counter protest against Moms Demand Action: Support Kroger and carry your gun

Moms Demand Action (MDA) is trying to bully Kroger into turning their stores into gun free zones and we all know what happens when a place of business becomes one. The bad guys make them their next target. Kroger is so far standing up to the Michael Bloomberg backed gun control group and says they will go by what state laws dictate. That isn’t stopping MDA from resorting to a dirty ad campaign to get Kroger to change their minds. I believe a business owner has the right to decide for themselves what policies they set for their business. I’m a business owner myself and also a member of the independent media. Regardless of both, I’m also a citizen of this country and believe in standing up for the Constitution and the Second Amendment. Without the Second Amendment we can’t defend the rest of what’s in that sacred document. It’s time to take a stand against the gun grabbers. So, this is my answer to the bullying tactics of MDA. Watch the video and share it. Thank you. Visit

Nohl Rosen


Same sex marriage

The decline and fall of states rights has made a giant leap in Arizona on Friday, October 17, 2014.

By the dictate of a federal court in San Francisco, California, the right of the people of the state of Arizona to establish their own marriage law has been abolished.

Marriage and family law has traditionally been a subject of state law and not a power of the federal government under Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, which defines and limits the powers of the federal government. The Tenth Amendment of the Bill of Rights further limits the powers of the federal government, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Marriage and family law therefore should be under the purview of the states. The federal courts have now abrogated the right of the people and the state of Arizona to establish their own definition of marriage as, a union of one man and one woman, as defined by the Constitution of the state of Arizona by a vote of the people in 2008.

The Republican Attorney General of Arizona, Tom Horne, decided not to appeal the federal court, calling it an, "exercise in futility." The clerks of the Superior Court of Arizona’s two largest counties, Republican Michael K. Jeanes of Maricopa County and Republican Toni Hellon of Pima County, have already started to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples, with Jeanes announcing, "Welcome All to the Clerks Office. Your marriage license awaits and we are ready to serve you!"

With the removal of the right of the states and the people to define what is a marriage, one has to ask, what is to stop the federal courts from ruling that plural marriage can’t be prohibited by the states, or that of a marriage between an adult and a child of any gender mix? What barriers do the states now have to prohibit the marriage between a person and an animal?

Advocates for same sex marriage have called it a civil right, comparing it to the struggle of African Americans for their rights under the Constitution. No where does the Constitution mention marriage law or homosexual rights. Same sex marriage has no connection with civil rights and only advances the march of decadence and decline of public morals at the expense of the rights of the people and the states to make laws for their own moral well being.

Same sex marriage is not a civil right, it is a moral wrong.

For God and country.

Bob Haran, Chairman
Constitution Party of Arizona


Federal judges under investigation

In the next several weeks, Tucson Community Activist Roy Warden will resume the Tucson Weekly Public Forum, a free speech forum banned by order of the Tucson Municipal Court, in front of the U.S. District Court, Tucson Arizona.

“Federal Judges, here in Tucson, are now under investigation for Misconduct by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,” says Warden.

“Ever since 2008 these judges have violated procedural rules and lied under oath to protect Tucson City Officials engaged in Open Border Policy.”

Warden, a veteran, plans to use an “industrial strength, military grade” sound system, so the Judges inside the courthouse can hear his message.

“These Judges THINK they are above the law, and beyond the power of the First Amendment” says Warden.

“I’m going to teach them otherwise.”

Warden’s letter to U.S. Marshall Rich Tracy follows:

Rich Tracy
US Marshall U.S. District Court
405 E. Congress Street, Suite 2300
Tucson Arizona 85701

Re: Judicial Law Violations, Misconduct, and Support for Open Border Policy

Dear Marshall Tracy:
Please be advised that, within the next several weeks, I will re-commence directing the Tucson Weekly Public Forum (a non-partisan free speech forum) in front of the U.S. District Court, Tucson Arizona, near the corner of Granada and Congress.

I will remain on “public property” (outside the security barriers) on sidewalks maintained by the City of Tucson, and conduct myself lawfully, in accordance with all local ordinances, state and federal statutes, etc. I will employ the use a sound enhancing device to project my message, which will be heard by those employed in the courthouse. However; I wish to avoid any unpleasantness or confrontation with you or your staff of U.S. Marshalls, or those who are otherwise employed to protect the security of federal properties, and the courthouse. Would you be so kind as to inform me if there are any federal rules or regulations from which you may claim authority to regulate my conduct?

Best Wishes,

Roy Warden
CC: All recipients of Arizona Common Sense.



The History Channel recently aired a program by the name of "The Nazi Gospels".

The point of the program was to show the history of how the Nazi Party attacked and degraded all of Christianity in Germany. Hitler was, of course, the head of the political movement while Heinrich Himmler was the hammer used to lead the assault against Christianity. Himmler began with the denial of, and attacks on, Christian historical facts and beliefs while establishing and enforcing a paganistic, satanistic-like religion.

Sound familiar at all?

Fast forward ... United States of America late, late 1900s into the early 2000s … Barack Hussein Obama, George Soros, the godless, democratic, liberal, progressives open a wide ranging attack on Christianity which is the religion and beliefs of the MAJORITY of the population of OUR Christian Judeo nation.

They take no firm stand against radical Islam and indeed they support it despite the fact that the Quran supports actions that are abhorrent to a free society and that their Sharia "law" is in direct conflict with the rights provided and guaranteed under OUR U.S. Constitution.

Do you see the similarity? Are the alarm bells ringing?

REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER: a vote for ANY "liberal" ANY "progressive" and ANY democrat is a vote against what we believe in and what we hold near and dear.

To do nothing and to not speak out in retaliation and rebuttal to their irrational views is to show acceptance of their attack on, and attempt to destroy OUR rights as guaranteed under OUR Constitution.

These are NOT the times to turn the other cheek!

These ARE the times to strike back and strike back hard, loud and if need be, with unrelenting fury.

Tom Carbone
Cave Creek


It is time to rein in the Supreme Court

This excerpt from the Supreme Court opinion in New York v. United States (1992) written by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor should upset every American:

"This [Constitutional] framework has been sufficiently flexible over the past two centuries to allow for enormous changes in the nature of government. The Federal Government undertakes activities today that would have been unimaginable to the Framers in two senses; first, because the Framers would not have conceived that any government would conduct such activities; and second, because the Framers would not have believed that the Federal Government, rather than the States, would assume such responsibilities.  Yet the powers conferred upon the Federal Government by the Constitution were phrased in language broad enough to allow for the expansion of the Federal Government's role."

It is time we reined in this activist court and amend the Constitution to restore the Framers' intents – a limited federal government.  Congress won’t do it. It is up to us and our state legislatures to rein in the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through an Article V Convention of States.  Learn more by visiting

Art Bedford
San Augustine, Texas