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  • Trump hints that Fallin and Brewer on VP short list

    05/12/2016 5:56:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 170 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump said on Wednesday that former Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer and Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin are both on his shortlist for running mate. “Well also Jan. Jan Brewer has been fantastic,” he said. “She has been so fantastic. You know I won so big, her territory, we won so big. And she is a fabulous woman. And I agree with you, the governor of Oklahoma -- fabulous person.” When asked whether Chris Christie is still in the running as a possible vice president pick, Trump declined to give a straight answer, opting to praise the New Jersey governor. “I...
  • Az GOP Convention- Delegate Lists

    04/30/2016 10:50:49 PM PDT · by AZHSer · 17 replies
    AzGop ^ | 4/30/2016 | AZHSer
    I had the privledge today of serving as a Arizona State Convention Delegate. The meeting was long and disorganized but we got the job done. I promised on a previous thread to post names of Delegates and who they support or which slate they appeared on if known. The following lists are taken from the AzGOP website and my notes. If I am not sure who they support, I will leave that spot blank. Please feel free to post corrections. Follow the link to view the lists in an easier to read format. National Committeeman - Bruce Ash National Committeewoman...
  • Trump supporters furious over 'collusion' at Arizona GOP convention

    04/30/2016 10:13:15 PM PDT · by Bratch · 39 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | April 30, 2016 | Joe Ferguson
    Upset that Donald Trump received just a handful of statewide delegates during an electronic vote, his Arizona campaign manager is threatening to sue the Arizona Republican Party. "This stinks to high heaven!" Jeff DeWit shouted at reporters, decrying the results of the at-large delegates. He suggested the website Arizona Republicans used to choose delegates for this summer's national GOP convention, NeverHillary.SimplyVoting.com, was rigged. He offered proof in terms of a screen shot that suggests statewide delegates clicked on a slate supporting Trump. "People clicked the trump button more than any other and we got hosed," he said. Former governor Jan Brewer, a national...
  • CRUZ POACHES NEARLY ALL AZ DELEGATES=> Former Gov. Jan Brewer Screams “I Got Cheated!”

    05/01/2016 6:37:15 AM PDT · by GilGil · 211 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/1/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump won the Arizona Republican primary with 47% of the vote to second place Ted Cruz with 25%. But that didn’t stop the Cruz campaign and GOP elites from coming in and poaching all of the delegates at today’s state convention. The Cruz camp and GOP elites call this a “good ground game.” Even former Governor Jan Brewer, an outspoken Trump supporter, had her name removed from the online ballot and did not make the cut.
  • Trump backers yell foul over GOP delegate loss Former Gov. Jan Brewer: “I got cheated!”

    05/02/2016 6:39:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies
    PHOENIX — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at the Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump. The Cruz slate won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly split the 27 delegates selected by congressional district.
  • Action Alert: Arizona GOP State Convention April 30th – Trump Supporters Needed…

    04/23/2016 3:24:22 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 45 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 4/23/16 | sundance
    (ARIZONA Op-Ed) If you are in Arizona, mark April 30th on your calendar and plan to attend because Arizona GOP elite says Trump voters don’t matter. This is why the Arizona Cruz supporters and the GOP establishment elite have entered into an unholy alliance to “stack the deck to steal the national delegates” from Mr. Trump at the Arizona GOP State Convention scheduled for April 30 in Mesa. A delegation of 1,251 state delegates elected from 40 Arizona Legislative and County Caucuses will descend on Mesa on April 30. Unfortunately, many of these state delegates are Cruz supporters led by...
  • Jan Brewer Furious After What Cruz Is Able To Pull Off In AZ. (Cruz-Kasich Alliance)

    05/02/2016 10:54:58 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 76 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | Michael Dorsterwitz
    “I got cheated!” After Donald Trump received nearly twice the votes of Ted Cruz at Saturday’s Arizona Republican convention, the Texas senator walked away with a significant majority of the delegates from that state, KTAR reported. Cruz took nearly all the state’s 28 at-large delegates and basically split the 27 selected by congressional district. Former Gov. Jan Brewer, a Trump supporter, was livid as the results were announced, indicating that she’d lost her first election in 35 years. Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/05/01/gov-jan-brewer-furious-after-what-cruz-is-able-to-pull-off-in-arizona-a-state-he-lost-to-trump-335367#ixzz47WOcx8ME
  • Mark Levin Aligns With George Soros to Target Blacklist Phyllis Schlafly and Donald Trump… Posted

    03/21/2016 3:47:43 PM PDT · by detective · 338 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 21, 2016 | Sundance
    When candidate Donald Trump announced his candidacy to run for President last year we knew immediately there would be a seismic shift in the political landscape. Those who have followed politics in the last 8+ years suspected the 2016 race would inevitably boil down to Globalists -vs- U.S. Nationalists.
  • CPAC: Jan Brewer, former Arizona governor, says it’s time for GOP to back Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 11:14:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday it’s time for Republicans to coalesce around GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and stop their divisive plans to deride the business mogul’s path to the nomination. “I hate to see this happening to the Republican Party. We’ve always been the party of the big tent and shouldn’t be eating our own,” Ms. Brewer told The Washington Times at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “Everybody needs to come together and coalesce behind our candidate.”
  • Former Arizona governor Jan Brewer, prominent voice on immigration reform, endorses Donald Trump

    02/27/2016 2:30:07 PM PST · by Innovative · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 27, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal
    "A nation without borders is like a house without walls – it collapses. As Arizona's Governor, I witnessed too much heartache, loss and suffering caused by illegal immigration," Brewer said in a statement announcing her endorsement. "For years I pleaded with the federal government to do their job and secure our border. Today, we can elect a President who will do just that — Donald J. Trump."
  • Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Endorses Donald Trump

    02/27/2016 1:25:03 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27,2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer endorsed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for president on Saturday. Brewer stated she believes Trump will secure the border: Arizona’s unsecured border is the gateway of illegal immigration into the United States and the politicians in Washington D.C. have continually failed to secure our border. As I’ve always said: A nation without borders is like a house without walls – it collapses. As Arizona’s Governor, I witnessed too much heartache, loss and suffering caused by illegal immigration. I’ve seen communities destroyed by the drugs, gangs, drop houses and cartels. The cost of health care, education and...
  • Jan Brewer endorses Trump

    02/27/2016 11:39:52 AM PST · by SueRae · 89 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2/27/16 | Governor Jan Brewer
    https://www.facebook.com/GovJanBrewer/?fref=nf
  • Jan Brewer endorses Donald Trump

    02/27/2016 10:53:40 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 122 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/27/16 | Kristen East
    Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Saturday endorsed Donald Trump for president. "For years I pleaded with the federal government to do their job and secure our border. Today, we can elect a President who will do just that — Donald J. Trump," Brewer said in a statement released by Trump's campaign...
  • Ex-Arizona gov: Trump telling it like it is (Jan Brewer)

    07/09/2015 5:05:18 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 09, 2015, 12:12 pm | Mark Hensch
    Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) says GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is making valid claims about illegal immigration’s link to violent crime. Brewer, known best for her own hard-line stance on illigal immigration, defended Trump’s controversial rhetoric on Hispanic immigrants during an interview Wednesday night on CNN, according to Newsmax. “I believe that Mr. Trump is kind of telling it like it really, truly is,” Brewer told host Don Lemon on CNN’s “CNN Tonight.” “I think that the people of Arizona realize that we picked up the tab for the majority of the violence that comes across our border...
  • Parting Shot: Outgoing Arizona Gov. Brewer Calls Obama A ‘Failed President’

    12/23/2014 10:00:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 23, 2014
    Parting Shot: Outgoing Arizona Gov. Brewer Calls Obama A ‘Failed President’ By William La Jeunesse Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, stepping down after six years in office where she was a perpetual thorn in the side of the Obama administration, is leaving with a parting shot -- calling President Obama a "failed president." "He's been a very big disappointment to me," Brewer told Fox News in an interview. "I think he has done things that certainly we would never have expected any president to do -- by executive order and because he says so." Brewer has spent the last few years...
  • The Democrats Lost Big Tonight. Why Obama Should Double Down

    11/05/2014 9:45:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 4, 2014 | Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor & publisher
    If I were advising the White House right now, I would encourage President Obama to take advantage of the end of this year's election cycle—the next fifty or so days—to immediately try to change the subject, in a big way. The Obama administration should act right away to use its executive powers to take steps to deal with long-ignored issues that need to be dealt with for the good of the nation. This cannot be done quietly. To change the media narrative, issues acted upon will have to be controversial enough to dominate the news. President Obama should embrace good...
  • Doug Ducey wins GOP primary for Arizona governor

    08/26/2014 8:49:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 2014 11:43 PM EDT
    State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state official and building an ice cream company into a national brand. […] The race to replace Republican Gov. Jan Brewer began as a fairly quiet contest focused on health care and jobs before shifting abruptly when thousands of immigrant children began pouring into the country and some settled in Arizona. …
  • Misplaced Mercy In Arizona Execution Drama

    07/27/2014 3:27:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Jeff Crouere
    The state of Arizona executed double murderer Joseph Wood this week. The convicted killer was injected with a combination of lethal drugs that eventually caused his death; however, it took too long according to some observers. After being administered the drugs, Wood lingered for almost two hours before dying. Witnesses included reporter Troy Hayden who said the execution was “botched” and that Wood’s last words were similar to “a fish on shore gulping for air.” While Hayden complained that the execution was “very disturbing to watch,” U.S. Senator John McCain noted that it was “terrible” and amounted to “torture.” During...
  • Az Gov. Jan Brewer To Congress: End 'Unconscionable' And 'Manufactured' Border Crisis

    06/13/2014 2:43:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-13-14 | by TONY LEE
    On Thursday evening, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer asked Congress to end the "intentional and unconscionable" humanitarian crisis at the border that the Obama administration has created and ignored. In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Brewer mentioned that illegal immigrants are actually flagging down border patrol agents so they can enter the United States, where the Obama administration has led them to believe they will receive amnesty. She said it was also their responsibility to do something about the crisis at the border. "As congressional leaders, you have the ability to...
  • Obama’s policy toward Arizona reminds us that weakness invites attack

    06/12/2014 8:56:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/12/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Those who voted for Barack Hussein Obama, especially those who live in Arizona, have many reasons to be embarrassed and ashamed of themselves. They have sharpened the knife of an assassin. Obama’s reign is catastrophic in its destruction of our nation. He has shown himself willing to break any law whether written or traditional as long as the outcome moves his agenda; and his agenda is the ultimate destruction of America. Saying shame on the greedy hoards of takers who voted for him and the quisling Republicans who engineered the nomination of a man who was a non-starter from day...
  • [AZ} Gov. Jan Brewer signs child welfare overhaul bills

    05/29/2014 4:08:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2014 6:52 PM EDT | Bob Christie and Astrid Galvan
    Less than a year after revelations that thousands of child abuse and neglect reports in Arizona had gone uninvestigated, the state has overhauled its child welfare agency, funding it with tens of millions more than in the past. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday signed into law two bills that created and funded a new child welfare agency, now known as the Department of Child Safety. […] Brewer proposed the overhaul after revelations late last year that more than 6,500 abuse and neglect reports were closed without investigation by the old Child Protective Services department. The governor set up a...
  • Big Government GOP's Common Core Rebrand Hustle

    04/30/2014 4:52:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    This weekend on "Fox News Sunday," anchor Chris Wallace credited his guest, Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, with leading the nation as the "first state to fall out of the Common Core national education standards." If only it were true. Wallace didn't do his homework. And presidential aspirant Pence was too busy daydreaming about 2016 to correct him. Reality check: Last week, Pence faced the anger of hundreds of Indiana parents, educators and activists at a public Indiana Business Roundtable meeting to discuss his phony charade. The protesters openly booed Pence's derision of critics as out-of-staters and elitists. They roared...
  • AZ: Governor Brewer Bucks Trend; Vetoes Third Gun Reform This Week

    04/27/2014 3:04:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Brewer has been considered a friend of second amendment supporters.   When she was under threat of reelection, she signed constitutional carry into law.  Under her watch, Arizona has taken the lead as the most advanced state in the union when scored on restoring second amendment rights. Other states are striving to catch up.  Kansas passed a bill to make sure that public buildings would only ban people carrying guns if they effectively did so for legally armed citizens and criminals alike.  Indiana passed a law ending their "roaming school zones", where legally armed citizens could be turned into...
  • Ariz. bill allowing ranchers to kill wolves also vetoed

    04/25/2014 7:54:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun, ^ | April 23, 2014
    Gov. Jan Brewer will not give ranchers and their employees permission to kill endangered Mexican gray wolves on federal lands. The measure vetoed Tuesday was crafted by Sen. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford. She has been a vocal foe of the program by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reintroduce the wolves into sections of Arizona and New Mexico, saying they are endangering not only cattle but also pets and children. SB1211 would have spelled out that ranchers could “take” a wolf — legalese for killing — that was killing, wounding or biting livestock. It also would have legalized a guard...
  • Re-election fundraiser for John McCain

    04/24/2014 9:31:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    When April 24th, 2014 Where Ritz-Carlton - 2401 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix Type of Event Re-election fundraiser Other Lawmakers Mentioned Sen. Jon Kyl (R, AZ) (Senate minority whip) Sen. Jeff Flake (R, AZ) Governor Jan Brewer Fmr. Vice Presi Dan Quayle (R, ) Fmr. Gov. Fife Symington City Councilman Jim Waring Fmr. Attorney G Grant Woods (AZ)
  • Court rejects Arizona’s appeal in immigration case

    04/22/2014 12:12:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 7:10 PM EDT | Jacques Billeaud
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona’s 2010 immigration enforcement law, dealing another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer in her effort to defend the law. The court declined to review the ruling that barred police from arresting people who harbor those living in the United States illegally. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked police from enforcing the prohibition, concluding last year that it was vague and trumped by federal law, which already forbids harboring people in the country unlawfully. …
  • Arizona Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill for Surprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

    04/17/2014 2:36:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a pro-life bill that the state’s pro-life groups were pressing for her to sign after approval by the state legislature. HB 2284 would make sure that abortion clinics are treated the same as other medical facilities by allowing for unannounced inspections. arizonalogoHere’s what Center for Arizona Policy President Cathi Herrod has to say about it in an email to LifeNews: “Arizona’s thriving pro-life movement has had another tremendous victory today as Governor Brewer has signed the Women’s Health Protection Act (HB 2284). This law ensures abortion clinics are subject to the same inspection standards...
  • Bill signed allowing surprise inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

    04/15/2014 7:13:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 15, 2014 | BY DAVID SCHWARTZ
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes. The Republican-backed bill, which gained final legislative approval from the state Senate last week, removes a provision from state law requiring a judge to approve any spot inspections conducted at the nine clinics in Arizona licensed to perform abortions. No other medical facilities in the state require such a warrant for unannounced inspections.
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer won't seek reelection

    03/12/2014 12:13:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | March 12, 2014
    Republican Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona announced Wednesday she will not run for reelection. "There does come a time to pass the torch of leadership," she said at a school in Glendale. "After completing this term in office, I will be doing just that."
  • Let Them Eat Cake

    03/04/2014 8:10:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    In Arizona has come a test of the motto conservative Christians like to invoke: "Hate the sin, love the sinner." Republican Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the "religious freedom bill" passed by the Republican legislature. While there is no mention in the bill of same-sex marriage, or even homosexuals, most people believe same-sex marriage and homosexuals were the targets of the proposed law. Proponents asserted Senate Bill 1062 was written to protect the "free exercise of religion" for businesses and their employees. U.S. citizens already enjoy that protection under the First Amendment, but the bill's backers believed that further protections...
  • In the wake of Arizona’s SB 1062, “Jim Crow” is the new “Hitler”

    03/02/2014 9:33:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The entire flap over SB 1062 in Arizona has left a lot of people scratching their heads, particularly given the virtual media explosion over the fate of the bill and what it means going forward. As it turns out, there is similar legislation pending in Georgia even as we speak, and even though public clamor has already led to the bill being taken off the calendar, the rampant hyperbole which marked the coverage of Jan Brewer’s decision is not in short supply. One of the leading shots across the bow was penned for CNN by the two person team of...
  • Sodomalatry, America's New Preferred Relgion

    03/02/2014 9:57:18 AM PST · by joeclarke · 19 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 03/02/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
    I have heard for years that we are now living in a post Christian America, and after looking at our culture, I would have to agree. Since nature abhors a vacuum, U.S. citizens have been seeking other forms of worship as opposed to the faith of our fathers. I can think of no other object of devotion that attracts greater adoration today than sodomy, as the Bible calls it. Judge Robert Bork, who wrote Slouching Toward Gomorrah, must have had an idea that the United States would soon be Reclining In Gomorrah, hence his objections to the obvious decline...
  • Brewer veto not best part of anti-gay bill’s demise

    03/02/2014 12:01:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | February 26, 2014 | Jonathan Capehart, editorial board member & columnist
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)It took her a few (maddening) days, but Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) did the right thing. She vetoed that horrible bill that would have made it legal to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people by claiming that doing so violated their “sincerely held religious beliefs.” But this sensible and just end isn’t the best part of all this. Never before have I seen such full-throated tri-partisan opposition to a piece of anti-gay legislation. By tri-partisan I mean Democrats, Republicans and corporations. That Democrats were against the measure was a no-brainer. That Republicans and businesses joined them...
  • Actor Steven Seagal Calls For Obama’s Impeachment

    02/26/2014 11:10:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Tom Hinchey
    Actor Steven Seagal appeared at the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix on February 22, 2014, where he called for the impeachment of President Obama.
  • Gov. Brewer’s veto was about money and politics (Juan Williams Barf alert)

    02/27/2014 6:43:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Juan Williams
    Don’t be fooled. Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision late Wednesday to veto Arizona’s controversial S.B. 1062 bill is about money and politics, not an endorsement of equal rights for gay people. Until opposition to the bill picked up steam by winning the backing of big business and the national Republican establishment the governor looked to be ready to support the social agenda of the religious right wing in her state by allowing the bill to become law. The bill passed the state senate last week on a strict party line vote with 17 of the governor’s fellow Republicans defeating 13 Democrats...
  • In A Free Country, Christian Confectioners Should Not Be Forced To Pack Anyone’s Fudge

    02/27/2014 9:08:55 PM PST · by IChing · 13 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 2/26/14 | Donald Joy
    The philosopher Voltaire famously (and accurately) said, “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” To those holding most of the power in our country now, “gay is the new black”–and as with the de facto black-supremacy which has taken hold over the decades due to a pervasive litigious and public-relations minefield, gay-supremacy is likewise rapidly catching up, and catching on. Arizona’s already controversial governor, Jan Brewer, has just vetoed a bill passed by her state’s legislature which would have protected business owners who turn away customers out of conscientious objection to...
  • How Corporate America Forced Arizona Bill's Veto

    02/27/2014 2:09:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/27/2014 | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
    When an important social issue intersected with business in Arizona, Corporate America decided it was time to take a stand. Voicing concern for their employees, customers and bottom lines, prominent companies from American Airlines to Verizon used threats of reduced business to help convince Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays based on the owner's religious beliefs. Companies have long spoken out about certain issues they felt threatened their bottom lines, such as taxation and the minimum wage. The strong opposition to the Arizona bill signals an acknowledgement by businesses...
  • Was vetoed Arizona bill misrepresented? What constitutional scholars say

    02/27/2014 2:11:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CSM ^ | 02/27/2014 | By Warren Richey
    The Arizona governor’s decision Wednesday to veto a bill widely seen as pitting religious protections against gay rights puts an end to two controversial amendments proposed by lawmakers. But it leaves standing the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which continues to empower individuals to sue when they believe state or local laws – including antidiscrimination laws – are violating their religious rights. In announcing her decision to veto the amendments, known as SB 1062, Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said that religious liberty is valued in Arizona. She added that the state also values the principle of nondiscrimination. How those two...
  • How I would have written the Arizona Religious Freedom act ~ Vanity

    02/27/2014 3:55:08 PM PST · by GraceG · 34 replies
    I think the Law while good intentioned concerning religious freedom and government overreach it was just plainly worded wrong. Here is a few things i would have changed. 1. Remove the word Religion - Religion is a hotword that causes all the MSM and weak spined RINO-crats to get all worked up in a tizzy dizzy. (I hate doing it, but it removes whole invalid as it may be sepration of church and state weasel words the libs like to use to get bills killed intheir tilted courts.) 2. Replace the word "Business" with "Artisan" 3. Rename the bill to...
  • Brewer's Foolish Veto

    02/27/2014 5:45:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | February 26, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    It was jarring to read the coverage of the new “anti-gay bill” passed by the Arizona Legislature and then look up the text of the instantly notorious SB 1062. The bill was roughly 998 pages shorter than much of legislation that passes in Washington, so reading it didn’t take much of a commitment. Clocking in at barely two pages, it was easy to scan for disparaging references to homosexuality, for veiled references to homosexuality, for any references to homosexuality at all. They weren’t there. A headline from The Week declared, “There is nothing Christian about Arizona’s anti-gay bill.” It would...
  • Religious rights, gay rights, and professional sports in the legal spotlight

    02/27/2014 5:12:05 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    PolitiChicks ^ | 2/27/14 | Religious rights, gay rights, and professional sports in the legal spotlight
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB1062 that would permit merchants to refuse service based on religious beliefs. Of course it was assumed it was generally aimed at businesses that have moral objections to serving gays, particularly in the context of wedding products and services. This has been an issue in the courts of other states previously, and because those cases haven’t turned up in Arizona yet, Brewer offered that as part of the reason why she was vetoing this bill. Free market proponents seem to be split on this issue, some pointing out that businesses shouldn’t be forced by the...
  • Governor Jan Brewer serves the Dictatorship of Relativism

    02/27/2014 7:42:15 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 39 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 27, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Associated Press, Bob Christie reports that, "Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays. The conservative governor said she could not sign a bill that was not only unneeded but would damage the state's improving business environment and divide its citizens. Senate Bill 1062 had set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from...
  • EXPEDIENCY OVER PRINCIPLE (Arizona)

    02/27/2014 6:14:22 AM PST · by shortstop · 30 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/27/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    You can govern on principle, or on expediency. Last night, Jan Brewer chose expediency. You can do what’s right, or you can do what’s convenient. You can take the heat, or you can go along. Arizona has decided to go along. In vetoing legislation that protected the religious liberty of business owners, Gov. Jan Brewer spared her state the vengeance of the gay-rights movement. But she had to abandon principle to do it, basing her decision on intimidation instead of reason. She was politically correct, but morally wrong. And inconsistent with a variety of analogous practices across our society. At...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Controversial Anti-Gay Bill, SB 1062

    02/26/2014 6:50:47 PM PST · by lbryce · 151 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 26, 2014 | Halimah Abdullah and Catherine E. Shoichet
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed businesses that asserted their religious beliefs the right to deny service to gay and lesbian customers. Opinions have been sharply divided over the politically charged measure, with both sides ramping up pressure on Brewer after the state's Republican-led Legislature approved the bill last week. Brewer said she made the decision she knew was right for Arizona.
  • ARIZONA GOVERNOR VETOES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL

    02/26/2014 4:57:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 272 replies
    AP ^ | 2/26/14 | BOB CHRISTIE
    Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties. Brewer's decision defused a national furor over gay rights and religious freedom. The bill backed by Republicans in the Legislature was designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. But opponents called it an open attack on gays that invited discrimination. The bill thrust Arizona into the national spotlight last week after both...
  • SB 1062 Press Conference Remarks by Gov. Jan Brewer [Official Statement]

    02/26/2014 5:30:05 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    http://www.azgovernor.gov/dms/upload/GS_022614_SB1062Remarks.pdf
  • Texas Is Latest Red State To See Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional (The Left gloats)

    02/26/2014 5:17:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | February 26, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that Texas’ amendment banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. While Judge Orlando Garcia stated that same-sex marriage should be legal in the state, he allowed his ruling to be stayed until an appeals court has a chance to review it. Therefore, at this moment, gay and lesbian couples cannot get married in the state of Texas. This is just the latest step in what will surely be the complete toppling of same-sex marriage bans across the country. Currently, gay marriage is legal in 17 states and the District of Columbia. At the same time, there...
  • Bipartisan group of attorneys ask Gov. Jan Brewer to sign SB 1062

    02/26/2014 3:04:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, I wrote about the effort by the Arizona legislature to amend their state constitution to expand religious-liberty protection in the wake of lawsuits attempting to force participation in same-sex weddings by private businesses. The reaction of some to the bill described it as the next Jim Crow, without apparently knowing that Jim Crow mandated segregation rather than allow for private decisions on commerce. That hyperbolic and uninformed reaction doesn’t mean that the bill is good, though, and the retreat by Arizona politicians that once supported it — including one of its sponsors — sends a pretty big signal that...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer expected to veto 'religious freedom' bill

    02/26/2014 6:25:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/26/2014 | By Dana Bash
    All signs indicate Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will likely veto politically-charged legislation that supporters say promotes religious freedom and opponents contend discriminates against gays and lesbians. Brewer did not signal her intention either way in an exclusive interview with CNN on Monday at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington. "I can assure you, as always, I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona," she said. But some Arizona Republicans who know her well say they are confident those comments mean Brewer will almost surely reject the bill that is generating nationwide controversy. The Republican-led measure would...
  • Exclusive–Bipartisan Law Profs Warn Jan Brewer: SB1062 'Egregiously Misrepresented'

    02/26/2014 5:39:10 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Feb 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On February 25th a group of eleven renowned law professors from around the country sent a letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) warning that SB1062—the bill "which amends Arizona's Religious Freedom Restoration Act" (RFRA)—has been "egregiously misrepresented by many of its critics."  The mix of eleven professors consists of Republicans and Democrats, religious and non-religious, "some...[who] oppose same-sex marriage [and] some... who support it." Their letter was obtained exclusively by Breitbart News ahead of its public release.Their letter focuses on the important role RFRA plays in "[enacting] a uniform standard to be interpreted and applied to individual cases." And...