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A prayer for our nation

In 2008, we heard from Barack Obama many times that he "is a Christian and attended regularly the church of Rev. Jeremiah Wright."  Now, I ask citizens to join with me as we pray the following for our leader:

"God of our Fathers, guide your servant Barack Obama in the ways of the righteous.  Take away his arrogance and defiance; replace it with humility and obedience.  Give him courage and knowledge to lead us once again into a peaceful, united, financially stable, God-fearing nation.  Bless him, his family, his administration, Congress and Supreme Court Justices as they do the work of true commitment to our country.  Make all citizens deserving of these blessings.  We ask this in the name of your son Christ Jesus.  Amen." 

Deanna Drab
Payne Springs, Texas


Are we already past our last tipping point?

We are all brainwashed as the years pass. Things that would have sent us to the streets 10 or 20 years ago have been minimized to the point when we even question ourselves about being too harsh.  Today with "HATE SPEECH" laws and the loose application of "terroristic threat laws" becoming more widely applied, it is fast approaching a point where the mere mention of a complaint as to how far we have strayed from our most basic Constitutional rights will in fact be a crime.  And now they want to disarm us because they know the economic collapse is fast approaching. And only those who will grovel are deemed worthy of surviving by our government.


Joseph DuPont
Towanda, Pennsylvania


Like eating chocolates

Keeping a flat tax flat is like eating chocolates – you can’t stop with just one. Income tax started as a flat tax but legislators can’t keep their hands off your goodies. The more chocolates you make, the more they take.

FairTaxHR25, a healthier jumpstart of economy, is a single-sales tax on purchases of new goods and services. No tax on business activities, income, inheritance, gifts, or used goods. No IRS. A prebate allows tax-free spending until you spend more than the poverty level of spending for your size family.

The Tax Foundation says we spend $350-$400 Billion annually to fill out forms. Small businesses pay $724 figuring how to remit each $100 of taxes owed. Income tax drives $15-20 Trillion offshore. $350 Billion tax gap is owed but not paid when tax returns are submitted. Only 72-75 percent of taxes owed are collected. Although, the IRS will collect $2.3 Trillion in revenue this year, FairTaxHR25 would have collected 10 percent more!

Pass FairTaxHR25. During the first year, the GrossNationalProduct increases 10.6 percent, exports increase 26 percent and capital investment rises 70 percent.

Facts are from Senator Linder’s (the bill’s original sponsor) presentation at Hillsdale College:

Learn about FairTaxHR25 at Call your representative. Demand they cosponsor FairTaxHR25.

Beverly Martin
Fulton, Missouri


Moving the Arpaio Investigation of Obama's identification documents forward

Since September 15, 2011 the investigation into Barack Obama's Certificate of Live Birth has been ongoing by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Cold Case Posse.  Having developed the plan to investigate the authenticity of the Obama Certificate of Live Birth and having worked as a member of Sheriff Arpaio's Cold Case Posse, I believe I have more than a little knowledge about what has transpired since 242 of my fellow Maricopa citizens signed my petition requesting the sheriff's investigation on August 17, 2011.  Sheriff Arpaio accepted our request and I was informed that the investigation would be done with the "utmost diligence."

As you may know, Sheriff Arpaio's office developed probable cause that the Obama long form birth certificate that was posted as a PDF file on the White House website on April 27, 2011, is indeed a computer generated forgery.  Also, examined was information that determined probable cause exits that the Obama Selective Service System registration form is also a criminal forgery.  The Obama Social Security number has also raised serious questions about its legitimacy. All of this information was presented to the press on March 1, 2012 with little exposure given to the public by the news networks. As a result of the lack of news coverage, on March 31, 2012, my wife Denise and I organized a repeat press conference held at the Church on the Green in Sun City West, Ariz.  Over 1,200 people came to the press conference to learn the facts about Obama's identity documents that had been so carefully hidden by the media.

Fast forward to March 18, 2013.  No state prosecutors will assist Sheriff Arpaio with his investigation.  The local media has treated the investigation as a joke.  Federal authorities have turned a blind eye to alleged criminal acts.  Conservative news outlets appear to be afraid to address the birth certificate issue. And last but not least, the investigation is sure to be a major sore spot with Arpaio foes who are attempting to recall the good sheriff.  This, all because Sheriff Arpaio stood up for the Rule of Law and performed as a public servant as requested by his Maricopa County constituents.

Many times, over the course of the investigation, Sheriff Arpaio has stated that there simply is nowhere to go with the investigation for enforcement.  My contention is that there is now only one appropriate place to go with probable cause that crimes have been committed, and that is to the United States Congress.  I believe that the time is appropriate for Sheriff Arpaio to mail 435 certified letters to every member of the House of Representatives, demanding in no uncertain terms, that President Obama, as the direct beneficiary of alleged, criminally forged identification documents should now be Impeached for "high Crimes and Misdemeanors" under Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution.

Arpaio's decisive action will accomplish several objectives:  1) The Impeachment process will result in a full Congressional investigation.  2) Sheriff Arpaio will have completed his investigation and transferred the onus of enforcement onto the members of Congress.  3) By publicizing the 435 Representatives contacted by Arpaio's office, their constituents can hold their elected U.S. Representatives responsible for adhering to their oaths to support and defend the Constitution. 4) Sheriff Arpaio will have left no stone unturned and completed his investigation with the "utmost diligence" as promised.  5) And, finally, Sheriff Arpaio will be forever known as the first county sheriff to ever ask Congress to Impeach a sitting U.S. President.  Does it get any more courageous than that?

At 80 years of age, "the toughest sheriff in America" taking decisive action, may well be the chink in Obama's armor and bring this nightmare to an end.

Brian Reilly
Sun City West

Editor's Note:  Impeachment implies Obama holds the office of President legally.


North Korea threatens U.S.

General Kang Pyo Yong of North Korea recently said "When we shell (the missiles), Washington, which is the stronghold of evils, will be engulfed in a sea of fire." The North Korean National Defense Commission stated "In the new phase of our century-long struggle against the United States, we do not hide the fact that various satellites, long-range missiles that we will continue to launch and high-level nuclear tests we will conduct will target our sworn enemy, the United States." North Korean intransigence on the discontinuation of its nuclear weapons and missile development programs has fostered the current volatile situation with the United States. It has conducted three nuclear weapons tests and long range missile tests in recent years. The missiles could possibly reach Hawaii, Alaska and the West Coast of the U.S. We need to ensure our early warning detection systems can shoot down their missiles and we need to review our contingency plans targeting their missile and nuclear sites. We need adequate deterrent forces in the region, including a robust South Korean military. We might want to consider encouraging Japan, an ally, to enlarge and strengthen its military capabilities.

Donald A. Moskowitz
Londonderry, New Hampshire


Private Universities

Arizona is fortunate to have three fine state universities.  A degree from any one of them is credible and respected in the market place.  Yes, they can be costly, but good paying careers now require a degree.

There is something new in the world of education that looks as if it could meet the needs of those seeking higher education or specialized training, but people need to be aware that while these private universities can offer quality education, these are for-profit businesses.  They are primarily in business to make a profit and spend more than 25 percent of their budget on sales and marketing.  Of course, we want private businesses to make a profit, but if what you really want is a quality education to ensure your future, make sure you check out the degrees they offer, the graduation rate, the drop out rate and how much those degrees are really worth.

Thank you,

Clint Norris
Cave Creek


Sarah Palin’s CPAC speech pierces the heart of Liberalism

Twitters, emails, Facebook pages and cell phones were ablaze with fear and trepidation this past weekend, the clocks read 11:45 a.m., as the left began slithering out of their sweat soaked beds, reached for their first early (late) morning sedatives, and realized that it wasn't a nightmare they had just experienced.  At least one that they could be awoken from.

They were asking themselves and each other "What could have gone wrong?  Didn't we attack this woman with everything we could muster?  Didn't we use every deceptive, slime filled play in the book, make up lie after lie, invade the privacy of her children, use them in sordid and vile jokes to rid ourselves of this, this person, this Sarah Palin? Didn't we employ Hollywood, the news media and even those two airheads, Tina Fey and Alex Baldwin, to dispatch this enemy of progressive civilization?"

To see, if you have not already seen it, what it is that has the left stepping out of little yellow puddles beneath their feet, check out Sarah's CPAC speech linked below.

But, regressing back to the vacuous one, Tina Fey.  In a clear indication of the left's fear of Palin, they have once again rolled out this failing TV and movie star, to begin anew, the effort to associate Sarah with things she has never said.  A cable station, which will go unmentioned here, has hired Fey to do several Sarah Palin impersonations, much like the ones that NBC financed as part of the Democrat's Presidential Campaign.

TPATH thought it might be a little interesting to actually find out about this Tina Fey.  As we all have been told, her and Baldwin were the brains behind "30 Rock".  Well ladies and gentlemen, this is a fabrication even beyond what the left usually tries to pull off.  A writer for the show, one who wishes to remain anonymous because he wishes to remain employed, has been quoted as saying both Alex and Tina are empty vessels.  The idea or theme for "30 Rock" was indeed proposed by Tina, but that, if it was actually her idea or not, was the last thing she has contributed to the show.  In fact, this writer has said he often had to explain even the most mundane and uncomplicated themes to her.

Also, as long as we are discussing Tina's brilliance, it has been reported that she Tweeted this "Those who use Twitter are dumb".  Now there's something we can all agree with.

Continuing with Ms. Fey, who as you may not know, because most of us did not know who Fey was before Sarah made her a star, her stint on Saturday Night Live was marked by the some of the lowest ratings in the history of SNL.  Oh, and it might be informative, and a slight indication as to why she is back doing Sarah, the long awaited movie she stared in, opened and closed on the same weekend.  The name of this dismal flop of a movie?  Pertinently, it was called "Admission of Defeat".   Talk about prognostications.

Enough about Tina, since there really isn't much there anyway.  We suggest that if this latest effort at reviving her career is as successful as her movie, she could always try impersonating Alex Baldwin's "dirty little pig" daughter.  (His words, not ours.)

Dwight Kehoe

Click here to see the entire speech


The end is nigh?

Dear Arizona Taxpayers and Health Care Consumers, the battle over the Arizona ObamaCare Medicaid expansion may soon come to a climax.

On Wednesday, March 20, at 2 p.m., the Arizona House Appropriations Committee heard testimony from Gov. Jan Brewer's office, as part of her push to expand Medicaid (AHCCCS) under ObamaCare. There is also a chance that the Medicaid expansion bill could be fast-tracked into the Appropriations Committee in time for Wednesday's hearing.

If so, this committee hearing could be the one of the most important steps in the entire fight, because the Appropriations Committee has the power (and the duty to Arizona taxpayers) to amend the Medicaid expansion bill to include a Prop 108 clause, which would require a two-thirds vote to pass the provider tax increase (mainly, hospital bed taxes) that would fund Arizona's portion of the expansion.  (To learn more about how the proposed Medicaid expansion would hurt the very people proponents claims to want to help, visit

1)  First, please contact the Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee and ask them to vote to add a Prop 108 clause to any Medicaid expansion bill.

Email and phone contacts for the members of the Committee are provided below. Your email note or voice mail message can be as simple as, “Dear Representative X, I trust that you will do the right thing, so I thank you in advance for protecting taxpayers by amending any Medicaid expansion bill to include a Prop 108 clause. Sincerely, Joe & Jane Taxpayer.”

Rep. Paul Boyer 602-926-4173
Rep. Tom Forese 602-926-5168
Rep. Rick Gray 602-926-5993
Rep. John Kavanagh 602-926-5170
Rep. Adam Kwasman 602-926-5839
Rep. Justin Olson 602-926-5288
Rep. Michelle Ugenti 602-926-4480

2) Second, please contact the Republican members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and ask them to vote to add a Prop 108 clause to any Medicaid expansion bill.

Your email note or voice mail message can be as simple as, “Dear Senator X, I trust that you will do the right thing, so I thank you in advance for protecting taxpayers by amending any Medicaid expansion bill to include a Prop 108 clause. Sincerely, Joe & Jane Taxpayer.”

Sen. Chester Crandell 602-926-5409
Sen. Gail Griffin 602-926-5895
Sen. Al Melvin 602-926-4326
Sen. Rick Murphy 602-926-4444
Sen. Don Shooter 602-926-4139
Sen. Kelli Ward 602-926-4138

3)  Please contact your home district Legislators and ask them to protect taxpayers by supporting a Prop 108 clause to the Medicaid expansion.

4)  Learn more about the enormous human and fiscal costs of the proposed ObamaCare Medicaid expansion:

5)  Please forward this email alert to your friends and family members!

To learn more about AFP-Arizona's 2013 Legislative Agenda, visit

For Liberty,

Tom Jenney, Arizona Director
Americans for Prosperity


The Obama-Kirkpatrick Plan: Never balance the budget

Kirkpatrick wants to continue reckless spending binge, destroying jobs and hurting the economy

Arizona families know that if we’re ever going to create more jobs, Washington needs to do the same thing they’ve done in their own homes: Balance the budget. But Ann Kirkpatrick’s plan would never balance the budget, adding more money to our national debt and raising taxes for even more spending. Kirkpatrick and President Obama’s reckless spending proposals are stifling job creation, skyrocketing our country’s deficit and sending thousands of American jobs overseas.

“With our national debt rapidly approaching $17 trillion, President Obama and Ann Kirkpatrick owe Arizona families an explanation as to why their plan would never, ever balance our nation’s budget,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “It’s clear that Kirkpatrick and Washington Democrats are content to let millions of Americans foot the bill for their wild and irresponsible spending habits, destroying jobs and hurting our economy.”

The national debt is more than $16 trillion.

President Obama has not released a budget this year. (Jeremy Herb, “ Obamabudget delayed until April.” The Hill, 3/8/13)

Over the next 10 years, the current plan in place won’t even come close to balancing our nation’s budgets. (Congressional Budget Office,, 3/4/13).

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