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The True Spirit Of The Desert Bighorn

Today in Phoenix, Arizona, I ran across a statue by Pat Mathiesen, claiming to represent the “Spirit of the Desert Bighorn”. A plaque on the statue explained how bighorn sheep that used to live in the desert where the city has grown required a very particular habitat…

… like a habitat without valet parking…

[...]

Anything Government Does, Business Does Better? Try the University of Phoenix

In the SBR Forum, “John Galt” writes:

“Is there anything that the Government does better than the Private Sector?

I ask this question because I honestly can’t think of anything. I do realize there is a need for Government and I’m very happy for some of the things that the Government provides. Such as… our [...]

Rep. Ron Barber Plays Arizonans for Suckers with FISA Vote

Arizona congressional candidate Ron Barber on how the personal liberty guaranteed by the Bill of Rights is bigger than just the Second Amendment:

Some politicians just say they support the Second Amendment, but I support all of them. Our constitution lays out our freedoms, and I will fight in Congress to protect those freedoms.

Arizona [...]

How Can Secret Money Politics Restore Integrity In Arizona Politics?

Restoring Arizona’s Integrity is a new Super PAC that describes itself as “dedicated to supporting trustworthy, genuine leadership for a better future for Arizona.” The truth is, though, that the organization hasn’t done anything to support any leadership in Arizona. The only thing that Restoring Arizona’s Integrity has done is to try to diminish one [...]

Ballot Access News tracks Americans Elect Devolution into Local Struggles

Americans Elect, a mysteriously-funded effort to run a privatized presidential nomination, went into hibernation as a national corporation in the Spring of 2012. But Americans Elect doesn’t only exist as a national corporation; it also exists as a number of state parties. Americans Elect has issued paper threats to keep its state parties in line [...]

Arizona Law Would Make It Against The Law To Annoy Or Offend People. It Offends Me, Therefore…

If you call someone in Arizona on the telephone, or send an email to someone in Arizona that annoys or offends that person, a warrant can be put out for your arrest, and the next time you cross the Arizona state line, you can be tossed into court and have a conviction placed on your permanent record. [...]

In Arizona, Americans Elect Party Registrations Heaviest in Republican Areas

Is Americans Elect a political party? Despite its protests to the contrary, the answer is a hearty Yes Indeed. The latest proof of Americans Elect’s status as a political party comes from the state of Arizona, where the Secretary of State has released counts of registered Americans Elect political party members in Arizona counties, U.S. [...]

From Arizona, another Document to show that Yes, Americans Elect is a Political Party

Is Americans Elect, the first-ever corporate privatized online presidential nomination, a political party?

Gosh, no, said Americans Elect in the Spring of 2011:

“Here is what Americans Elect is not. We are not a third party. We are not a political party of any sort.”

Golly, no, said Americans Elect in the Summer of 2011:

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Kahlil Byrd Tells NPR Americans Elect is Not a Political Party when it is a Party. Why?

Advertisements appearing at the New York Times website last week, explaining that Americans Elect is “Not a Party”:

On NPR yesterday:

“We’re not a political party and don’t have an aspiration to be,” said Kahlil Byrd, a political consultant and president of Americans Elect.

The Secretary of State of Ohio the day before yesterday:

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Americans Elect Update: Alaska, Arizona, and Michigan

On February 1 Ballot Access News issued this report on the 501c4 corporation with designs on electing its own presidential ticket in 2012, Americans Elect:

AMERICANS ELECT PARTY BEGINS PETITIONING IN MORE STATES FOR 2012

Americans Elect is a new party that desires to run a presidential nominee in 2012, but not run for any [...]

Americans Elect Political Committee is Terminated in Arizona

Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation registered in Washington, DC with the goal of selecting and electing its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012. In October of 2010, it also registered itself as a political committee in the state of Arizona, a move which would enable it to [...]