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Candidate Chris Herrod pledges to join Reps. Love and Bishop as co-sponsor Pro-Life Heartbeat Bill in Congress

This is a clip from the Phyllis Schlafly Eagles Radio LIVE that aired Thursday, August 10, 2017 with Faith2Action.org’s Janet Porter, a champion of this measure. Janet tells the story of what happened with Congressman Jason Chaffetz and why Chris Herrod is a GAIN in Congress.

Chris Herrod – Candidate for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District – is the only candidate pledged to join Utah’s Mia Love and Rob Bishop and 260 others to co-sponsor the Pro-Life Heartbeat Bill! He’s the REAL DEAL. WATCH NOW … and SHARE with 10 others in the 3rd district!!!

Vote by mail for Chris Herrod through Monday August 14, 2017 or on Election Day Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – 7 AM to 8 PM. Find your location here:https://vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/index

Caution Utah 3rd Congressional District: The Republican Platform is still worth voting for

The Republican Platform is worth voting for, and the voters deserve a candidate that not only says he believes in it, but has the record to prove it.  If you live in the 3rd Congressional District, you may have received your mail-in ballot already to select your first choice to replace Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who vacated it to take a position at Fox News.

Before you send that ballot in, I hope you will review this research and that it will be useful in helping you make a wise decision.  It is well-cited and as accurate as possible.

In spite of the frustrations toward the two major parties, they are still the two parties through which we can best influence the outcome.  If you have been disappointed that some candidates that call themselves Republican have not been true to their promises after elected, you deserve a candidate that can be trusted.

Many who know Chris Herrod know he is that trusted candidate.  They have watched him while serving in the Republican Party’s highest deliberative body, standing fearlessly against the Establishment and for the people’s right to have a voice in the process.  He has supported legislation to put this country, its workers and families first.  I am among those that have watched him and supported him.  I can describe him with two adjectives:  passionate and courageous.

Unfortunately, one candidate running against Herrod has a record showing he does not believe in Republican principles.  He is the former Provo Mayor.  After reviewing this information, please ask yourself:  Do the people of Utah’s 3rd Congressional District who believe in Republican principles deserve this kind or representation in Washington DC?  

This sums it up.

Please help us take our party and platform back.  Vote for a Republican who has walked the walk for its principles.  Chris Herrod.  Donate and get involved now!  www.HerrodforCongress.com 

19 reasons why John Curtis should not be running as a Republican and why he should not get your vote:

Affiliation with the Democratic Party

Backed by Far-Leftist Groups

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

Covering Up a Sex Assault after a Questionable Hiring

Economic Development Failures

Illegal/Unethical Use of City Resources

Intimidation Tactics

iProvo

Parking: Convention Center and Downtown

Parking: Neighborhoods

Property Taxes

Proposition One

RAP Tax

Spending Increases

Tax Increases

Transparency

Utah Transit Authority (UTA)

Utility Fee Increases

Zoning Enforcement

1. Affiliation with the Democratic Party

John Curtis was Unaffiliated for a long time, then he registered Democrat in 1998: http://imgur.com/a/K6dUV

John Curtis ran for state senate against Curt Bramble in 2000. Here was his website that year: http://imgur.com/a/RIpOa

John Curtis lost in a landslide to Bramble, but he stayed active in the Democratic Party and was elected Utah County Democratic Party Chairman for one term in 2002: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/975560/Utah-County-Democrats-pick-a-chief.html

In 2007, Jeff Alexander resigned his seat in the legislature. John Curtis went in to the county clerk and switched his affiliation to Republican. He ran against several other candidates, and the Republican delegates gave him a one-vote victory over Chris Herrod, but at that time the state party chair got to make the final choice, and Chairwoman Enid Greene chose Chris Herrod: http://archive.sltrib.com/story.php?ref=/news/ci_8375983

Curtis then ran for Mayor in 2009, but of course that’s a non-partisan race. He won, and then won reelection in 2013.

Nevertheless, Curtis continues to keep close ties to Utah Democrats. He donated to far-left liberal Ralph Becker’s reelection campaign in 2015: http://imgur.com/a/SddvD

According to Aimee Winder Newton, Curtis also donated to the campaign on her Democratic opponent, Dan Snarr, in 2014. However, I do not have access to an original source to back up that claim (though it is highly likely to be true because Snarr is Curtis’s brother-in-law).

2. Backed by Far-Leftist Groups

John Curtis is backed by several far-left groups and individuals. These people are encouraging Democrats to register as Republicans in order to vote in the Republican primary for John Curtis. Here is a small sampling of how these liberal groups are campaigning for John Curtis: http://imgur.com/a/3R8Wn

3. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

John Curtis is the biggest proponent there is of the controversial $150 million Bus Rapid Transit project. This video explains some of the problems with the BRT project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qFIZNHW-fg

He once said, “We want bus rapid transit, we want it to move forward.” Source: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598005/Provo-City-Council-pushes-to-advance-bus-rapid-transit.html

Even though citizens successfully collected the required number of signatures for a referendum on BRT, Curtis blocked the proposal from going onto the ballot: http://www.sltrib.com/home/3991954-155/provo-orem-petitioners-push-forward-on

Even the Salt Lake Tribune, which seemingly supports BRT, said he should let the project be put on the ballot: http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3978974-155/let-them-drive

Ten BRT facts:

  1. The Provo-Orem Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is a $150 million transit project that will replace UTA’s already existing 830 bus route.
  2. This particular 10.5-mile long route was chosen because it is the only one that qualifies for federal funding, and without those funds the project will not move forward. Even proponents of the project agree that the proposed route was not chosen because it was the best route. Rather, the proposed route was chosen because it qualifies for federal funds.
  3. Funding for the Provo-Orem BRT construction project will come from several different sources. President Obama and UTA have proposed that $75 million come from the federal government, $65 million from Utah County, and $10 million from the cities of Provo and Orem.
  4. The Provo-Orem BRT project will cost approximately $14.3 million per mile to build.
  5. The Provo-Orem BRT road construction project will require the tearing out of two (and in some cases more) lanes of traffic so that bus-only lanes (called “dedicated lanes”) and loading stations can be constructed down the middle of the roads along the BRT route. This construction will occur on major thoroughfares throughout Orem and Provo, including University Parkway, University Avenue, and Provo’s 900 East.
  6. No left turns will be permitted along the Provo-Orem BRT route except at certain traffic lights.
  7. Rather than resolve traffic problems, the Provo-Orem BRT project will create additional traffic problems. Traffic along the construction route will result in more congestion, greater frustration for motorists, longer travel times, and more pollution.
  8. Lanes for car, truck, and bus traffic will be much narrower in areas where dedicated Provo-Orem BRT lanes are installed. Some lanes will be eliminated. Skinnier lanes will also make for more difficult transit for emergency and other larger vehicles.
  9. The Provo-Orem BRT project threatens to divert critical funding from other much-needed road construction and maintenance projects throughout Utah County. (John Curtis’s solution: just raise taxes! That’s why he supported Proposition One.)
  10. The buses running along UTA’s already existing 830 route, which will be replaced by the Provo-Orem BRT system, are running at only a tiny fraction of their capacity: an average of 3,600 daily riders. UTA claims that number will jump to 12,900 riders per day once BRT is built. It is difficult to validate UTA’s claim that ridership will increase simply by adding more buses, exclusive bus-only lanes, and spending $150 million to do so. There is no justification for UTA’s claim that “If you build it, they will come”—especially in light of the low ridership numbers that currently exist along the route.

4. Covering Up a Sex Assault after a Questionable Hiring

Utah’s media has covered this story rather extensively, but there’s a line (bolded below) from this KSL article that juxtaposes the statement Curtis made when the story first broke with differing information that came out a little while later. Here is the article: https://www.ksl.com/?sid=44476085&nid=148

Newly released police records shed light on sexual assault allegations against Provo’s former police chief that forced him to resign in March.

John King said he had consensual sex four times with a volunteer at his department, according to Unified police documents released Tuesday.

The woman reporting a series of assaults by King said otherwise in interviews with investigators. …

… “(The woman) walked into the Utah County Attorney’s Office and disclosed she was raped by the chief of police in Provo,” a Unified police report dated Feb. 9 states.

The woman said she told Provo Mayor John Curtis “brief details” about what happened.

Curtis asked King to step down in March. The mayor and King at the time said the chief was leaving because of family issues and did not mention the sexual misconduct allegations. Later that week, news of the allegations surfaced.

Curtis said King’s reputation was damaged but no policies or laws had been broken. He said he and King agreed it was in the best interest of the city that King resign.

It is quite obvious that Curtis tried to cover up the sex assault allegation when he originally announced King’s resignation. Why did Curtis not just come clean at that time? Even if the allegations against King were false, Curtis should have known that the information would come out through police reports, so why lie initially about the reason for the resignation? Curtis should have either said nothing when King resigned or told the truth rather than make up a false reason for King’s resignation.

Shortly after King’s resignation, the media discovered that King had recently been investigated for sexual assault. Curtis then held a press conference, and it’s pretty funny to watch the media basically call him out for lying initially about why King had resigned. The press conference is available here: http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/mayor-says-former-police-chief-resigned-due-to-totality-of/article_524de990-f8cd-58b6-9935-054cfedec595.html

King never should have been hired to begin with. After Provo Police Chief Richard Gregory resigned in 2013, Mayor Curtis did an extensive search. He took over six months to find a new Chief of Police, and had over sixty applicants. Source: http://www.heraldextra.com/provo-names-new-police-chief/article_483109c0-51ef-11e3-a0e8-0019bb2963f4.html

Out of those applicants, Mayor Curtis selected John King, who had a questionable employment history. King worked 25 years in Montgomery County MD, rising to the position of Asst. Chief and there seem to have been no problems there. In 2002 he was promoted to Asst. Chief. Then in 2007 he retired from the county, and took the job of police chief in Gaithersburg MD. King was investigated for claiming a disability pension from Montgomery County, but the investigation was resolved and it was determined he hadn’t broken any laws. Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/08/AR2009030801777.html

King was Chief of Police in Gaithersburg for two-and-a-half years, but In January 2010 the town council met in private to discuss a “personnel matter,” after which they immediately brought in an interim police chief and two days later announced Chief King was leaving “to pursue other opportunities in the private sector.” Source: http://towncourier.com/2010/G3/pdf/TCGThree0110Web.pdf

Then he seems to have been out of work until Dec 2011 when he was hired as Training Director in the Baltimore PD. But he only lasted six months and then he was apparently asked to resign, even being “escorted from his office.” King’s public statement was that the acting Police Commissioner “wants to go in a different direction.” The police spokesman said only that King’s departure was a “personnel matter.”

Sources: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-06-27/news/bal-city-police-training-director-resigns-amid-misconduct-complaints-20120627_1_overtime-slips-king-commanders and http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/06/27/head-of-baltimore-police-training-division-resigns/

Despite King’s less than desirable history, in Jan 2014, he was hired to be Provo police chief by John Curtis.

5. Economic Development Failures

A quote from a recent newspaper article mentioning the current Administration’s abject failure to bring new retail to Provo to broaden the tax base (that’s on Mayor Curtis’ watch):

As part of the presentation there was open discussion about the retail gap in the city and how much sales tax revenue the city is losing in various categories. The numbers are surprising.

An exported taxes report shows Provo is losing $24 million a year in restaurant sales tax, $27 million in pharmaceuticals, $16 million to home centers, $32 million in hardware sales, and the greatest net loss in a year is $53 million in groceries.

Curtis said the administration is willing to shift some of its focus away from places like downtown to answer the residents’ call for retail.

“Be careful what you ask for,” he said. “We hear you. We’ll look at incentives, but you will need to be patient, be engaged and you must shop in Provo.”

Source: http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/provo-mayor-talks-retail-with-residents-at-town-hall-meeting/article_2c780522-d569-5ca4-a9b2-bc313417f9e9.html

6. Illegal/Unethical Use of City Resources

EXAMPLE ONE:

John Curtis’s top political appointee is Corey Norman, who holds the title of “Provo Deputy Mayor.” In 2016, Norman was fined $250 for violating a state law that prohibits “using the email of a public entity to advocate for or against a ballot proposition.” Source: http://www.sltrib.com/news/3960425-155/provo-orem-officials-fined-for-illegally

Here’s the exact wording of the law:

Utah Code 20A-11-1203 “…a public entity may not make an expenditure from public funds for political purposes or to influence a ballot proposition…” (violation results in a Class B misdemeanor)

Utah Code 20A-11-1205 “…a person may not send an email using the email of a public entity: (a) for a political purpose; (b) to advocate for or against a ballot proposition…”

Curtis refused to reprimand Corey Norman for breaking this law. In fact, he responded by threatening to sue Utah County Clerk-Auditor Bryan Thompson for imposing the law. (Norman has also stated that he sent out the email under the direction of Curtis.)

EXAMPLE TWO:

This anecdote comes from a longtime Provo resident:

Mayor Curtis is very very good at some things. One is marketing – his PR and media budget is massive, and he “sells” not just Provo City, but himself.

A city employee tells me that when the Mayor came on board, there were three people in Public Relations. He let one go as part of the 2008 cost saving measures made necessary by the Recession. But since then he has hired 8-10 more people. They do a great job of filming videos, doing contests, giving away ice cream and tee shirts, making a splash on social media. Provology. The Rooftop Concerts. No question they are good at what they do, and John Curtis is too. He’s a great ambassador for John Curtis.

EXAMPLE THREE:

Provo City holds a monthly concert during warm weather months called “The Rooftop Concert Series,” which is funded by the city. On June 2, 2017, John Curtis showed up and hijacked the concert by going on stage and having his supporters go through the audience to gather signatures for his congressional campaign. Perhaps this was not illegal (or perhaps it is), but it definitely raises eyebrows and is an ethical use of city funds.

7. Intimidation Tactics

John Curtis’s Provo City employees used intimidation tactics to prevent BRT petitioners from gathering signatures in public areas. Source: http://www.sltrib.com/home/3932939-155/rolly-memo-to-signature-gatherers-beware

Here is an anecdote sent to me by a Provo citizen and activist:

Connected with the BRT saga were two well-publicized instances of Mayor Curtis getting squarely in the way of the rights of the people – his own constituents. This is an obvious concern for anyone who wants to feel their federal elected official is going to actually represent them instead of yanking away their rights.

The first time I heard of someone being removed it was Sharon Anderson, a petition organizer. She called me to tell me she had been ordered to leave the Rec Center by an employee. In her account, “…about 8:30 a young man came out and stood nearby as I was speaking with one of the citizens.  When we were through talking, he came over and said I would have to leave because no soliciting was allowed on city property which he said included the whole block.  I asked him ‘What about free speech?’ and he repeated soliciting was not allowed.  I said I wasn’t selling anything, but he still said I would have to leave…”

The second instance was when Mayor Curtis instructed the Police Dept. to remove people who were collecting signatures on the referendum petition from two places: the grounds of the Rec Center and the grounds of the County Building.

Soon after an 80-year-old petition circulator named Philip Hinckley told me he had been at the County Building, and two city policemen came out of the building and told him he couldn’t stand so near the door. It was a hot day and Philip asked them if he could just stay under the building overhang for the shade, many feet from the door. They responded he would have to stand in the sun, about 20 feet from the door. He complied, but the sun started to bother him and he went home before long.

At that point I spoke to Bryan Thompson, County Clerk-Auditor and Bill Lee, County Commissioner, and they both verified that signature gatherers could be on public property. So the city policemen left our people alone after that, on county property. But the battle on city property at the Rec center heated up, and Philip Hinckley, in addition to four other people at various times, were escorted off the property by between two and four officers, several times.

This got the attention of the Tribune, the ACLU, and Libertas. Sources: https://www.facebook.com/libertasutah/videos/1199233813443607/?fallback=1 and http://www.sltrib.com/news/3960425-155/provo-orem-officials-fined-for-illegally

8. iProvo

iProvo was “a financially distressed fiber Internet service in Provo.” In 2013, it was “sold to Google — for a whole dollar. The city, meanwhile, will have to pay millions to close the deal and to pay off bonds used to build the network in the first place.” Source: https://venturebeat.com/2013/04/24/iprovo-sad/

In 2011, John Curtis raised utilities to pay for the iProvo bond: http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/provo-s-utility-rate-increase-fee-set/article_45ae703b-1480-5923-89c5-683397046899.html

9. Parking: Convention Center and Downtown

John Curtis put Provo City at significant liability by breaking the city’s 2009 contract with Utah County to provide parking in exchange for the county building its convention center in downtown Provo. Utah County is suing Provo for at least $4 million in damages: http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/utah-county-sues-provo-for-millions-over-convention-center-parking/article_194fad5e-bc40-56b3-b409-ec9dc6a46ad6.html

From the Herald article above:

The county, the city and the redevelopment agency entered an interlocal agreement in 2009 outlining the responsibilities of each entity for building the convention center, which has been operational since 2012.

That agreement stated Provo and the Provo Redevelopment Agency will “Provide, at their expense, all parking spaces, parking facilities, parking lots, parking structures, and related real property, easements and appurtenances, as required to both meet Provo City’s requirements and to adequately serve Phase One of the Convention Center … at such locations and in such a manner as approved by Utah County.”

According to the complaint, neither Provo nor the redevelopment agency have kept up that part of the agreement.

The Utah Valley Convention Center is a huge tourism draw for downtown Provo. However, the Convention Center is losing a ton of business over the lack of parking, which in turn hurts Provo downtown businesses.

Here’s another article that provides more context on the parking issue: http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/utah-county-and-provo-spar-over-parking-for-the-utah/article_640cb46c-2ca4-52dc-8b7c-9256a2175974.html

10. Parking: Neighborhoods

Provo has a parking crisis in certain neighborhoods in the city because Planning & Development for years pushed higher density and lower parking ratios, assuming that people would magically stop using cars. They didn’t. That’s on Mayor Curtis’ watch. Source: http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/provo-in-the-slow-lane-on-parking-problems/article_c93ebe61-87ed-5988-b57b-7bbb7e603a82.html

11. Property Taxes

Curtis raised property taxes by 2.28% in 2015, and he proposed raising them by another 3% in 2016: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=40077694

12. Proposition One

Proposition One was a controversial 2015 ballot proposal to increase sales taxes permanently for roads and UTA: 60% of the money would have gone to cities and counties for roads, and 40% would have gone to UTA as a blank check for UTA to use however it wanted.

John Curtis didn’t just support Proposition One; he actually wrote the pro-Proposition One argument: https://vote.utah.gov/vote/profile/viewPDF.html?id=251250502

Proposition One failed in Utah County by a total of 59.18% against, and only 40.82% in favor: http://www.utahcounty.gov/dept/clerkaud/Elections/documents/SProp1Canvass.pdf

13. RAP Tax

John Curtis campaigned in favor of Provo City’s RAP tax, which was placed on the ballot in 2015. Source: http://www.provo.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=6045

He spent $2,600 promoting the RAP tax: http://imgur.com/a/t9MmY

The RAP tax will cost Provo residents $1.2 million annually.

14. Spending Increases

Larry Walters, a member of the Provo City Council’s Budget Advisory Committee, is running for Provo City Mayor. He wrote this on his 2017 campaign website:

Recent spending trends cannot be maintained. … [S]ince 2008, the per person cost of Provo City government has increased at twice the rate of inflation. We are now spending more per person than at any point in the past 15 years, after adjusting for inflation. We cannot support this rate of spending growth into the future.

15. Tax Increases

This graphic outlines Curtis’s love affair with raising taxes: http://imgur.com/a/ftx5D

16. Transparency

John Curtis doesn’t post his campaign financial information on Provo City’s website: http://www.sltrib.com/news/5332737-155/gehrke-for-all-the-hoopla-signature

17. Utah Transit Authority (UTA)

John Curtis maintains a close relationship with the corrupt Utah Transit Authority (UTA). He pushed for the appointment of Sherrie Hall Everett to UTA’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Everett is perhaps UTA’s biggest apologist and defender, even in the midst of all of UTA’s well-documented corruption.

Sherrie went on a tirade recently against Brent Taylor, the one reformer on UTA’s Board:

http://fox13now.com/2017/05/02/uta-trustee-brent-taylor-reacts-to-vice-chair-everett-facebook-post/

http://www.standard.net/Government/2017/05/03/North-Ogden-mayor-calls-for-UTA-board-leadership-to-step-down.html

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865679032/UTA-trustee-calls-for-chairman-vice-chairwoman-to-step-down-over-personal-attack-on-Facebook.html

http://www.sltrib.com/home/5240810-155/attacked-online-new-uta-board-member

18. Utility Fee Increases

John Curtis loves to hide tax increases through utility fee hikes. It is difficult to track all of the utility fee increases that he has imposed over the years. Here is what Senator Howard Stephenson said about this practice in an email to state delegates on June 14, 2017: “Provo Mayor John Curtis has a history of promoting new taxes, fees, and bond obligations.  That is a non-starter for me. He perfected the art of hiding tax increases in utility bill fees by tacking on fees unrelated to the cost of the utility.  With that practice, he has opened a Pandora’s box that the legislature will now have to close before other cities duplicate it.”

According to Provo City, “Transfers from Enterprise utility funds provide a transfer of 11% of utility sales to the General Fund each fiscal year.” In other words, Provo is billing Provo residents for utilities costs that don’t actually exist, and then the city takes that extra revenue and puts it into its general fund, which can be used to pay for all kinds of other expenses that have nothing to do with utilities. Source: http://www.provo.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=5764

19. Zoning Enforcement

Zoning compliance is poor, because John Curtis said at the beginning of his first term he wouldn’t aggressively enforce zoning violations. As a result, some neighborhoods (Provost South, for instance) have passed the tipping point, are now at 80% rentals, and are no longer healthy viable neighborhoods. The Provo City Council made zoning compliance their No. 1 priority for two years in a row. But the Curtis Administration dragged their feet because of a power struggle about the budget. That’s on Mayor Curtis’ watch. Source: http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/provo-municipal-council-city-administration-disagree-on-who-rules-the/article_5a95e01f-f20b-5873-98eb-ba326135f598.html

Why every American should support Donald Trump

I delivered this speech at a Trump rally on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Utah State Capitol.  Please share.

I am a mother and a grandmother, the first Republican woman to run for US Senate in Utah, a conservative talk show host, one of Utah’s Republican State Electors … and I am a Mormon.  I am here today to proudly support Donald J. Trump for President of the United States because he is the moral choice.

We’re not voting for the Pope. We’re voting for the President. As Phyllis Schlafly, the First Lady of the conservative movement and my long time friend and mentor, once said, “Like it or not, we have a two party system and Jesus is NOT on the ballot.”

And Evan McMullin, you are not Utah’s “savior.” In fact, you are stealing votes from the moral choice and giving them to the crooked choice, and you’ve admitted it. How principled is THAT?

Phyllis passed away at age 92 just one day before the launch of her final book, The Conservative Case for Trump. She endorsed him when it was not easy. She knew it‘s not about personality; it’s about the principles.

She said, “I asked him to stand by the Republican platform, because we have the best conservative platform we’ve ever had. He endorses it, he will stand by it, and he is a real conservative.”

To my colleagues in the mainstream media and their pollsters: This is not about you and your feeble attempts to manipulate the people with your spin and collusion. You have been exposed, and it’s because of Donald Trump’s tenacity and leadership that you have been brought down. He is the wrecking ball we’ve needed.

And Gloria Allred, we know who YOU are. No one condones assault. This election is not about you and your drama, and your opportunistic and phony charges against Republican men – charges that have been debunked every election cycle.  This is about our children’s future. It’s about the Supreme Court and who will appoint the next four justices – and many more judges and thousands of Washington D.C. bureaucrats.

Let’s look at what’s at stake for our children: We can maintain our “high moral ground” to vote for NeverTrump, while more babies are aborted, our second amendment rights vanish, and the Supreme Court is forever changed. In fact, according to one of Trump’s advisors, former Ambassador Faith Whittlesey, your NeverTrump vote is treason to the Pro-Life movement.

Do we want another former ACLU president, anti-god, -family and -country Ruth Bader Ginsburg, appointed by Bill Clinton?

Or Trump’s commitment to an originalist, respecter of First and Second amendment rights, such as Antonin Scalia, appointed by Ronald Reagan?

Do we want Clinton’s partial birth abortion choices?

Or Trump’s pro-Life choices?

Do we want Clinton’s war on religious liberty?

Or Trump’s championing of the repeal of the Johnson Amendment, restoring the First Amendment to religious institutions and non-profits?

Do we want to continue the Clinton’s globalist sell-out of production and jobs, undermining our rule of law?

Or do we want Donald Trump to fix or eliminate NAFTA, withdraw from TPP, and bring those jobs back home and keep our Constitution the Supreme law of the land?

Do we want Clinton’s open borders, flooding this land with too many that hate America, bringing crime and drugs to harm our children?

Or do we want Trump to make America great again, welcoming immigrants that love this country?

Do we want Clinton, the originator of the unconstitutional single-payer system – called HillaryCare – back in the White House?

Or do we want Donald Trump’s plan to repeal and replace the disastrous ObamaCare?

Do we want to continue the Clinton Corporate Crony machine in Washington DC padding their foundation pockets?

Or do we want Donald Trump to drain that swamp?

Hillary, you tell us that you want to solve our problems with more bureaucracy and government solutions. But I have a message for you: You ARE the problem. Donald Trump IS the solution!

When Mr. Trump spoke at Phyllis Schlafly’s funeral he said, “I’m sure that she’s telling us to keep up the fight. Phyllis, we love you, we miss you, and we will never, ever let you down.”

And that, my friends is why Donald Trump IS the moral choice for America!

Together we will make America great again! God bless Donald Trump and God bless America!

Gloria Allred: You need therapy. You did to Romney what you are doing to Trump

In the cases of the women who claim Donald Trump harassed and sexually exploited them, fraud could be involved. It’s not their lies and exaggerations. It’s their instigator Gloria Allred. It’s about time for someone to blow the whistle on this radical feminist.

When I saw her at the press conference, I got sick to my stomach. If these women were suffering so much, why did they not file charges YEARS ago? Why did they wait until now?

The timing was suspicious and the opportunistic enticement too great. In fact, she had tried this harassment before –  with Mitt Romney.” As a staunch supporter of Barack Obama, she claimed she had dirt on Mitt and that there would be an October Surprise in 2012.  It turns out she wanted to expose Romney when he was an LDS bishop for “bullying” a Mormon woman into not aborting her baby.

allred-with-meg-whitmans-undocumented-workerNow, an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton, this is Allred’s 2016 October Surprise. Not only was Gloria a supporter, she was a Democratic national delegate.  And it appears that Allred has a penchant for targeting Republicans.  She also dragged out victims into the political ring  to knock out Herman Cain.  Here she is consoling her client, Meg Whitman’s illegal alien domestic worker, who she fired (because it’s illegal) when she ran for Governor (Courtesy Getty Images).

I’m thinking this could be a great case of “tortious interference of business,” also called “Interference with Prospective Contract.”  Basically what that means is that one party intentionally acts to cause another party to violate business relationships with a third party. That’s us. The People who support Donald Trump.  The business of running for office is truly a business in every sense.

As a Clinton delegate, Gloria Allred has been, and is intentionally, timing these media courts in a conspiracy to maliciously alienate not just Trump, but Romney, Cain and Whitman, from his contracts with us, donors and supporters, or to deliberately cause his campaign to tank, after millions of Americans have invested in this business called a political campaign – listed in the IRS Code as a PAC.

It is certainly a violation of the Constitution that the media and Gloria can be allowed to hold a kangaroo court in the media and then declare him de facto guilty without a real court and due process.  This is profane and indecent behavior and someone must stop Allred. 

The Allred Formula
The language all too familiar in Allred’s cases are these words we are hearing: “His hands were like an octipus – they were all over the place!” She knows the formula.

Meanwhile, Trump has insisted that the claims are false. On Friday, the campaign issued the following statements:

Regarding the Allegations of Summer Zervos, from her cousin John Barry:

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Response from Donald J. Trump:

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The other claim from Rachel Crooks has been debunked.

Why You Should Not Give Allred the Time of Day in Your Living Room
Leave it to Gloria to be the drama queen of the radical feminist movement. Gloria Allred is a feminist from hell. She is a twisted, real live caricature of what Rush Limbaugh calls “a feminazi.”

She loves to exaggerate the claims. This is what discrimination attorneys do. They coach their clients into the drama. She knows that because of The Violence Against Women Act, that monstrosity that feminists worked so hard to put into federal code, the tables are tipped upside down for any man that has so much as touched a woman in a way that she might deem “unwanted” or “assault.” Grow up, women. Seriously.

She has attitude. In her world, all men are entitled and privileged. She is a moldy leftover of an early feminism and takes advantage of other women for her own gain by crumbling them into little bits of victimhood.  Then she walks away with all the money, dropping her bitterness along the path so she can find her way back to her office to repeat it all over again with another victim.

She is also what is called a “media whore.” She’s a narcissist who loves to grandstand holding news conferences at the drop of a hat and will do and say anything for attention.

I listened to her news conference. Trust me, it’s not worth your time. Allred is an opportunist holding a lurid kangaroo court in our living rooms, unannounced. She should be DISBARRED for plopping salacious details and vulgarities in front of our children, without warning.

She has a choice. She could conduct her business quietly, as most discrimination attorneys do. She is deliberately grandstanding and pimping this filth, at our children’s expense.

Tragically, she has chosen to vindictively live out her own victimized life experience by getting back at men, who she categorically despises. I have watched her bully men for years. She is an embarrassment, profiting from turning competent women into sniveling victims, a bizarre form of assault on women’s intelligence.  Her bullying is hardly the courageous and strong role model feminists are supposed to be, able to take responsibility and move on when life gets tough.

Projecting her Pathology from the Past

Gloria has a rocky past of her own. I’m not belittling that misfortune. I’m belittling her response, because she is a coward. She projects her pathology onto her victims reliving her own emotional and volatile life experience and her own inability to deal with it. From rape to abortion-gone-wrong to a struggle as a two-time single mom, surviving one husband she claimed was manic-depressive, she simply could not find a way to move on.

Legally, she knows a woman can make any claim she wants and does not need to bring the substantive evidence to the court as required in other criminal cases. There is no statute of limitations. So much for equality. Thank you, Senator Orrin Hatch for claiming to have created this law and for sponsoring it. (By the way, we told you this would be the result.)

My message to you, women: TURN OFF THE TV when you see Gloria. It’s disgusting and embarrassing to women today who have moved beyond the tactics of feminist victimization and who have learned to take responsibility for themselves because it’s a positive character trait, regardless of gender.

My message to you, men: Start standing up to this bullying. This is bullying, you know. The Violence Against Women Act is discrimination against marriage, men and children. It targets men and gives women an unfair advantage, the epitome of reverse discrimination in the courts.

My message to you, Gloria: Save your litigation for the men who stab and murder women and the women who stab and murder men.  (It does work both ways, you know.)  You need therapy. We’re in the middle of an election. This campaign is not about you. We are weary of watching your melodramas on our TV screens.

This is about a platform and a party and policies that you despise. Among the values you loathe include the wholesomeness of the natural family, the sanctity of human Life before birth and in old age, and the miracle of strong religious values, grounded in forgiveness, about which you know absolutely nothing.

Your internal rage is out of control. Your brand of feminism has destroyed many families, marriages and children. You are a female version of Marley, forging your chains in hell link by link.  My final message, Gloria, is the message you feminists love the most: Go home and take care of your grandchildren.

Phyllis Schlafly, The First Lady of the Conservative Movement – and My Friend – Is Gone

56When I was in college my mother showed me my first Phyllis Schlafly Report.  Growing up in the 1960’s in Hollywood, California was tough. The volatile cultural friction was all around me, and I felt more and more isolated from the hippie generation. Phyllis and her report became my political and cultural anchor, along with my faith in God. She had a way of summarizing complex issues in those four pages. I’ve received her reports ever since, and amazingly, I have not known her to be wrong. Looking back, she has been a prophetic statement in a lost world of feminism. It has been uncanny. The feminists scoffed at her predictions of “unisex” bathrooms and women in the draft (fortunately, a failed attempt this year – and appallingly supported by some Republicans). Now today, they are forcing their will on all taxpayers.

She warned us this was what the Equal Rights Amendment would have immediately enshrined in the Constitution.

Backing up, a few years after I married and my husband finished law school, we went to Chicago where he worked for McDermott, Will and Emery, a world class estate planning law firm. Chicago was a long way from home for this Hollywood, California girl. It was my first experience being so far away. I found a home with the National Eagle Forum. My husband had been asked to help The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment. It was deemed a moral issue, an attack on marriage and family and women, particularly stay-at-home mothers.

From my view, as well as Phyllis’, it was more than a moral issue. The economics of the proposal would one day create a dual-income family and eventually women who preferred to stay home to raise their children, would be forced into the workplace. Those of us that married to create a family and devote our prime time to raising our children were caught in a place in history where we were constantly demeaned and heard the media mantra, “You are just a housewife.” In fact, there is a song by that very title.

57I began reading and researching and decided that I wanted to take on this attack, in addition to helping my husband, whose legal skills were brought into the fight. I signed up for and attended my first United Nations conference – the International Womens Year Conference – in Normal, Illinois. The experience was anything but NORMAL.

I wondered whether I had landed in another country. Feminists everywhere. Parades of Anger. Images that never made it into the mainstream media. If they had, it would have shocked the nation. Banners with the marxist hammer and sickle and large photos of Karl Marx and Friedrick Engles. A workshop in which women were on stage with paper penises pinned to their crotches for a symbolic castration. I walked away feeling as though I had entered a new country spelled Amerika.

But in the papers, the only photos shown were those of all the First Ladies that were endorsing this conference – Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford.

The brazen New York Congresswoman with the big hat, Bella Abzug chaired the sessions. When we were asked who knew parliamentary procedure, I was the one that raised my hand, apparently the only LDS woman among our group who had recently taken a course.  So I was appointed to stand at the microphone to try to stop her agenda. The trouble was, she had already stacked the convention with lesbians and radical Marxists.

In reality, she was a socialist ramming through an agenda much like President Obama and his administration and both houses of Congress have been doing today. It was radical to the core. That U.N. Conference altered the direction of our country, our marriages and our families for the worse. We must sit back and ask ourselves: Are American families and marriages better today than they were in 1978? Has no-fault divorce helped women or harmed them? Take a look at the poverty scale and the surging numbers of women and children this damaging legislation has hurt. Now nationalized health care with the intent to put everyone on the welfare rolls of the entitlement code.

This was all part of the agenda behind the ERA that she rammed through with an iron fist. I will never forget standing there and actually having to raise my voice in the microphone for her to even pay attention to us on points of order or clarification or calls for division. It’s when this shy girl learned that you either speak up and be heard or shut up and be silenced.

In one session I stood to speak in front of about 800 radical feminists. I started, “I’d like to quote from the bible…” I was immediately interrupted with boos’ hisses, jeers, and mocking laughter. I waited for the crowd to quiet down and then calmly started again, awaiting a moment of “triumph.” I said, “I’d like to quote from the bible of the feminist movement, the Yale Law Journal.” Total silence. I had two epiphanies in that moment: First, that we are truly fighting a battle between good and evil, as Sean Hannity often said.

Second, that I would never fear standing up alone, if necessary, to stand for what I believed. It was a life-changing experience.

It was after that session that I learned that Phyllis Schlafly wanted to meet me and that she wanted me to help her with the STOP ERA movement she was leading and to be the STOP ERA media rep in Chicago. I confess I was still quite shy and it was overwhelming to me to be thrust into the media limelight.

After that conference that falsely professed to represent all women in America, we were able to submit a minority report. Abzug ignored it, and then tried to take the IWY agenda back to Congress to set the agenda for all women. We know that had the ERA passed, many of the evils we fight still today – including same-sex marriage and transgender bathrooms, the “unisex” bathrooms Phyllis warned us about, would have been instantly legalized then. Instead we have piece-mealed Abzug’s agenda by individual legislation. It has been death by a thousand stabs for women, children and families.

Phyllis asked my husband to write the legal brief to stop passage of Illinois’ ERA, based on the premise that the rules could not be broken to change the threshold needed to pass. That brief won the day, first round, and Illinois, a key state for passage, was on hold. The ERA was temporarily stopped.

I raised five children during the 1980s and 1990s. When the school curriculum produced curriculum that was lying to my children, I re-engaged.  Local Dallas parents recruited me to run for the school board. Again, Phyllis was there to help. By 1993, I then helped Phyllis in the drafting of her definitive report on Outcome-Based Education.

phyllis-cherPhyllis and her family invited me to sing at Phyllis’ events on several occasions, two of which were her birthdays. It was such an honor. The year her conference featured Bill Bennett, I performed a parody of The Wind Beneath My Wings. The family sent me original copies of the family photos, and I created a video tribute. The year Phyllis introduced us to Ann Coulter, I sang a theme song for the Phyllis Schlafly I know, “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha. Her talented son John has accompanied me on piano on one occasion. And then for her 80th Birthday, I was again invited to sing. My daughter and I sang a duet parody from the Broadway musical Wicked.

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Over the years, I have watched history remade and Phyllis Schlafly’s name besmirched. Some now even write that Bella Abzug called herself a homemaker. That is a lie.

Phyllis was right. Abzug undercut every homemaker and mother in America. Feminists treated us as if we had no standing. As homemakers, under her “leadership” and her agenda, women have lost many protections we once had. Now because women are competing in the work force, as Phyllis predicted, more women are also being forced to enter the work force because we are now competing in a two-income family economy.

Because we have had abortion on demand, we are replacing the 50 million+ babies that were aborted because of the false alarm of “population control” with almost the same illegal alien numbers because we are in a workforce crisis – “not enough workers.” Because of Bella Abzug and her cohorts, disparity in population exists that will “triage” baby boomers and ration our health care in the new government-managed health care plans, because there aren’t enough Gen Xers to go around to support our social security or Medicare. We could have told them that, and we did. Phyllis did. We ran the numbers. It is not rocket science.

62Phyllis was mocked and ridiculed for writing about the dangerous impact of no-fault divorce. Women who divorce, instead of being protected from husbands’ frivolously divorcing them, now find themselves working with “no-fault” divorce laws that leave them liable for wrongs husbands had historically been responsible for – whether from bankruptcy or being required to work to provide for their children. Women are now forced to defend our country on the front lines, and in some instances the government has even called up both the mother and the father at the same time and required them to find someone else to watch their babies while they have served in Iraq. This is abominable. Phyllis warned us. And for this liberals continued to mock.  She even endured a pie thrown in her face, and as always, with a gracious response.

Our school curriculum has also re-written the history of the women’s movement. Feminist studies courses portray Phyllis Schlafly and we women who opposed this radical socialist agenda as Neanderthals with prehistoric minds. The propaganda in these texts portray Phyllis Schlafly as an evil woman in history that did more to hold women back than anyone else. Yet I revere her as a woman who has done more for women, children and traditional families than any other woman or man in my lifetime.

Just look at what feminism has done to the dynamic of social interactions between young men and women today.  Feminists have forced young men today to cower to young women who have taken control of the social mores and are even afraid to ask them out on bona fide dates. Instead they just “hang out.” They are mentally emasculated. Feminism is out of balance, as was the original intent. Religious leaders have spoken to their concerns, and much of the time, in vain.

45Those of us who were there in the 70’s worked very hard under Phyllis Schlafly’s brilliant leadership to defeat the goals of this extremist, feminist woman Bella Abzug. The LDS Church asked the LDS women particularly in Illinois – under Vivian Adams’ direction, daughter of LDS Church leader Bruce R. McConkie, to be involved and to oppose the entire socialist agenda Abzug was supporting.

To illustrate how liberals have distorted and re-written history, I was surprised to see Bella Abzug, this liberal, radical feminist Democrat we fought so hard, honored in a Utah Republican Women’s newsletter years later. A conservative Republican women’s group in Provo, Utah published this piece. I could not stay silent when seeing an article that honored Bella Abzug. That would be like honoring Nancy Pelosi or Dianne Feinstein today.

Feminists continue to lie to our young women today. I was there. I cannot stay silent without standing up for the truth. Phyllis taught me, and my experience over the past 30 years is that when a conservative woman shows up in a room of radical feminists, it neutralizes them. We are their worst nightmare. They have been silencing some good men for a long time, and that must stop. The feminists don’t want us around. They have thrown us off the bus.

Years later, on one of the occasions staying in Phyllis’ home, she shared a personal story about how her strong opposition to that International Womens Year event came about. She was on her knees praying for help. She knew she needed thousands of women and didn’t know how she would get them. She had invited a few women who were leaders in religious organizations and conservative groups in Illinois. One woman was from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Vivian Adams.

As she told the story, she went around the table asking how many women these leaders could round up and bring out to the IWY events. One could bring a handful, another about 20. Then came Vivian. She pledged several hundred for Illinois, but thousands nationally. Phyllis told me the Mormon Church and its women were an answer to her prayer. For that reason, Eagle Forum has always been friendly and inviting to LDS women as leaders in Eagle Forum, the only religious right policy group to have that warm relationship.

51In 2009, when I ran for U.S. Senate and then two years later Congress, Phyllis was there to endorse me. She gave me excellent advice. I listened to her every word and hoped beyond hope that I could be as effective as she had been. She too had run for public office twice, and lost. The Daily Herald reporter called me “Utah’s Glenn Beck.” Meanwhile, a local talk show host continued to mock me as “dumb as a rock” and “what has she ever done.” I could relate to how they had also treated Phyllis over the years.

The Phyllis I know is nothing short of remarkable. She is irreplaceable. She was witty, charming and hospitable. On one of the occasions when I stayed in her home, I spilled orange-red tomato soup all over her beautiful, white dining room table-cloth spread across her enormously long dining table. Without skipping a beat, she was up and fetching a glass bowl of cold water – her remedy that worked like magic. She shared her beloved breakfast Muesli she has eaten for years every morning. And she drove me back and forth to the airport, as busy as she was. I loved playing her piano as she worked in her office late at night. It was comforting to note that her office was a piled high with papers as mine. I suppose that’s the plight of all activists.

I contemplated what would happen when Phyllis was gone. And now, my lifelong hero and mentor Phyllis Schlafly has passed away. We all believed it would be providential for her to live forever, but reality has arrived. At 92, I can testify from my personal interaction with her during the Republican convention in July, she was astute and led with strength until the end. It took the day yesterday for me to get my wits together.

I have lost a beloved friend and we have all lost a great leader. Here is one of my favorite photos of her from a collection the family sent me a few years back when they asked me to produce a video to honor her on her birthday.

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Yesterday, I received a short personal email from Ed Martin, Eagle Forum’s executive director, just a couple of hours after, that my lifelong friend and hero Phyllis Schlafly passed away. I spent the rest of the day engulfed in tears.

I was so relieved that I felt impressed to visit her one last time at her mid-year meetings this past January, and I did. And then, a bonus: I was able to cover the Republican National Convention for the radio station KTALKmedia.com, and Missouri elected Phyllis a national delegate.  I would see her once again after all.

I will never forget the last moments I had with her. Try to visualize this picture:

We were on the convention floor the last night of the event in Cleveland. I was standing next to John Schlafly and the Missouri delegation for the evening, while roaming the floor getting interviews. Phyllis was in a wheel chair. She insisted on standing for certain applause, especially during Donald Trump’s acceptance speech. She stood on her own, but John and I helped her to her feet occasionally as she applauded vigorously.

Then the balloon drop. I’ve always wondered what dropping a quarter of a million balloons, large, medium and small would look like. (just kidding) And there they were. They just kept dropping. And Phyllis, sitting in her wheelchair, soon became engulfed in wheelchair-high balloons and confetti.
It was so humorous, I just had to take a picture:

Phyllis and balloons

Then came the complex task of maneuvering her wheel chair through the masses of people exiting the convention hall. The only way we could navigate was for John to push the chair, and I stood in front to break the waves of the crowd, with repeated announcements of “Wheelchair coming through!”

Shortly after we embarked on this somewhat painful and treacherous journey (the wheel chair foot rests kept attacking the backs of my legs), I felt Phyllis’ hand reach for mine and we held on for dear life as we made our way through. When people saw who was in the wheel chair, they were so respectful. “Oh! It’s Phyllis.” “Thank you, Phyllis for all you have done!” “We love you Phyllis.”

She never stopped smiling. Even then. It was surreal. I knew it would probably be the last time I saw her, and what a beautiful memory – her hand in mine as we made our way through the crowd together – for the last time.

One of my best memories is that she taught all of us a very important strategic tactic when on camera: You can say just about anything with a smile and get away with it. I’ve tried to remember that but never quite perfected it as she had. I’m told she was born with that smile.

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We all knew this would be her last time at a national Republican convention. She has been a delegate many times over the years. She has always had a strong impact on the platform and meets with the delegates her organization elects in advance to make sure it stays strongly anti-feminist, which means pro-family, pro-life, pro-marriage, and pro-stay at home mothering.

105She had taken a strong and controversial stance with her endorsement of Donald Trump, but before she did, she made him pledge that he would support the platform. He did do that. She proclaimed it the strongest Republican platform in her life time. And once again, she had the ear of a president-to-be, as she did with another imperfect candidate – Ronald Reagan.

Trump came through that convention supporting the pro-Life and family planks, as well as a new addition – repealing the Johnson Amendment, which would restore the First Amendment as it applies to religious liberty and speech for 501 c 3’s

Her early endorsement of this controversial candidate sent shock waves through the conservative community, and some of her own revolted. But as usual, other conservative leaders followed and endorsed him, especially after his invitational to evangelical religious leaders, with whom he met a couple of weeks before the convention.

I’ve been told by those that attended, and by Candy Carson, Ben’s wife, who talked to me at the convention, that he’s a good listener, and he took Phyllis’ advice and is taking the Carson’s and others as well. He had better follow through, because I’m warning him, Phyllis will dog him from the grave.

102She was never shy about influencing world leaders, even her own beloved Pope.

As Breitbart announced a few months ago, this was truly “Phyllis’ Last Stand,” but we didn’t realize it would be this soon. I think everyone was hoping she would live to see her endorsed candidate elected.

Ed Martin told me by phone yesterday that she just slipped away at an accelerated pace over the past couple of weeks, and the family was all there when she passed today.

She has left a strong mark in political history. She WAS the First Lady of the Conservative Movement.  Her predictions of the damaging effects of feminism on marriage, divorce, the family and the economy have proven correct.

120I hope our children and grandchildren will learn more about who she was and what she believed. As her son Andy recently wrote:

Many, many times fellow conservatives have declared my mother to be wrong on a particular issue, while praising her generally.  And every single time that I can think of, my mother ended up being right.  Call it intuition, Providence, luck, or whatever, my mother has a certain knack for politics that has virtually never been wrong.  I learned that the hard way until I accepted it.

I also hope that my deceased mom and dad have been able to meet up with her in heaven and that they were among those there to greet her. She reminded me a lot of my mom – her courage, her refinement, and her warm and welcoming hospitality.

God bless Phyllis. God bless her family. God bless the America she fought for and loved.

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PS – I will be adding some photos later. I’m off to the radio station where Ed Martin and I will be paying a tribute to her. I hope you’ll join us online or on the dial – www.TalkMedia.com or download the app K talk radio, or at AM 630 Salt Lake City, 10 AM Mountain time.

American Leadership Fund Board Member Al Jackson Elected to Utah State Senate

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BREAKING NEWS!!! 

Senator Al Jackson, American Leadership Fund’s board member WINS election!  

A HUGE congratulations to ALF’s board member, Al Jackson for running for State Senate and WINNING!  by ONE vote.  Every vote truly counts. 

Al was our endorsed candidate, of course.  I have known Al and Juleen for over 11 years now.  They hosted a marvelous event at their beautiful Maryland home years ago, and we have stayed in contact since they relocated to Utah.

Al is a founding ALF board member and has been instrumental in helping us get ALF off the ground.  Juleen is a strong and courageous leader and president of United Women’s Forum in Utah County.  They both have a clear understanding of the proper role of government, and Al is our voice in Washington DC when we need him. 

We also know Ken Sumsion who is a great man that we have sorely missed in the legislature. We need him there again – he was one of the founders of the Patrick Henry Caucus and worked very hard.  Those were the days of real commitment and principled leaders.  We are counting on Al to bring people together in the Senate to have that courage.

We could not have a better senator! 

Here are a couple of photos. 

With Al’s beautiful wife Juleen and one of their adorable daughters. 

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Here’s Al with another founding ALF board member/Highland City Councilman Tim Irwin, a great friend and consultant and supporter who also helped launch ALF and is a great resource. 

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Social Conservative Candidates Save the GOP in 2014

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It’s true. Marriage and Life candidates were the 2014 GOP campaign winners. Karl Rove is not celebrating because he and the libertarians working within the GOP have spent millions to disassociate the GOP from the social issues for years and they failed miserably in this election cycle.

In 2012, Senate candidate Todd Akin unsuccessfully attempted to insert the very complex issue of rape trauma and its negative effects on pregnancy rates (which does have medical merit) in a media sound bite.  If Rove had been supporting Akin to begin with, he would have kept the faux pas as quiet as possible. Akin was desperately needed in the U.S. Senate. Claire McCaskill is not on our “side of history.”

Instead, Rove harangued Akin for weeks during the critical days of the 2012 election cycle. Why? Because he had his own moderate, establishment horse in the primary race who had lost. If he could get Akin out, his guy would be IN.  That’s politics.

From that point forward, Rove ranted and raved over Akin’s poor choice of words and declared that, “No Republican can ever get elected again if they are pro-Marriage or pro-Life.”

Really? Fast forward to November 4, 2014. It was a landslide for social conservatives. They were assisted by the four circuit courts and their rogue judicial activist judges that ruled against the will of the people in several states who had overwhelmingly voted for Marriage. This outraged the party’s base and they came out in throngs to vote. Continue reading Social Conservative Candidates Save the GOP in 2014

Labor Day Should Be Renamed Memorial Day II

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Note:  My email linked to this post unintentionally calculated numbers that did not reflect specifically lost manufacturing jobs.  The stats are accurate in this post.  My thanks to those vigilant readers that caught the error.  

First let’s praise all that is good about America: A strong tradition in free enterprise. Innovations in technology that brought the world Internet communications and software programs unmatched. The best medical research on earth. Excellence in strong defense and national security. The everyday, hardworking mother and father, in the workplace or at home. And an indomitable spirit that pulls itself up by the bootstraps despite every effort by elected officials to kill the American Dream becoming more and more elusive. Now, Labor Day. Let’s be honest. Labor Day should be a sort of Memorial Day Part II. Continue reading Labor Day Should Be Renamed Memorial Day II

Marriage ‘Not State Issue’: Republican or Libertarian?

 

On July 28, 2014 a Florida TV station re-posted a CNN report by Margaret Hoover declaring that the Florida GOP ‘gets it’ on gay marriage. She wrote:

The Republican Party’s support for same-sex marriage is starting to grow. In the past 16 months, the number of GOP legislators supporting equal access to civil marriage quadrupled — from just two to eight. And recently, Republican Rep. David Jolly of Florida, a swing-district legislator with a deep personal and religious belief in traditional marriage, made a case we will hear more — a good society should confer the rights and responsibilities of civil marriage on same-sex couples while respecting the religious freedom of houses of worship to perform the sacrament of marriage only in the ways they see fit.

 
Continue reading Marriage ‘Not State Issue’: Republican or Libertarian?

A Rebuttal to Gov. Olene Walker on Utah’s Caucus

Another one bites the dust, as they say. Now former Governor Olene Walker has just abandoned We the People in favor of big money, the rich and famous. Her editorial in the St. George Spectrum is filled with propaganda obviously fed to her by the DC lobbyists who have run these kinds of deceptive campaigns from their K Street addresses state by state to change elections to their favor. The editorial was a brilliant twist of truth obviously coached by shrewd attorneys who know how to twist arms in DC as well. Continue reading A Rebuttal to Gov. Olene Walker on Utah’s Caucus