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AZ GOP Republicrats in Charge!

LD 22 PC & Former Candidate 4 DC 8’s Open Seat Clair Van Steenwyk; The Maricopa County Briefs March 9th points to the behavior of so called conservative legislators, and we need to look at what they mean by Conservative as it’s not what some may think, but an entirely different meaning by their Political Standards, as they’re trying to Conserve Politics as Usual in AZ.

My comments written and stated during CD 8 Primary about former Gov. Brewer bringing us Common Core, Obama Care and a Tax Increase meant for Education ending up in the General Fund, but the Press and GOP Elites didn’t mention this Fruad to AZ Voters. We had Former Sen. Lesko brag about being endorsed by former Republicrat Brewer and most have no memory of what Brewer really did or for that matter most of Lesko’s votes as well. I’d also like to remind all of you if the bad news about Lesko would have come out in late Jan. we may have had an entirely different result and also recall 65% of the the Voters didn’t Vote 4 her as well, a good place to start a Campaign against her for August of 18.

The Battle to cut back or eliminate the Proxy system at all Levels Local is a long one, and seems the GOP won’t give up the One Tool used to Control how the AZ GOP is run, and this proves how Corrupt the GOP truly is.

I observed in the CD 8 race one Candidate was attacked for his vote on the NPV, while at the same time LD 13 appointed someone to take Lesko’s vacated seat with someone who’d done the same thing, and will probably elect him back in and most the Voters in LD 13 won’t even hear about it.

I hope if we lose this one the PC’s will revolt this time and find Candidates to run against these Republicans who’s so called Conservative Credentials are really to Conserve Politics as Usual in AZ.

I do believe if the People will just take a solid stand against these Talking Heads we’d be able to defeat them, but need to take a Stand in the Election Cycle and in that lies the problem as most don’t and many won’t as they believe we must be United, well United in what more of the same?
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

Van’s Crossroads /


God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk / Constitutional Activist


Van’s Crossroads /


God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk / Constitutional Activist


Van’s Crossroads /

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk / Constitutional Activist

Van’s Crossroads /

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk / Constitutional Activist


Van’s Crossroads /

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk / Constitutional Activist

Is AZ a Republic or Socialist State?

AZ seems to be slipping farther into a Socialist type State Government while the rest of us believe we’re a Republic!

I’ve followed the AZ Political System closely for several yrs. now and have continued to see our State fall farther into Socialism than most would notice.
This process has been aided by those in the Legislature basically handing the Ball Off to either the Executive Branch, Agencies or Boards along with Propositions on the Ballot  rather than them doing what they’re elected to do which is Represent US.

I realize most believe just by them voting on Bills and then sending them forward for the Governor to sign into Law is what they’re suppose to do, however the question all of us should be asking is where do all of these Bills come from and who are they really voting to Help, the Lobbyists, Big Business or US, whether done by Legislation or Propositions on the Ballot?

I for one know that a Republic form of Government isn’t mob rule and when the Legislators put forth Propositions for the Voters to decide rather than for them to do so we’re actually at that point becoming a Socialist Democracy rather than a True Republic, as most Props are decided by how many ADs the public listens to or views and that’s determined by who has the $$$$$$$$’s to Promote their Point of View which generally doesn’t favor US.

Prop 123 is a perfect example of this, which didn’t deliver as promised but did take Billions out of the AZ Trust Fund and our AZ Treasurer Jeff Dewit campaigned against it but the Legislators did what Gov. Ducey wanted for Political reasons rather than for Fiscal Ones, so they put it on the Ballot and we lost.

There is also the Board of Education all appointed and the State Agencies, we as Voters must become more aware of what’s going on  in AZ Politics while we still have some say in it thru the Ballot Box and if we don’t then we’ll eventually turn into another NY or CA. etc.

US Constitution Article IV. Section IV. Guarantees Each State a Republic Form of Government, however as with all Guarantees in Life the owner of the Guarantee must see that its’ Enforced and that’s All of US. Link: http://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/articles/4/essays/128/guarantee-clause

Here’s a podcast I listened to where Kris Anne Hall talks about it being unconstitutional for states to allow voters to approve laws with their votes.  Kris’s statements on this occur at about the 19 min. to 28 min. section, as they come out of a break.

Kris Anne Hall and her husband begin speaking about how the legislature has given their authority to make laws away to agencies, courts etc., and how the state legislatures is unconstitutionally allowing voters to approve laws.  By doing all of the above the states are no longer republics.

Kris then at the 57 minute mark she discusses Citizenship and who qualifies for the benefits of Citizenship.

Link to the Kris Anne Hall Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdcmGCzdfJ4

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk
Listen In to Radio Show / Link: http://tobtr.com/s/10443963

Does the GOP Platform Matter?

We have reached a point in America where there’s very little Respect for what most of us Treasure such as; The Bible, US Constitution, Bill or Rights, Declaration of Independence, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, Flag and now falling into that group is what most holding office in the GOP also pledge allegiance to but so often don’t.

With the GOP Platform, we the Republican Party
reaffirm the principles that unite us in a common purpose.

GOP Platform LInk.  

I’d like to know just how those who claim to be GOP Conservatives holding office vote against the very Party Platform that they pledge allegiance to and then ask us to vote for them over & over again?

I believe using the Platform to evaluate whether or not those asking for your Votes is a good way to decide whether to give it to them or not and compare their Votes with the Rhetoric they spout and see if it matches up such as let’s use the NPV ( National Popular Vote ) for one example if they voted 4 it then Vote Against Them.

GOP Platform 2016

Honest Elections and the Electoral College

We oppose the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and any other scheme to abolish or distort the procedures of the Electoral College. An unconstitutional effort to impose National Popular Vote would be a grave threat to our federal system and a guarantee of corruption, as every ballot box in every state would offer a chance to steal the presidency. We urge state legislatures that have voted for this proposal to rescind their approval.

 Honest Elections and the Right to Vote

Honest elections are the foundation of representative government. We pledge to protect the voting rights of every citizen, as well as their rights of conscience when they are harassed or denied a job because of their contributions to a candidate or a cause. We support state efforts to ensure ballot access for the elderly, the handicapped, military personnel, and all legitimate voters. We urge state and local officials to take all appropriate steps to allow voters to cast their ballots in a timely manner. We are concerned, however, that some voting procedures may be open to abuse. For this reason, we support legislation to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote and secure photo ID when voting. We strongly oppose litigation against states exercising their sovereign authority to enact such laws. In addition, to guarantee that everyone’s vote is counted, we urge that electronic voting systems have a voter-verified paper audit trail. We urge every state to join the Interstate Voter Registration Cross Check Program to keep voter rolls accurate and to prevent people from voting in more than one state in the same election. To guard against foreign involvement in our elections, we call for vigilance regarding online credit card contributions to candidates and campaigns.

The members of our Armed Forces must not be denied the basic rights that they are defending for others. Our troops, wherever stationed, must be allowed to vote in a timely manner. We call upon the entire military chain of command to ensure the voting rights of our citizen soldiers.

The Constitution gives Congress authority to conduct the decennial census “in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.” In order to preserve the principle of one person, one vote, we urge our elected representatives to ensure that citizenship, rather than mere residency, be made the basis for the apportionment of representatives among the states.

AZ Representatives Violated the GOP Platform with this VOTE!

AZ Representatives Recorded Votes On the National Popular Vote!

Will AZ GOP Citizens Vote 4 those that Voted to give the office of President to Clinton? The Democrats that voted 4 this knew it meant control of the White House for the next 20+ yrs.

The Question to ask the GOP House Members is Why did 20 of them Vote 4 It?  Just having a basic knowledge of why our Founders set up the Electoral System should have kept the Republicans from Voting 4 this, so if they didn’t know the history they should have asked someone who did and not listen to the Lobbyist who supported this Bill and voted against it, I don’t believe they can be trusted in the future not to follow Lobbyist Instructions once again if asked to do so.

This Vote betrayed the people who Voted 4 them. Remember Past Votes / History maybe repeated on this & other issues, don’t support or vote 4 them again.

This bill never made it to the AZ Senate Floor for a Vote as shelved by Sen. Biggs, believe this was done as would have passed the Senate as well and then to Governors desk to sign and who know s what Gov. Ducey would have done.

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

Link to Talk Show: http://tobtr.com/s/10400863

AZ Legislators Votes on HB2456 National Popular Vote!

House 3rd Reading Votes;: https://legiscan.com/AZ/rollcall/HB2456/id/491283

BILL STATUS VOTES FOR HB 2456 – 3rd Reading, 20 GOP Yes Votes, 14 No’s & 2 GOP Sponsors did NV, Why?
Y =Yes  N =No  EXC =Excused  V =Vacant  NV =Not Voting / Won 40 to 17 w/ 3 NV’s so 9 GOP could have Voted No & Didn’t, Why? 2/3rds Veto Proof.

Member Name Vote Member Name Vote Member Name Vote
J. Christopher Ackerley Y John M. Allen Y Lela Alston Y
Richard C. Andrade Y Brenda Barton N Jennifer D. Benally Y
Reginald Bolding Jr. NV Sonny Borrelli Y Russell “Rusty” Bowers N
Paul Boyer Y Kate Brophy McGee N Noel W. Campbell Y
Mark A. Cardenas N Heather Carter N Ken Clark Y
Regina Cobb Y Doug Coleman Y Diego Espinoza Y
Karen Fann N Eddie Farnsworth N Charlene R. Fernandez Y
Mark Finchem Y Randall Friese Y Rosanna Gabaldón Y
Sally Ann Gonzales NV Rick Gray Y Albert Hale Y
Anthony Kern Y Matthew A. Kopec Y Jonathan R. Larkin Y
Jay Lawrence N Vince Leach Y David Livingston Y
Phil Lovas N Stefanie Mach Y Debbie McCune Davis Y
Juan Jose Mendez Y Javan D. “J.D.” Mesnard Y Eric Meyer Y
Darin Mitchell N Steve Montenegro Y Jill Norgaard N
Justin Olson N Lisa A. Otondo Y Warren H. Petersen N
Celeste Plumlee Y Franklin M. Pratt Y Rebecca Rios Y
Tony Rivero NV Bob Robson Y Macario Saldate Y
Thomas “T.J.” Shope Y David W. Stevens Y Bob Thorpe Y
Kelly Townsend NV Michelle B. Ugenti-Rita N Ceci Velasquez Y
Jeff Weninger N Bruce Wheeler N David M. Gowan Sr. Y

House Rules Committee: https://legiscan.com/AZ/rollcall/HB2456/id/491283

House Elections Committee: https://legiscan.com/AZ/rollcall/HB2456/id/489340

Sponsors: https://legiscan.com/AZ/bill/HB2456/2016,

Two Sponsors then did the NV, suppose they didn’t want to go on Record Supporting Democrat Type Legislation.

Should Endorsements Matter? Not Really!

 Why I believe Endorsements for the most part shouldn’t influence voters other than possibly get their attention as to who’s running and what they need to do to make their Votes Count.

I’ve been asked over the yrs. while Hosting AM Radio to give Endorsements, and learned early on to be very selective and always do my homework before just handing them out to anyone who asked.  Endorsements have many purposes, and of course the person soliciting the Endorsements are hoping it influences voters familiar with the endorser will at least give them a look or even better Financial Support and Votes.

The endorsers reasons for handing out endorsements has its’ benefits as well, it makes them look like an informed celebrity or office holder and may even gain them new viewers, listeners or supporters and future favors as well. There’s a  Dark Side to Endorsements, it’s that most who give them know little about the Candidate they’re endorsing and mostly depend on staff or others who recommend the candidate, and give one out without any true knowledge of the Candidate they’re endorsing, not realizing if closely examined whether they’d even support them as a Voter.

I hope anyone reading this takes the time to check out the Candidates being endorsed and not blindly follow the directions of the person giving the endorsement, it can lead to having people in office who aren’t what they claim as many in AZ have 1st hand experience represented by Sen. McCain and others.

The best way to see who to support is check out their voting records if they’ve held or hold office and if not then check their history of Political Activism on issues important to all of us such as Education, Budgetary matters, check to see who they’ve supported at the local, state and federal levels, these are usually the best indicators of what the Candidate truly supports and will if elected.

I know in LD 22’s SCW and LD 21’s SC we have an ongoing battle with the AZ Corp. Comm. on a water issue, and even though hundreds of voters signed petitions and spoke out against the proposed increase to them at AZ Corp. meetings only B. Burns voted with the voters and against a form of Socialism in AZ, and now Commissioner Little has been promoted to a Federal Job by the Trump Administration, and Forese is now running for AZ Treasurer both claim to be conservatives.

Voters must be informed not just influenced by Celebrities, Politicians, Political Groups, Organizations, PACS etc. check the Real Records of those running. Lets recall here in AZ the last few yrs. we’ve had AZ Legislators Vote to take authority away form AZ Supt. of Public Instruction with amending HB 2184 & then doing the same with SB 1469, along with passing PROP 123 to take monies from the Ed Trust Fund, and many AZ legislators supported the Popular Vote and so much more, would you endorse or Vote for these so call Conservatives, as I didn’t & won’t.

We must remember the  Freedoms  many have  Fought and Died to give us shouldn’t be handed over to others as a result of a Popularity contest but the True Character of the Person asking for our Votes this is a Sacred Trust we all have, and Our Children’s Futures Depend on US doing Our Homework as well, not following the advice of Endorsers who don’t know the Candidates.

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk
Link to Radio Show: http://tobtr.com/s/10320709