Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
How is it that these people are allowed to be associated with the "party of Lincoln" -- Abraham Lincoln, the president who preserved the Union? They clearly share more in common with Jefferson Davis and the confederate insurrectionists.
Check out these Neoconfederate insurrectionists from Payson, Arizona. The Payson Roundup / Candidates declare war on feds:
The three Republican contenders for the state House and Senate seats representing Rim Country launched a full-throated call to wage figurative war on the federal government at a joint appearance last week before the Payson Tea Party.
Incumbent state representatives Chester Crandell, running now for the Senate, and Rep. Brenda Barton and Flagstaff Tea Party Chairman Bob Thorpe, both running for the state House, all support a constitutional amendment to revoke the terms of Arizona’s statehood so the state Legislature could take control of federal lands in Arizona. [Proposition 120]
The crusade against federal authority dominated the discussion before more than 100 Tea Party backers at Tiny’s Restaurant.
“It’s time ‘we the people’ stepped up … we will take over the management of the land, of the water, of the air” from the federal government, said Rep. Crandell, the lone Republican running for the District 4 Senate seat, which includes northern Gila County, Camp Verde and Flagstaff.
Rep. Barton, who shifted her official address to Payson to run in the newly configured District 6, repeatedly quoted the Declaration of Independence’s justification of rebellion against England more than 200 years ago, saying a government can exist only with the consent of the governed.
“I really want to withdraw my consent,” she said. “This is not a democracy. It is a constitutional republic. If it were a democracy, all the wolves would decide which lambs they want to have for dinner. Right now in the Valley [Laurie Roberts Here it is: My list of kooks at Capitol is] calling us ‘kooks,’ they’re working very, very hard to ‘dekookify’ the Legislature. They want to get rid of anyone who wants to live under the constitution.”
I am pretty sure that Jefferson Davis Brenda Barton means the Constitution of the Confederate States of America.
Thorpe focused his remarks largely on a call for the states to convene a constitutional convention to revoke many of the laws passed by Congress and limit the ability of the executive branch to impose regulations.
“It’s time for another shot heard ’round the world,” said Thorpe. “Let’s make Arizona an example of how we reclaim our liberties, which we have slowly allowed to erode. Liberty-loving patriots will lose a battle or two, but what we’re concerned about is whether we win the war or not — and we’re at war with the federal government.”
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Many legal experts say the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn any such provision. Many southern states relied on similar arguments concerning the right of states to nullify federal actions in the lead-up to the Civil War.
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Thorpe also objected to the 17th Amendment to the Constitution that made the U.S. Senate directly elected by the voters of each state rather than appointed by the Legislature.
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Thorpe said a constitutional convention convened by the states could repeal the direct election of senators and perhaps revoke the power of the federal government to borrow money to finance a budget deficit.
“It’s time the states reminded the federal government it was the states that created the federal government — federalism is a relationship between the states and the central government. The Founders were afraid of democracy and a powerful federal government — and that’s exactly what we have today.”
For the love of God and country people, wake the hell up! Elect these Democrats to office and send these Neoconfederate insurrectionists who no longer want to be part of the United States of America packing!
In the Senate race, State Representative Tom Chabin. In the House races are Angela Lefevre, a Sedona businesswoman and juvenile probation worker, and Doug Ballard, chair of the Coconino County Democratic Party, who spent 31 years in public service, much of it with the City of Chandler.