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T H E T RU M P E T E R Republican Women of Prescott • October 2009 Our October Program Owen ‘Buz’ Mills, NRA member since 1962, Life Member since 1984 and a current NRA national board member, is president of Gunsite Academy, the world’s oldest and largest privately-owned firearms training facility. Gunsite has trained USMC/Special Operations personnel that were deployed to Middle East as well as having instructed law enforcement and civilians on the tactical and effective use of all kinds of firearms. A commercial pilot with 6,000 hours and a member of the Sheriff’s Air Group SAR unit, Buz testified before Congress in favor of arming pilots. Buz is a political activist and lobbyist supporting local, state and national pro-2nd Amendment candidates. Please join us as Buz will address the issues of “Firearm Ownership and Citizens’ Responsibilities in a Free Society.” www.gunsite.com • www.nra.org IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES! GENERAL MEETING MONDAY , COLUMBUS DAY—FLY THE FLAG! TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009 OCTOBER 12 LOCATION SUNDAY, “NOT EVIL JUST WRONG” MOVIE PREMIER HOTEL ST. MICHAEL OCTOBER 18 7PM AT YAVAPAI COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS GURLEY & MONTEZUMA THURSDAY , LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE OCTOBER 27 11:00AM—SOCIAL OCTOBER 22 LUNCHEON 11:30AM—MEETING STARTS TUESDAY, GENERAL LUNCHEON MEETING MENU OCTOBER 27 HOTEL ST. MICHAEL, 11:30AM FETTUCINE ALFREDO WITH OR WITHOUT CHICKEN TUESDAY , TEDDY ROOSEVELT’S BIRTHDAY $15 OCTOBER 27 TUESDAY , ELECTION DAY—FLY THE FLAG PLEASE RSVP BY NOVEMBER 3 AND VOTE! OCTOBER 22ND TO ANNA COCKLIN 778-5396 TUESDAY , PACKING FOR OUR TROOPS AT YAVGOP OR ELSIE TYREE 778-0235 NOVEMBER 3 HEADQUARTERS, 10:30AM THURSDAY , BOARD MEETING PLEASE REMEMBER, DUE TO LIMITED SEATING, NOVEMBER 5 PRESCOTT LIBRARY, ELSEA ROOM, 11:00AM A RESERVATION IS REQUIRED. TUESDAY , USMC BIRTHDAY—FLY THE FLAG! A RESERVATION MADE IS A RESERVATION NOVEMBER 10 PAID. NO-SHOWS WILL BE BILLED. WEDNESDAY, VETERANS DAY—FLY THE FLAG! THANK YOU! NOVEMBER 11 TUESDAY, REMEMBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER’S MEETINGS Please visit us at www.RWOP.info NOV. 17 & DEC. 15 ARE THE 3RD TUESDAY! Th e T ru m p e t e r Jacquie’s Campaign Corner Judy Blackford Federal Legislation Chair Our September Luncheon and the Las Fuentes forums featured the candidates vying for Prescott City council. We must be What’s Wrong with This Picture? educated voters. Thank you, Councilman Bob Bell, a true gentleman, for your eight Republicans have offered in excess of 200 amend- years of service to the City of Prescott! ments in the House that requires all members of RWOP volunteers are working at YCR Congress to accept the coverage all of us will be Headquarters gathering signatures on forced to have. A 72-hour waiting period will be petitions for Republican candidates and allowed for the public and Congress to read the bill the Proposition 13 Arizona initiative, and online prior to voting. All have been defeated by a manning the office. You are all the best! party line vote. In the Senate, a mandate that every individual covered We need a phone bank committee to privately or publicly (Medicare/Medicaid) be allowed to assist other committees in 2010. A sign-up keep their current coverage was also defeated on a sheet is available at all our luncheons. party line vote. There is a Senate bill with a $1,900 fine Interested? Please call me at 776-7453. for not purchasing government approved health A town hall will be held on Tuesday, Nov. insurance. Senator John Ensign inquired about penal- 10 from 4-6 pm at the Prescott Public ties for failing to pay that fine. The Joint Committee on Library, Founders Suite, regarding Proposi- Taxation responded that violators could be charged tion 13 Arizona. David Zacharias, from with a misdemeanor and jail time of up to one year or a the Proposition 13 Committee, will give a $25,000 penalty. presentation. Yavapai County Assessor Switching gears, the House version of the 2010 fiscal Pam Pearsall will attend and present the year Defense Authorization Act will be coming up for a current laws. All petitions are available for vote this fall. The relocation of and housing construc- signatures at our luncheons. If you are cir- tion costs for 11,600 US troops moving from Japan to culating these, please gather signatures Guam is one of the issues. The original cost of this among your neighbors, friends and family. move was $15 billion which included $10 billion for housing. In August, Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) Many businesses in the Chino Valley and inserted Sec. 2833 into the bill which requires that the Paulden areas are offering the Proposition wages paid on Guam for the construction match the 13 Arizona initiative petitions to be “prevailing” wages paid in Hawaii – which happen to be signed. Visit www.Prop13Arizona.com for 250% higher. The cost for this will be an increase of those businesses that are available for approximately $10 BILLION! What isn’t included in the signatures during business hours. bill is that the Hunt Building Company is one of the prime builders and, just by coincidence, happens to Another initiative sponsored by Sen. be one the top five contributors to Rep. Abercrombie’s Russell Pearce and Sheriff Joe Arpaio last election. of Maricopa County proposes to eliminate all sanctuary cities in Arizona - Bring it on! Only in America... Republican Candidate Barry Wong for Corporation Commission A native Arizonan, he pledges to ensure that Arizona citizens have adequate, clean water, reliable and renewable energy, and protection against investment fraud. Barry has the education, experience and commitment to work for people across our state to accomplish that goal! You can learn more about Barry at www.BarryWong.com. Th e T ru m p e t e r A M e s s ag e f r o m O u r P r e s i d e n t Dear Members, I wrote in a previous letter to you about a Sharps rifle that was given to a Civil War soldier by a group of Yale students with the following Latin inscription: “Ultima ratio liberarum.” It means, “The final argument in liberty.” We don’t, as a nation, have guns because we want to (although my brother may beg to differ); rather, it is because we must. It is when our government fears us, there is democracy. When we fear our government, it’s called slavery. And we never want to put ourselves in that predicament. One of the first things Hitler did prior to the formation of the Third Reich was to confiscate everyone’s guns. This single act set the stage to build 15,000 labor and death camps throughout Nazi-occupied countries. On October 14, 1943, a small group of prisoners revolted at the Polish death camp, Sobibor. 250,000 would die at the hands of the Nazis before the camp was closed permanently. What is interesting—and certainly a lesson for all of us—is what these resisters did to plan a revolt. Of the 600 in the camp at the time of the revolt, only 70 would survive. But one thing was certain for their success: They needed weapons, and carefully, patiently and methodically got them from their captors. So, it is no accident that Israel has one of the best militaries in the world today. Likewise, it is no accident that the founding fathers gave us the 2nd Amendment...the one that protects the other nine. Locally, nationally and globally it is part of our mission as Republican Women to ensure the principle to remain free cannot be compromised. It is also no accident that many foreigners want to live in our country. We are the last bastion of individual freedom known to man. Our motto, “Think Patriotically, Act Globally” lends itself for our club to do more and to know more. The more erudite we are in American and world history, the better prepared we are to defend freedom in our own back- yard and throughout the world. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for all you do! Susan Cohen OCTOBER Welcome New Members! Birthdays! Steve Blair - Associate Judy Besser Lynne Peters Lorrain Black Joan Pierce Linda Hughes Stephanie Casdorph Char Ramsay Janice Cooley Linn Sampson Rosemary Madden Joan Carrillo Connie Sonnenburg Jayne Ficek Marilyn Speights Susan West Dee Finn Jenny Spenard Rosemary Madden Patricia Trebesch Dee Ward Lee Nelson Barbara Waugh Patricia Nowak Sharon Welker Th e T ru m p e t e r Dutko— Judy Dutko—Americanism A huge Thank You! Should Americans be Afraid? to Yavapai County Fair Chair, Good morning class! Please open your US Constitution to Article I, Sec. 8. This section lists some of the Charleen Marshall duties of Congress. Among these are: “To provide and maintain a Navy; to provide for calling forth the Militia to The booth looked terrific and the baked goods suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions; to provide for were wonderful...Thanks to all the volunteers organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia.” who made Charleen’s job that much easier! Now let’s move on to Amendment 13, Sec. 1: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been Lynne and I fell in love with Prescott in duly convicted, shall exist within the US, or any place subject 1999. We have a genuine concern for our to their Jurisdiction.” community and are committed to preserv- ing Prescott’s character. Fast-forward to 2009: The present occupant of the White I have a strong work ethic House stated during his campaign that he wanted to set and a strong sense of up a “National Civilian Security Force” with the size and responsibility to my country funding as big as the US military – a staggering hundreds and my community, and of billions of dollars annually. This program would imple- would appreciate your ment a mandatory national service program for US support of my City Council citizens and would be part of secondary schools’ curriculum, in the form of “service” learning. In this plan, candidacy. every person between the ages of 18 and 25 will be Thank you, Prescott asked to serve their country by going through three Republican Women, months of basic training, civil defense preparation and for your continued leadership in educating voters in order to promote effective local, “community” service. state and national government. To quote Glenn Beck: “Mr. President, why do we need a civilian national security force as strong and as power- Michael Allen Peters ful as the US Military?” Who is threatening our security? Illegal aliens? We already have the Minutemen Voting is a privilege...Please Vote! and the Border Patrol. No, it’s not the Illegals. Who Dearest Republican then? Islamic extremists? No…according to Obama, we Women, are not at war with them anymore. No, my guess is that the perpetrators (according to the Thank you so much for president, his secretary of Homeland Security his chief of the time that you have staff and his attorney general) are tax paying, law-abiding given me. RWOP has Americans who attend Tea Parties, our veterans, always supported me in pro-lifers, gun owners, and people with “Don’t Tread On a way that words just Me” flags. The “extremists” are conservative Americans can’t describe; you have who believe in the US Constitution. all been so wonderful. Does the term Brown Shirts ring a bell? The support you showed The only “bell” I want to hear is the Liberty Bell. me in the last election gave that much more strength to run again. I hope to take the conservative message back to How about you? Remember, Prescott City Hall and beyond. “The price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance.” As always, I’m always here to help you! Class dismissed. Steve Blair Th e T ru m p e t e r Thank you, Republican Women of Prescott, for all you do to promote good Republican values to all the Don’t forget to VOTE! citizens of Prescott: from your informative monthly luncheon meetings, to the The city election is a mail-in candidate forums, to scholarships, to care ballot and must be received by packages sent to our Armed Forces - all demonstrate your commitment to make this 5pm on November 3! a better community. I’m honored to be a long standing Associate Member of the Republican Women of Prescott, an organization that makes “For the Love of Prescott” have such profound meaning. Integrity, commitment and responsibility... That’s my promise to you! Sincerely, Councilman Bob Luzius Dear Republican Women of Presco Words cannot ex tt, press my gratitud encouragement an e for your suppor d friendship durin t, City Council elect g the Prescott ion! Putting your public by running self in front of the for office can be challenging. But very humbling an I have always tried d members who pu to be like our t character above and friendship ov pride, er politics. This is a critical time in the electi many of you, I ma on. Thanks to de it through the it's even more im primary. Now portant that we character, conser keep our vative principals accountability. Pl and eye on ease know that yo prayers and frien ur thoughts, dship are apprec more than ever. iated In good character , Tammy Linn www.electtammyli nn.com anna *John H (928) 899-7655 Needed: Precinct Committeemen and –women! The Yavapai County Republicans are allowed up to 500+ PCs. Stop by Headquarters at 112B Union St. or call 928-776-4500 to find out how you can help get Republicans elected in 2010! Republican Women of Prescott P.O. Box 10932 Prescott, AZ 86304-0932 www.RWOP.info 2009 Membership Application/Renewal Form Name _______________________________________________ Phone _____________________ Address_____________________________________________ City _______________________ Zip +4 _______________________ Email* ____________________________________________ *I authorize release of my email address to RWOP, AzFRW and NFRW. 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We’re here to give you the tools that will make this country a global leader once again...in energy, in finance, in education and in principle. It’s not too late… Please contact Vice President of Membership Ellie Baudino at 778-3803 and find out what you can do to help your country, state, county, city and precinct. Applications are also available online at www.RWOP.info. Republican Women of Prescott P.O. Box 10932 Prescott, AZ 86304-0932 GOP Quote "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem." - Ronald Reagan Kee ping Yav apa Red i Co since unty 1942 ww w.R ! WO P.in fo Sgt. Michael Bigley, 1st Lt. Roe Lemons, Lance Cpl. Mikell Young, and Cpl. Robert Meisner, all attached to Bravo Battery, Task Force Military Police, 1st Battalion, are part of the few, the proud, the brave—the Marines—who maintain and secure the detention facilities in Iraq.