Please invite your friends, neighbors and business associates to hear Gila County Attorney Bradley Beauchamp speak at the next weekly Payson Tea Party meeting. The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 4 from 6:00-7:45 pm, at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 East Highway 260, Payson. Mr. Beauchamp will discuss the proposed National Popular Vote compacts and how it differs from our current Electoral College method of electing U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents. You will enjoy this lively presentation followed by a Question/Answer period.Read more
(The following article was sent to me anonymously. It’s a timely, accurate, and thoughtful essay that needs to be read by every American.)
Are you aware that we the people are under assault in this country? Maybe not you personally, yet, but when one group of patriots in America is deprived of their freedoms guaranteed to them by the Constitution, it’s a hostile invasion of all who stand for liberty. And that is what happened to the ranchers in Harney County, Oregon, in the past weeks, and in Nevada before that. There is a systematic taking of our precious liberties.
Why does no one seem to care?
Where is the media on this? Where are the folks who are focused on restoring our trust lands across the western United States? Are we to sit and watch those among us get incarcerated for ranching? For peacefully protesting the egregious treatment they have received from their own government, for years?
We know that these lands do not belong to the federal government. The federal government manages those lands for we the people under contracts that were supposed to be assigned back to the states years ago. The federal government contracts grazing leases to local ranchers. These grazing leases abut the ranches owned by private citizens of the United States. These ranchers, by and large, are good stewards of the lands they lease to use for grazing. But they are methodically being deprived of the use of the lands owned by we the people, even with legal leases to do so. In Oregon, the Burea of Land Management (BLM) is burning grazing land that is under lease to ranchers for grazing their cattle, and the BLM is burning the cattle, homes, and corrals in the process.Read more
If you haven’t been following the Hammond case in Harney County, Oregon, click HERE for the timeline, dating back to the 1970’s, of the cruel and corrupt methods used by both the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to drive this family, and many other ranchers, off their land. Click HERE for a Simple Action You Can Take to Help the Hammond Family.
Ask yourself: Why are we hearing about so many more catastrophic fires ever since–thanks to the environmentalists and federal agencies–private cattle ranchers and lumber operations have been driven off the land? Add to this that the federal government controls 3 out of every 10 acres of land in America and is power hungry for more. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said the government’s “massive” control over land has preserved less than 1 percent of endangered species and instead harmed individuals whose livelihoods depend on land ownership.
Oregon ranchers Steven Hammond and his father Dwight were sentenced in June 2012 as “Arsenal Terrorists.” The maximum punishment for this federal crime is death. So, what did these ranchers do to warrant their time in prison, and the likelihood that they will be imprisoned again?Read more
AZ LD6 Senator Sylvia Allen is the featured speaker tonight, Thursday, December 10, at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 East Highway 260, Payson. This is a meeting of the Payson Tea Party, from 6:00 pm -7:45 pm. The public is encouraged to attend. Senator Allen will discuss energy, land, and education issues. There will be time for questions and answers.
Also, Senator Allen recently spoke before the Democratic Women of Rim Country Club meeting on Tuesday, December 8, “…to participate in a dialogue discussing political differences and looking for areas where we might work together.”Read more
In this video, you will see that West Virginia is suffering 6.9% unemployment, due to the Obama Administration’s determination to shut down the coal industry with excessive regulations, thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There is no mention of the more than 50% unemployment suffered by 300,000 Navajos, or the destruction of jobs in Northern Arizona!Read more
Please submit your comments to the EPA expressing your opposition to the jobs-killing "Clean Power Plan." The environmentalist groups–who don’t live anywhere near Northern Arizona–are writing in favor of the plan four to one. We need your comments! The letter Arizona Senator Sylvia Allen used to submit a comment is below. You are welcome to use all or part of it, but please write how this plan will affect you and your family.
Here are the instructions to submit your comments:Read more
Jinx Pyle, local author and historian, will be the featured speaker at the November 24 meeting of the Rim Country Republican Club. As a rancher, Mr. Pyle had first hand experience with Mexican wolves/wolfdogs when the environmentalists demanded their release in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. Mr. Pyle wrote a book titled Looking through the Smoke about his experiences. (This book may be purchased at the Rim Country Museum, 700 S. Green Valley Parkway.) It can also be purchased on Amazon.com, by clicking here.
Please join the RCRC at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 East 260 Highway, Payson. Members and guests gather at 11:00 am to order lunch and to socialize. The meeting begins at 11:30.Read more
If you want to know about Mexican wolves, don’t ask the Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity, or any of the enviros who have elevated wolves to exalted status. Ask the people who have been forcedRead more
LD6 Brenda Barton decided it was time for some comic relief during this crazy campaign season. Ms. Barton writes: "Thank you for everything you do! Your support and encouragement is what picks me up on those days I’dRead more
Sierra Club: KILL COAL POWER PLANTS! KILL JOBS! KILL CAPITALISM!
Sylvia Allen’s Ranking with the Sierra Club: F
Ms. Allen’s Challenger, Tom O’Halleran’s Ranking with the Sierra Club: A