ASU USG Election – Controversy

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Arizona State University’s undergraduate student government elections are underway and, unsurprisingly, a radical slate of candidates has emerged. United Voices for ASU is a coalition claiming to be fighting for ASU students when in reality they are fighting for their own political interests.
 
It’s no coincidence that the notorious campus hate group Students for Justice in Palestine has endorsed the slate. At least one of its candidates, Alexia Isais, is a vehement anti-Semite. She hero-worships Leila Khaled, a Palestinian terrorist, infamous plane hijacker, and member of the U.S.-designated terrorist group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

She calls Khaled an “idol” and posts her quotes as inspiration. Khaled is not a “freedom fighter”. She is a terrorist with innocent blood on her hands. This is no role model for a would-be public servant.

Alexia Isais was a paid employee of the State Press
She used the paper to advocate for BDS – Link –
and slander CRU with impunity – Link –

Aside from her poor choices in personal heroes, Isais has some disturbing views of her own. She has repeatedly tweeted that “Israel shouldn’t even exist,” including by invoking the genocidal call for a free Palestine “from the river to the sea”. Don’t be mistaken – this is not a call for freedom or democracy. It is a call to exterminate all 6 million Jews living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, the entirety of the land of Israel. Her advocacy for violence against Israel and the Jewish people doesn’t stop there.
 
Isais is also a vocal supporter of an “antifa-like” student, Ben Cooper, who was arrested last year for aggravated assault. This is a violent anti-Israel agitator who was arrested in part for an assault on a Tempe police officer and was charged with a felony. He is also a member of the Young Democratic Socialists of America at ASU which has held violent protests against CRU and used the group’s platform to bash the Tempe police department. Well after his conviction of a violent crime, Isais shared an op-ed Cooper wrote in which he endorses the idea that “Israel and the United States share that common imperialistic ideology of border militarization [and] human rights abuses” and that “U.S. actions globally have inflamed conflict.” Isais called it “awesome”.
 
The admiration appears to be mutual because Cooper also endorsed the United Voices for ASU slate. Why should the ASU student body support a slate that is so anti-American? Cooper was forced to resign from the USG last year when CRU exposed his felony record to the University. 
 
The politicization of college campuses is nothing new, but it’s time student governments focus on education and put broader politics aside. The students of ASU deserve better than to serve as pawns of the left’s political agenda. United Voices for ASU’s platform is full of platitudes like a “universal pass” policy for the spring semester when in reality they want to impose a radical anti-Israel agenda and lift up their violent allies. Ben Cooper proposed a BDS amendment to the USG last year, we can expect this slate to follow in his footsteps. 

Reject this slate and vote for candidates who are truly ready to advocate for ASU students’ interests.

The State Press has a long history of slandering individual students and organizations for being conservative while giving a hard pass for the alt-left. They will not publish articles critical of leftist figures on campus except on rare occasions. Even then, the articles are lacking any substance and not advertised.

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Hello CRU, 

My Name is Devon Smith, I have followed your club through emails but sadly I had class at your meeting times the last two semesters causing me to be unable to make any of the meetings. I am running for Senator of WP Carey, and am a conservative when it comes to political views. 

I am running my campaign on the grounds of real world problems we are facing as a society and a university such as, reimbursements for the Coronavirus causing a lot of us to leave campus, more inclusion campus wide, trying to involve international kids more and make the out of state kids feel more at home, and I am focusing on funds spent by the students being allocated more towards business kids and the student body in general as there seems to be rarely anything done for the students in terms of dorms, dining halls, events, etc.. 

Thank you so much for your time,
Devon Smith
USG Senate Candidate

VOTE NOW – DEADLINE TOMORROW AT MIDNIGHT 4/15/20
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Kelli Ward is Corrupt

Original article from 1/6/2020 Republican Briefs by Frosty Taylor

AZGOP chairman Kelli Ward stirred up a hornet’s nest when she fired the Resolution Committee she had appointed after Thanksgiving in Nov 2019.

According to GOP sources, Ward abruptly dissolved the Resolutions Committee on Dec 18, 2019 as the committee reviewed 25 resolutions that had been presented for consideration for recommendation at the upcoming Jan 25 Arizona State Convention. 

PC/committee member Vince Ansel says, “It all began with a nice email received on Nov 27, 2019 from AZ Republican Party Chairman, Kelli Ward stating that I had been chosen to serve on the Republican ‘Resolutions Committee”. The job of this committee is to vote on ‘resolutions’ which would then be forwarded to the State GOP Committee for consideration and a vote on Jan 25, 2020. That vote would set in motion the political platform and goals of the State Republican Party for 2020. Ansel listed the 11 resolutions passed by the 25 committee members in attendance at the Dec 18 meeting before Committee Chairman Russell Pearce was notified by Ward that she had fired the committee mid-meeting for alleged ‘rules violations.’

They had passed resolutions:

1. Strict enforcement of Immigration Law and condemnation of Sanctuary city policies.

2. State support of a well-armed militia to help in defense of our southern borders.

3. The condemnation of ABOR for granting discounted tuition to Illegal Aliens.

4. State defunding of the baby-killing organization known as “Planned Parenthood”.

5. Support of the Electoral College.

6. Strict enforcement of established law prohibiting the hiring of Illegal Aliens.

7. State compliance of laws regarding English as Arizona’s Official Language.

8. Resolution to end the illegal DACA program immediately.

9. Resolution to expand School Choice and increase the number of Vouchers issued.

10. Resolution to denounce “Red Flag Laws” which violate citizen 2nd Amendment rights.

11. Resolution that the AZ Republican Party stand firmly with President Trump.

Follow up e-mails indicate Ward thought the resolutions “too divisive” and that she was forming a new Resolution Committee under a new chairman which has prompted the fired committee members to question whether Ward buckled under press from Doug Ducey.

Chairman Pearce said he had been told that Ducey was pushing hard for “his Gun Confiscation Scheme (Red Flag Laws) which Pearce points out is a “clear violation of the Constitution. The Gov is also a member of ABOR and supports  giving instate tuition to DACA students (in violation of Arizona Law.) Chairman Ward is trying to play politics and NOT do what is right – which is a shame.  But, dismissing me as chairman and the whole committee is deceitful and will backfire on her.” Pearce was nominated for the chairmanship by LD25 Chair Ian.  Peace continued, “This is all politics.  ABOR has been stuffed with Ducey appointments including democrats and Karrin Robson who wants to run for Governor.  The only reason our AG (Mark Brnovich) is going after their abuse of power is because he knows I will if he doesn’t and has stated so to the Arizona Republic. Just like he did when he blasted for forcing him to sue ABOR for giving in-state tuition strictly against the law.”  

Pearce noted, “Resolutions are the party members voice and so she needs to just suck it up and let them win or lose in a vote.  Ward is supposed to be a conservative.  Keep in mind money talks.  Karrin who sits on the ABOR board just took $250K from Ed Robson as Karrin plans to is run for Governor.  This ABOR illegal act deal will blow up in Karrin’s face and she knows it.  The Red Flag laws are a clear violation of the Constitution and due process and should not be voted in by the legislature.  If this party doesn’t stand up for what is right we are in trouble and no better than the Dems and the left.  We need to take a stand. We must get Trump re-elected or we will put our Republic at risk.  We elected President Trump, because he is willing to take on the swamp and take a strong stand on the founding principles of this Republic in spite of the daily attacks by the Media and the Left.   I do not understand why Kelli and the Gov are against English as the Official Language as it is already in our Constitution . Or why they would support an illegal, unconstitutional Executive Order by President Obama and do not want us to demand we end DACA.  Or why she would want to silence the voice of our hard working Conservatives – the back bone of this Party who clearly are opposed to Red Flag legislation, voted overwhelmingly for Prop. 300 to say NO to DACA, and why in the world would they be afraid to out ABOR for breaking the law.  All Politics. Who’s side are they on?

Pearce said, “This whole attempt is to stop resolutions that this Party wants.  They (party members) DO NOT want Gun Confiscation Laws (Red Flag laws) that is Ducey’s pet legislation, they do not want to condemn ABOR for breaking law flagrantly (Ducey is on the Board), they want to protect DACA in spite of the President being in court right now to stop it, and they do not want to support God’s Plan of only two Genders (changed to two sexes).  When I would not violate Robert’s Rules of Order or pander to Ward and Ducey this is when the evil plan started to make sure they did not pass. The Committee was even stacked to stop it, but it failed due to the solid Patriots on the Committee.  Some of these passed UNANIMOUSLY but they will do what they can to stop them including cheating and lying.  I am so disappointed on Chairman Ward and those who continue to throw our Conservatives under the bus while we support our own SWAMP.  Some of these passed UNANIMOUSLY but she decided to do whatever she had to do to stop them.  In fact Kelli was texting to committee members during the committee vote. I am so disappointed in Chairman Ward and those who continue to throw our Conservatives under the bus while we pander to our own SWAMP.”  

Pearce said Ward sent emails to him and texted members to:

· “ not to vote on the Resolution to stop Red Flag Laws (a gun confiscation scheme)

· “ not to vote on condemning ABOR for breaking the law and their continued effort to violate both Federal and Arizona law (Prop. 300 passed by 73% of Arizonans made it clear NO tax dollars directly or indirectly to DACA or anyone in the Arizona illegally)

· “ not to vote on the Resolution to end DACA, which we all know is a violation of law and an illegal executive order by Obama

· “ not to vote to support God’s Plan of Two Genders (changed to two Sexes) as it was controversial. 

· “ not to vote on enforcing English as the Official Language that the is in our Constitution

When that failed Kelli decided to illegally change the rules. “  -ft

 

Origin of Kelli Ward’s Progressive Tax Plan

In 2016, Ward signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in her primary challenge to Senator John McCain, making a written commitment to Arizonans that she would oppose all tax increases. She lost that election but was elected as Party Chairwoman two years later in 2018. Her supporters have long claimed she would remove the RINO-establishment influences from the party. 

“Kelli Ward promised the people of Arizona in writing that she would oppose any and all tax increases. She just called for a sales tax hike that would damage every citizen of Arizona,”

– Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

Ward suddenly announced her support behind Senate Concurrent Resolution 1001 and House Concurrent Resolution 2024. If approved by the legislature, would raise $1.1 billion  dollars to education through a new sales tax. A move which has shocked her closest supporters into open rebellion.

The AZGOP is bankrupt. The Jonathan Lines and McCain donors have withheld their funds and are acting independently since she took office. Ward has had great deal of difficulty in finding replacements for the upcoming elections. Rumors have been circulating that she was convinced to support this bill to gain favor with the remnants of the RINO establishment. Rodney Glassman is a former Democrat who ran against John McCain in 2010 for the Senate. After it was discovered that Glassman forged ballot signatures, plagiarized his Ph.D. dissertation, and ruined his reputation in the Democratic Party, he switched to the GOP and was embraced by Jeff Flake cronies like Bill Montgomery. Glassman, who is a trust-fund millionaire, pushed for a double digit tax increase for the last two years. 

According to State Senator Vince Leach of District 11, Glassman organized a fundraiser with Ben Carson, Leo Beus, and Paul Gilbert in exchange for Ward’s support of the tax increase. 

(Update 5/21: According to FEC Reports, Glassman donated $2,000 YTD to the AZGOP, most recently on April 18th just a week before the Ben Carson Fundraiser)  

During the 2016 Corporation Commission race, Glassman raised twice the amount of any other candidate totaling $767k. $200k of which was donated by himself. Glassman is reported to have used Union and Planned Parenthood money from his 2010 campaign, money that was suppose to have been returned.  

Glassman is associated with several organizations like Lucha AZ, an open borders advocacy group. As well as a family PAC called the Arizona Stronger Universities (ASU) that was seed funded by his wife with $26k. She is still a registered Democrat. It’s not a stretch of the imagination that the PAC takes money from unions and then applies it to his campaign.

Why would Ward do this? All sorts of ridiculous explanations have been thrown around. “To expose the left’s agenda, and put people on record for supporting a tax increase while giving into the demands of the education unions.” As some form of 4th Dimensional Chess. The Ward sycophants need to wake up and start holding her accountable. This isn’t gaining any favors with the left, Joe Thomas, the head of the Arizona Education Association teacher’ union, called Ward’s tax increase “Too little. Too late.” No amount of money will make up for the base abandoning her leadership. You are not going to gain supporters by trying to outspend Democrats either. 

Ward has a terrible record when it comes to criticism by unfriending and blocking Republicans on social media.  Perhaps its time for Republicans to rebuke her and start looking for a replacement.

Former state legislator Frank Antenori provided an impassioned history lesson about Arizona politics

Juanita Broaddrick

In 1999, Juanita Broaddrick burst into the public consciousness when she accused President Bill Clinton on national television of raping her in 1978 when he was the Arkansas Attorney General and running for Governor. She was a registered nurse and nursing home owner at the time. The NBC Dateline interview was suppose to air during President Clinton’s impeachment trial, but was held by NBC until the hearing was over.

She has now written a book, “You’d Better Get Some Ice On That”, telling her story of survival from the assault at the hands of the future President to the veiled threats by a seemingly complicit presidential wannabe, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Juanita lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She has been interviewed numerous times in the last two years by Sean Hannity, Judge Jeanine Pirro and Laura Ingraham of Fox News, Jake Tapper and SE Cupp of CNN and Aaron Klein of Brietbart. She was also a guest of President Donald Trump at the 2nd presidential debate in 2016, along with other victims of Bill Clinton.

On February 28th 2019, College Republicans United hosted Juanita Broaddrick at Arizona State University

Response to Gilbert Sun

In response to an opinion piece to the Gilbert Sun – https://issuu.com/timespub/docs/gsn_0217_11c1fac0144dfa/22

I’m a 29-year-old ASU student majoring in healthcare compliance and father of two boys. I’m the Vice President of College Republicans United at ASU and also am pursuing to become a Precinct Committeeman for LD12.

First off, so-called “man-made climate change” is nothing more than an attempt at population control engineered by the UN. Since when does the UN dictate American policy? It’s high time the UN lose the United States as a participant for the sake of maintaining national sovereignty here at home and more hardworking American families keep their hard-earned tax dollars. Please don’t insult our intelligence and say global warming is caused by humans giving off more carbon dioxide, that is junk science.

A Green New Deal will only increase the federal government’s control over our state’s resources and would require a tremendous increase in tax dollar spending. Contrary to Al Gore in 2006 in his An Inconvenient Truth, the polar ice caps still remain and the polar bear population has increased, rather than decreased according to the Global Warming Policy Foundation from 22,500 to about 30,000 in the span of 12 years. Now THAT is an inconvenient truth!

Contrary to the progressive narrative that the sky is falling and we’re running out of fossil fuel resources, the opposite is the truth. According to the Institute for Energy Research, both Alaska and Texas continue to discover new resources amounting to over 2.5 billion barrels of oil and 75 TRILLION cubic feet of natural gas beginning in 2016. What do these increases in domestic oil and natural gas reserves mean for us? According to a 2017 article in Bloomberg, “By 2025, the growth in American oil production will equal that achieved by Saudi Arabia at the height of its expansion, and increases in natural gas will surpass those of the former Soviet Union, the International Energy Agency predicted. The boom will turn the U.S., still among the biggest oil importers, into a net exporter of fossil fuels.” In other words, fossil fuels in America will not be completely depleted for many, many years to come, arguably well beyond our lifetime.

What investment would you, the Gilbert taxpayer, wish to see fulfilled: an updated  US-Mexico border wall protecting you and your families for roughly $5 billion, or hundreds of trillions of dollars to implement Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal? Let’s face the real facts, the majority of American citizens continue to NOT want to be taxed to death to produce the futuristic “green utopia” of the Democratic-Socialist Party!

-Matthew Northway , Vice President of College Republicans United

AZGOP Chairman Election Day

Matthew Northway arrived at the Church of the Nations around 7:20 AM and walked with Mark Grigoriev from the parking lot to the front of the church grounds. They stood with their protest signs and yellow vests on at that location for about half an hour until approached by a gentleman wearing a pro-Lines sticker. This gentleman read our signs and asked who we were with. Mark responded, “Republicans United” while Matthew was beginning to say “College….” The gentleman (Douglas Yelin) finished his sentence and told us we weren’t allowed to protest on church grounds. Mark asked him where we could go, and Mr. Yelin mentioned “around the back by the dumpsters.” 

Mark and Matthew then left the location and walked towards the rear of the building. They stopped where other anti-Lines protesters were located and spoke with a pro-Ward supporter. Mark and Matt told her what happened, and she went inside to ask for clarification. She returned to us with another unknown individual verifying that we couldn’t protest on church grounds.

Mark and Matt moved away towards the opposite side of the church, then was approached by Jonathan Lines himself who said, “You can’t be here, see the Sergeant-at-arms. This is a private event.” Barbara Medal was walking behind Jonathan Lines and saw him telling us to move and was asking him questions as he was walking into the building. Mark and Matthew then moved off church property after speaking with Alice Lara (Chips ‘n Salsa). As we were walking away from the church, Matthew caught a verbal confrontation between Lyle Tuttle and an SC named Alberto Gutier III where Lyle asked why we couldn’t protest on the grounds. Alberto got frustrated saying, “I’m resigning from the Party! This is why I’m resigning!” After this exchange, Mark and Matthew protested on the sidewalk opposite the church building until Rick Thomas arrived.

Rick went back onto the property and spoke with several pro-Lines teens carrying signs asking who organized them, their opinions on Jeff Flake, Romney and other RINOs. None of them were confident to talk about why they were there or anything else beyond the pro-lines rhetoric they were told to say. Rick then spoke with another group of Anti-Lines protesters and informed them what took place with Matthew and Mark. This individual encouraged CRU to return back to the property and group up to prevent harassment from Jonathan Line’s henchmen. 

Rick was then approached by what appeared to be one of the organizers for the teens. The individual then berated Rick on his anti-lines views, made insults on Rick’s “Faggy” Air Force Boots, Jacket, and choice of clothing. When asked why he hated the AirForce he replied that he use to be an Army Ranger so it was ok. The man was visually unhinged, but what made the situation worse was the Teens who accompanied him who started to echo his insults. The man eventually scurried away. Our side was later reinforced by Joshua Bernard and Kevin Decuyper. The rest of the day went on without further incidents.

After Kelli Ward won the vote. Jonathan Lines walked past our group, full of hatred and vile, saying “It takes alot of balls to yell at me from a distance” Rick quickly shot back, “Have fun in court with Maria Syms.” The sad little man got into his car with his family and drove away.