Together we have won many battles in our ongoing efforts to secure our borders and protect our nation from the scourge of illegal immigration. Whether the battle was Proposition 200 to deny public benefits from those here illegally and to protect the sanctity of the ballot box, our most recent success in passing employer sanctions at the State Legislature, or our successes in between, our combined efforts have turned the tide here in Arizona.
The real danger, as always, lies in Washington, D.C., where in the last few months we have seen open-border and cheap-labor advocates, working hand-in-hand with racist groups like La Raza, try to pass legislation that would grant amnesty to nearly 20 million illegal aliens, while opening our borders and systems to further abuses. Together, we rallied and defeated their attempts to pass this for the remainder of this year and next, but I remain deeply concerned about what the next Congress will do and what position our next President will take. Clearly, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats favor amnesty as a solution, as do a few of the Republican candidates as well.
What was most disappointing in this year’s struggle, and what I fear most in the next round of battles, was how the pro-amnesty position was primarily championed by Republicans. Sure, Ted Kennedy was there (isn’t he always?), but prominent Republicans, including Arizona Republicans like Sen. John McCain and Rep. Jeff Flake were there as well, leading the charge. What a terrible and misleading signal it sends when border state officials claim that we cannot secure our borders or worse, that we should not even try to secure them.
Ultimately, no matter how much we do here in Arizona, this battle will be won or lost in our nation’s capitol. That is why I have listened to so many of you when you have asked that I consider running for Congress, and that is why I have formed this Exploratory Committee! Our first goal is to raise $25,000 to pay for critical research and polling so that we can be sure that this race is winnable. If we determine that it is, then we can formally begin a campaign to take back this district for the people of Arizona, and perhaps inspire a movement to take back America one state at a time.
Let me know how you can help and please, if you are able, make a contribution. As soon as we raise the $25,000 we will do our work and report directly back to you what we have found.
My friends, I do not take this contest lightly. I am a 5th generation Arizonan (on both sides of my family) and I am deeply committed to our great state and the founding principles of this great nation. While Congressman Flake and I may agree on a whole host of fiscal and social issues, we have profound and fundamental differences on the critical issues of national security, sovereignty and the rule of law.
Please accept my humble thanks, in advance, for anything you are able to do.
God bless, and in God we still trust.
Faith, Family and Freedom above all else,
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