Thursday, October 30, 2014


In the wake of recent mass shootings, many have asked what elected leaders can do to prevent future rampages. Arizona Republic
Fred DuVal, Democrat:
Fred with son Will at Shooters world
"As a recreational shooter, gun owner, and strong supporter of the Second Amendment, I know that we can keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill without infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. "There's no guaranteed way to prevent mass shootings, but we can reduce gun violence and start healing the heartbreak from Sandy Hook, Aurora, Isla Vista, and Tucson by sharing mental health records between states and requiring background checks for all gun purchases."
Doug Ducey, Republican:
"My heart goes out to any person or family that has been affected by violent crime. The common thread in recent tragedies – Tucson, Aurora, Newtown and now Isla Vista – is that many warning signs were overlooked or ignored. As a nation, we must take a hard look at our mental health system and its failings, and ensure better cooperation between mental health agencies and law enforcement. I will work with Arizona mental health experts, the firearms community and law enforcement professionals to make sure that any programs brought forward will reduce violence and not infringe on the Constitution."

Unseen Invaders

Police Powers Acts and Diseases
While a student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, as a constitutionalist, one thing really stood out in my Health Administration Studies, the Police Powers Acts.  These were in fact early 1700s quarantine laws passed in North America.  The first passed under the USA constitution was in 1779 where in Boston the Massachusetts General Court municipalities were given the power to enact sanitary regulations and appoint health officers to enforce them.

Up against the 4th Amendment regarding illegal search and seizure, health departments were given the power to enforce a quarantine.  Eventually over a span of years, all states and localities took up this torch appreciating that the safety of the many outweighed the wishes of the individual as disease forced suspension of their civil liberties.

Faced with Ebola where data on vector behaviors and spread seem to change minute by minute, public health officials, not government bureaucrats must keep on the table their right to detain, isolate and quarantine those thought to have contagious diseases.  Through a political filter of mistaken correctness, people don’t understand the true nature of all infectious vectors to which we may be exposed. 

In Charlotte, NC several cases of mutated tuberculosis have entered through illegal immigrant traffic.  Where TB tests are already positive and the virus is endemic (present widely in the population), such could also cause major population reinfection problems.  The enteroviruses attacking some children show interesting patterns of spread and E coli likely invades from the lack of simple sanitary measures.  Given the hardiness and resistance of the Ebola virus, allowing its introduction unprotected could kill some of our population.

The unexplained spread of the Ebola virus without a better understanding of what is going on could spell doom if we aren’t willing to protect the mainland by closing our borders at both ends, spending more on public health research and encouraging people to stay out of countries with the virus.  If already there, insist that internal national safe havens be established with citizen initial returns limited to specially designed planes where the recirculating air does not hit other staff or passengers and facilities designed to handle these disease burdens are predesignated so that essential data is collected.

As I watch populations die in mass constantly, I see basic public health measures neglected in favor of what often is too simple and doesn’t tread on personal behavior.  In colonial times out houses were built far away from drinking water, garbage pickup helped cure Scarlet Fever as much as penicillin, personal sanitation by hand washing dampened hospital infections and netting where flies were located limited the spread of Yellow Fever.  AIDS continues to flourish though it hasn’t hit the front page as often because we won’t publicly discuss the need to change personal behavior and engage in safer monogamous sex.

In 1918, over 21 million people died in the third largest plague, The Spanish flu epidemic, affecting populations worldwide.  550 people died in the US during a 16 week period from October 1918 to February 1919.  The media failed to adequately cover this as may be happening now in our desire for misperceived compassion and political correctness. This epidemic which affected both of my parents was caught up in World War I and our efforts there impacted what we contracted and possibly some of their long term health outcomes.  Flu shots can help but don't cure the problem.

A part of foreign policy must deal with  the largesse of this nation and what is being brought back to our shores from ventures beyond our borders.   Remember what happened to Native Americans whose exposure to Europeans as well as blankets infected with small pox decimated that population. 

Let us make sure the more than 3000 troops being sent overseas are as safe as we can make them.

Democrats Defy Logic

By Raynard Jackson 
NNPA Columnist
The closer Election Day gets, the more confused I am by the behavior of Democrats. For the past several years, there has been this false obsession with the importance of the Hispanic vote. All you hear in the media and from the political pundits is “the Hispanic vote, the Hispanic vote, the Hispanic vote.”
Democrats have been throwing amnesty at illegals, giving away Supreme Court seats to Hispanics (Sotomayor), and making it easy for illegals to take American jobs.
It’s almost as though the Black vote doesn’t exist and doesn’t matter.  It seems as though Democrats are saying why pay attention or pander to Blacks; they know Blacks will always give them their vote and not expect or demand anything in return.
The Hispanic vote is only influential in a few states:  California, New Mexico, or Nevada to name a few. They tend to congregate in large numbers in a small number of states.The Black vote is wide and deep, especially in the South and Northeast.
Hispanics are approximately 16 percent of the nation’s population, but only 10 percent of eligible voters. Even worse, only 7 percent vote.The Hispanic population of eligible voter is smaller than any other group (voting age population or VAP). The VAP for Whites is more than 77 percent, for Blacks 67 percent, and for Asians 52 percent.
As they do every two years, the Democrats have their biennial epiphany about the Black vote because they need Blacks to save them at the ballot box come next week.
Before I get into the Democrat’s latest epiphany and what it looks like; let me remind you of what Obama said about Black people in 2012 during an interview with Black Enterprise (BE) magazine.  They asked him about the criticism he had received about ignoring Blacks and Black businesses.  His response was, “I’m not the president of black America. I’m the president of the United States of America.”  In other words, he will not engage in targeted solutions to problems that are unique to the Black community like the double digit unemployment rate (11.6 percent).  He continued by saying, “a rising tide lifts all boats.”
Hmm, interesting.
So Obama is saying what’s good for America is good for Blacks and vice versa.
If this is the case, then can someone explain to me why Obama and the Democrats, fearing defeat in the Senate, are suddenly are spending $ 1 million dollars “specifically” targeting Blacks on radio and newspapers?  Why are they not taking the same advertisements they are running in White media and use the same for Black radio and newspapers?
In other words, Democrats will “target” Blacks for purposes of an election; but won’t do the same thing in the area of legislation and public policy. If Obama is “president of all of America,” why is he “targeting” Blacks regarding the upcoming elections?  Won’t people “think” he is Black?  Won’t people “think” he is being partial to Black media?  Of course he is and it’s the smart thing to do.  So, if Obama and Democrats can “target” Blacks for political ads, for political purposes; could they not also “target” Blacks with specific legislation and executive orders to deal with the double digit unemployment rate?  The answer is a resounding yes.  But Obama and Democrats don’t value the Black vote; they only “use” the Black vote.
But yet, this is the same president and party that refuse specific actions for Blacks, while showering homosexuals and illegals with every political favor under the sun; and they are now targeting Black radio and newspapers in the last 30 days of the election because they are desperate.
According to the nonpartisan research group, Center for Responsive Politics, Democrats are expected to spend upwards of $ 1.76 billion for this year’s elections; yet they only allocate $ 1 million for Black media in the last 30 days of the campaign.  You do the math.  This shows how little value they place on the Black vote – until it’s too late.
These ads are being run on radio shows hosted by Tom Joyner, D.L. Hughley, Ricky Smiley, Al Sharpton, and Joe Madison.  There are 24 months in an elections cycle, but Democrats only spend money with these Blacks for 30 days of that cycle.
The question is also where they spend this money. Do they actually think comedians and buffoons can influence the Black vote.  But, then again, how appropriate that the Democrats think that comedians can get Blacks to vote because the past six years have been one big joke played on the Black community.
Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a Washington, D.C.-based public relations/government affairs firm. He can be reached through his Web site, You can also follow him on Twitter @raynard1223.

Arizona Rep. Schweikert Issues Statement Announcing New Scottsdale VA Health Clinic

Scottsdale, Ariz., October 28, 2014-- Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) will join Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane and Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) Interim Director Glenn Costie at a press conference on Thursday October 30, 2014 to announce the VA's plans to open a Scottsdale-based clinic next spring. The 6880-square-foot space will house Primary Care, Mental Health and Laboratory services and is expected to provide care and services to as many as 3,000 veterans when it opens next spring.
The press conference will be held at the location of the new clinic: 11390 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 at 10:00 a.m.
“This new clinic space is a welcome step in the right direction toward improved care for our service men and women,” said Schweikert.
“Our veterans deserve accessible care that meets their medical needs upon separation or retirement from our armed services. This clinic plans to offer increased access to military veterans of Arizona's 6th District and the city of Scottsdale. I look forward to the completion of this transition and hope this new building can provide reliable support for our community.” 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Why Doug Ducey AZ Candidate for Governor Doesn't Use Birth Name Douglas Anthony Roscoe

My question about Doug  was why he didn't use his birth a simple question that I could not get anyone in the AZGOP or Doug to answer. Doug may have thought by answering the question it would open the can of worms of his organized crime family. Campaign confirms organized crime story.It would also have caused a stir as to why he keeps referring to his Dad as a policeman, which is true but not the stepfather Ducey. It blows his spin of the all american mid west family out of the water. After a lot research and a bajillion phone calls we believe we have pieced the story together, nothing that couldn't have been answered.For Doug transparency would have been the best course to take.
A 1963 marriage certificate from Ohio's Lucas County, of which Toledo is the county seat, records that at age 19, Madeline Scott, Ducey's mother and the daughter of (Crime Family William and Madeline Scott, wed Douglas Roscoe). Doug (born April 9, 1964) with the birth name Douglas Anthony Roscoe. In 1975 his mother married Michael Ducey. 
Madeline left Toledo in 1981 and headed west according to a quote by Doug in an article.  A Toledo reporter researched the micofish records at the Toledo Courthouse that shows  Ducey filed for divorce in 1981 and divorce was granted in 1982. Madeline was given custody of the children and Michael was ordered to pay child support for the three children he adopted in 1976. Doug's sister shows on her Facebook page below she was adopted.

Kristi Michelle Ducey SlusarskiNovember 13, 2013
  • 8 questions about me 
1. I was adopted when I was 3 days old 
2. My big brother Doug named me 
3. My biological parents were age 14 and 15 and are from Toledo,Ohio where I am from originally 
4. I graduated from high school in Las Vegas, Nevada at Chaparral High in 1988 
5. I have lived in Toledo and Maumee, Ohio, Las Vegas,Nevada, Chicago (for 3 months)Scottsdale,Mesa, and Phoenix,Arizona, Roseville,California,Adrian, Morenci and now Blissfield, Michigan. (Records show Dougs mother was in Scottsdale AZ in 1981)
6. I sing anywhere when I hear a song I know and don't give a rats butt who is around listening. 
7. I have 1 biological sister and 2 biological brothers who are much younger than I.
 8. I love living in the country and would never consider ever moving into a big city Now if you like this, I will send you a # as well and you'll have to tell something about yourself that others may or may not know about you!
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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio ordered By US Federal Judge To Undergo Training To Stop Racial Profiling

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday ordered a controversial Arizona sheriff to undergo the same training as his deputies to prevent racial profiling and unlawful detention in the wake of the lawman's recent comments.
U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow criticized sheriff Joe Arpaio during a hearing in Phoenix for telling a reporter he would have no problem conducting an immigration sweep like one performed in the town of Guadalupe in 2008, which was later declared unconstitutional.

The judge ruled in May 2013 that Arpaio, who bills himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff," violated the rights of Latino drivers with his crackdown on illegal immigration and ordered him to stop using race as a factor in law enforcement decisions.

Fred DuVal for AZ Governor-Video Job Growth Education

A new Arizona State University analysis shows Arizona and the Phoenix metro area have both dropped out of the Top 10 for job growth.

The analysis by ASU research professor Lee McPheters shows job-growth figures for the state dropping to No. 14 nationwide through the first nine months of 2014 compared with No. 10 for all of 2013. The Phoenix metro area dropped to No. 12 from No 7.
McPheters says state job growth remains about the same at about 2 percent but other states are seeing job growth pick up.

Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Fred DuVal takes lead on Women's Issues Earning Independent Moderate Support

“…At both ends of the road, To the left and the right…”  -- George Harrison
Key swing independent voters are now the largest voting bloc in Arizona surpassing Republican voters.  Arizonans have watched the current Republican Governor Jan Brewer embrace disastrous economic restrictionism and isolationism that counter genuine free market principles.   Independents have the ability to break away from Republican rule and who have been essentially holding us hostage.  According to a recent poll by Rassmussen Reports, "Doug Ducey earns 47 percent of the vote to Fred DuVal’s 42 percent with approximately 7 percent who remain undecided." It is our intent to convince the 7 percent.
That said, we would like to highlight a man who has demonstrated distinguished leadership and who is running for Arizona Governor.   Words cannot express our gratitude towards candidate Fred DuVal for putting into action his values and principles over politics with his swift reaction against a horrific sexist remark against lawmaker Catherine Miranda.  He did so even though Miranda supported his opponent and we consider this noble and an act towards healing.  It is a rare thing for voters to see this type of  behavior right before election day, and it is our intent to inform fellow women voters, independent voters and moderate Republican voters (who do not vote straight ticket all the time) of this because we believe DuVal is ready to serve us as Governor of Arizona.
DuVal could have simply chosen to look the other way with regard to sexist remarks, but instead took a high road earning him a distinguished place in women’s hearts.  DuVal quickly defended women in a swift manner when no other Democratic leadership rose to the outward public occasion with regard to disavowing the Stonewall Democrats.  DuVal's act will not go unrecongized.  We believe DuVal reacted immediately because he truly recognizes women as equals -- affording the same respect to women as men receive from other men in a male dominated political environment.  For the record, Stonewall Democrats apologized for the sexist remark after refusing to do so upon initial request.
Women have come a long way since the Mark Twain / Votes For Women era, but we still have a long way to go in the way of reducing sexist remarks in the political atmosphere.  Women watched in horror the increase of misogyny when both Democratic Hillary Clinton and Republican Sarah Palin ran for office and we are absolutely hawkish and committed to doing what we can to minimize male chauvinism today and in the future.
DuVal is a calculated risk for Arizona voters because having a Democrat as Governor will help balance out extremism from an already Republican-led state legislature in Arizona. We must balance ourselves from extremist ideas Tea Party Doug Ducey brings to the Arizona table, therefore, we are fully endorsing Fred DuVal for Arizona Governor.
Photo Credit: Fred DuVal 2014


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Phoenix City Council Members: Prop 487 is the Wrong Reform VOTE NO

The truth about Prop 487? It will end death and disability benefits for police officers and fire fighters, destroy retirement security for city employees, trigger years of expensive court battles and cost taxpayers more than $350 million. 

Phoenix council members agree — Prop 487 is the wrong reform. Vote NO on 487 on or before November 4. American Freedom by Barbara Has NOT received any monies to post this information,it is a courtesy post.

Before You Vote AZ Governor Check The Credentials Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred Duval

The credentials of both candidates who want to lead Arizona and move the state forward. Who do think is the most qualified? 
Doug Ducey’s Credentials
Doug Ducey before politics: Sold Ice Cream Franchises
Ducey political career: One Term AZ State Treasurer
Ducey’s political career voting record: None AZ State Treasurer doesn’t vote on budget items
Ducey Education:  Arizona State University a B.S. in Finance.
Ducey’s prior work history: Ducey Chairman of the Board for iMemories, a film editing and digitization services provider CEO of ice cream chain Cold Stone Creamery. He also worked in sales and marketing for consumer products conglomerate Proctor and Gamble and Anheuser-Busch distributorHensley and Co. owned by Senator John McCain’s wife Cindy
Ducey supported by Koch Brothers Groups
Fred Duval Credentials
Fred Duval before politics: Attorney
Duval EducationTucson High School. Occidental College B.A. and was selected as a Luce Scholar. (Luce Scholar is a recipient of a cultural exchange and vocational fellowship sponsored by The Henry Luce Foundation, a private foundation established by Time, Inc. founder Henry R. Luce)
Arizona State University where he received a law degree
Fred Duval political career:  Fred DuVal's lobbyist profile on the Arizona Secretary of State's website; Fred DuVal on Sunlight Foundation website; "El Toro lobbyist says he worked for free," Orange County Register, Jan. 5, 2001; "Friends in high places: Fred DuVal's consulting work fueled by T. Boone Pickens' energy push," Phoenix Business Journal, April 6, 2012; Lobbyists quick reference, Arizona Secretary of State's website; Fred DuVal's LinkedIn profile; "Voters killed El Toro airport 10 years ago today," Orange County Register, March 4, 2012; 2013 Gallup poll of U.S. views on honesty and ethical standards in professions; "Theme parks leave Phoenix stuck in a loop," The Arizona Republic, April 2, 2011; "Cactus League era ends in Tucson," The Arizona Republic, April 1, 2010; Pickens Plan.
DuVal has been involved in state, federal, and foreign policy. His activities have focused on health care, education, economic development, and natural resources. He was a vice president at Clean Energy Fuels (Nasdaq:CLNE) and is responsible for creating strategic partnerships that help individuals and businesses—specifically large haulers, trucking companies, airport, transit, taxi, refuse and school vehicles—transition to natural gas fuel.He is often called upon as a bi-partisan, public policy negotiator through private employment and appointed roles.

Fred Duval author: Calling Arizona Home