ARIZONA PATRIOT LINKS
Alliance Defense Fund
The Alliance Defense Fund is a unique Christian legal organization that works to protect and defend traditional family values, religious freedom, and the sanctity of human life.
Their headquarters is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
American Heritage Weekend
A grand scale educational presentation celebrating America's history, held annually in Queen Creek, AZ. See also: We Make History
Arizona Congress Watch
An independent look at Arizona’s delegation.
Arizona's conservative voice since 2003.
Arizona Federation of Taxpayers
A state chapter of Americans for Prosperity.
Arizona Free Enterprise Club
The Arizona Free Enterprise Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization whose mission is to advance policies that promote a strong and vibrant Arizona economy. The Club believes that entrepreneurs and private enterprise are the principle drivers of our economy. The Club lobbies Arizona lawmakers in support of policies that allow the market to flourish and vigorously opposes policies that hinder private industry.
Arizona Policy Blog
The Center for Arizona Policy's weblog.
Arizona Political Heat
News you won't get in the mainstream media.
A news site dedicated to Arizona Politics.
Arizona Reenacting Network
Helping to keep history alive in the Southwest.
An aggregator of mostly Southwestern US, conservative, pro-life blogs.
The Center for Arizona Policy: Promoting
Family, Faith, and Freedom
The CAP mission is "to strengthen the family by educating Arizonans on public policy issues that impact the family and equipping them to promote traditional values." CAP President Len Munsil, an attorney, and his wife Tracy, a political journalist, are homeschool parents with eight children. CAP-initiated laws that have taken effect in Arizona include Covenant Marriage and reciting the Declaration of Independence in schools. You can become a member, sign up for e-mail updates and alerts, and/or volunteer to distribute monthly Family Focus bulletins at your church, which feature biblically-oriented issues and events of interest to concerned Christians.
Citizens Rule Book
This booklet was written in 1976 by my father-in-law Charles Olsen, a WWII Marine veteran and printer from Boston. Family-owned and operated Whitten Printers of Phoenix, AZ continues to print and distribute the Citizens Rule Book.
The Critical Arizonan
Daughters of the American Revolution
There are more than 30 DAR chapters in Arizona. Members are descendents of ancestors who aided in achieving American independence.
First Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Arizona based association portraying a company of "Gentlemen Volunteers" of Virginia in the Civil War.
Freedoms Foundation of Arizona
Living History Programs that make history exciting for schools and organizations, while preserving the ideals and principles upon which America was founded.
The Goldwater Institute was founded in 1988 by a small group of entrepreneurial Arizonans with the blessing of Sen. Barry Goldwater. Like our namesake, the Goldwater Institute board and staff share a belief in the innate dignity of individual human beings, that America is a nation that grew great through the initiative and ambition of regular men and women, and, that while the legitimate functions of government are conducive to freedom, unrestrained government has proved to be a chief instrument in history for thwarting individual liberty. Through research and education, the Goldwater Institute works to broaden the parameters of policy discussions to allow consideration of policies consistent with the founding principles of free societies. With the legislature introducing thousands of new bills every year, it's nearly impossible for the average person to know when or where his liberties are threatened, much less do anything about it. The Goldwater Institute works on behalf of Arizonans to keep watch on government and to expand school choice, restore economic liberty, protect private property, and affirm Arizona's independence against unconstitutional federal encroachments.
The East Valley Home School Teen Age Republicans.
Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter
Arizona’s new freedom cavalry arrived with the opening of its first IJ Arizona Chapter in August 2001. Ever since, it has been working to establish a rule of law under which Arizonans can control their own destinies as free and responsible individuals and vindicate the Arizona Constitution’s protections of individual liberty. The Institute is a non-profit public interest law firm that litigates in the areas of private property rights, school choice, economic liberty, and First Amendment freedoms. They represent individuals and owners of small businesses who want to sue the government when its laws violate their constitutional rights. IJ’s Arizona staff of talented attorneys, along with a network of volunteer lawyers and like-minded policy organizations, will work toward the goal of protecting the legacy of liberty in the Grand Canyon State.
Kids Voting Arizona
Training tomorrow's citizens today: Kids Voting is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots-driven program founded in Arizona in 1988.
Learning for Life: Educational Words of Wisdom
Compiled by a local home educator, Learning for Life: Educational Words of Wisdom contains quotes from our Founding Fathers, as well as rare and classic sayings by philosophers, scientists, writers, religious leaders, statesmen, and educators from throughout history. Many famous homeschoolers from the past, as well as contemporary advocates of homeschooling and education reform, are included.
Readers can learn from the remarkable words of John Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Samuel Adams, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Stonewall Jackson, James Madison, Peter Marshall, George Patton, Ronald Reagan, Theodore Roosevelt, Benjamin Rush, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau, Daniel Webster, Noah Webster, John Taylor Gatto, and others.
“This wonderful inspirational book [is] an amazing collaboration of time-honored quotes from history's great men and women,” says Helene Charles, homeschool mom. “Teachers and parents will be amazed at the wisdom from many notables who knew how to get education at its fullest.”
The book contains biographical notes, appendix and index.
A must-have for parents, teachers, school reformers, alternative education advocates, home educators, unschoolers, speakers, writers, history buffs, book lovers, lifelong learners, and anyone who believes in educational liberty. Learning For Life: Educational Words Of Wisdom, by Teri Ann Berg Olsen. Phoenix, AZ: Knowledge House, July 2004. 420 pp. $19.95; ISBN 0-9759528-0-3.
Len Munsil's Blog
Len Munsil, a third-generation Arizonan, has been a principled conservative leader in Arizona for more than 20 years. He has an accomplished record as a public policy expert, organizational entrepreneur, lawyer, journalist, and author. In 2006 he won the Republican primary for Governor of Arizona, entering the race late and coming from far behind to upset the most famous name in Arizona political history – Goldwater – while receiving more than 51 percent of the vote in a four-way primary. In the general election he received more than half a million votes but lost to incumbent Janet Napolitano. In 2007 he founded and serves as Chairman of a new Arizona political action committee – Principled Reaganesque Outcomes, known as PRO-PAC, to help elect Reagan Republicans to Arizona offices.
Link to Voting Record of Arizona Legislature, from the Center for Arizona Policy.
No Bad Judges
Are you fed up with judicial activism, the lack of accountability for judges, and the lack of information on the records and decisions of judges, even though we are expected to vote on them each election? This is a new grassroots organization funded by the Citizens for Arizona Policy Political Action Committee.
Patriot Volunteers, reenacting the era of the American Revolution, French & Indian War, and Colonial Conflicts. See also: Gentlemen Volunteers of Old Virginia and The Society of Early America.
PRO-PAC: Principled Reaganesque Outcomes Political Action Committee
Ronald Reagan created the sweeping and lasting political revolution that bears his name by doing one very profound thing: he made the Founding Fathers’ vision of a people-led government understandable in a modern and complex world. Often today we reduce those principles down to slogans, but to be Reaganesque, we must understand that any responsibility government removes from the individual weakens not only the individual’s liberty, but also the effectiveness of the state. We must believe again in the power of our ideas. We must be willing to explain and articulate them. And we must have Reagan’s optimism and faith that a fully informed American electorate will choose candidates who represent family, faith and freedom.
Arizona’s premier and top rated conservative political blog! It’s an alliance of political insiders and activists dedicated to reporting and writing on Arizona’s political news while promoting conservative thought and principles in the Sonoran Southwest. Several of the contributing writers work in federal, state, county and city government while others have worked on high-profile political campaigns or for non-profit organizations. Because of the key positions in which they serve, many write under pseudonyms. However, others are not afraid to come “out-of-the-closet” when voicing their political opinions.
Sons of the American Revolution
The purposes of the Sons of the American Revolution are patriotic, historical and educational. This includes:
perpetuating the memory of Revolutionary War Patriots; promoting fellowship among their descendants; inspiring the community with a reverence for the principles of government founded by our forefathers; encouraging historical research of the American Revolution; preserving the records of Revolutionary War patriots; marking the locations of the Revolution events and its soldiers; celebrating anniversaries of the Revolution; fostering true patriotism; maintaining and extending institutions of American freedom; carrying out the purpose of the Preamble of the Constitution; following the injunctions of Washington's farewell address to the American people.
Arizona TeenPact had a phenomenally successful first class in 2002. Students got to meet with the Governor and the Secretary of State as well as with Senators, Representatives, lobbyists and other political leaders. TeenPact is an outstanding opportunity for kids to learn first-hand about citizenship, leadership, justice, true statesmanship, and the biblical principles upon which our government was founded. (4-day and 1-day classes are available.)
Think Right Arizona
"A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left." ~Ecclesiastes 10:2
We Make History
Providers of Fine, Historic Events: "Be Inspired by our Cultural Heritage in the Context of a Creative, Interactive & Family Friendly Environment." See also: American Heritage Weekend
We the People of Arizona
We The People of Arizona is the Arizona chapter of We The People, a national organization dedicated to confronting governmental wrongdoing at all levels by institutionalizing vigilance and proactive educational outreach projects. "The people...are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." ~Thomas Jefferson
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