By Randy Miller -- the sixth, in his series of thoughtful articles covering ALL candidates running to replace Trent Franks in the House of Representatives. (See earlier blogs for other Miller posts)
In the AZ Legislature, Lovas Proposed Two Bills-- One Against the 2nd Amendment, One For it...Huh?
Phil Lovas History: He was appointed to a term in 2013, not elected by the people to represent them. In my view, his history has not demonstrated dedication and loyalty.
Phil Lovas used taxpayer money to run two additional terms and then quit on his commitment to the people during his second elected term to take a job with the federal government that paid more. Shortly after accepting this, he quits to work on Trump Campaign for Arizona. Was this a calculated political move?
There could be no better news, today, than the announcement that the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLS) has endorsed former sheriff Richard Mack as the best candidate to succeed Trent Franks in the House of Representatives, for CD8.
It is a ringing endorsement! It underscores all the things so many of us already know about Richard Mack that set him apart from the careerist candidates running against him for this very important House seat.
The National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLS), Matt Nye, minced no words, pointing out quite factually that “Sheriff Mack has a proven record of unflinching leadership and standing up against the overreach of bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.”
It's nice, for once, to read an endorsement and know that it is absolutely TRUE!. It gives me real pleasure to read, and reread those statements, by Nye, about Richard Mack as a passionate defender of the Constitution
Mack's famous lawsuit against the government was, indeed, a passionate defense of the Constitution, one that proved costly for him, personally. If I remember correctly, he lost his position as sheriff, because of it, But he did not flinch. As a serving sheriff, Mack challenged the Brady Bill, a gun-control scheme that required local law enforcement to perform background checks on prospective gun purchasers. Mack stood against it, despite the profound influence Brady had, at the time, having been shot in the head, and rendered infirm for life, during the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr..
So what Mack did was, in fact, what a true statesman does: Mack stated in no uncertain terms that the Federal Government has no authority to command local officials. In so doing, Mack became thefirst sheriff in American history to sue the Federal Government and win at the US Supreme Court. The case was based on the Tenth Amendment, states’ rights, and local sovereignty.
We could use a few more sheriffs like Mack was. But, for now, let's get this particular sheriff, this statesman, into the House of Representatives. Let's turn him loose on the globalists. We'll see if they can do any better than the attorneys--vanquished by Mack!--who were hired by the feckless, so-called, Deep State, to keep the Brady Bill in force. Voters in CD8 now have the opportunity to send this excellent man to Washington, DC, where he will be one more representative who WILL NOT CAVE to the blandishments of the RINOs--a strange group, in deed, who somehow still think they are in charge. Former Arizona sheriff Richard Mack can be trusted to stand firm, for us, against them.