Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots

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Sen. Russell Pearce's thoughts on ballot propositions

Here is what Sen. Pearce is saying about the ballot propositions. You might print this and hand them out to your friends. Sen. Pearce is also running for Senate President. I personally recommend you contact your State Senator and encourage them to support him in this endeavor.

Thanks,
Kelly Townsend

Explanation of November Ballot Propositions

Proposition 106 (YES)

This proposition would amend the Constitution to prohibit any law from compelling participation in any particular health care system. It would provide for purchase and sale of insurance in private health care systems.
The proposition allows individuals to pay health care providers directly without
penalty or fine. It is written to give
Arizona patients the ability to opt out of federal
mandates. The proposition protects individual freedoms in choosing health care.


Proposition 107 (YES)

This proposition would amend the Constitution to ban programs that give preferential treatment to or discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national
origin. The ban would apply to the state, counties, cities and towns. It would
also affect universities and school districts. This repeal of affirmative action
policies allows for fair opportunities for all job candidates.


Proposition 109 (YES)

This proposition asks voters to establish hunting, fishing and harvesting wildlife as constitutional rights for Arizona
citizens. It prevents any law or rule that would restrict these rights. Arizona’s
citizens greatly benefit from the outdoor activities offered by our bountiful
natural resources. Proposition 109 is an important step toward protecting our
ability to practice those sports and activities.


Proposition 110 (YES)

This proposition is a major step toward solving an ongoing challenge to military operations in Arizonaa. It asks voters to amend state land laws
to allow for the exchange of public land. This proposition is vital to
Arizona


Proposition 111 (YES, I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED THEM NOT BEING LINKED TOGETHER)

As this State has experienced a change in executive leadership mid-term throughout the last two decades, it has become more apparent that an office of succession is a consideration that
Arizona


Proposition 112 (YES)

Over the past several election cycles, a number of citizen initiatives have been disqualified from the ballot after checks of petition signatures uncovered fraudulent signatures and
highlighted the difficulty that strict time constraints placed on the
verification process. This proposition increases the time for filing an
initiative petition to no less than six months preceding the date of the
election for the proposed measures.


Proposition 113 (YES)

This proposition would amend the constitution to include a right to vote by secret ballot for employee representation. The right to vote by secret ballot is a fundamental right. If unions attempted to institute a “card
check” instead of the secret ballot, workers would face intimidation to support
union organization.


Proposition 203 (NO!!!!! THE WAY IT IS WRITTEN IT REALLY LEGALIZES MARIJUANA USE FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO USE IT)

This proposition would allow patients with specific medical conditions to obtain marijuana with a physician’s certification. The patients would be allowed to use marijuana to treat the identified medical condition or
related symptoms. The proposition would require the Department of Health
Services to regulate the process. Medical marijuana is not part of any plan to
manage pain, and the FDA doesn’t recognize smoking marijuana as a treatment for
any medical condition. The proposition also includes severe or chronic pain as a
reason to prescribe, which invites the potential to abuse.


Proposition 301 (YES, VERY IMPORTANT ABILITY FOR THE LEGISLATURE TO HELP BALANCE A CRITICAL BUDGET GAP)

The Legislature recognized the need for ballot referral reform in light of the budget crisis. Simply put, the state can no longer spend the money for all the programs it has funded in the past. Proposition 301 would
move money from the outstanding balance in the Land Conservation Fund to help
balance the state budget for FY 2011. The balance is estimated at $123 million,
and if the proposition does not pass, it would open up a hole that size in the
current budget.


Proposition 302 (YES, THIS IS A CRITICAL PROPOSITION, IN THIS CRITICAL TIME OF BUDGET DEFICITS.)

Voters also have an opportunity to repeal the Early Childhood Development and Health Board (First Things First) and redirect the funding to health and human services to children. Since approved by the
voters, the tobacco revenues accrued for First Things First have amassed (over
$300 million unexpended) and a bureaucracy has been created. The mission of the
program is to refer citizens to other state funded programs that are imperiled
by the lack of funding (such as child care wait lists and subsidies, Kids Care,
early childhood education programs within the existing school systems,
immunization and other programs). Whether one is in agreement with the programs
that may benefit from First Things First dollars, the state is obligated to fund
them without revenues. The enacted FY 11 budget assumes the passage of
Proposition 302 to close the budget gap by $345,000,000 in revenues. Should this
measure fail at the ballot, deeper children’s program cuts are inevitable.


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Comment by Tom White on October 7, 2010 at 10:39am
Yes on 106, we need to make a stand! God Bless
Comment by Kelly Townsend on October 6, 2010 at 7:06am
FYI, this is Sen. Pearce's thoughts, not GPTPP's. Hence, a blog post and not an official front page post. Love ya!

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