Every two years, we hear the same tired slogan: “This is the most important election of our lifetime.” Well, this election is for “all the marbles”. This election is for the soul and survival of our Constitutional Republic, and yes, the United States of America IS a Constitutional Republic and NOT a Democracy. There is a huge difference. This is NOT an “R” versus “D” election. This election is about choosing between good and evil, freedom and tyranny, free markets and government control, prosperity and poverty, the Second Amendment and gun confiscation, pro-life and pro-choice.
And finally, and most importantly, this election IS about the future of America’s and Arizona’s next generations: our children, our grandchildren, and those children yet to be born. Our choice could not be clearer. Rural Arizona needs a person of conviction, principle, integrity, and faith who lives in this district and understands its unique needs — a person we can trust to fairly represent us. That person is our Legislative District Six Senator, Sylvia Allen.
Sylvia is a fifth generation born and raised Arizonan. She was first elected to the Arizona Senate in 2008 and has won every election since then. Sylvia has earned the endorsements of Arizona Four Congressman, Paul Gosar, Arizona Five Congressman, Freedom Caucus Chairman and Fox News Channel TV star, Andy Biggs , who was President of the Arizona Senate during Sylvia’s third term, and Scott Masher, pro-Second Amendment Yavapai County Sheriff. She is blessed and honored to have the support of such outstanding leaders.
Sylvia also just received an “A” rating and endorsement from the National Rifle Association. What does that mean? According to the NRA, an “A” rating denotes “a solidly pro-gun candidate. A candidate who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or a candidate with a demonstrated record of support on Second Amendment issues.”
Her opponent, Wendy Rogers, received a “?” rating which denotes “refused to answer the candidate questionnaire or a candidate who has made contradictory statements or taken positions that are inconsistent with the candidate’s answers to candidate questionnaire or previous record. A rating of “?” often indicates indifference, if not outright hostility, to gun owners’ and sportsmen’s rights.”
Why is Sylvia running for re-election, and what does she care about? First and foremost, Sylvia is running because she deeply cares about each one of us, the people that she has represented in Arizona’s Sixth Legislative District for the past six years. She cares about our Constitutional Republic, The United States of America. Sylvia cares about our God-given rights and freedoms afforded us by the United States Constitution. The Constitution, along with her Bible, are Sylvia’s guiding documents.
Sylvia cares about the future of our country and our beautiful Grand Canyon state, Arizona. Sylvia cares about protecting our rural Arizona natural resources — our land, our forests, and our water for all future generations of Americans. Sylvia cares about Arizona children’s education, and as Chairman of the Arizona Senate’s Education Committee, she will fight for Arizona parents’ right to seek the best education possible for their children. Sylvia will fight against the uber-liberal policies of Arizona’s Planned Parenthood-backed Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kathy Hoffman, who is trying as she may to institute classroom-taught sex education including, but not limited to, masturbation. That will never happen under Sylvia’s watch!
Finally, I’d like to correct Sylvia’s record on three issues. First, SB 1519, the 2018 School Safety Bill to address the school shooting in Florida. It was never called or referred to as a “Red Flag” bill. It was Governor Ducey’s bill that was worked on by former Senator Steve Smith, the sponsor, and Dave Kopp, President of AzCDL. SB1519 included “due process” requirements, “standard of clear and convincing evidence” language, and a hearing and the ability to present evidence before a person would be asked to surrender their weapons were all included in the bill. The NRA supported this bill, and all 17 Republicans voted it out of the Senate with not one Democrat vote of support. It was considered a pro-Second Amendment bill. In the November 2018 election, all pro-Second Amendment Republicans, including Senator Allen, who voted yes on SB1519 were endorsed by the AzCDL PAC and earned their financial support.
Let me move on to the hotly-debated issue of National Popular Vote or NPV. Without getting into the weeds, the NPV idea was proposed by the Democrats as a workaround to the Electoral College. This compact would be an agreement among a group of states and the District of Columbia to award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate won the overall popular vote in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Although it was killed in the Senate by President Andy Biggs before coming to a vote, Senator Allen never supported the NPV, nor would she vote for any measure to undermine the Electoral College.
Let me cover final topic, a sales tax increase proposed by Senator Allen to fund our schools. School funding in Arizona is a perennial budget issue. Why? Because more than 70% of Arizona land is controlled by the Federal government and cannot generate property tax to fund our schools. Sylvia’s proposal was to place a measure on the ballot for the voters to decide whether or not they favored a 6/10 of a one cent sales tax increase. That measure will not be on the ballot in November. However, what most likely will make this November’s ballot is a measure proposed by the Arizona Education Association-restarted Red for Ed push to boost your income tax, which Allen will strongly oppose.
Today’s elected representatives must be willing to lead and remain loyal to their constituents in the face of political opposition. Sylvia is and will continue to be that leader for Arizona and for Legislative District 6. I humbly ask you to stand with me, the state of Arizona, our citizens, and our children by voting for Senator Sylvia Tenney Allen to again represent us in the Arizona State Senate on August 4.
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