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SB 1062 Press Conference Remarks by Gov. Jan Brewer [Official Statement]
Official Web Site of Arizona State Governor ^ | 2/26/14

Posted on 02/26/2014 5:30:05 PM PST by SoFloFreeper

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http://www.azgovernor.gov/dms/upload/GS_022614_SB1062Remarks.pdf


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; firstamendment; homosexualagenda; janbrewer; religion; sb1062; sodomy
This is from a pdf file put out by Brewer.

I doubt this will halt the debate....religious liberties are under assault, and no one in the government seems to give a damn.

And by the way, has Sarah Palin or Ted Cruz said anything on this issue? Doesn't Sarah own property down in Arizona?

1 posted on 02/26/2014 5:30:05 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

When the “discrimination” and “respect” memes made their appearance, I knew she went to the dark side.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 5:33:39 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She sounds exactly like a liberal. What is wrong, Arizona? Why do you insist on electing Republican scumbags to seemingly every office from governor to senator? Why not just go full New Mexico and vote DemoRat because Brewer is as good as one.

Enjoy your thirty pieces of silver, Jan. I won’t spend a dime in your state so long as I live.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 5:36:08 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ted Cruz….the first thing he did right was not get involved in another state’s business. I think it is ridiculous that other people outside Arizona got mixed up in this. This was a state’s right and because of nosey bodies, it turned national. Had it not turned national, she would not have vetoed the bill. I thank Sarah and Ted for doing the right thing. Ted for a change kept another state’s business to himself. States right are not supposed to be easy otherwise the founders never would have fought for them. Jan Brewer made the wrong decision but it was because of busybodies she was caught in a stupid media storm. I blame everyone outside of Arizona for this tragedy.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 5:36:34 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The problem, Governor, is respect and understanding only go one way these days. The left will continue to go after religious people and cost them big time with lawsuits and closed businesses.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 5:37:02 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sorry Jan, you lose.

Just because a case hasn’t come up yet doesn’t preclude the legislature from taking action to shield business from frivolous lawsuits.

How much did the NFL put in that envelope, eh Jan?


6 posted on 02/26/2014 5:37:21 PM PST by bakeneko
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To: SoFloFreeper

Used to think Gov. Brewer had some courage. Wrong.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 5:38:29 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: napscoordinator

How about you blame Jan Brewer for being as weak as the two Arizona senators, and the turncoat GOPs in the legislature?


8 posted on 02/26/2014 5:40:00 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: SoFloFreeper

Another day, another Republican caving in. I hope Governor Brewer understands that the left still hates her. Now, a lot of her supporters do, too.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 5:40:44 PM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: SoFloFreeper

What ever happened to the “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone” thing????


10 posted on 02/26/2014 5:41:03 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: ilgipper

She is finished. She lacked male testosterone. What a quivering spineless ganglia. Now she has NO support from anywhere.


11 posted on 02/26/2014 5:42:12 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: SoFloFreeper

POPPYCOCK, Gov. Brewer!

You had no problem, whatsoever, with DISCRIMINATING AGAINST CHRISTIANS and the 1st Amendment as it involves religious liberties.


12 posted on 02/26/2014 5:42:50 PM PST by NH Liberty ("For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus..." [1 Timothy 2:5])
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bottom line, she took the advice of lawyers, not her constituency.


13 posted on 02/26/2014 5:43:38 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SADMILLIE
She is finished. She lacked male testosterone. What a quivering spineless ganglia. Now she has NO support from anywhere. P>I could handle a veto with a strong position that the current law protects individual religious rights. She went full leftie. Not surprised. The nation is circling the drain and most politicians are ignoring it so they don't have to look 'unpopular'.
14 posted on 02/26/2014 5:44:56 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper

Weak.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 5:46:05 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Viennacon

How about you blame Jan Brewer for being as weak as the two Arizona senators, and the turncoat GOPs in the legislature?

Well she is not a Saint, but I always thought she was human. I keep wondering when we are going to stop putting these politicians on pedestals. The Governor Brewer cheerleading because she gave it to President Obama on the tarmac a while back was gross. Now I guess she is the new villain that was a hero. It has happened many time when I warned people to stop making conservative politicians these perfect unsustainable robots. One day I am going to be listened too.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 5:46:58 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Robe
What ever happened to the “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone” thing????

That precept, in existence since the dawn of time, went out the window when Lyndon Johnson signed into law broad sweeping legislation in 1964.
17 posted on 02/26/2014 5:48:02 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: bakeneko

What is so astonishing about this debacle is that proponents of this law let the opposition get out in front to label and define it first.
They should have come out with a press conference to explain that the law is designed to prevent the atrocities being committed against Christians in other states.
I think we need some pretend gays to try to force a Muslim bakery to make their wedding cake.
The SCOTUS should take the next baker, florist, photographer, etc. case that comes up so they can make clear that the First Amendment trumps anti discrimination laws or policies.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 5:50:30 PM PST by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: SoFloFreeper
FUJB!

Respectfully,
SoFo

19 posted on 02/26/2014 5:53:21 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not one dimes worth of difference cave. FU JB.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 5:56:00 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Robe

A.That would be the boundless expansion of the Commerce Clause, combined with present Equal Protection jurisprudence(see Texas earlier today.)Game basically over.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 5:59:39 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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22 posted on 02/26/2014 6:02:52 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

What? Is she afraid a little football won’t be played in “her” state?


23 posted on 02/26/2014 6:04:14 PM PST by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Do they have the numbers to override her veto?


24 posted on 02/26/2014 6:05:14 PM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: napscoordinator

No. Ted Cruz should have gotten involved. In war, the army that can muster superior forces at the point of conflict wins, that is how insurgents defeat a modern military. Liberals around the nation attacked Arizona mercilessly while most conservative big shots stayed silent, hence they won, and will always win unless things change.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 6:09:09 PM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: grobdriver

“Do they have the numbers to override her veto?”

No. The backlash was so fierce that many of those that voted for it are now apologizing, on paper it would not pass again, typical cowardice from RINO’s.


26 posted on 02/26/2014 6:10:24 PM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: napscoordinator

Over 50% of the time, we lose because the people who are supposed to represent us surrender. The left are just doing what they’ve always done. Agitated, bullied, assaulted, smeared, attacked etc. We cannot let the French Republicans get away with surrendering our liberty 24/7 anymore.


27 posted on 02/26/2014 6:11:02 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: SoFloFreeper

Gays will find a Christian business owner to sue so will Brewer, Romney, Mccain the NFL Delta the MLB stand with the Christian business owner sued by gay activists for practicing their religion????


28 posted on 02/26/2014 6:11:27 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Viennacon

There are not many Republicans ANYWHERE who stay true to conservative beliefs. Jeff McFlake ran as a conservative, and then immediately turned hard left.

As for boycotting Arizona - name another state that has even TRIED to protect Christian (and Muslim and Satanist) business owners from being forced to violate their conscience.


29 posted on 02/26/2014 6:11:43 PM PST by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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To: KittenClaws

She thinks the populace will be more forgiving of a veto than a cancelled football game. The sad truth is that she may be right.


30 posted on 02/26/2014 6:11:46 PM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: Viennacon

You are right, the politicians are worthless. But they are what the good people of Arizona decided to raise to high office.


31 posted on 02/26/2014 6:13:17 PM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: BurningOak

Perhaps.

The fact is, she gave in to pressure, and who cares where the pressure was from?

She is weak willed and lacks conviction.

It is up to the People now.

The people, can do without the likes of Jan Brewer.

same in my state of Texas. If Perry waivers , it does not mean I have to waiver.


32 posted on 02/26/2014 6:19:00 PM PST by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She is a spineless coward that puts the “economy” ahead of “morality.” That is a fool’s way...it doesn’t work. Homosexuals should NOT be a “protected” class against discrimination. She is allowing that to proceed.

If Cruz or Palin were wise they would both berate her for this decision. However, I doubt they will. I wonder if Mike Huckabee will rightly reprimand this wayward governor?


33 posted on 02/26/2014 6:19:50 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Mr Rogers

Obviously you had no need for such measures in the states prior to this current period. This freedom already exists in the Constitution, but in Arizona, you had the legislature pass it for good measure.

In Kansas, it died in between the legislative bodies and that is its own issue, but in Arizona the legislature took action in response to the tyranny in neighboring New Mexico.
What you then saw was a massive media circus, GOP in full disarray doing idiotic interviews with Anderson Cooper, switching their vote, Mitt Romney weighing in for no reason whatsoever, and now Jan Brewer, who is retiring and has no obligations to anyone but her citiziens, buckles and vetoes the legislation. She actively votes against religious freedom with this veto. Other governors have not had a chance to make that call. Brewer was the first and she blew it.

I love the good people of Arizona, but for crying out loud, this GOP class they have come up with is one of the worst in the country. Juan McShame after how many years still gets sent to the senate, the state legislature for the most part is like the headless chicken caucus not knowing what they’re doing. I’m not sure what’s worse. The rank GOP corruption in Alaska or the startling incompetence in Arizona.
Arizona is not alone of course. Look at the garbage Tennessee sends to the senate.

I am just so sick of this cowardly white-flag cabal who claim to represent us and the constitution, but when the chips are down, they are beyond useless. And Mark Levin says we have to rely on the states to stand up and use their authority to protect our rights. What rights? Jan Brewer doesn’t even know the rights we have. She’s a puke.


34 posted on 02/26/2014 6:22:56 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Robe

Nobody protested the soup nazi.


35 posted on 02/26/2014 6:23:30 PM PST by Toespi
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To: SoFloFreeper

Coward. She just said she fears the economic blackmail of rage flecked diva’s more than she believes in religious freedom.

Trust me the day is coming when a person of faith will be sued because they could not hold a banner high for same sex marriage. I just kind of hope it will be a Muslim.


36 posted on 02/26/2014 6:29:48 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: BurningOak
Liberals around the nation attacked Arizona mercilessly while most conservative big shots stayed silent.

Once Arizona legislators who voted for the bill started pleading with the governor to veto it, the battle was lost.

There was no point in Cruz, or any other national conservative getting involved.

Put the blame where it lies -- on the Arizona legislators who didn't plan for the onslaught they should've known were coming and, worse, proved unable to defend their own bill.

They "Akinized" themselves...

37 posted on 02/26/2014 6:36:19 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Viennacon

I live in AZ., this was a bad bill. Period. Why do we have to legislate every freaking thing. I want less laws, not more. I am glad she vetoed it.


38 posted on 02/26/2014 7:05:37 PM PST by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: Hildy

So when bakers are sued, what will be your response?


39 posted on 02/26/2014 7:07:19 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

You ask a good question. Ping me when you get your response. I’m curious what rights will be afforded those who will have to accommodate that which is against their personal convictions.

How do you think this whole story would wash out if two white supremacists wanted to marry and tried to contract a black florist to take care of all their floral needs? Would that florist have the right to decline? Or would gay photographers be forced to do the photography at a Westboro Baptist Church wedding? Just curious. I’ll bet the only ones who will be forced to go against their personal convictions to accommodate a special interest group are straight people of faith.


40 posted on 02/26/2014 10:34:17 PM PST by ru4liberty
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To: Clump

So far in Arizona, sexual orientation isn’t on the list of protected groups,so this law was definitely a preemptive strike. However, as the make up of our elected representatives becomes more and more liberal, I don’t doubt the progressives will try to add homosexuals to that list. In that case, how will our local officials help Arizona’s conservatives and religious citizens? Or will we be forgotten?


41 posted on 02/26/2014 10:49:14 PM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: napscoordinator

Jan Brewer for President! Woo! Woo!


42 posted on 02/27/2014 1:34:03 AM PST by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The problem is, we live in a country in which fear is becoming the primary driving force behind how people and politicians will act. The left, as always, went on an organized attack from the outset, labeling this bill the “right to discriminate against gays” and a new “Jim Crow” era. OTOH, supporters of the bill, as typical, failed to understand the power of emotionally-charged political language.

I doubt deep-down Brewer wanted to veto this (I have no way of knowing, of course), but she feared the intimidation tactics and didn’t want to be known as the “Governor of hate” who lost her state the opportunity to host the Super Bowl. Things like this will continue as long as politicians (and individuals) feel they have no real protection against these thuggish tactics.

The left does not fear us. And as long as we sit around licking our wounds and griping about “lack of moral courage”, they will continue to laugh at us. Until we adopt their tactics- prosecuting political opponents (for legitimate reasons, of course), creating situations that form the bases for lawsuits against financially vulnerable opponents, and selectively stigmatizing companies for “anti-Christian” policies, etc., it will stay that way...


43 posted on 02/27/2014 7:15:01 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

Good points, Q.


44 posted on 02/27/2014 8:20:58 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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