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Friday, June 29, 2012

Consevative Observer Endorses Gabriela Saucedo Mercer for Arizona CD-3

Conservative Observer believes Gabriela Saucedo Mercer is the best candidate to replace the traitorous racist Raul Grijalva and raise the standard of representation for Arizona's 3rd Congressional District.  We acknowledge that just about anybody would be an improvement over Grijalva, but Saucedo Mercer is a breath of fresh air and brings qualities to the table that many politicians do not have.

For starters, she listens.  When you watch her in conversation with people, she is attentive and follows what others are saying.  She's not looking around the room, scanning for a big name or a big money person to schmooze.  She doesn't interrupt and isn't waiting for the opportunity to cut the other person off and start telling them how it is.  She takes the phrase, "public servant" for what it really means. 

That's not to say she doesn't have her own ideas and opinions; she does have them.  Here she is in April 2010 addressing the Tucson City Council when they wanted to sue the State of Arizona over SB 1070 (first ~45 sec is council getting legal information):

Anyone running for political office has to have a position on the various issues or they don't get considered by voters.  Gabriela has her positions, and she also is clear about why she holds those positions.  They are drawn from her deeply rooted beliefs, tempered by her life experience (which has not been as easy as her gentle demeanor seems to indicate), and they are constructed thoughtfully and logically.

Her views on the issues are conservative.  She is rock solid pro-life.  She believes that prosperity comes from a free-market economy set loose from unreasonable and intrusive governmental regulation.  Limited government and low taxes: get the government out of the way of individual freedom, innovation, and entreprenurialism.  It is the way to create jobs, bring money into the community and raise the standard of living.

Gabriela brings a perspective which, in her case, is a decided advantage:  she is a legal immigrant.  She did it right.  She came to the United States from Mexico because she wanted to pursue the American dream.  Not the shortcut, hollow facsimile touted by liberals as the "Dream Act".  She had to take classes in American history, in English, and the Constitution.  She was tested on her understanding, passed, and took the oath to defend the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic.  So she knows what America was designed to be, what it has been, what it is today, and perhaps most importantly, what it can become.

Like all candidates, Saucedo Mercer has her positions on the current issues.  She has knowledge and understanding of them and of our country.  She has knowledge and understanding of southern Arizona.  But current issues change.  At the end of the day, Conservative Observer wants a representative for CD3 who solidly knows who they are and what their integrity is attached to, so that, come hell or high water, that person is trustworthy to do the job right. 

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer is that person for CD3.

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