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The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

These unalienable rights include our First Amendment rights, our Second Amendment rights, and all other constitutional rights guaranteed to us that our government shall not infringe upon. 

If these are as important to you as they are to your friends and neighbors, please join us in protecting them. We have at least 71 openings for precinct volunteers in the immediate area that we are looking to fill. Please visit us at the Estrella Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, or join us for an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at Estrella Foothills High School Media Center. Must be registered as a Republican. Visit Estrella Conservative Republican Club or Arizona Legislative District 4 Republican Committee on Facebook for additional insight. Having a strong local presence helps ensure we are justly governed with our consent.

Richard Hopkins


LD4 Republican Committee


Thanks for the story


I was overjoyed to see the “Youth” feature story in your March 10 edition about Audrey Murphy. I was blessed with the opportunity to work with Audrey at school for a few hours a week back in 2015. I remember a little girl who, despite her physical challenges, approached life with determination, playfulness and a delightful sense of humor. From what I read in your article, it seems that she is still as I remember her. 

Over the past several years, I’ve thought of Audrey often and wondered how she was doing. It made me so happy to read this story and see the beautiful pictures from her Make-A-Wish photoshoot.

Debra Quick


Kudos to Goodyear PD


I’d like to give a big thank you to the city of Goodyear Police Department and hope all residents likewise appreciate their services, which we often (not intentionally) take for granted.

Suffice it to say, we recently had an opportunity to personally experience their commitment to quality, thoughtful consideration in the moment, and perseverance in resolving a matter.

So glad things turned out the way they did, and so appreciative of all those in law enforcement who do what they do! God bless all first responders, and all of theirs.

Leif B. Nygaard


Quick response


This is in response to Dr. Leonard Kirschner letter of March 10. I totally agree with him. Why want the best person to run our country? I am a 66-year-old American who, when I was old enough to understand politics, realized that it was not the party one voted for but who is the better person to serve us all. It just makes me so angry when I hear we only vote for R or D candidates. 

John Consalvo

Litchfield Park 

New baseball rules


The other day, I was watching a Cuba-D-backs game. It was the second inning and the Cubs were ahead 3-0. In the third inning, the D-backs scored three runs to tie the game. The inning was not over, as the D-backs had only one man out and a man on base. What happened next befuddled me. I watched the Cubs leave the field, and I quickly learned the inning was over and the Cubs would now be batting. I have never seen this kind of baseball being played and I turned the game off. No Spring Training games for me this year. Also, most games are less than nine innings, and one feels cheated paying the ticket cost of a nine-inning game.

Paul Daffinrud


To Dr. Leonard Kirschner


Read your post and totally agree. D versus R. I am not about party lines. I vote for who I think is the best for the country. I try not to discuss politics at all since the election. All I hear is I am listening to “fake news” or I am not well informed to even know what I am talking about. I voiced opinion a month ago and got told I am not a patriot. Until each party gets back to business and works together, we, as a nation, have lost our way. 

Rebecca Tillotson