Jan Brewer on Principles & Values



Add "competition" to copper; cattle; cotton; citrus; climate

We have just celebrated all of the achievements of Arizona's first 100 years, and we were reminded of Arizona's "Five C's": copper; cattle; cotton; citrus; and climate. I am here to tell you that our second century will hinge on another "C": Competition

That is the clear answer when I reflect upon what I have learned these past four years, and what has changed across the three decades since I first sat in this chamber. Today, Arizona must COMPETE for the most desirable jobs for our citizens--the finest teachers in our schools--the most talented students and faculty in our universities.

And each of our citizens must likewise compete to earn a living, build a future and raise a family in a safe and healthy environment. They face threats that once did not exist. And we at this capitol had better make sure we are helping them--not hurting them--in their efforts.

Source: 2013 State of the State Address to Arizona Legislature , Jan 14, 2013

Being American means the freedom to create own destiny

Multiculturalists will deny it, but being an American means something. It means embracing American values. It means being fee to create your own destiny. It means respecting the freedom of your fellow Americans to do the same. It carries responsibilities as well as rights.
Source: Scorpions for Breakfast, by Gov. Jan Brewer, p.222 , Nov 1, 2011

Ran for local office when dissatisfied with her kids school

She had grown up in Hollywood, moved to Arizona, attended dental school, and then run for local office because she was dissatisfied with her children's junior high. She had ascended to Arizona's secretary of state and then into the governor's job in 2009 when then-governor Janet Napolitano left in the middle of her term to join Obama's administration as the head of the Department of Homeland Security.

Brewer's first year in office had been defined in part by clunky speechmaking and infighting with her own Republican colleagues. In April 2010, her approval ratings were stuck in the low 40s--even lower than Obama's--and pundits had given her little chance of being elected in November.

Then S.B.1070 landed on her desk, and within weeks of signing it Brewer had a 60% approval rating, a regular role on Fox News, and a group of conservatives pushing her to think about running for president in 2012.

Source: Ten Letters, by Eli Saslow, p.149 , Oct 11, 2011

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