Aug 18 2014

Age Old Human Condition Rears its Ugly Head -County Convention Aftermath

  “What good does it do to have the ear of the Governor if you don’t have anything to say except ‘Okay’?“ Deb O’Hagan,  grassroots Constitutional Conservative activist     An age old human condition reared its ugly head at MIGOP County Conventions across the state Thursday evening. The condition I am referring to is …

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Aug 18 2014

“Wes Press” – 3rd Edition

Behind the Scenes but Not in Front!?   Dear Delegates/Alternates and other interested parties, The County Conventions are now over and who will be attending the Republican State Convention as voting delegates has been determined. The reports coming out on how the different counties handled the election process have been interesting to say the least. …

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Aug 14 2014

“WES PRESS” 2nd Edition

Hello Precinct Delegates and other interested parties,   BE A KING NOT A PAWN   It troubles me when some in our party proclaim that delegates should be a rubber stamp in support of the Governor’s choice for Lieutenant Governor – both in your vote and your voice. They are saying you are welcome to …

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Aug 12 2014

** SPECIAL MESSAGE ** Wes Press 1ST Edition

  Hello Precinct Delegates and other interested parties, My name is Wes Nakagiri and I’m sure you have heard by now that I am running for the position of Lieutenant Governor. The Lieutenant Governor will be selected BY THE DELEGATES at the MIGOP State Convention on Saturday, August 23rd. If you are wondering why I …

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Jul 27 2014

The Obama Care Michigan STATE Exchange is Making a Comeback! Which Candidates Support it?

“The ultimate arbiter is the people of the Union.”  Thomas Jefferson letter to William Johnson — 1823   Michigan Citizen Voters: As many of you know, this Tuesday: A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, (which can affect the nation) ruled 2-1 that the IRS went too far …

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Jun 13 2014

**Follow-Up** Legislature Adjourns Without Tax Increase!!

“The ultimate arbiter is the people of the Union.”  Thomas Jefferson letter to William Johnson — 1823   Despite the best efforts, arm twisting, promises and amendment upon amendment) of Gov. Snyder, Senate majority leader Randy Richardville (term limited) and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger (term limited) to put lipstick on a pig the …

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Jun 11 2014

**TODAY** Politicans Push for YOUR Money! Call to Say “NO”!

“Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election” Jefferson letter to John Taylor — 1798   This it it folks, Senate Majority leader, Randy Richardville is pushing for a roll call vote today because he is being pushed by the Governor to increase fuel or sales …

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Apr 30 2014

Taxes,Taxes and More Taxes!

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” John Marshall ~ McCullough v. Maryland — 1819 “The power to tax is the power to destroy.” Ronald Reagan ~ Address to the Nation on Tax Reform, May 28, …

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Apr 24 2014

We Must Take America Back

All politics are local. Its starts with you, were you live, your community and spreads out from there. Taking America back starts with YOU!        

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Mar 24 2014

Same Sex Marriage Part One

“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.” G. K. Chesterton [J]udges … should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon …

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Mar 02 2014

A Tax by Any Other Name is Still a Tax

“Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election”  Jefferson letter to John Taylor — 1798   Normally as readers know as an author I am quite detailed however on occasion because of a time constraint it is more important to get the basic information of an …

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Feb 27 2014

**BREAKING** HELP STOP THE NEW TAX!

  “Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election”  Jefferson letter to John Taylor — 1798   “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.”  John Marshall McCullough …

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Feb 13 2014

RNC Committeewoman Candidate Questionnaire Results

 UPDATE: Ronna Romney McDaniels won the election for new MIGOP National Committee woman.   I have received many questions from Party members about the candidates for National Committee person. In order to gain insight to give input to our state committee members I have complied a questionnaire of most asked questions. I believe that people …

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Feb 07 2014

Memo to Conservatives: Republicans Aren’t Your Friends

I rarely publish an entire article from another source. However, I found this article to be a mirror of my thoughts. The MIGOP was quick to call for Dave Agema’s resignation(although if you are intellectually honest, some of Mr. Agema’s rhetoric WAS inappropriate and inaccurate. Mr. Agema has acknowledged that fact and apologized) but were and …

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Jan 02 2014

“Main Street Fairness”: More Taxation Without Representation (Part 3)

“The Tax-Man’s Tangled Web – Exposing the ‘Main Street Fairness’ Act” State Sales Tax Law Sameness is “Main Street Fairness”??? (Part 2) Readers will recall that Part 2 explained that Michigan’s “Main Street Fairness” legislation is part of a policy agenda begun in 2000, which has resulted in significant changes to Michigan’s and 23 other …

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Dec 12 2013

Political Class Protection Act ~ SB661~ Follow Up

I wanted to follow up with you on the House vote of  SB 661, the “Political Class Protection Act”  The bill passed with a 56-52 vote with some changes and now goes back to the Senate (The one five minute or less action item) The good news is that caucus primary spending was stripped. However, …

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Dec 10 2013

Tis the Season ~ To Ram Through Bad Policy

“But the mild voice of reason, pleading the cause of an enlarged and permanent interest, is but too often drowned, before public bodies as well as individuals, by the clamors of an impatient avidity for immediate and immoderate gain.” –James Madison, 1788     Sorry to have to post this when we are trying to …

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Nov 20 2013

State Sales Tax Law Sameness is “Main Street Fairness”??? (Part 2)

Part one of this series was an overview regarding information discovered in researching issues related to a Michigan two bill legislative package dubbed “Main Street Fairness”, H.B. 4202 and H.B. 4203. Behind the two bill legislative package approved by the House Tax Policy Committee in September, is a policy that has resulted in changes to …

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Nov 15 2013

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” ~ Thomas Jefferson 3rd president of US (1743 – 1826)   If you believe in limited government and liberty you need to be eternally vigilant because the political ruling class it always vigilant to retain their power. SB 661 is a case in point. The bill would amend …

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Nov 11 2013

Still Honoring Our Veteran’s Sacrifices?

  Thanks to Sharon Lollio of Rattle with Us for sending me this poem   “A Visitor From the Past” (Anonymous) I had a dream the other night, I didn’t understand, A figure walking through the mist, with a flintlock in his hand. His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by my …

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