Category Archive: Activism

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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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 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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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 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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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 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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Sep 12 2013

The Taxman Cometh! Stopping the Internet TAX in the House

Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election.” Thomas Jefferson ~ Letter to John Taylor — 1798   If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat, If …

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Aug 25 2013

The Medicaid Expansion ~ Politics, Policy, Practicality, Principles

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” George Washington, letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795 “We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, …

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Aug 05 2013

*Update * Common Core Committee Meetings

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer …

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Jul 30 2013

*BREAKING* Call to Action!

  “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.“ Thomas Paine American Crisis, No. 1 — 1776   CALL TO ACTION for supporters of free market alternatives to Medicaid Expansion! I just received this notification from Senator Colbeck late …

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Jul 29 2013

*ALERT* MI Medicaid Expansion Update!

  “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.“ Thomas Paine American Crisis, No. 1 — 1776 In this Issue I.) Information on Committee for Senate substitute (S-7) for Medicaid Expansion bill HB 4714 II.)Medicaid Expansion by any other …

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Jul 11 2013

New! No Medicaid Expansion Campaign Launched

“Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.‘ Declaration of Independence — 1776 This morning I send out a press release about the launch of a NO Medicaid Expansion yard sign campaign and web site, No Michigan Expansion.com.  As spokesperson I say, ” “I was contacted by the …

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Jun 29 2013

Michigan News and Alerts!

One insidious practice which sugar-coats the dose of Federal intrusion is the division of expense for public improvements or services between state and national treasuries…. The average American, believing in our dual-sovereignty system, must feel that the policy of national-doles to the states is bad and may become disastrous. We may go on yet for …

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Jun 16 2013

The New MI Democrat Party

“A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill.” ― Ronald Reagan “The future doesn’t belong to the faint …

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May 22 2013

* ACTION ITEM * Push for NITC/DRIC Bridge & ObamaCare Navigators is On!

  And to preserve their (people’s) independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.“ Thomas Jefferson ~ July 12, 1816 “I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to …

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May 15 2013

*Action Alert* Medicaid Expansion Battle Pt. 2 “Lipstick on a Pig”

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants.It is the creed of slaves.”–William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783 “The appropriation of public money is always is perfectly lovely until some one is asked to pay the bill..” President Calvin Coolidge–New York Herald Tribune, August …

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