Dec 06 2011

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Its not Party but Principle


I knew that when I took this action that some would not agree and I respect their choice. However I received this reply to the newsletter I send out which is the same contents of this post. This illustrates how disrespectful, inappropriate and vitriolic some are in the political arena and why good people decide to leave politics. What is more shocking is that Alex Clark was running for GOP Youth Chair! It also high lights the importance of stepping up and doing the right thing to expose and try to stop this sort of rhetoric especially when it originates from those who are in or aspire to leadership positions. A larger version may be found HERE

“There are no easy answers’ but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”
Ronald Reagan

Regular readers here are aware of an e-mail I received from Senator Rick Jones. Those who missed that issue may access it HERE

This Monday, Dec. 5th I send a certified letter HERE to Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville filing a formal ethics complaint against Senator Jones for cyber bullying. This behavior is especially egregious since Senator Jones introduced an anti-cyber bullying bill HERE

I do not take this action lightly.
However, this is not a matter of Party but principle.

Regardless of Party, both Democrat and Republican elected to leadership positions have a high level of honorable responsibility to those who elected them and to the office.

This is a matter of people being able to disagree, even passionately with out fear of harassment or reprisal.

This is a matter of inappropriate conduct of an elected official and Michigan citizen’s right to expect that their Senators conduct themselves in a manner befitting their office.

This is a matter of adherence to rules.

1.301 LEGISLATIVE CONDUCT of the Michigan Legislative Handbook & Directory states:
Each Senator shall conduct himself or herself to justify the confidence placed in him or her by the people and shall, by personal example and admonition to colleagues, maintain the integrity and responsibility of his or her office.

This is a matter appropriate consequences for actions.
And finally this is a matter of preventing similar behavior in the future from Senator Rick Jones or any others.

If you agree, I respectfully ask you to join me in requesting that Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville enforce and honor The Senate’s rules and that Senator Rick Jones receive the appropriate consequences for his actions.

Senator Randy Richardville’s Contact Info
By Email: SenRichardville@senate.michigan.gov
By Phone:
(517) 373-3543
By Fax:
(517) 373-0927
As always, thank you for all you do for Michigan and our country
Joan Fabiano
Organizer, Grassroots in Michigan

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