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May 08 2013

Rally Against Common Core!

RALLY AGAINST COMMON CORE! When Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:30am until 2:00pm Rally near the Capitol against Common Core and for keeping the prohibition in the budget – not one dime to be spent in MI on national standards with Common Core and the Smarter Balance testing. (The budget is about to be approved – …

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Mar 11 2013

Obama Care UDATE & Part 2 of Follow The Money – Obama Care Voters

Michigan Citizens “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” – Wendell Phillips, (1811-1884), abolitionist, orator and columnist for The Liberator, in a speech before the Massachusetts Antislavery Society in 1852 Your efforts on behalf of a free Michigan ARE paying off!   According to an article in The Detroit News  the latest directive from HHS …

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Dec 31 2012

A Great Way to Ring in the New Year!

Happy New Year Michigan! We are ringing in the new year with a new look to our web site! We will still have some tweaking but we would like to know how YOU like the new look? Please feel free to leave your comments. Also we will be changing how we deliver our Newsletter. In …

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Dec 11 2012

RTW Passes as Union Thugs Rampage!

Today Michigan took a giant step towards freedom when the House passed the final Right to Work Bill. However, it was not without incident, as expected. Outside on the Capitol lawn Union “protesters” destroyed a large white tent with box cutters while shouting “scab” and “Walmart tent” and “get em” The tent was set up …

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Dec 09 2012

WARNING – Violence at the Capitol Tuesday?

All eyes will be on Michigan this week as this “Union blue state” will become the 24th Right to Work state. The final vote in the Michigan State Legislature will come Tuesday. A friend of mine said to me “I am in a ‘suspended state’ as it just hasn’t entirely sunk in”. I totally agree! …

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Dec 07 2012

RTW Bills Pass! What is Next?

Yesterday was truly an historic day for Michigan. Last night I was at the Capitol as the Senate passed their RTW bill (the House had passed theirs earlier in the day) while Union “activists” chanted “Shame on You”. As a liberty loving UAW retiree I can honestly say I have waited for this day for …

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Dec 06 2012

RTW Updates from the Front Lines! Out of State Union “Activists” Bused in!

UPDATE 3:45pm I decided to slow down the video (below) to see if I could catch any out of state Union “activists” by their sings, jacket etc and sure enough, right there holding up a sign Sheet Metal workers Local #24 from Ohio bused in. How nice to have personal days paid for by your …

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Nov 22 2012

A Story of Thanksgiving

Many of you are acquainted with Corrie Ten Boom’s story through her book, “The Hiding Place” but for those who are not a little background. During World War 2 Corrie’s family who were Dutch Christians hid Jews in their home and helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust. However, in 1944 Corrie and her family …

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Oct 22 2012

All Politics are Local

I have been pretty silent lately but it’s because I as well as others have been engaged in local races. I believe all politics is local. Policy change starts in our own communities and then spreads out to state and national. It’s where we have the greatest opportunity to work along side and get to …

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Aug 11 2012

I Want YOUR Opinion!

  BACKGROUND: HB 4116 is the bill that addresses the lack of transparency of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) are legally binding, written documents entered into by officials in state government agencies with other parties with “uncertain statutory basis” or any central oversight, in a every increasing manner. Think of MOUs as a type of “shadow …

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Aug 04 2012

Last Chance to Watch the US Senate GOP Candidate Debate…Who won?

We are only 3 days away from the Primary and your last chance to watch the only debate between the remaining three candidates for US Senate, Clark Durant, Randy Heckman and Pete Hoesktra. I was at the taping watching and I can honestly say that I believe Clark Durant won by proving he will be …

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Jul 25 2012

Michigan ObamaCare UpDate

Although this is a busy election period we will continue to monitor the establishment of an “ObamaCare” Health Exchange in Michigan. Shortly after the Supreme Court ruling the governors of several states issued statements refusing to implement Health Care Exchanges in their states and  rejected the Medicaid expansion. Unfortunately, Michigan’s governor was not among them …

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Jun 13 2012

BREAKING! Today’s Action Alert

Michiganders, YOU helped get it out of Committee NOW lets get it passed! Please e-mail/call your Senator asap and tell them to VOTE YES ON HB 4116 Contact Information for your Senator can be found HERE HB 4116 In a nutshell: The bill would establish a review protocol by the attorney general for cross-boundary memorandums …

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Apr 25 2012

A Few Things You Should Know…

  It seems like it’s been awhile since our last post but we have been busy on a local level. Grassroots here in Delhi Township have formed a Ballot Question Committee and have been fighting the “usual suspects” the big government, big spending, elitists good ole’ boys, RINOs, Progressives, and enviro-bullies, using every dirty trick …

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Feb 19 2012

Understanding the Health Care Litigation, Part One

From THE WIZARD OF LAWS After all the politics appearing in these hallowed pages lately, it’s time to get back to fundamentals, as befits the Wizard of Laws. (Though I dare say that my January 7 and November 9 posts below have been amply vindicated). The big event of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2011-2012 term …

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Jan 25 2012

YOU DID IT! – Money and Politics

Congratulations and Thank You to all who e-mailed and went to Committee Meetings! The Obama Care bill, SB693 has been killed in Committee! Special thanks to House Health Care Committee Chairwoman Rep Gail Haines for giving as “ordinary citizens” an extended opportunity to make our voices heard! And to House Majority Leader Rep Jase Bolger …

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Jan 11 2012

2012 What’s Ahead & the Year in Review

2012 Our 2012 goals have not changed. The number one goal has always been to LIMIT the size and scope of government. The second goal is accountability and transparency from our elected officials.We WILL keep track of votes that are not in line with our Founders vision of LIMITED government and we WILL demand accountability …

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Jan 05 2012

Senator Jones Strikes Again

Well it had to happen however what is so surprising is that it happened so soon after Senator Rick Jones comments to me. Yes I did receive an apology from Jones and accepted despite the fact it contained a lie..i.e Jones claims we “had an established history of communication” Never did. Unless you call receiving …

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Dec 01 2011

Public Committee Meeting on Obama Care!

Two Important Action Items! 1. Public House Care Policy Committee on SB 693, the creation of a Michigan Health Care Exchange mandated by The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) known as “Obama Care” 2. House vote on H.B 5014: Appropriations- Referenced on Nov. 11th HERE a. The Senate added $9.8 million from a …

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Nov 27 2011

U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

WHEN: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 7 to 9 pm. WHERE: Baker’s Banquet Facility in Milford,MI Map HERE The there will be ample time before and after the forum to meet all of the candidates. Sponsored by : The Brighton Tea Party Rattle With Us Lakes Area Tea Party ReTakeOur Gov Tea Party Patriots of …

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