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Proposed Michigan Road Tax Hike 3 Replies

Started by Charlie Moran. Last reply by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) on Saturday.

Michigan Roads and the May 5 Sales Tax increase 49 Replies

Started by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit). Last reply by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) on Friday.

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Legalize Recreational Marijuana? Yes? No? "You Decide" Informational Forum! at Plymouth Cultural Center

July 13, 2015 from 7pm to 8:30pm
There are currently two approved petitions being circulated for signatures to put the question of legalizing recreational marijuana on the 2016 ballot.  Mind made up?  Not sure?  Want to hear the pros and cons?We will be hosting a "both sides of the issue" forum.  Come here the facts, the reasoning, and to get your questions answered on a topic that affects both our state and the people living here.Also a quick update on actions needed to address the Senate's plan for fixing our roads - it…See More
Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) replied to Charlie Moran's discussion Proposed Michigan Road Tax Hike
"LET YOUR #MI-HOUSE *AND* MI-SENATE REP KNOW YOU'RE PAYING ATTN... Call/Confront/Challenge your Rep (especially in person, face-to-face, if you can).... We said HELL NO to Tax increase on May 5th voting down Proposal 1... He/she will dance…"

Legislators are attempting to reach into our pockets again for road funding. Tell your senator that you voted NO on May 5th to raising taxes. Remind them that 80% of the voters agreed with you! We have the money to maintain our roads-they just need to properly allocate the funding and stop being wasteful.

Here is a link to the Senate website dealing with transportation bills:


Main Phone Number: 517-373-2400

These are just a few of the bills dealing with road funding: HB 4318, HB 4317, SB 0415, SB 0341, SB 0286


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Our Venom is Our Vote

Rattle With Us is a TEA Party that was birthed on April 15th, 2009. Our first rallies were on Haggerty Road between 7 and 8 Mile and in Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth. We are grass roots. We are everyday Americans who simply want the politicians to STOP the spending, cut taxes, follow the Constitution, and get government out of our way as we seek life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

This group has adopted the historic Gadsden flag as a symbol of what our group stands for. The words “DONT TREAD ON ME” effectively convey how we feel as freedom loving Americans. The rattlesnake is like the American taxpayer. According to Benjamin Franklin, both give generous warning before they strike. We truly believe that “OUR VENOM IS OUR VOTE.”


Why the Gadsden Flag?

In December 1775, Benjamin Franklin published an essay in the Pennsylvania Journal under the pseudonym American Guesser in which he suggested that the rattlesnake was a good symbol for the American spirit:

"I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids—She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance.—She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage.—As if anxious to prevent all pretentions of quarrelling with her, the weapons with which nature has furnished her, she conceals in the roof of her mouth, so that, to those who are unacquainted with her, she appears to be a most defenceless animal; and even when those weapons are shewn and extended for her defence, they appear weak and contemptible; but their wounds however small, are decisive and fatal:—Conscious of this, she never wounds till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her.—Was I wrong, Sir, in thinking this a strong picture of the temper and conduct of America?"


We truly believe that “OUR VENOM IS OUR VOTE.”

The time has come for people like us to take a stand against politicians who would seek to increase their power, restrict individual liberty, and spend money that does not exist. The powers of the federal government and its influence in our lives should be limited. Politicians need to remember that they work for us, we do not work for them. As Thomas Jefferson said, "The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite."

The members of this group know that the United States of America has formed the best government that history has known. The Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights has given the citizens of this country unprecedented freedom. Freedom is sustained when everyone is responsible for their own decisions and/or actions and in doing so must also accept responsibility for the consequences thereof, including those in political office.


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Citizens Demand Fairness in Water Rates!

Fairness in Water Rate Structuring for 40 % of the State of Michigan

Recently, I became aware of our household water charges increasing and, as a result,…


Posted by Bob Cushman on June 21, 2015 at 10:19am

"Give me Liberty or give me death"

Hear the words of one of our greatest founding fathers, Patrick Henry.  Listen to the warnings that preceded the famous words "Give me Liberty or give me death".  Are the ominous signs of the coming attempt to subjugate the colonists that much different than the signs that we see of the coming, indeed sometimes  present , subjugation?  Isn't Obamacare all about control?  Are not the gun grabbers real intent to prevent us from preventing tyranny?  Is not the real purpose of the FCC's…

Posted by Bob Cushman on March 23, 2015 at 12:02pm

Burn the Congress Down!

Burn the Congress Down!

Regarding last week's Illegal Immigration Funding of DHS  - “Well where’s [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell? Where are our senator friends?” Gosar asked. “I mean, they took a bail on this one as well.”  

-  As dissappointed I am with my Congressman and Boehner,  I must admit the real villain is the Senate Majority Leader Mitch  McConnell.  In December the Republicans scheduled a "Gunfight at the OK Corral for February".    They scheduled…


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