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The time has come to change the First In The Nation Primary contest locations....

Started by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) Jan 27.

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Started by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit). Last reply by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) Jan 23.

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Repeal Common Core Bill to be Announced! at Central United Methodist Church

February 24, 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
Attention Common Core Warriors:We are happy to announce that legislation to Repeal & Replace Common Core is a reality! The House bill is sponsored by Representative Gary Glenn. We sincerely appreciate Gary and his advocacy against Common Core.  COME SUPPORT GARY GLENN and STOP Common Core!!Please join Gary Glenn Wednesday, February 24 at 12:00 noonFor a Press Conference AnnouncingRepeal & Replace Common Core legislation At Central United Methodist Church215 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI…See More
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Stabenow's Debt Free College - #InTheRed Presentation

Those on Senator Stabenow's distribution list are already aware of this. For those that aren't, here's your chance to hear how Debbie is going to provide free college tuition.It appears Santa's bag has no bottom. Except, of course, for MEDICARE and Social Security.It's too bad she can't (won't) do town hall meetings.---------------------------------------------------------------…See More
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Plymouth Community Forum at Plymouth District Library

February 18, 2016 from 7pm to 8:45pm
Your Neighbors Invite You to Attend: Plymouth Community Forum Thursday, Feb. 18 7:00-8:45 subject: Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex (PARC)       What it is       Funding Concerns           Guest Speakers  Don Soenen, President PARC  Shannon Price, Plymouth. Township. Supervisor Mr. Price will also discuss: Taxing Authorities-DDAs and SADs What they are and what they do Plymouth Township Initiative What it is and how it helps pay for subdivision roads…See More
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Republican Presidential Debate at TBD

March 3, 2016 from 9pm to 10:30pm
Fox News will host its next Republican presidential debate on Thursday, March 3rd from Detroit. Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier & Chris Wallace will return to moderate the forum, which will be the third presented by Fox News of the 2016 campaign. The two-hour debate will begin at 9:00pm ET on Fox News Channel and will also be broadcast on Fox News Radio, Fox News Mobile and FoxNews.com.Seating is extremely limited. Click…See More
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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.”

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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?"

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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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Your help in writing Letters To Editor - re Flint Water Crisis - is needed...

Dear Friends.... You MUST DEMAND that your Local Media Outlets Investigate and Report THE WHOLE TRUTH about the Flint Water Crisis.... Write Letters To Editors and/or Post to their Websites and/or FB Pages.... This is NOT even about defending the GoverNerd (some folks like him, some folks are - let's say - less than "fans") but is about DEMANDING FULL ACCOUNTABILITY....

Q: Why is no-one demanding for all communications between the Flint Water Dept and Flint Mayor and DEQ and asking:…

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Posted by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) on January 23, 2016 at 8:17pm

The Root Cause of the Flint Water Crisis

As I look at the whole Flint Water Crisis, I am struck by the disingenuous accusations that are flying. One side would have us believe that this is all Governor Snyder’s fault. The other side points to a Mayor of Flint and his staff that no longer are in office. There is no simple easy villain in all of this. It is in fact quite complicated.

This crisis began because the city of Flint was attempting to save money from the over-charging of another municipality, the city of Detroit. Flint…

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Posted by Bob Cushman on January 21, 2016 at 8:11pm

Senator Colbeck's resolution dealing with Syrian Refugee Relocation - number to call to request a committee hearing!!!

At our last meeting many attending asked for the link to the Syrian Refugee Relocation resolution as introduced by Senator Colbeck.  This has been sent to the Senate's Government Operations Committee.  Please call Senator Arlan Meekhof's office at 517.373.6920 and request this to be scheduled for a hearing.…

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Posted by Sharon Lollio on January 18, 2016 at 7:58pm

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