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Plymouth Community Forum at Plymouth District Library

June 9, 2016 from 7pm to 8:45pm
                            Plymouth Community Forum            5 People want 1 Seat in the Michigan House of                                        Representatives. Who should sit in it? Question the 20th District Candidates who want your vote!20th District is Northville City & Twp., Plymouth City & Twp. and Eastern Canton Twp. Jeffrey Neilson - Republican CandidateJeff Noble - Republican CandidateColleen Pobur - Democrat CandidateChris Roosen - Republican CandidateJohn J. Sullivan* -…See More
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Plymouth Community Forum *** VENUE CHANGE *** at Praise Baptist Church

May 23, 2016 from 7pm to 8:45pm
            Plymouth Community ForumMay 23, 2016 ***** THE VENUE HAS CHANGED *****Got questions for the Plymouth Twp. Supervisor candidates?Get answers. Hear from the candidates who would like your vote! ·         Kurt Heise, current State Representative ·          Shannon Price, current Twp. Supervisor  Location*Praise Baptist Church45000 N. TerritorialPlymouth, MI 481707:00 – 8:45 PM*Please note special location for this event.Download the flier here…See More
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Celebrate Community Event (for Friends/Family Downriver Wayne County (Taylor)) at Papp Park, Taylor MI 48180

May 22, 2016 from 2pm to 6pm
Free Family Fun Day Please share and invite ...Sunday May 22 (noon-6pm) Papp Park (Wick Rd Taylor MI)Many Charities represented to promote Community and revitalization... Featuring Music from Athens Creek, and Michael Bailey and key note Speaker Ron Bachman "Walk this Way", Heavenly Hope International, the Honorable Kelly Anne Ramsey, and more. Meet/Greet/Q&A Candidate for U.S. Congress (MI-CD-12): Jeff Jones... ZIPLINES, ROCK WALL, 90ft Obstacle course...inflatable extravaganza!more:…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.”


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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4/18/2016 RWU Monthly Meeting Presentation

At our monthly meeting on 4/18, Tony Shakey gave a presentation on the importance of getting involved in politics. Attached is the presentation.


Posted by Tom on April 19, 2016 at 10:36pm

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:…


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…


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.…


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


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