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Pat Colbeck's direct medical care bill passed the legislature 4 Replies

Started by Denis Curran. Last reply by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) on Wednesday.

Rattle with Us / Pagan? 4 Replies

Started by Tater Salad. Last reply by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) on Wednesday.

Should Michigan continue to subsidize Hollywood Profits? 4 Replies

Started by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit). Last reply by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) Mar 19.

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Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) replied to Denis Curran's discussion Pat Colbeck's direct medical care bill passed the legislature
"More can/could/should be done.... In regard to the State Senate Concurrent Resolution 0005 (20215) , State Senator Patrick Colbeck stated this in regard to the resolution: Today, the Senate Health Policy Committee chaired by Senator Mike Shirkey…"
Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) replied to Tater Salad's discussion Rattle with Us / Pagan?
"[Rattle With Us Writers Group CoChair Editors Note: This Post is referring to the Rep's Coffee Hour Event http://rattlewithus.ning.com/events/rep-kristy-pagan-coffee-hours ;]"
Tater Salad replied to Tater Salad's discussion Rattle with Us / Pagan?
"Mr. Salad is now finishing up on the salad he just made and has it all over his face."
Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) replied to Tater Salad's discussion Rattle with Us / Pagan?
"Exactly... Know thy enemy... and expose them! Tater, How about you write an opposing piece?!?! @JLenardDetroit RWU Writers Group CoChair  "


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Concerned Taxpayers of Michigan's website has some great information about the proposed tax increase for road funding. Lansing political elites need to cut wasteful spending before they ask taxpayers to dig even deeper into their wallets.

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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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"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…


Posted by Bob Cushman on March 12, 2015 at 9:52am

Vote in Schoolcraft Election

Dear Friends,

My name is Howard Petty.   I am a Republican (fiscal conservative) running for Trustee of Schoolcraft College.    The other four candidates running for this office are Democrats.  You can verify this fact by checking the websites: www.northvilledems.com and www.livoniademocraticclub.com.  If you have not seen the ballot, you can get that from Wayne County’s website. 



Posted by Howard Raymond Petty on October 7, 2014 at 7:49pm

Attend this Forum: Faces of Obamacare, Oct. 22, 7pm Bakers of Milford

Obamacare & the Prognosis for America’s Health…Current

 Conditions, Vital Signs, and the Cure…

A Forum: “The Faces of Obamacare”

When: Wednesday, October 22 @ 7:00 pm

Where: Bakers of Milford

2025 S. Milford Rd.

Milford Township, MI 48381

Expert Speakers:

 Jack McHugh of…


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