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Ted Cruz

I was able to ask Senator Cruz a question concerning Article Two Section Two of the Constitution. It requires the support of a two thirds majority of Senators in order for a President to sign a treaty. (Relative to the illegal Iran treaty) He agreed…
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2015 Annual Fall Holocaust Group Tour at Holocaust Memorial Center

November 6, 2015 from 12pm to 3pm
 From our friends at ART of Michigan----------------------------------------------Greetings Friends and Supporters, The Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills is a must see museum of permanent and special exhibits. Also, meet and talk with a holocaust survivor.  All are invited to this great event, please print out this flyer enclosed and reserve your seat today. If you have any questions please call (734)249-8990 or email us at: …See More
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Livingston County Republican Party at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center

October 8, 2015 from 5:30pm to 10pm
Livingston County Republican Partyis pleased to welcome author and commentator Deneen Borelli tokeynote its annual Reagan Dinner Thursday, October 8, 2015Crystal Gardens Banquet CenterDinner: 7:00 p.m.Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.VIP Reception and Book Signing with Ms. Borelli: 5:30 p.m.Cash BarAlso speaking:Elder Dr. Levon R. YuillePastor of The Bible Church in Ypsilanti, MichiganDeneen Borelli is the author of…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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The Great Lakes Water Authority is a Bad Deal !

Whenever politicians try to make excuses for their failures…


Posted by Bob Cushman on August 31, 2015 at 10:55am

Water Regulation, Corruption and Your Wallet

Water Regulation, Corruption and Your Wallet

A Water Utility is a Natural monopoly and is usually Regulated to assure fairness.   Daniel…


Posted by Bob Cushman on August 23, 2015 at 12:30pm



How would you like to own a business where your raw materials are free, your gross sales exceed one third of a billion dollars per year and you have so much money flowing in that you are able to perform “special favors” for your friends by the awarding of lucrative contracts?  Imagine that you sell this product to everyone in your city and jack up the rates and sell this “essential to life” product to everyone in neighboring towns at a greatly elevated rate.…


Posted by Bob Cushman on August 16, 2015 at 11:01am

Unfair Water Rates in Southeast Michigan

Fellow Neighbors,                 

I have been researching a problem that is a significant

problem to most of Southeast Michigan. The water rate structure as

determined by the Detroit Water and Sewer Department is unfair. The

communities in Western Wayne and Oakland Counties are paying more than

their fair share and, as such, are "carrying the load". These costs

are transferred to you and me by our suburban communities. The solution

is to demand that all… Continue

Posted by Bob Cushman on August 9, 2015 at 9:21pm

Unfair Water Rates in Southeast Michigan and a Solution

 Fellow Neighbors,

I have been researching a problem that , I believe, is a significant problem to most of Southeast Michigan. The water rate…

Posted by Bob Cushman on August 4, 2015 at 5:30pm


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