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Michigan Roads and the May 5 Sales Tax increase 11 Replies

Started by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit). Last reply by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) 9 hours ago.

Norm Hughes for MI-GOP Chair 11 Replies

Started by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit). Last reply by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) Feb 20.

Pat Colbeck's direct medical care bill passed the legislature 3 Replies

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Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) replied to Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit)'s discussion Michigan Roads and the May 5 Sales Tax increase
"@PJColbeck discussing #FixTheRoads but @SayNoOnProp1 on #WJR It's a little tricky to find the interview.  You can share this link: http://p.cmlsdet.com/player/?feed=50&id=13904 It's well worth listening too!  Senator…"
9 hours ago
John G Peterson is attending Tom's event

RWU monthly Meeting with a Climate Realist at Plymouth Cultural Center

April 13, 2015 from 7pm to 8:30pm
                             The Great Climate DelusionJoin your friends and neighbors for an evening of enlightenment.Steve Goreham,author, speaker, environmental  researcherwill present the misconceptions about climate change and renewable energy, along with problems with current public policies and how conservatives can try to change these policies.Steve will have his books available for sale at the meeting. Prices will be best-anywhere prices of $15 and $20 for his two books. download the…See More
13 hours ago
John G Peterson might attend Tom's event

HEALTHCARE FORUM at Northville Township Hall Auditorium

March 30, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Integrating Direct Primary Care Services into Michigan’s Healthcare System Expanding access to affordable, quality care while lowering costs The forum is free and open to the public. Attendees will hear from local experts on the healthcare industry and legislative strategy.Senator Patrick Colbeck is hosting a public healthcare forum featuring some of the state’s most forward-thinking healthcare providers on the integration of Direct Primary Care Services (DPCS) into Michigan’s healthcare system…See More
13 hours ago
John G Peterson might attend Tom's event

Senator Colbeck Office Hours at Wayne Public Library

March 13, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm
State Sen. Patrick Colbeck and District Manager Penny Crider will hold office hours in Plymouth on Friday, March 13. Senator Colbeck will be on hand to answer questions and respond to concerns any residents of his district may have.This will be an opportunity for local residents to meet with Senator Colbeck to address issues related to state government. No appointment is necessary.For more information or to contact Colbeck, please visit…See More
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Just Say "NO" on May 5th to the


This article gives some of the basic 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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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

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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:

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Posted by Joellen Pisarczyk on October 2, 2014 at 8:58am

Gas Tax and Road Repairs

Letter to Editors
RE: Brian Dickerson: How the tea party is muddying Michigan's road debate…

Posted by Joseph M Lenard (JLenardDetroit) on September 8, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment


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