Jason

Memorial Day

Remembering those who have fallen, today and always.

A number of small ceremonies across the state will be happening today to celebrate those who paid the ultimate price defending our freedom.

We will always thank those who serve, and pray that God’s merciful hands hold our heroes and champions in his Grace. May God bless each and every one of them as our golden standard for this Christian Nation.

Happy Memorial Day.

Safe travels folks.

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The Good, the Bad, & the Unattractive.

Bill Schuette begins the issues ramp up for 2018.

A partial ‘wish’ list by Bill Schuette in a recent editorial is a decent start to his gubernatorial bid.

Schuette, in preparation to take on a half dozen or more GOP contenders is capably using his AG pulpit to advance certain ideals that will probably be embraced by conservatives and GOP activists across Michigan.  Schuette, already enjoying a lead built on 30 or so years of campaigning for governor leaves little to question on 4(3?) key issues.  In today’s editorial on the Detroit News page:

First: Financial disclosure

Michigan is one of only three states that does not require disclosure of personal financial information by elected state officials. This common sense reform would provide new information to help prevent conflicts of interest in government decision-making.

We already require financial transparency from federal officials, so it is not a stretch to include state elected officials, from the governor’s office to the state legislature. I have both sponsored financial disclosure bills as a state legislator and complied with federal disclosure requirements while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. It is not that difficult.

Personally, I don’t care how much you are worth.

But there are tells in the way your investments are made.  Add to this the cronyist environment that takes taxpayer money and pipes it through political process toward certain ‘investments,’ and a sickening reality becomes clear.

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It’s About Time already

Michigan lawmakers look to plug the big gaping hole in government liability.

1997 was actually a good year for Michigan.

It could have been better however.  It was the year that Governor Engler signed off on pension plan changes for state employees, but not including the school retirement system. For those it did affect, It adjusted the way in which pensions are funded from defined outcomes at high risk for taxpayers, to defined contribution with real ownership to the recipients.

It also saved the state billions in the last 2 decades. 

The change to the Michigan State Employees’ Retirement System saved the state an estimated $2.3 billion to $4.3 billion in unfunded state employee pension liability from 1997 to 2010, according to the report, authored by public pension expert Rick Dreyfuss.

Seven years later we are still benefiting (no pun intended) from this change.

This 20 year anniversary could well produce the finishing touch and allow Michigan to move toward a predictable liability scenario for good.  School employees somehow remained outside of the course correction in 1997.  House Bill 4647 and Senate Bill 0401 being nearly identical, provide the mechanism for the fix to that problem that has been long overdue.

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Fear

There is no better way to control human activity.

The Islamists continue with their version of winning.

For years we have endured the growing personal invasions into our privacy in our communications and our travels.  The latter compounded by the rampant moronity of overpaid security guards with “authoritah” feeling up little old ladies, the handicapped, and little kids to avoid the appearance of racial or ethnic ‘bias.’

Our way of life has changed, and our liberty has been indeed exchanged for a modicum of security.  Ironically, at the same time admitting more of the problem into our communities; the very ideology that has destroyed nations, slaughtered innocents, and subjugated women and men for 1400 years.

Because we are enlightened, and ‘compassionate.’  And now Michigan, somehow appears to recognize it is at risk, missing that particular ‘irony’ even while it embraces the potential for more of the same.

It should come as no surprise that the Mackinac Bridge authority has determined “Nous sommes Français”.

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Gasoline

Are we trying to save the left from itself, or do we 'accelerate' the fire?

Kurt Schlicter is one of my favorite pundits.

Read his work a few times, and he might well become one of yours as well.  Schlicter writes for Townhall, and has the ability to break down the lunacy of the left like no other.  His latest piece cheering on the left in its self-immolation, should be considered a public service.

This is great!

All this insanity is going to help us normals retain power, from your gyno-hat marches to the fake hate crimes to your insistence that the Russians are responsible for everything from Hillary losing the election to the rarely-discussed but well-known liberal epidemic of ED.

Here’s a little test. It’s been about six months since Trump treated The Smartest Most Accomplished Woman In The World like a NordicTrack treats Harry Reid, and does anyone know even one person who has said, “You know, I voted for Trump, but now after Neil Gorsuch, General Mattis and H.R. McMaster, I really wish I had checked the box for Felonia von Pantsuit?

Take ‘the test.’ (or at least read the rest)

I’ll bet I know what the results will be.

And when the US Senate test comes up next year.. Perhaps Michigan gets a passing grade?

 

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KrisAnne Hall in Sterling Heights Thursday May 18

KrisAnne Hall is coming back to town!

Traveling Constitutional scholar KrisAnne Hall is back in Michigan.

She will be speaking at Ike’s Restaurant located on 38550 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312. The event will officially begin at 7pm EST, and the former prosecutor will be sure to set the room on fire for liberty!

Feel free to come by at 6:00PM for dinner and networking with great friends. KrisAnne is expected to talk about the current state of affairs in our tumultuous nation. How is Trump living up to his America First mandates? Is he abiding by the Constitution? What should we do about crazed leftist terrorists on the streets? These are questions that she may address, along with much much more! You know you want to go to this can’t miss event.

Please invite your friends and RSVP. Join the Events page on Facebook as well to remember the event so you don’t miss it:
https://www.facebook.com/events/500973156906861

She will be joined by Campaign for Liberty President, Norman Singleton who will be appearing via Skype to talk about key national issues.  Be there or be unaware!

Visit KrisAnne on her official website: http://krisannehall.com/
Official Website for the Venue: http://www.ikesrestaurant.com/

Thanks,
Shane Trejo
State Director
Michigan Tenth Amendment Center

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Addicted.

Is it truly too late for American individualism?

What just happened should scare the hell out of us.

Healthcare has officially become an entitlement.   You have whole communities full of government junkies and melted away personal responsibility. Elected bureaucracy remains the pusher of socialized (welfare) medicine, and you cannot put enough locks on the safe to keep it out.

Preexisting conditions will remain a mandate on insurers. Even with added penalties for lapses in coverage going forward, accepting, and maintaining responsibility for oneself and one’s family has apparently been cemented as a function of government.

The most humble beginnings

It started simple enough decades ago, with the accepted forms of ‘insurance;’ Social security, Medicare, and for the emergency needs of poverty stricken folks, medicaid.  Soon, it was forcing insurance providers to include pregnancy protection for men, and autism support for parents who won’t stay at home with their own children.

Michigan in total, has added 655,635 to it’s medical welfare rolls as of last Monday.  This taxpayer funded boondoggle known as “Healthy Michigan” was enacted under a ‘Republican’ controlled legislature, and signed into law by a ‘Republican’ governor. And it is sufficiently generous.  The thought of taxpayers providing insurance welfare for those who are 33% above poverty thresholds is maddening.

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90% Off Sale June 21 – Security Equipment

Support your local RightMi.com retailer.

Pardon the off topic post, but, the family business is entering a new chapter.

There are details on Facebook as well, but we are closing the retail storefront operation down, and will have thousands of items available at 90% or more off the retail price.

ICU
2748 Garfield RD N, Suite 12
Traverse City, MI 49686

Bottom line? Its time to CLEAN OUT years worth of video gadgetry, security and surveillance components, gizmos, cameras. lenses, and a whole range of electronics. We are closing the retail operations of ICU, and our loss is your gain!

We will have items marked or web searchable at retail or lower, and you can take 90% off that price.

Cameras for $5? Yep, maybe less!
Complete systems for under $100? Absolutely.
Strange Gadgets, and spy toys? ..Its what we do.

We will also be selling the fixtures and furniture, and other bargains as well!

What we don’t sell we have to move. First come, first served, the best items will go first. Don’t let your tech junkies down, they gotta get to this one.

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New Michigan Commemorative License Plates

Buy TWO and put one on the front to show that you like higher taxes!

The newest fundraising license plates being issued by the Secretary of State are out!

Celebrating the most recent progressive era of Republicanism in Lansing, the official Budget Year Commemorative Series is now waiting to adorn your vehicle.  From the more modest budget of $48 Billion to the latest greatest manifestation of politics unhinged, you too can let folks know how you love those high gas taxes, expansion of Obamacare in Michigan, and a full blown explosion of cronyism!

Each plate series carries the Snyder-Calley forward budget for each service year, along with the total taxpayer dollars spent to provide such things as school bailouts, constituent payola, medical welfare, and so-much-more!  The special plate fee is peanuts compared to the Michigan Catastrophic Claims premiums, the registration price hike, or the continued overcharging for income taxes!

Be sure to order extras for the kids!  (cause they’ll be paying for it long after you are gone)  For each plate sold, the Secretary of State will contribute $50 to the ‘Sanctuary State Fund,’  or a secret slush fund for the next couple of Senate leaders.

Exclusive License Plate series with budgetary increases shown below the fold.

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