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    RNC Passes Agema Resolution Re-Supporting Platform And of Marriage as Between a Man and a Woman

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 05:10:31 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Republicans, RNC Platform, Proud To Be Republican, Dave Agema, Real Conservatives, Marriage, Standing For Something, Principles, Health, General Welfare (all tags)

    OK, that settles that.

    Today in California, the Republican National Committee passed the resolution proposed to the Resolutions Committee by Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema that re-supported the party platform and defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.

    Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema issued the following statement in response:

    "Social Conservatives in recent weeks were disheartened by the rhetoric coming out of the Growth and Opportunity Project with regard to moderating our position on gay marriage.  Simply put, if the party moderated its stance then many of our voters and social conservative leaders would have left the party.

    We responded by bringing significant attention to this important issue and ultimately passing a resolution at the RNC that re-confirmed our party platform in favor of marriage being defined as being between a man and a woman.

    I am pleased with our success in the face of unrelenting criticism from the left and want to thank national social conservative leaders who made their voices heard loud and clear in this process.

    I hope that we can all now move forward and talk about other issues now that we have reconfirmed that our party supports traditional marriage.  We have won the battle, and I will have nothing more to say on this matter."

    I will.

    Thank you Mr Agema.  Thank you for re-affirming the strength of character that the Republican party is supposed to represent.  Thank you for the light you have shed on the dark forces within our own party.  Thank you for the courage to take fire from those who stand in opposition to strong families, and healthy citizenry. Thank you for persisting, and prevailing in your well considered arguments.

    You have done us proud.

    And our nation is far better off for it.

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    Youth Is Indestructible - (Or Who Needs Wendy?)

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 10:30:53 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Republicans, Dave Agema, The Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Dennis Lennox, Backfired Petulance, Indestructible, Youth, Donkeys, Sorry But Growing Up Is Part Of the Plan (all tags)

    When we are young we know we'll never die.

    Maybe we never have to grow up?

    All risks are worth it. We have nothing to lose, so risky behavior is more frequent than that of old people like most of the regulars here.  Nothing puts a little perspective on the value of health, and a place on the right hand of God than the impending end of our physical presence on earth.

    Typically, it starts when the grandparents are no longer there.  Perch fishing with Grandpa no longer can drive home the fact that there is an end to the road in some way. After that, the passing of parents, siblings or close friends from school days long passed, and all the experiences and close calls in the meantime develop a healthy dose of respect for the place we will spend eternity. And how soon we get there will have a lot to do with the personal responsibility, acknowledged in, or outside of youthful discretion.

    I jumped off rooftops to prove I was cool as a teen. My brothers (ahem) may have climbed to the top of a 50 thousand watt WKAR tower in Okemos in the 70s. And once by luck, my Mother [God bless her soul] found a young dumb 14 year old Jason choking to death in the manner of Led Zepplin Drummer John Bonham.

    I have never drank a whole bottle of Bacardi with Coke in a single setting since.

    There is no doubt that risky behavior is a bigger part of youth than those who have seen the results of such behavior first hand, or that have developed an appreciation by virtue of near misses on their own or by loved ones.  Though I was lucky to have survived many stupid exploits, many pay dearly for such antics as trying to fly like a lost boy under tinkerbell's guidance.

    And the liberal world view as equally immature, compels such activity as well.

    More below the fold ~

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Approaching the Gay Marriage Debate Constitutionally

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 02:47:01 PM EST
    Tags: "You Shall Not Commit Adultery", gay marriage debate, reasoned philosophical discussion, Abraham Lincoln, shifting public perception of the "central idea", constitutional premise, enumerated federal powers, enumerated federal authority, enumerated federal jurisdiction, checks and balances, separation of powers, state sovereignty, California Proposition 8 (2008), Dave Agema, Michigan's Republican National Committeeman, unity based on a principled platform, Dennis "the Menace" Lennox (all tags)

    To say that the gay marriage debate has heated up in Michigan, especially in Republican political circles, is perhaps an understatement.  All that RNC Committeeman Dave Agema did was repost a medical journal article (written by Frank Joseph, M.D.) to his FaceBook page, and the next thing you know, all manner of media-funneled venom is targeted at the man.  The national party, which has not one, but two sections in their 2012 National Platform speaking about defending traditional marriage, has gone on record as keeping their distance on this one (even though it's been shown, on this website, that the "filthy homosexuals" headline was intended as a sensationalistic distortion of the facts), and the state party is leaving Dave to defend himself on his own.  Why they're doing so is a matter for discussion another day.

    It occurs to me, though, that a key reason for the discoherent response from social conservatives in this debate is because we are allowing the pro-homosexual advocates (even within our own party) to define the terms of the debate.  In doing so, we're allowing them to preemptively neuter every argument we're advancing, because we're allowing their premises to stand unchallenged.  I think that, if we're going to have a reasoned philosophical discussion of this matter, then a constitutional premise is a more useful way to handle this.

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    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 09:55:36 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Debate, Dave Agema, Republicans, Stacy Swimp, Untouchables, Statistics, Intolerance, Protected Classes, Progressive Disease (all tags)

    By Stacy Swimp - (Originally posted on his blog here)

    Michigan Republican National Committeeman, Dave Agema, has been under relentless and vicious attack from advocates of same sex marriage, solely on the basis of having reposted an article which proposes a number of health risks and social consequences the writer claims are associated with same sex relationships.

    The article: "Everyone Should Know These Statistics on Homosexuals`, by Frank Joseph, M.D, suggests that their are a number of negative consequences to the lifestyle of homosexuality.

    The author of the article also addresses what he calls "The Homosexual Agenda", among other things.

    Whether one agrees or disagrees with the opinions of the article, it is clear that the author poses some compelling points that are worthy of civil debates.

    Dave Agema simply offered the article for such as debate to occur.

    Nevertheless, in an attempt to suppress Agema's constitutionally protected right to freedom of speech, even some so called Republicans have publicly come out against him, calling for his resignation, accusing him of being a "bigot", `hateful', etc.

    Allegedly. the Libertarian Party of Michigan has also called for Agema's resignation, accusing him of actions that are "unacceptable, sickening and reprehensible."

    All this, simply for posting a study on a facebook page? ~ Continued below the fold

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    At Least One Grassroots Organization Is Through Messing Around

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 02:14:36 PM EST
    Tags: 2013-HB-4111, House Roll Call 11 (2013), nullification vs. enabling, legislative malfeasance, sending a message, empowered grassroots operation, iCaucus Michigan, 2010 endorsees, Justin Amash, Pat Colbeck, Kevin Cotter, Ray Franz, Dave Hildenbrand, Tom Hooker, Ruth Johnson, Dave Robertson, Tim Walberg, 2012 endorsees, Dave Agema, Kerry Bentivolio, Bill Brinkman, David Grant, Scott Harvey, Dale Pomeroy, Jon Rathbun, Jay Spencer, Rob VerHeulen, disciplinary action is necessary to protect those who didn't screw up (all tags)

    First off, let me remind all of my readers that the very fact that 2013-HB-4111 is still sitting on the Senate Schedule means that Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville can call it up for a vote the second he thinks that the grassroots aren't looking (assuming that he has the whip count necessary to ensure passage).  So we need to keep the pressure on our state senators (by all lawful means, including face-to-face discussion when possible) until this Trojan Horse is at least referred to a committee.  However, we also need to keep in mind that the progressives aren't stupid, and will take advantage of our focus to accomplish other things while we're not watching "the other hand," and so in addition to raising a royal stink about the alleged party of smaller government caving to the single biggest expansion of federal government intrusion in our lifetimes, we must keep our other eye on everything else that's going on in Lansing while we're at it.

    You may remember me mentioning a couple of weeks ago that the grassroots are just a tad ticked at 29 "republican" squishies who caved on House Roll Call 11 and brought this state one step closer to what is perhaps the single biggest government intrusion into private lives that I can recall in my lifetime.  While I'm not going to go into too many technical details here, I will say that one particular organization isn't screwing around.

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    High-Profile Opposition To The GoverNerd's Pain At The Pump

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 11:55:29 PM EST
    Tags: Schostak Must Go, Courser 4 Chair, RNC 2012 Platform, Michigan Tax Limitation Amendment, Proposal 12-5, Saul Anuzis, Dave Agema, Terri Lynn Land (all tags)

    As I've mentioned more than once, most recently a little under three weeks ago, back when Saul Anuzis was defending his seat against Dave Agema, he cited a perfect example from his own tenure as state party chair of how the party can and should hold our elected officials accountable to the party's principles.  I find that example enlightening specifically because of it's similarity to the situation that Michigan Republicans find themselves in now.

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    Significant Endorsement in This Weekend's Judicial Race

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Wed Sep 05, 2012 at 01:12:40 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan Republican Party, MIGOP State Convention 7-8 September 2012, Grand Rapids, Michigan Supreme Court, Jane Markey, Dave Agema, Michigan's Republican National Committeeman (all tags)

    If you didn't happen to be at the Michigan Republican State Convention in Detroit back in May, I'm sure that you still probably heard the account of the "Showdown In Motown" where various liberty-oriented types gathered together to send a message to the MIGOP party elites.  The message, that we are sick and damned tired of their crap, was sent loud and clear in the blowout victory of Dave Agema ousting Saul Anuzis as Michigan's Republican National Committeeman.  Agema's choice for the vacancy nomination to the Michigan Supreme Court has been known for awhile, but the press release didn't get put out until two days ago.  I thought you'd like to read it.

    (8 comments, 403 words in story) Full Story

    2012 ACU Michigan Legislature Ratings

    By Conservative First, Section News
    Posted on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 03:03:36 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan legislature, American Conservative Union, Dave Agema, Joe Hune, Roy Schmidt (all tags)

    The American Conservative Union has long been the premier organization rating members of Congress on how conservative their voting records are.  Last year, ACU began rating state legislators on their voting records, and it recently released its first ratings of the Michigan state legislature.


    ACU rated 17 house votes and 18 senate votes from 2012.  Many of the bills are the same for both halves of the legislature.  Many of the bills are closely related to unions and education.

    Here are some notes on the results.

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