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    Tag: constitutionalist insurgency

    Residential Property Values - DESTROYED


    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 01:56:40 PM EST
    Tags: Quality of Life, Costly Energy, Public Act 295 of 2008, SB 213, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Sure .. he is a 'con'servative, Mandates, Tilting at Windmills, Green Energy, Al Gore Warming, Unicorn farts, Dennis Lennox, a Cat's paw, Democrat-lite, Rockefeller extremists, Michigan Part-Time Legislature Initiative, National Conference of State Legislatures, Committee to Restore Michigan's Part-Time Legislature, constitutionalist insurgency, empowered grassroots operation, constitutionally-restrained government, Transparency, NERD Fund, Rich Baird, The Great Lakes Compact, One term Nerd (all tags)

    Another day, and yet another quality of life story on the hidden costs of Michigan's green energy policy.

    Local officials and Consumers Energy are at odds over whether a wind plant located south of Ludington meets safety standards.

    Those living close to the wind plant continue to be exposed daily to the turbines and their apparent negative impact on health and quality of life.

    Allegations that Lake Winds Energy Plant has significant safety issues are not new. On April 1, area residents filed a lawsuit claiming noise, vibrations and flickering lights generated by the 56 turbine facility are adversely impacting their health. Dizziness, sleeplessness and headaches are among the symptoms noted in the lawsuit.

    REST

    You know what goes unmentioned about who is making a profitable living off this junk science wealth redistribution scheme? Lawyers. You name it, from them changing a bill originated in the Senate into a tax bill, which is now deemed health insurance law under the Unaffordable Care Act, to lawsuits like this - lawyers win. Jefferson warned that lawyers will lay all things at their feet, and they are too well versed in English law to forget the maxim, "boni judicis est ampliare juris-dictionem."  We all now live that today. Doubt me, then take it from those with a law degree.

    What surprises me (and it shouldn't) is that nobody in the legislature has called out the Snyder administration for destroying evidence. Then again, perhaps a reason for that is explained rather well in comment, here.  Still, that's not a good enough excuse for our Forth Highest Compensated in Lansing. Note: "Such legislatures not only cost less; they also tend to spend less."

    Speaking of the necessity for a Part-time legislature, it is observed, the always on the wrong side of the tracks Dennis Lennox, stays his quisling rails of squeaky wheel epic Progressivism failure.

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    A Badly Needed Set Of Chains


    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 03:18:36 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan Part-Time Legislature Initiative, National Conference of State Legislatures, Committee to Restore Michigan's Part-Time Legislature, constitutionalist insurgency, empowered grassroots operation, constitutionally-restrained government (all tags)

    "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session" - Gideon J. Tucker, quote circa 1866 (commonly misattributed to Mark Twain as, "No one's life, liberty, or property are safe while Congress is making laws.")

    Regardless of whether we're citing Judge Tucker or Mister Clemens, we should note clearly that the reference in question is conspicuously to the legislative arm of the government, and not the executive or judiciary.  There's a reason for that, and it's the same reason that a certain initiative is once again gaining traction in Michigan.


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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Thinking Like Grant


    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 07:45:28 AM EST
    Tags: constitutionalist insurgency, Campaign For Liberty - Michigan, Republican Liberty Caucus of Michigan, Michigan Conservative Political Action Conference, iCaucus Michigan, Michigan Conservative Union, liberty minded network, tea party movement, grassroots conservatives, integrity argument, causa provocare, liberty-minded network, acta non verba, empowered grassroots operation, Reagan's Eleventh Commandment, old guard establishment, Michigan Banana Republican Party, Defending Main Street, Conservative Victory Project, relentless progressive action, heavy-handed bifarceisanship, poisoning the party brand, creeping progressivism, executive-grade arm-twisting, "Mastermind" vs. "Oracle", corinthian scales vs. absolute standard (all tags)

    "Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do.  Some of you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time.  Go back to your command, and try to think what we are going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do." - Lt.Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, to an unnamed Union field commander, on the evening of May 6th, 1864, during the Battle of the Wilderness.

    In sports, a key to keeping one's opponent off the scoreboard is to keep their defense off the field (or to significantly disrupt their offensive rhythm).  Matt Stafford, Calvin Johnson, and Reggie Bush can't do the Lions much good if they can't get off the sidelines; nor can Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder do the Tigers much good if they can't get into the batter's box; nor can Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk do the Red Wings much good if they can't inside the opponent's blue line.

    Similarly, in war, both strategic and tactical success is often determined by whichever side can maintain the initiative, denying the enemy forces the operational latitude to dictate the time, location, and conditions of any engagement more significant than an isolated skirmish.  Doing so keeps the enemy reactive, instead of proactive, and denies them the opportunity to accomplish their objectives, while allowing friendly forces to achieve theirs.

    In regard to maintaining the initiative, politics is no different from either sports or war.  Keep the opposition responding to your actions, or keep them just disorganized enough that they can't do anything productive, and the next thing they know, the election's been won before a single vote gets tabulated.


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    Not So Fast


    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 11:48:42 AM EST
    Tags: 2013-HCR-11, 2013-SCR-12, 2013 House Roll Call 307, Michigan Constitution Article IV 18, 2013 Senate Journal 087, 2013 House Journal 092, Screw You, Tonya Schuitmaker, John Walsh, Tim Kelly, Howard Walker, Arlan Meekhof, Dave Hildenbrand, Roger Kahn, Michigan Constitution Article IV 17, Michigan Constitution Article IV 26, Cookie Cutter Curriculum, constitutionalist insurgency (all tags)

    The hidden beauty here is more about what two concurring voice votes in five days says about the psychological impact that the constitutionalist insurgency is having on the blueblooded elites of the party's old guard than about anything else.  While 2013 House Concurrent Resolution 11 initially passed the House on a roll call vote (House Roll Call 307), final passage - in both chambers - was accomplished by "deem and pass" voice vote.

    We're getting to them . . . and they've just screwed up large.


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