The censorship is rapidly intensifying with November’s election coming into focus, and the forces that have lined up in favor of destroying our digital freedom is jawdropping.
An advertisement boycott against Facebook has lined up the largest, most powerful corporations in the world against the tech giant. Why? Because Facebook isn’t doing enough Draconian censorship against conservatives who are pushing “hate” on the platform. As a matter of fact, these corporations want Facebook to censor President Donald Trump, which would constitute blatant electoral interference, to help prevent him from winning re-election.
Every seat in the Michigan state house is up for election in 2020, and many seats are open due to term limits. The house has been run by its more conservative wing for the past four years. Continuing this trend will depend on conservatives winning primaries in August. Here are my recommendations for who to support in Republican primaries. Michigan Right to Life is abbreviated RTL. Fundraising totals are available from Open Secrets. Some races are hard evaluate, so additional information from readers is welcome.
3. Tom Norton is the most conservative candidate here, but he seems unable to raise a significant amount of money. He didn’t come close either time he ran for state representative. Lynn Afendoulis is thoroughly establishment friendly. Peter Meijer is a veteran and heir of the retail chain who seems to be somewhat more conservative than Afendoulis. Joe Farrington has an eccentric platform.
5. Former state rep. Tim Kelly had a conservative record in office and is a credible candidate.
8. It will take a good candidate with good fundraising to beat incumbent democrat Elissa Slotkin. Television anchor and Trump USCIS official Paul Junge has a decent resume and has raised by far the most money. None of the other candidates have raised much money. Mike Detmer is endorsed by Pat Colbeck.
10. State rep. Shane Hernandez is the clear choice here. He was a Tea Party leader who has compiled one of the most conservative voting records in the state legislature, according to the American Conservative Union, MIRS, and RightMichigan. He has been endorsed by conservative organizations including Gun Owners of America, Club for Growth, Americans for Prosperity, Michigan Trump Republicans, and Tea Party Express. He has also been endorsed by many conservative legislators, including Jack Brandenberg, Leon Drolet, Pam Hornberger, and Tom Leonard, plus many more establishment-friendly colleagues. Neither of his opponents have a conservative track record.
11. The field of candidates to take on incumbent democrat Haley Stevens is quite weak. Nurse/lawyer Eric Esshaki and businesswoman Carmelita Greco have raised the most money. Whitney Williams is endorsed by former state rep. Jeff Noble. Former Congressman Kerry Bentivolio had a conservative voting record, but was ineffective in Congress and is a weak candidate.
Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist is calling out the U.S. Department of Education for its lack of involvement in helping schools across the state restart.
On CNN’s “Inside Politics” on Sunday morning, Gilchrist said the federal government needs to step up with more financial support.
“We’ve been putting out this mandate for schools to start saying we have allocated resources but $256 million … We’re going to need a lot more because our education professionals deserve to be safe when they go into schools to educate our children,” Gilchrist said.
If you’re like me, you were probably looking forward towards traveling around our state with family & friends over the spring and summer to enjoy the amenities that it has to offer. Maintaining traditions like those are one of the things that I had enjoyed about living in our state.
Today, I signed executive order 2020-147, which requires the use of face coverings in crowded outdoor spaces. The order also requires any business that is open to the public to refuse entry or service to people who refuse to wear a face covering, with limited exceptions. pic.twitter.com/ivf1IpYjZ1
“Restrain” means to forcibly restrict a person’s movements or to forcibly confine the person so as to interfere with that person’s liberty without that person’s consent or without lawful authority. The restraint does not have to exist for any particular length of time and may be related or incidental to the commission of other criminal acts.
So, does the average citizen in Michigan, even stand a chance surviving this crap?