Grand Rapids, MI – Congressman Justin Amash R-3rd US Congressional District, on Wednesday received the Constitution Defender award from the Constitution Celebration Committee. Presenting the award was Heather Cerone, Jody Ferry, and Candy Gillman (shown here with Representative Amash)
The award is presented to our elected officials who follow adhere closely to the United States Constitution and further advocate government compliance to it. The award reads:
On this day June 13, 2012, let it be known to all that
U.S. Representative Justin Amash ..
“Has been recognized by the Constitution Celebration Committee and membership as a person of indefatigable character, who abides by the laws of our country, and defends with vigor, the principles of its founding by lawful means.
This person’s actions have had a positive impact on the community, and has promoted a better understanding of our founding documents through writings or actions and has shown a willingness to resist usurpation of the rights granted by our Constitution.
This person promotes awareness of the United States Constitution through outreach and participation and an unfailing dedication towards preserving it for our children and beyond.”
Previous winners of the award were presented to Michigan State Representative Ray Franz R-101st house, and also to the founder of the Constitution Celebration, Jody Ferry.
Have conservatives and conservative Republicans ever felt that no matter how correct we are, the wind is always in our faces?
Jack Hoogendyk has an interesting look at something that shows those of us on the conservative side of the fence face opposition from even those who are presumably our friends. An analysis of contributions apparently reveals we (or at least “Republicans’) face roughly complete financial opposition from union interests, and a fence sitting 50% from business interests.
“I did a little research using OpenSecrets.org, the web site that tracks campaign contributions. Here is what I found. No matter how far down the list you look, union PAC’s all give donations to Democrats at about a 24 to 1 rate. 96% of all union PAC dollars go to the Democrats. But what about “business” PAC’s? This is where it gets interesting.
Of the top 8 business PAC’s, 52% of the dollars go to Republicans, 48% goes to Democrats. The union bosses are putting all their eggs in the Democrats’ basket. The business groups like to play both sides of the fence.“
So did Humpty Dumpty. We know how THAT ended.
At this point, best advice to business would be that its time to pick a side, as chances of avoiding the crossfire are less with that fence between you and the enemy.