The very first time Michigan experienced 'Gerrymandering'
There was Chaos.
The 1961 Michigan Con-Con created a new way of apportioning districts.
Though it had not done away with geographical consideration that had existed for most of the 20th century to that point, it created the commission under which Four Republicans, and Four Democrats, and Four (if any 3rd party received 25% of the vote) 3rd party commissioners. And as expected, the first commission was deadlocked.
The apportionment plan went before the Michigan Supreme Court, and the Republican plan was ruled as being as close to the apportionment rules as either plans, and ordered to be in effect. In the meantime, the US Supreme Court applied a 1962 case (Baker V. Carr) which opined the authority over apportionment matters to Reynolds v. Simms, establishing the ‘one person, one vote’ apportionment standard.
Six Liberty Reasons to Vote Against Recreational Marijuana
A raft of myths props up Proposal 18-1, the Michigan ballot initiative for recreational marijuana. Freedom thrives when truth is spoken, so from a health policy nurse, here are the facts about the most common myths in the mitten.
Myth #1: Prop 1 will improve access to medical marijuana and help sick people.
Fact: The most common argument is also the least supported by fact. Proposal language specifically excludes any impact upon medical marijuana, which Michigan legalized in 2008. Informed voters will discount medical arguments as irrelevant to the MI Nov 6, 2018 ballot.
Myth 2: Liberty means doing whatever we want, whenever we want.
Fact: The libertine argument in no way supports liberty. Lacking medical purpose, only escapism and substance abuse remain as reasons for recreational drugs. Freedom to become a pothead is not freedom at all, but self-destruction.
Our (probably not surprising) picks for tomorrow's big vote.
This ought to be simple enough.
Starting off with the premise that the Democrat Party has gone off the deep end, I will save a lot of you the time by recommending that none of those from the D brand are worthy of anyone’s vote. The #PartyOfCrime has earned it’s hashtag, as well as a few more derogatory labels.
From the top to the bottom, it has defamed honorable persons on the national stage, to those locally deciding to not even show up. Brett Kavanaugh was publicly abused in a frenetic way that has never before been seen. And locally, we have a Democrat county commission candidate who forgot to let folks know she was moving 80 miles away before the election.
Ya know, while I don’t like to get too serious about some things, I believe that when selecting those who represent us in our Republic, it means something. Elections have consequences, and civil discourse is somewhat tough when dealing with those who cannot respect process or even take a leadership role seriously.
Your Vote Tuesday Will Determine Political Control in 2023
A lot of Michigan’s independents and weak Republicans are planning on voting against President Trump on Tuesday. They are being very short sighted. Actually shooting themselves in the foot. They will not get another chance to influence Michigan politics or our economy for a decade or more.
Keep in mind that Governors tend to get reelected, so if Whitmer wins on Tuesday, she could well be in charge out to the end of 2026. Projecting another lost decade for the Michigan economy is entirely reasonable. Taxes and regulation will skyrocket.
But the Democrats won’t win the State Senate, they say. They are being very short sighted. Democrats will win the Senate, but not until 2022. Here is why:
All of Michigan residents are winning from the Republican tax reforms.
The left would have you believe that only billionaires are the winners from the GOP/Trump tax reform measures.
While some claim the tax cuts only increase the debt, the reality is that the economy must expand, it must grow. It is only growth that can support the already ballooned national debt, and it is only growth that can free those who are chained to dependence on others including services that cost taxpayers so much.
So is it the rich who are the sole beneficiaries of the tax reforms? In Michigan alone, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. From Bonuses, to lowered utility bills, the tax breaks extend to all, and allow the state’s economy to expand and create new opportunities that The Democrats would prefer you didn’t see. Democrats like Debbie Stabenow, who wouldn’t support such performance increasing reforms.
Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by the Republican congress and signed by President Donald Trump, 90 percent of wage earners have higher take-home pay. And companies of all sizes are already giving bonuses and raises and expanding the scope of their operations.
All of our informational videos made on Michigan's proposal 2 in one place.
All five of the videos created to let folks know what a disaster proposal 2 would be for Michigan. The latest video is first. The remainder below.
The bottom line is that proposal 2 is merely a change to a different form of gerrymandering. One that does its best to exclude one side, and make the process irreversible by eliminating answerability to the voters.
If you value accountability in Michigan politics, you MUST make sure all of your friends and family members understand what is at stake.
The gubernatorial race reveals stark differences between the candidates.
As thousands of migrants march their way up through Mexico intent on overrunning our Southern order, the issue of illegal immigration has become center stage in the race for governor of Michigan as Republican Bill Schuette hammers away at his opponent, Democrat candidate Gretchen Whitmer, and her radical support for dismantling America’s borders.
Whitmer’s support for open borders (a euphemism for ‘no borders’), sanctuary cities, and amnesty became even more evident last week as the two candidates faced off in a debate. Schuette’s positions were clear and rock solid. He boldly said that if elected, there will be “no sanctuary cities in Michigan.” Whitmer, on the other hand, has advocated for the undoing and abolishing of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), and her extremist running mate, Detroit activist Garlin Gilchrist, suggested that the Department of Homeland Security should be removed, a move that would leave America unprotected.
In the past, Whitmer has said that open borders were “fundamental” to who we are as Americans. She has promised to sue the federal government to have National Guard troops removed from our Southern Border. But this past week, when confronted with her position on critical issues, Whitmer dodged and weaved, refusing to answer questions about her support for harboring criminal aliens in sanctuary cities, instead pivoting to claims that Mr. Schuette’s positions were “extreme.”