It appears one of our straying pachyderm within Lansing’s Recucklican Majority believes that an ever overreaching State government knows best for how your local community functions than you– the homeowner.
Local bans on short-term rentals in Michigan could be barred themselves under controversial legislation being considered by a Republican-controlled state House committee.
The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, said the local zoning rules created to ban short-term rentals such as those available through Airbnb, Homeaway and VRBO infringe on private property rights and are an abuse of Michigan’s Zoning Enabling Act.
Fellow Michganians, try to keep in mind that we still have 1,335 days remaining with smear merchant, Dangerous Dana.
Nessel’s revelation of the complaint against retired Michigan Court of Claims Judge Michael Talbot is problematic, experts said, since such accusations are usually kept confidential by the Attorney Grievance Commission until and unless public admonishment is deemed necessary.
The gravity of the disclosure is compounded by the fact that the complaint against Talbot had been dismissed months before — something the Attorney General’s office initially did not reveal. One expert said the result of such disclosures is “besmirching reputations,” while another called Nessel’s conduct an “unseemly inconsistency” between two separate parts of government.
My suggestion that hate is addictive does not mean we cannot oppose the ideas of those who mislead us.
Clearly, there are areas in which the Christian can focus negative energies battling the subversion of our cultural norms. The further away we get from traditional family and positive standards of behavior, the easier it becomes to allow others to become our life surrogate. Government easily fills the vacuum left with an absence of the standard core of mother and father.
We know how well that works.
But where is the Christian at risk? We attend our churches, express our faith in Christ, and depending on which congregation it is, may find ourselves listening to nonsense. The pastors and church leaders too often overlook or misrepresent the teachings of Christ so as not to offend those who fill the seats for each service.
Many speak to the desired message instead of that which is clearly laid out in the bible, often offering excuse for what is clearly sin and an offense to God. Why? Because we are to love. The implication that we be permissive and forgiving of acts that are biblically abominable.
A friend puts it this way: “The Heart is the door in which the devil steals our souls.”
On April 27, 2019 the MICPAC hosted several pastors and conservative thought leaders as part of it’s event. Pastor Christopher Thoma speaks to this topic. With conviction.
John 2:9 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.
We can all be redeemed.
It is a decision one has to make. We can accept the grace of God, or we can wallow in bitterness and hatred for others. Hatred poisons the soul. It physically manifests as addiction, and it binds us negatively to those with whom we find disagreeable. Hatred is a trap, and is spiritually incompatible with the professing Christian.
The worst of us are made worthy already in the eyes of God through Christ our Lord. And surprisingly, some of those who profess this belief cannot get beyond hatred of the man who is our president. He lives in their thoughts to be permanently scorned, abhorred, rejected outright. No matter the results of his efforts to secure for us a more prosperous, and healthy nation.
To which I offer this prayer.
Oh Lord, Father, Creator, giver of life, hear the cries of this nation. Hear the despair that manifests itself as antipathy for the President, a man you have sent to lead our nation. Right the hearts oh God, of those who cannot separate themselves from the hate to which they hold so tightly in their hearts. Heal their wounded souls so they might know the difference between disagreement and willful revulsion.
Cure the poison within us Lord, so that we may find the path to you in righteous posture. Cast out our addiction to hatred and indignant pride. Reveal to all the love in Your holy word. Make a way for us to open our hearts and expel that which binds us to continued pain through obsession.
Oh Father hear our pleas.
Show those who seek you, how to love as you instruct. Put us in the paths of those who do not, we your willing servants, so they might know the way to you oh God. Give us the strength to guide them to you Father in the name of your son Jesus who bore the weight of our sins and offered us eternal life.
It’s true, why not turn our government bureaucracies into full blown business incubators? Buy a number of corner buildings, land, ready spaces, and turn em into a new 7-11 chain, tux shop conglomerate, or CBD syndicate. Then, turn em over to someone willing to fill out the paperwork, stand on a stage with a governor, and swear allegiance to the bureaucracy and our sacred Eco-Dev Central!
the MEDC is having a birthday. In fact it is apparently ready to graduate from simple cronyism, to full blown Fascism. Government determining which component of the economy it will promote with taxpayer money is certainly bad, but when it actually does the site work? From Crains:
Are there are some areas outside of your control and domain that you think we ought to be focused on as a state in order to improve our chances to land the next company from San Jose?
The one that’s in our domain that we have started doing some work on — working with our local partners — and that’s having ready sites. Whether it’s just raw acreage that has the right infrastructure available in terms of electrical capacity, water and sewer. …
We are not a state that has a lot of available spec buildings — the 180,000-square-foot size buildings that have been built speculatively by developers that we can immediately turn to a prospect and say here’s a building you can move into in 60 days. We’re doing some work in that space both on the spec building side … as well as on the raw land site improvement to help get us better prepared or ahead of the curve to take advantage of some of the opportunities that are out there.
The first-term Democrat testified before the Senate Oversight Committee, where she used her opening statement to dispel what she called “misconceptions” about the unit she officially launched last month.
“We are not policing thoughts or words,” Nessel told lawmakers. “While some people in this state may choose to exercise their right to free speech by thinking hateful thoughts, saying hateful words or associating with hate-filled people, as attorney general it is my job to protect that right, not to prosecute it, even if I vehemently disagree with those thoughts, words or associations.“