Will common sense ever return to our state?
Michigan has its share of both (people and numbers) in all corners of the state. In Traverse City, it might be the new cause-du-jour ‘sanctuary city’ effort, gender fluid/creative/neutral bathrooms‘ or our political class simply not seeing the forest for the trees.
Funny thing about that last. One of the commissioners cannot accept a sale of county property for an amount less than it is worth. But as things always seem to bear out, political classic and commissioner Cheryl Gore Follette was for it – before she was against it.
“There is frustration, but as I’m learning, it’s government,” says Clous. “Government can’t make a decision and stay with a decision and live with it.” He says he’s at “a loss for words” over Gore Follette’s “making an issue out of selling property for less than market value, or making the assumption that we are” after the board accepted a below-market bid for 160 acres of Whitewater Township property last week.
Yes, ‘cognitive dissonance’ is a real thing.
But the hinterlands is not alone in such net-less mental acrobatics. On the opposite corner of the mitten, we have even more willful ignorance. MI Dems were introducing bills to make the world safe for ISIS terrorists last week, the feds arrested a naturalized resident of Dearbornistan for:
’…providing material support… and helping the terror group prepare potential attacks in America and Panama… Prosecutors say Hezbollah recruited the men as “operatives,” provided them with “military-style training,” then gave them a variety of ominous tasks.’
So what will these Dem jokers say when a Syrian immigrant ISIS mole blows up a school here?
2017 House Bill 4720: Ban investigating or enforcing immigration law violations
Introduced by Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D) on June 8, 2017 To prohibit state or local law enforcement agency funds, personnel or resources from being used to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest individuals for immigration enforcement purposes. Official Text and Analysis.
2017 House Bill 4727: Restrict police from honoring federal “immigration hold” requests
Introduced by Rep. David LaGrand (D) on June 8, 2017 To prohibit police agencies in Michigan from detaining an individual not charged with a crime on the basis of a 48-hour federal “immigration hold” request, unless there has been a judicial determination that probable cause exists to believe that the individual committed a crime in this state. Official Text and Analysis.
2017 House Bill 4725: Ban entering person’s country of origin in state databases
Introduced by Rep. Jeremy Moss (D) on June 8, 2017 To prohibit state agency databases from including information that identifies an individual’s country of origin, “religious preference” or sexual orientation. Official Text and Analysis.
2017 House Bill 4723: Give immigrants in-state college tuition rates
Introduced by Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D) on June 8, 2017 To charge in-state tuition at state universities and colleges to most resident aliens, including illegal aliens who entered the country as a child and have been granted a deferral from prosecution. Official Text and Analysis.
2017 House Bill 4731: Mandate 5 percent of state contracts go to immigrants
Introduced by Rep. Jim Ellison (D) on June 8, 2017 To require at least 5 percent of spending on state contracts to go to businesses that are owned by immigrants rather than individuals who were born in the United States. Official Text and Analysis.
2017 House Bill 4733: Ban state contracts to border wall contractors
Introduced by Rep. Stephanie Chang (D) on June 8, 2017 To prohibit granting state contracts to companies or individuals who have contracts to build a U.S. border wall. State officials would have to publish and maintain an updated list based on “credible evidence” of persons who have wall-building contracts. Official Text and Analysis.
The Democrat/progressive/left has completely shot off the rocket rails, yes?
And let us for a moment stop and say a prayer for our brothers who are facing the ginned up froth (and apparently real bullets) of the left this morning.
Is this the face of our ‘civil war?’