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By JGillman, Section News
By Stacy Swimp - (Originally posted on his blog here)
Michigan Republican National Committeeman, Dave Agema, has been under relentless and vicious attack from advocates of same sex marriage, solely on the basis of having reposted an article which proposes a number of health risks and social consequences the writer claims are associated with same sex relationships.
The article: "Everyone Should Know These Statistics on Homosexuals`, by Frank Joseph, M.D, suggests that their are a number of negative consequences to the lifestyle of homosexuality.
The author of the article also addresses what he calls "The Homosexual Agenda", among other things.
Whether one agrees or disagrees with the opinions of the article, it is clear that the author poses some compelling points that are worthy of civil debates.
Dave Agema simply offered the article for such as debate to occur.
Nevertheless, in an attempt to suppress Agema's constitutionally protected right to freedom of speech, even some so called Republicans have publicly come out against him, calling for his resignation, accusing him of being a "bigot", `hateful', etc.
Allegedly. the Libertarian Party of Michigan has also called for Agema's resignation, accusing him of actions that are "unacceptable, sickening and reprehensible."
All this, simply for posting a study on a facebook page? ~ Continued below the fold
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Pure torture. And no, its not the Romney/Obama debate of which I speak.
Last night was a busy one in the Grand Traverse area. Along with anticipation for the presidential debate scheduled to start at 9pm, there was a popular hearing on a $25 septic tank assessment scheduled for 6pm, and a Benishek/McDowell debate scheduled for 7pm at the local library. The assessment hearing had upwards of 600 people show up unexpectedly, (out of those 25,000 septic tank owners) resulting in cancellation of the hearing, and subsequent meetings today and tomorrow. (someday I may relate that tale) The Benishek/McDowall event was standing room only.
Dan Benishek gets it.
There is no question, DR. Dan understands the mechanics of how jobs are created better than his opponent. He understands as well as anyone why the 'Affordable Healthcare Act' is the ruin of good medicine. However, it wasn't until the second to last question of the debate that he was clearly understood. Debating skills were not at all present at this affair. Benishek's "I am not a politician", being the theme of his campaign, and partially the theme of last nights event?
More below the fold.
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Jack Hoogendyk has a second debate against Fred Upton that begins 3:00 PM and runs until 4:00 PM.
You can hear it on WKZO, 590 AM or 96.5 FM. You can also go online to www.wkzo.com to listen. All questions will come from the listeners - YOU.
True conservatives can be a part of this. Think of some good questions for Jack or Fred. Then call them in to WKZO so that they have an opportunity to answer them. An open question format like this means that you will drive the tone of the debate. Get your questions answered - call them in today.
Hoogendyk-Upton Debate #2 Info
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Hoogendyk-Upton Debate Set for Sunday Night
Congresman Fred Upton and challenger Jack Hoogendyk will be participating in a debate Sunday night, June 10, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at Schneider Hall (map) on the campus of Western Michigan University. Up to 250 general admission seats will be available.
The debate will be hosted by mlive (Gazette) and WMUK-FM. Topics to be discussed are Economy, Spending, Health Care, Energy Policy and "How can you help the 6th district?"
The public is encouraged to get there early as seating is limited.
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By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
Dear Michigan Republicans:
Stop it. All of it. Just stop.
It is truly amazing how we pay lip service to unity, then immediately turn around and try to tear each other apart. This gives aid and comfort to the enemy, and it stokes the mistrust that so characterizes our current political process.
The negative campaigning, the dirty tricks, the middle-of-the-night meetings that rewrite the rule book - does it matter? In the long run (meaning about six months from now), will any of this matter?
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By JGillman, Section News
The MI4CS United States Senate debate at Central Michigan University went on as planned today with a packed auditorium. Tea party folks from all over the state watched the 2 hour event that was primarily on issues of interest to conservatives and traditionalists.
Candidates present were Scotty Boman, Clark Durant, Gary Glenn, Randy Hekman, and Chuck Marino.
The debate was lively and each candidate did well enough, but each of them would also be hoping to have earned the straw poll top result afterward. That result will be announced later by the MI4CS.
I will have video available as soon as I can get that monster file processed.
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Driving the point home about exposure, and the options we have, the United States Senate race in Michigan is becoming a prime example of all that is wrong in the Republican machinery's selection process. The elite attitudes that exist not only in the establishment Republican circles, are all too often exhibited by those who will be asking for our financial and logistical support in the coming year if successful in the primaries.
And while I recognize the value of Reagan's 11th commandment, there is a lesson that needs to be given.
Yesterday, our local party chair talked about how we need to pull together to support and elect Republicans. Especially given the election's importance, and how badly we need to get rid of Obama. Most agree with that assessment. We need to rid ourselves of Obama, and all the legislative creatures who allow him to continue his destruction of our country.
And to do so, it takes cooperation from our elected officials who fly under the Republican banner, and especially those who would presume to occupy particular seats in congress or the Senate, or even the presidency. Cooperation that certainly showed during the Herman Cain event a month ago. Mr Cain showed up, drew over 1200 folks from our tiny area of the world, and allowed the local party to get info from interested Republicans that will be oh-so-important in the year to come. Information that allows us to reach out and inform of special events, fund raisers, and get-out-the-vote efforts that can make the difference in any of several races when needed.
We helped Cain, and Cain helped expand the party influence. We would do the same thing for a Romney, Gingrich, Bachmann, etc. visit, even if Cain were the top guy and still in the race. Its good to look at all of the messages, and let local Republicans choose who best represents their views. Frankly its the BEST way to advance the Republican vision.
But apparently some of our politicians are too big for the party. At least our tiny part of it.
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I wasn't sure how he was going to do this, but here are four entries chronicling tonight's activities.
Work you way up from there. http://wizardoflaws.blogspot.com/
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