The people behind the most recent attacks on Dave Agema are agenda driven, progressive leaning, Fifth columnists. We are at a crossroads in America as Persecution of Faith and people of Principle is a daily part of our Lives. The radical homosexual agenda is the spear point being used to destroy good men of character who dare to take a stand, speak out, and espouse principles. The current attacks calling Dave Agema a racist are no accident, nothing is more toxic in our current culture than Racism, it is the Logical Weapon of the moment, based on the current issues and struggles facing America.
I am a lifelong republican, I proudly voted for Ronald Reagan, and have cast a straight ticket ballot my entire life until 2014. As I watch people of faith continually shunted to the side, Taken for granted, and publicly Ostracized, I can no longer NOT stand for Faith and Values FIRST! I will stand with Dave Agema, even if it costs me any and all political capital I may have. A third party is not the option I want to see, but it will be the only option left, if CHRISTian Constitutional Conservatives are thrown to the Jackals yet again. There is an awakening occurring in this once great nation.
Dave Agema is outspoken, he speaks plainly and clearly, he is easily understood by the common man, the Principled man, the people seeking truth and Hope in a world gone mad. Does he mince words or temper his voice? Of course not. That is precisely why he is so respected and Loved among His Friends, Supporters, and constituency. That same Frankness and Outspoken Truthfulness, also makes him the obvious target for those looking to drag down those of values and Principle. It also unfortunately makes him an easy target, as too often the easy way out is the way chosen by so many, without the same Moral Fiber.
The decision is a tough one. If you choose to call for Dave Agema’s resignation, or force him to resign, the press will go into overdrive. The Jackals will declare victory and bray at the moon from the rooftops. They will announce you a hero, for a short time. Then the target on Agema’s back will be transferred to others, possibly yourself, whispers will be made about your judgement. Why did it take so long? Who else stood with Agema? where do we focus our hate and vitriol next? Mobs rarely die down quietly or quickly, even when appeased. Another thing will also Happen. People of Faith and Conviction will take a step back yet again and sigh in despair. The republican Party has yet again bowed to the hate of the intolerant leftist agenda. The 4 million people who stayed home in 2014, will shelter further into their homes. The Tea party, already facing Persecution and attacks, will begin to look for other options to focus their energies and Passion. The 1/3rd of voters on the verge of leaving the Party will see another reason to do so. Do not believe that Values voters will continue to be taken for granted.
If instead you stand firm, rally the forces, call out the lies for what they are, you will still be attacked, The press will still rally and demonize you. The Homo-fascist agenda driven activists will still bray from the rooftops. They will call for your head, and that of others. However, you have a choice, make the story bigger. Let the attention create a wave that turns into a tsunami like the one that Happened for Chik-Fil-A. Stand firm and the Public will rally to the cause as they did when a bunch of Duck Hunters defied the hollywood machine, the Pop culture media, and a Strong Christian Family stood with their Patriarch, becoming Heroes to the average American. Refuse to bow down, and instead state your principles and values, and watch the kind of public support that Bolstered Hobby Lobby arise from the trenches. The republican party could ride the wave of Dave Agema’s core values resolution into the next election. (and I could proudly again capitalize where needed).
I Urge you to contact General Jerry Boykin, Col Allen West, and Dave Agema. Please help instill the Principles of Faith in the party, that so many of us are seeking, by drawing a line in the sand and saying enough. We will not retreat any longer for the sake of Political correctness. We will not bow to threats, Bullies with a secular agenda, and hate driven Anti Christian rhetoric.
You Mr. Priebus stand in the breach. It is up to you what the message will be of the next few weeks. Will yet another Warrior be thrown to the Jackals, or will you instead raise the shields, stand united, and stand firmly for the truth.
David Lau Wells
CHRISTIAN CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ANYONE OF FAITH, ANY LEADERS OF FAITH GROUPS, AND ANY OFFICIALS OF FAITH.
Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you….Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom. < Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr. USAF >
Mr. Wells, I cannot remember the last time that I agreed with you on much of anything. Today is a welcome exception. This is on-point and well-written. I'll do what I can to pass it around.
It seems to me that the Tea Party here in Michigan (by purposely showcasing/keynoting Agema at their convention less than a week before Republican's well anticipated effort to fire him) evidently believe that politics should work 'differently' here than in any other location in the free world.
Say that Agema was taking the oath today in Lansing along with Gamrat, Courser and Glenn.
At the podium, he starts in with how 'camel jockeys can't fly'...'why homosexuals are dying young'...'have you ever seen a Muslim contribute anything to America'...and/or that 'blacks cannot reason, communicate, control their impulses; are a threat to all that they come across'.
At the same time, some 'blogger' on a Michigan Tea Party website was saying/quoting the exact same things and planned on making up giant signs to take to TP events that would certainly quote all the correct sources and do all the 'right' things that Agema admitted that he didn't do while (similarly) attempting to represent his Party.
Do I have to go further...or does this 'resonate' with anyone?
You've been played. You've allowed individuals with political aspirations (not Dave) to weasel themselves into your organization and force you (now publicly) to fall on a sword (two, if one counts exposing your kids to the potheads) that we had no business whatsoever being anywhere near. If we had put the above on a sign and went to one of our public events with it...it would have been IMMEDIATELY and RIGHTFULLY destroyed.
Yet if someone with an ego obviously bigger than our ability to control it storms like a bull through OUR china shop?
Get the heck out of the way, mister because our "leaders" are being 'consulted' (they're not even hiding it) by our sworn enemies to (by gosh) 'let him run'.
Dave Agema puts his pants on one leg at a time just like the rest of us. There is no reason to shun him or treat him different than anyone else in a movement with differing opinions. Yet if we're not willing to make up the giant signs referred to earlier 'welcoming him home' when he gets back from SanDiego and a (former) job that his employer simply wasn't happy with his performance at?...then let's quit referring to him as the 'prophet' that former/present TP leadership never disagreed with once.
If you're looking for leadership...make certain that it's somewhere between the "Contract for Liberty" and the leader that Dave Agema most likely could have been had social media not been invented (oh yeah, we are the ONLY party that should ALWAYS be immune from such pitfalls).
Good luck with that attitude moving forward.
Mr. Wells' comments are worth reading again. The manner they have successfully persecuting is indicative of how successful the dumbing down process has worked. Mr. Wells mentions "Fifth columnists" when I believe he means FILTH columnists. Dave Agema should stand tall, demand retractions and state with extreme specificity that his character cannot be tarnished by lies and filth of self-serving, intellectually insulting media filthers.
When you speak of self-serving filth, do you mean the likes of this quisling?
If Only Dave Agema had actually served a term or 3 in actual office, and we had some measure of how he would actually have voted. Imagine how much the Establishment Politics status quo machine would hate him then.....
"...If Only Dave Agema had actually served a term or 3 in actual office..."
...are we actually (now) trying to 'dumb down' those in our own movement...or (past/presently) just our own kids and grandchildren when it comes to even 'recent' history?
We all assume (sorry, know full well) that Dave served in the House of Representatives and that the OP knows it...or is he simply 'baiting' ???
Sarcasm actually, JD. Unbunch a bit, eh?
If the OP's premise made any shred of sense (in my opinion, at least)...I probably wouldn't mistake sarcasm for brilliance. Hail to his opinion and the right to offer it...yet the rest of the country seems to be piling on as to why we are (seemingly all) falling on our swords not to mention why TP leadership is pushing us on to them.
Erick Erickson has joined the Agema pile on...
That's disappointing. Thanks for sharing this, rdww.
JD- what the hell are you talking about? He isn't a prophet and the only people saying stupid things like that are people like you.I don't worship Dave Agema I simply happen to agree with him. He is speaking his mind and I like that. You take snippets of his words out of context and try to make a whole against him.
So much for tolerance. People like you love to preach it but the first ones to stomp on it when it happens. You have every right to share your displeasure but then again people like Dave have every right to express their views.
BTW- 'have you ever seen a Muslim contribute anything to America'..answer the question.
From our (supposed and from what I could ever gather 'only') former Tea Party 'leader' no more:
More baiting?...or just plain ignorance (again) of recent history?
Old news, one person's opinion, and this past December, Jack declared himself persona non grata.
Do you have anything which may be viewed as constructive to contribute to this site or, not?
...btw...when you have posters such as susanne 'proud of' and challenging others on here with the following:
"...BTW- 'have you ever seen a Muslim contribute anything to America'..answer the question..."
...and NOBODY challenges her?
This is obviously what many on here believe...and THAT frankly doesn't bode well for decent families already scared for their children by the marijuana leafs suddenly appearing convention (can you imagine somebody straight out asking you that in the presence of your child?).
The party is now split by design (plain and simple) yet nobody (obviously) wants to admit it.
The "prophet" reference, knucklehead, is what Mr. Hoogendyk himself said, "... willing to take the slings and arrows of the left and members of his own party to speak the truth ... what he is saying needs to be heard ...," and thus linking the treatment of Mr. Agema to the prophets and apostles of old.
The core problem is that, in our contemporary bread-and-circuses society, we have way too many people in "leadership" positions who are afflicted by "itching ear disorder," who can't be bothered to listen to anything that contradicts their philosophical predispositions. Worse, there are those in entertainment, journalism, law, and even education who not only actively propagate a destructive lifestyle choice (that runs directly counter to the most basic rule of nature), but actively squelch any message that factually presents precisely how destructive that behavioral choice is.
Thus, those who speak the actual, verifiable truth regarding the dangers of said chosen lifestyle, in addition to pointing out both its natural and moral wrongness, are immediately, thoroughly, relentlessly, and repeatedly vilified at every opportunity. Ken Braun, Dennis Lennox, Paul Welday, and likely even Kathy Hoekstra actively stalk Dave Agema online, parsing every word of every post for anything that they can use against him. That their tactics seem to be pulled straight out of the SPLC smear-campaign playbook speaks loudly to the truth spoken by LTC Rosensteel (quoted by the OP).
I'm a 'knucklehead' for simply setting the lady straight with a simple 'link'...after she called me a liar?
...yet the lady who (unbelievably) repeats the nonsense that Agema spewed in regards to "..have you ever seen a Muslim contribute anything to America..." receives a pass?
Do you guys really believe in that crap...or are you merely hoping that ACTUAL 'racists' truly dominate this board?
I'll ask the question again...would you stand there and let your own children be asked this question...by ANYBODY...let alone Agema?
For heavens sakes folks...quit gazing at your navels/stomping your little feet as to how 'unfair' politics is...and get your heads in the game!
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If you don't want me on your site...that's one thing (I'll go).
To insert links into my post as if I said something that I didn't...quite another.
Please delete anything that I did not post. If you want to label me...I could care less. I have never in my life had somebody pull that kind of crap and I certainly don't appreciate it.
Not sure how they got there (I certainly didn't put them there), but they have been removed.
I appreciate your 'trying' to correct my post, Kevin as some administrator other than yourself has obviously hijacked it. Putting words in other people's mouths is apparently not serious business to some.
...by the way...the stage is theirs today (Gamrat, Courser and Glenn) this being their first day in office.
Who expects that any one of them will come out strong and LOUD for Agema the very first time that a microphone is pressed in their face?
Or did their truly historic 'PowWow' actually say all that needed to be said and accomplish the only mission that their 'consultants' (essentially) paid for?
I see Republicans going in for the kill any moment now...
I find this political porn a bit disturbing.
On one hand you have an otherwise good conservative with a good voting record using extremely poor judgment on, of all things, social media.
On the other hand, you have the hypocrite press taking the lead from of all people, Dennis Lennox, a guy who himself was ousted for
*Corruption including stealing public funds as the former "Drain Commissioner" of his county.
*Lists a false address filing for Precinct Delegate of the MIGOP
*Lennox has close ties to Saul Anuzis, the ousted former RNC National committeeman who Agema replaced by the delegates. (70%-30% in the last election).
Interestingly, this same band of hack journalists seem to have no problem giving a pass to current MIGOP chair, Bobby Schostak, who himself has damaged the party brand, not by words, but by;
*Abusing his position to influence a retro active bill that saved his family business nearly $2 Million in fiduciary responsibilities on a bad land deal (Cherryland Mall).
*Personally gained at a loss of conservatism during the Medicaid Expansion (Obama-Care) fight. His company cut a deal to manage the building housing one firm, Meridian Health Plan, the insurance company who won the bid to cover individuals under Governor Snyder's "unhealthy Michigan" policy.
*And now, appears to have optioned properties in Detroit just ahead of the bailout in which the taxpayer will pay to bring the properties up to snuff, while his business makes a nice profit in the near future.
Let us not forget the new Senate Majority Leader, Arlen Meekhof, also referring to Agema as someone who has "damaged the party", lest we forget about Meekhof's procedural vote that resurrected Medicaid Expansion which helped usher in Obama-Care into Michigan. This one issue caused many members to abandon the party in frustration with a so called republican majority.
And lastly in this political porn, we have Paul Welday, who I predict will himself run for RNC national committeeman ironically concerned and calling for Dave Agema to step down. Welday, known for his own corruption issues as outlined by one of Kathy Hoekstra peers.
No matter your opinion on Agema or his choices, altering rules or somehow stripping away the power of the party membership, which elected him, will set a dangerous precedence that will open Pandora's box.
Honestly, is it any wonder people do not trust their government or today's careless journalists...
This election cycle, I plan on buying Toy/Play money from Toys-R-Us and when the RNC and/or MIGOP ask me for a Contribution I'll say sure, but I intend to mail it to you - where do you want it sent? Then I'll mail them some FAKE money with a note that says when they stop acting like FAKE (RINO) Republicans, then I'll consider sending in real money. Same goes for RINO Candidates all across the Country. Hope you'll join in my sending the message!!!!