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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.
Myth 3: Legalizing marijuana is about liberty.
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.
In any event, we start at the Governor’s race.
When he arrived, he was asked, “Why did you come to a Sunday school so far away? Why didn’t you go to one of the churches near your home?” He answered simply, “Because I find love here.”
As we think about that story, we need to ask ourselves whether others can say the same about our families and our church, and it is because we all struggle with loving God and loving others. But love is the greatest need of humans and it also the greatest obligation of humans. Let me repeat that: love is the greatest need of humans and it also the greatest obligation of humans.
If you can recall the last couple of Gospel readings – and don’t feel too badly if you don’t, because I find that a hard thing to do myself – but if you do you would recall that Jesus was continuously being opposed by the religious authorities. He was opposed by the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the scribes, and in last week’s gospel by a group of Jews.
He taught them; “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” But they didn’t understand, they didn’t believe. And in today’s gospel Jesus is tested by a scribe. Now, if you aren’t familiar with scribes, they were the persons who were responsible for copying the sacred texts so the next generation would have them available. Scribes were highly educated and were meticulous at their task.
Just to illustrate how meticulous they were: I am sure you have all heard of the Dead Sea scrolls.
Gretchen Driskell is at it again, trying to convince voters that they’d be better off with less money in their pockets.
Despite losing her bid for Congress in 2016 amidst Donald Trump’s stunning victory in Michigan, liberal Democrat Gretchen Driskell is back to convince voters that it’s a good thing to give up the tax breaks President Trump fought hard to deliver.
Driskell’s approach to politics can be summed up in three words: taxes, taxes, taxes. It’s actually hard to imagine a tax hike she wouldn’t like. She’s advocated for higher property taxes, and supported a gas tax hike in 2010.
She’s also been vehemently opposed to President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act since he proposed it, calling it a “scam” that actually “raises our taxes.”
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.
Few analysts are predicting that the Democrats will take control of the Michigan Senate on Tuesday, but quite a few are saying that the Democrats have a good shot at taking the Michigan House. Polls show Bill Schuette at some disadvantage to Gretchen Whitmer in the Governor’s race. Those same polls are projecting easy wins for Proposal 2018-02, the Democratic Party redistricting coup, and Proposal 2018-03, the voting fraud promotion plan.
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:
Frankly, I am running out of time to be doing all of the animations etc..
In any event, enjoy this informational piece. It is my latest on Prop 2. It would make a GREAT RADIO SPOT if someone wanted to do the buy. Well, actually, it runs a little long, but what the heck.
Anyhow, have a great weekend.
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.
Americans for Tax Reform have documented specific financial benefits (by state) that have developed as a result of Republicans taking the queue from President Trump. They report that:
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.
Michigan specific benefits are as follows:
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.