FBI Probes Corruption in Snyder’s Education Achievement Authority (EAA)

A1 FBI COMEY & SNYDER 1 609 X 280The will of the voters at the ballot box has been blatantly and totally disregarded by the Republican controlled legislature and Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. The people said no to the new “government bridge” only to have Snyder do an end around.

The voters rejected the emergency manager referendum at the ballot box only to have the Republican controlled legislature pass legislation that Snyder signed into law for it anyway.

The voters rejected the gas tax increase and vehicle registration fee increase at the ballot box only to have the legislature pass legislation for it with Snyder signing it into law.

When will the citizen’s wake up, you are not being represented in the manner you expect and deserve by these Tyrants in Lansing? If this isn’t Tyranny I don’t know what you call it.

Michigan families are still struggling from the great recession and are barely making ends meet and they keep piling on more taxes, big government and regulations on us that is taking away our Freedoms and Liberty. When is enough… enough?

How anyone can continue to support this insanity is beyond belief. With all the corruption and cronyism perpetrated by those in control in Lansing is unconscionable! This is nothing more than a mini political Mafia operating out of the peoples House in Lansing.

It’s all about the “Friends and Family” Program and the “Business Buddies” Fund of the politicians you have elected to serve you and make no mistake you are NOT being served with your best interest in mind only theirs.

There are enriching themselves through their campaign coffers with the kickbacks that they receive form those two entity’s mentioned above along with the bribes from the lobbyist and special interest warrant the FBI to investigate on the people’s behalf. Bailout DPS Cotter Money Snyder

They will lie, cheat and steal from us citizens all to keep their snouts in that public trough. If you can’t see this you are truly blind to the workings within the political arena.

The emergency manager has been a complete and total failure for many of the communities and school districts they were implemented in and the cronyism and corruption continues unabated with their little scheme.

Follow the timeline of facts as to see the truth in the articles below.

The FBI has launched a corruption investigation involving Gov. Rick Snyder’s K-12 reform district and Detroit Public Schools. The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have sent subpoenas to get personnel files and bank records or email accounts of over a dozen current and former officials at Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s K-12 reform district.

The Education Achievement Authority (EAA) and Detroit Public Schools (DPS) both created by Snyder and they will investigate these corruption allegations. Some have received bribes from contractors as well as “misuse” of taxpayer monies.
October 21 2015
http://www.ibtimes.com/us-doj-fbi-investigate-education-achievement-authority-detroit-public-schools-2149821

Michigan Proposal 1: Voters reject measure, repeal controversial emergency manager law
November 07, 2012
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/11/election_results_michigan_vote.html

Michigan Voters Repeal a Financial Law
NOV. 7, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/us/michigan-voters-kill-emergency-managers-for-city-finances.html?_r=0

Michigan House passes new version of emergency manager law repealed by voters
Dec 13, 2012 Lame Duck legislative session
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/13/1169517/-Michigan-House-passes-new-version-of-emergency-law-repealed-by-voters

Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Gas Tax Increase
June, 6, 2015
http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/06/michigan-voters-overwhelmingly-reject-gas-tax-increase/

House passes sweeping roads plan raising gas tax, fees
October 21, 2015
http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2015/10/21/michigan-roads-repairs-potholes-legislature/74360028/

Snyder signs road bills that hike gas tax, fees
November 10, 2015
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20151110/NEWS01/151109806/snyder-signs-road-bills-that-hike-gas-tax-fees

FBI Probes Corruption in Snyder’s Education Achievement Authority
Gina Balaya, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, declined comment on the case, except to say: “While we cannot comment on this story, in general, we do not prohibit defendants from speaking to the press, and we do not withdraw plea offers to those who do.”
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/10/15/eaa-detroit-schools-targeted-fbi-probe/73995964/

Feds look at EAA emails, Bank Records in Corruption Probe
The FBI and Justice Department subpoenaed personnel files and bank records or email account information for more than a dozen current and former officials at Gov. Rick Snyder’s K-12 Detroit reform district as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation.
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/10/20/eaa-records-light-fbi-probe/74297526/

FBI probe of EAA eyes officials and vendors
The EAA is a controversial district created by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2012 to reform Michigan’s lowest-performing schools. It operates 15 schools in Detroit.  With all the cronyism and corruption by Lansing lawmakers this should come as no surprise!
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/10/20/federal-probe-eaa/74297446/

The EAA Exposed: An investigative report
The Education Achievement Authority (EAA) itself would be unique, with all strings leading back to the governor. The legal loophole through which the EAA slipped into being is a little-used state law that allows two units of government, acting in cooperation, to create a third public entity.

It this case, it was Detroit Public Schools (DPS) — under the control of a Snyder-appointed emergency manager — and the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents, the majority of whom are gubernatorial appointees, that entered into what’s called an inter-local agreement that created the EAA.

It is overseen by an 11-person board, with the governor appointing seven members and EMU and the DPS’s emergency manager each selecting two more. And so this became the test of a completely new system of schooling. It turned out to be another kind of test as well.

A test of software, developed by one for-profit corporation and marketed by another. A product named Buzz.
http://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/the-eaa-exposed-an-investigative-report/Content?oid=2249513

Snyder creates “education achievement authority” for failed schools by means of an administrative interlocal agreement.
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/eas/EAA_Agreement_373901_7.pdf

What is Michigan’s Education Achievement Authority?
Snyder welcomes Obama’s corporate education model with open arms. I bet you thought common core was the only corrupt scheme that Snyder and the Republican controlled legislature was pushing well think again. 2 EAA failed Bad 321 X 301

Snyder created the “education achievement authority” by means of an administrative “interlocal agreement” isn’t that the same way he created that new Government Bridge? I believe so.
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/13/eaas-f13.html

Snyder: $715M to fix Detroit’s schools
Michigan taxpayers provided a “bailout” for Detroit now they get to “bailout it’s schools too. Where does it end and what Michigan city is next? Stay tuned the “comeback” continues!
http://www.freep.com/story/news/2015/10/19/snyder-offers-more-details-detroit-schools-plan/74208674/

Detroit Schools in Financial Chaos
When the city of Detroit received taxpayer funds Snyder said it wasn’t a “bailout” and I wonder what he calls the latest for Detroit schools? Just like the “New Government Bridge” that won’t cost the taxpayers’ one red cent but we have been paying interest on that free Canadian Free Money for years now.

The Republican governor is seeking legislative action by year’s end on his plan to create a new debt-free school district at a cost of $715 million taxpayer money over 10 years. Will the Republican controlled legislature continue to create bigger government and go along with more of Snyder’s liberal socialist plans?

Stay tuned voters the Hillary Clinton mentality of “It Takes a Village” is in full swing here in Michigan under that Dome in Lansing.
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/10/19/detroit-education-reform/74207124/

Governor Snyder Pitches $715M “Bailout” Plan
Tricky Rick’s crony John Rakolta of the famed new Wayne County Jail fiasco and co-chair of the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren as well as Mitt Romney’s Finance chair in Romney’s “failed” 2008 and 2012 Presidential bid claims the debt load of the Detroit public school district increases by $1 million every school day. John Rakkolta’s wife Terry is the aunt of current MIGOP Ronna Romney.

Not only did Snyder appoint ‘ole John Rakolta to the board of the “failed” MEDC he also appointed his son in keeping with the “Friends and Family” program and the “Business Buddies” fund these crooks are running out of Lansing.
http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/21833

Education Achievement Authority (EAA or Authority) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder created the authority in June 2011 to take over and turn around failing schools. 1 EAA Student Drops Bad 640 X 427

2011 Senate Bill 865: Replace repealed “Emergency Manager” law
To replace the Emergency Manager law passed in 2011 and repealed by a statewide referendum with a new law.

This Bill is a legislative end around of the will of the citizens’ vote. This replacement legislation explicitly gives a school EM authority over academic matters; and contains a modest appropriation that makes it “referendum-proof” which means the citizens cannot petition for a vote at the ballot box! 3 EAA Emergency Manager Law 50 X 371
Public Act 436 of 2012 Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 26, 2012.

Passed 63 to 46 in the House on December 12, 2012 Click link below see how they voted.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=634382

Motion by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on December 12, 2012, to give immediate effect. The motion passed 64 to 45 in the House on December 12, 2012. This motion shows how fast these legislators will reject the people’s voice and their votes at the ballot box.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=634383

Passed 23 to 15 in the Senate on December 13, 2012 Click link below see how they voted.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=634435

Motion in the Senate on December 13, 2012, to give the bill immediate effect. The motion passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on December 13, 2012. This motion shows how fast these legislators will reject the people’s voice and their votes at the ballot box.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=634835

2013 House Bill 4369: Codify “education achievement authority” for failed schools
http://michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=156558

Michigan Emergency Manager Referendum, Proposal 1 (2012)
But just like the road tax proposal is was soundly defeated only to have the Republican controlled legislature do an end around the will of the voters and pas a legislative Bill to bypass the voters.
http://ballotpedia.org/Michigan_Emergency_Manager_Referendum,_Proposal_1_%282012%29

Michigan Sales Tax Increase for Transportation Amendment, Proposal 1 (May 2015)
The voters also soundly rejected this proposal but the Republican controlled legislature is hard at work trying to pass a road tax increase through legislation in which they did.

What is it about those we elect to serve we the people don’t they understand when we speak loud and clear on an issue? The only thing they understand is how they get what “they” want in spite of the will of the people.
http://ballotpedia.org/Michigan_Sales_Tax_Increase_for_Transportation_Amendment,_Proposal_1_%28May_2015%29

Bailout for DPS up Next for Michigan Taxpayers

It would appear that $195 Million “Bailout” just wasn’t quit enough it was just the starting point. Within 10 hours of these articles the backroom deals must have been cut? Bailout DPS Cotter Money Snyder

Anybody think this has something to do with the lawsuit that was awarded that the DPS is on the hook for? Throw in all the other liabilities’ and debt into the mix and sure looks like us taxpayer’s will pony up yet again!

In a letter to Schuette’s office dated Sept. 23 asks the attorney general to opine on whether Michigan’s Constitution was violated when the state Republican controlled Legislature passed a bill in December 2012 specifically to divert state school aid funds for the $450 million arena.

AG Schuette OKs school taxes for new Red Wings arena says it’s Constitutional
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette quietly issued an opinion that said state taxes for schools can legally be used to fund the arena’s construction.

So this is Constitutional for the taxpayers of Michigan to fund one of the riches people in the state as listed by Forbes? Oh my….

Gov. Snyder wants the Legislature to offer DPS up to an additional $72 million a year from Michigan Taxpayers!  Snyder faces a tough challenge in getting the money for Detroit from the School Aid Fund as he planned.

It’s no wonder when money from that fund went to building the new “Red Wings Arena” with AG Schuette writing an opinion saying it was Constitutional to do so. Wake up people you are being taken by the Republicans who have complete and total control in Lansing!

Follow the timeline in the articles below.

Foundation leader: No bailout for DPS
7:15 a.m. EST November 19, 2015
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2015/11/18/skillman-leader-expect-foundation-rescue-dps/76031940/

Private aid floated in DPS deal
5:04 p.m. EST November 19, 2015
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2015/11/19/cotter-detroit-school-debt/76069582/

DPS deal needs realistic funding
9:33 a.m. EST November 15, 2015
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/11/15/editorial-detroit-schools-funding/75823016/

Price of DPS plan could spike
12:07 a.m. EDT May 15, 2015
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/ingrid-jacques/2015/05/15/jacques-editor-note-dps-plan-price/27320421/

DPS to pay $350,000 to teen suing Pugh
11:50 a.m. EST November 4, 2015
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/11/04/charles-pugh-sexual-harrassment-case/75154496/

Schuette OKs school taxes for new Red Wings arena
Links inside article for more information.
http://www.metrotimes.com/Blogs/archives/2014/12/16/news-hits-schuette-oks-school-taxes-for-new-red-wings-arena

Forbes richest Americans list includes 11 from Michigan
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2015/09/29/forbes-richest-americans-list-includes-michigan/73052340/

Michael & Marian Ilitch & family on Forbes Lists of wealthiest in Michigan
http://www.forbes.com/profile/michael-marian-ilitch/

Michigan Outrage: School Funds to be Spent on Arena
By Diane Ravitch who is a historian of education, an educational policy analyst, and a research professor is outraged by this and Michigan citizens should be as well.
http://dianeravitch.net/2014/12/21/michigan-outrage-school-funds-to-be-spent-on-arena/

Schuette Opinion: Use of tax revenue and public money for development

STATE OF MICHIGAN BILL SCHUETTE, ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINION
It is my opinion, therefore, that the Michigan Strategic Fund’s proposal to provide funds from the Michigan Community Revitalization Program for the purpose of assisting in the demolition of the Joe Louis Area after completion of the new arena at the Detroit Events Center does not violate section 88c(3)(a) of the MSF Act, which prohibits the use of such funds for the development of a stadium or arena for use by a professional sports team.  ~ Attorney General BILL SCHUETTE

Here is what the Michigan State Constitution says.
Article 9, § 11 of the Michigan Constitution established a State School Aid Fund funded by various tax revenues, and provides in part: There shall be established a state school aid fund which shall be used “exclusively” for aid to school districts, higher education, and school employees’ retirement systems as provided by law.

Michigan House Republicans Vote to Increase Your Taxes

House passes sweeping roads plan raising gas tax and vehicle registration fees. Representative Lee Chatfield defended this increase on a Facebook post saying it was tax neutral. Most of the House Democrats voted against the bill.

The tax increases are offset by tax deductions, therefore making it tax neutral ~ Lee Chatfield. How can that be when the legislators took away what they are giving us back and calling it tax neutral?
http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2015/10/21/michigan-roads-repairs-potholes-legislature/74360028/

Part of Michigan’s business tax reform was that it wiped out the homestead property tax which hurt seniors and middle class citizens who could least afford it. All for the crony business buddies of the politicians who donate to their campaign coffers.

Michigan taxes: Businesses pay less, you pay more
How you’re paying more. For Michigan families, changes to tax credits and deductions have been deeply felt. Michigan’s individual income tax revenue jumped 25% between 2011 and 2012, a $1.4-billion increase. 2011 Biggest Michigan Tax Overhaul 380 X 234

The remainder of the increase can be explained by deductions and tax credits that were either eliminated or modified significantly. For millions of Michigan residents, these were experienced as tax increases.

They include: $270 million from a decrease in the homestead property tax credit. $240 million from cuts to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). $200 million from the pension tax changes. $50 million from the elimination of deductions for children. $50 million from the elimination of the special exemption for age and unemployment compensation. $90 million from elimination of other nonrefundable credits, such as city income tax, homeless/food bank contributions and contributions to public universities and public broadcasting.

The average taxpayer received half as much in credits in 2012 as in 2011. In addition, the new tax code freezes the individual income tax rate at 4.25%; before the changes, that rate was scheduled to drop 0.1 percentage point each year until it reached 3.9% in 2015. Republicans reneged on this.
http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/raw-data/2014/10/04/michigan-taxes-snyder/16683967/

Michigan Businesses get a $1.65 billion cut the citizens get to pay for it with tax increases! The difference is being made up with $1.42 billion in additional income taxes, which includes applying the tax to pensions and other retirement income. MIGOP 245 X 244

But making up for the revenue loss is more devastating to Michigan taxpayers and their families. One of the biggest income tax changes wipes out the Homestead Property Tax Credit, which has a $1,200 maximum, for households making more than $50,000 or those with homes with a taxable value of more than $135,000. The current income threshold is $82,650. The change affects some 268,500 tax filers.

Other changes were to the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income wager earners would be reduced from 20 percent of the federal credit to 6 percent. That takes the average $430 state credit received by nearly 800,000 claimants down to $143.
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/05/gov_rick_snyder_signs_michigan.html

2011 Largest Michigan Tax Overhaul in state history House Bill 4361 Replace MBT, raise income tax, axe taxpayer credits.
Public Act 38 of 2011 Passed by the Republican controlled legislature Signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 25, 2011.
Click to see how your Representatives voted.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=570816
Click to see how your Senators voted.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=570814

Crony Political Donor Money makes “your” Elected Officials Beholding

Are Michigan Roads a Priority or New Senate Digs? Just raise the “Taxes” instead! Snyder Appointee Ron Boji & Senator Pat Colbeck Contributions and Corruption. Ron Boji funnels money through the REALTORS PAC, Michigan Republican Party and has also donated to Democrats.

Note: Senator Colbeck voted in favor of this new overpriced Senate building!

2013 Senate Bill 509: Authorize new state Senate office building. Introduced by Sen. Randy Richardville (R) on September 17, 2013, to authorize the sale of the Farnum Senate office building in Lansing and construction of a new building for Senators’ offices. Richardville’s Leadership Fund donated to Colbeck’s campaign coffers. Payment made for “yes vote” aka beholding.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=675740 Senate New Officwe Building

The tie’s between the Democrat and Republican factions of the “Party of One” is there for all to see if only you open your eyes and do a little research! Rest assured it’s not just Colbeck either!

If you look at all the money players within the MIGOP you will clearly see they are donating and colluding with both factions through campaign contributions.

Ron Boji donated to GRANHOLM, JENNIFER M DEMOCRATIC MI 2006 GOVERNOR

Ron Boji other Democrat donations
ARABO, AUDAY DEMOCRATIC    CA 2008
MEADOWS, MARK S    DEMOCRATIC DEMOCRATIC MI 2006

Senator Pat Colbeck Contributors a small sample
JOHN RAKOLOTA JR. CEO-WALBRIDGE – Wayne County Jail Fiasco
RON WEISER MCKINLEY ASSOCIATES – Real Estate
ELLEN WEISER – Michigan State Board of Education Common Core Advocate
JEFFREY SAWKA SAWKA ENTERPRISES – Real Estate
MOLINA HEALTH CARE PAC – SnyderCaid
REALTORS PAC
DANIEL DEVOS
DOUGLAS DEVOS
MARIA DEVOS
SUZANNE DEVOS
RICHARD DEVOS
ELIZABETH DEVOS
PAMELA DEVOS
RICHARD DEVOS SR
HELEN DEVOS
GREAT LAKES ED PROJECT – Devos run Common Core LGBT advocates
RICHARDVILLE LEADERSHIP FUND
MI JOBS FUND the slush fund reported by WXYZ’s Ross Jones that none of the Republican legislators knows anything about.
http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/major-donor-to-secret-gop-fund-gets-help-with-favorable-bill-in-lansing

http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/bill-favoring-major-donor-to-secret-gop-fund-fails-after-7-action-news-investigation

DAVID TROTT
FRIENDS OF PATRICK COLBECK
RICHARDVILLE LEADERSHIP FUND $10,000.00 contribution
SCHOSTAK FAMILY PAC
KAHN LEADERSHIP FUND

KNIGHTS OF THE RD TABLE PAC (Congressman Mike Bishop) HAS DONATED TEN’S OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO COLBECK’S CAMPAIGN

Sources Below:

http://www.mcfn.org/press.php?prId=136

http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/com_det.cgi?com_id=514803

http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1633_8723_8751—,00.html

http://www.followthemoney.org/entity-details?eid=18176392

http://www.followthemoney.org/search-results/SearchForm?Search=Ron+Boji&action_results=Go

http://www.followthemoney.org/entity-details?eid=953287

http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?doc_seq_no%3D338547%26doc_stmnt_year%3D2010%26com_id%3D514803%26doc_date_proc%3D++++++++++%26sched%3D1A%26doc_type_code%3DG2A%26caller%3Dcf_online

Snyder’s Medicaid Expansion Healthy Michigan aka SnyderCaid
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Snyder+names+MOLINA+HEALTHCARE+administrator+of+Healthy+Michigan

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150515005940/en/Molina-Healthcare-Acquire-Medicaid-MIChild-Assets-HealthPlus#.VhVTB30UXHQ

Connecting the Political Dots of “Corruption with Cronyism” Taxpayers Lose
The new Senate building is a taxpayer rip-off.
http://thebainreport.com/connecting-the-political-dots-of-corruption-with-cronyism-taxpayers-lose/

Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Ron Boji to the “Michigan Strategic Fund” (MEDC)
http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-57577_57657-292353–,00.html

Ron Boji appointed to state Transportation Commission Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Ron Boji, of Orchard Lake, to the state Transportation Commission.
http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277–314872–,00.html

Who is Ron Boji and the Boji Group? “Most of the dirt on this company and its principals was dug up by impressive investigative reports made by Detroit-area news outlet WXYZ’s Ross Jones and Fox 2 News’ Charlie Le Duff.” See link for “dirt” on Boji below.
http://ludingtoncitizen.ning.com/forum/topics/ron-boji-and-the-boji-group-data-and-deceit?xg_source=activity

All of Snyder’s business buddies from his Ann Arbor SPARK and or his Avalon Investments companies have been appointed positions in the crony MEDC.

Despite projected $454 million budget crunch, Michigan senators push for new offices
Who benefits financially? A Snyder appointee that’s who! Senate Secretary Carol Viventi testified that all the Senators do not have a view of the Capitol….I’m not making this up!
http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/despite-454-million-budget-crunch-michigan-senators-push-for-new-offices

On the Boji Group, LLC web site (About Us) it states that the group is a “progressive” real estate development, property management and construction management firm. Mr. Boji was involved with Bob Ficano in an FBI probe.
http://www.bojigroup.com/senate-planning-move-to-new-lansing-offices/

Another Crony Gov. Rick Snyder Appointee Target of FBI Probe
“The Boji Files”t along with the Ron Boji appointments Snyder made in Michigan government.
http://thebainreport.com/another-crony-gov-rick-snyder-appointee-target-of-fbi-probe/

Senate Planning Move to New Lansing Offices
http://www.bojigroup.com/senate-planning-move-to-new-lansing-offices/

Lansing’s assessor says Senate drastically overpaid for building owned by Republican donor
http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/lansings-assessor-says-senate-drastically-overpaid-for-building-owned-by-republican-donor

Michigan Senate looking to move offices one block
http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2014/11/26/state-senate-move-new-offices/19552619/

Michigan Senate moving forward with plans to spend up to $70M on new office space
http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2015/02/michigan_senate_moving_forward.html

Wayne County has been ordered to repay an $850,000 federal grant
With the help of Wayne County, developer Ron Boji received federal funds to build it. Boji was a longtime supporter of Ficano, showering him with campaign donations and throwing a fundraiser at his mansion in Orchard Lake.
http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/hud-orders-wayne-county-to-repay-850k-grant-after-fmr-asst-ceos-conflict-with-developer

Common Sense Definition of “Citizen” versus “Natural Born Citizen”

Attention Cruz-Bots: “Natural Born Citizen” for Dummies is for those that think Cruz is eligible for President or Vice President of these United States you are part of the problem and not the solution! Natural Born Citizen for Dummies

A 2001 Supreme Court case Tuan Anh Nguyen v. INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) and noted Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s comments about nationality.

Ginsberg stated: “Mr. Kneedler, I have a problem with it [Kneedler’s argument]. You would surely have a huge statelessness problem if you didn’t recognize that the child born abroad to U.S. citizens is a U.S. citizen because, as you point out, in most countries in the world, they go by blood, not by land of birth.

You call the child born abroad an alien, but in most places in the world that child would not be a citizen of the place in which that person is born; isn’t that so?

If Congress went back to the way it was when everything was determined by the father’s citizenship, go back to before 1934, suppose Congress accepts your argument or we accept your argument and say plenary power, they can do whatever they damn please, so they say children born abroad of fathers who are U.S. citizens can become U.S. citizens, but not children who are born abroad of U.S. mothers where the father in an alien. “That’s the way it used to be in the bad old days.”

The case involved a child born in Vietnam to a Vietnamese mother and an American
father who were not married. At age 6 the boy moved to the United States with his
businessman father. At age 22 he was convicted of sexual assault and the INS began
proceedings to have him deported.

Ngyuen considered himself Vietnamese, but his father considered him to be a U.S citizen. The lawsuit involved the fact that the INS has different rules for such a situation, depending on whether the mother or the father is the U.S.citizen.

In a 5–4 decision the Supreme Court ruled that the INS did not violate the Due Process
Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Ginsberg voted with the
minority. The significance of the case is that Ginsberg understands legal precedent with
regard to citizenship and parentage, and is aware of the concept of “natural law” that
Historically considered the bloodline of the father to be critical in ascribing citizenship.

Ginsberg understands that a child born in Vietnam to a Vietnamese mother and an
American father is considered a U.S. citizen. That prompts the question: Might she
similarly someday rule that a child born in the United States to an American mother and a
father who is a citizen of the British Protectorate of Kenya is considered a British/Kenyan
citizen?

If Obama cannot even depend on a liberal member of the Court to rule in his favor, there
is little wonder why he is fighting eligibility lawsuits so fiercely. He is not stupid. He
knows he is not a natural born citizen, but became president because he correctly
estimated that few people understand the term and knew the media would not pursue the
issue.

Most Americans do not understand the meanings of the different terms. “Native born” relates to place of birth, while “natural born” relates to parentage and the “laws of nature” the family lineage of the father’s bloodline. That is the history of the terms, both in general and legal usage. Obama supporters can scream and shout all day long, “He was born in Hawaii!” but, true or not, that is irrelevant.

Emerich de Vattel’s The Law of Nations (1758) was widely read by and influenced the
Founding Fathers of the United States. He wrote, “natural-born citizens, are those born
in the country, of “parents” who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate
itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights.

The society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course, that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent.

I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.”

In other words, because Obama’s father was not a citizen of the United States, Obama is
not a natural born citizen; he is only a native born citizen (assuming he was born in
Hawaii).

Obama cannot therefore legally serve as president, because the U.S. Constitution requires that presidents reside in the United States for 14 years, attain age 35, and be natural born citizens of the United States: “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President…”

Because no one could have been a 35-year-old natural born citizen of the United States
when the Constitution was adopted in 1787, the language had to include “or a citizen of
the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution.” Had that exception not
been included, no one would have been eligible to serve as president!

As the decades passed, of course, natural born citizens attained the age of 35 and the
additional language became superfluous. Abraham Lincoln, for example, was at least age
35 when he ran for president and was a natural born citizen by virtue of having been born
on U.S. soil to two citizen parents.

George Washington was not a natural born citizen because his parents were not U.S. citizens at the time of his birth. (That would have been impossible, because the United States did not exist at the time of his birth and his parents were British subjects.)

But if George Washington was not a natural born citizen and got to be president, why
can’t Obama? The answer is that Washington (and Adams and Jefferson and others) was
covered by the exception in the rule: “or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution.” Washington was not a natural born citizen, but he was a citizen at the time of the adoption of the Constitution.

The exception served a purpose in 1787, but everyone who was covered by that exception is now dead. Those who argue that it is sufficient to have been born on U.S. soil to be considered a natural born citizen do not understand the history of the term.

They should be required to explain why the Constitution needed to include that presidential eligibility exception, “or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution.

” If natural born citizen means nothing more than having been born on U.S. soil, that language was not necessary. That it was included is further proof that the drafters meant for the term natural born citizen to mean what it had meant historically, in both British law, The Law of Nations, and other writings.

They did not write that a president need be only a “citizen,” or even a “native born citizen;” they wrote that the president must be a “natural born citizen.” (As Obama is wont to say, “Words have meanings.” So do those in the U.S. Constitution.)

Should the U.S. Supreme Court ever be asked to rule on the meaning of natural born
citizen and how it applies to presidential eligibility under Article II, Section 1 of the U.S.
Constitution, the Justices tempted or pressured as they might be cannot ignore history,
precedent, and centuries of law.

Again, Vattel wrote in The Law of Nations, “I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.”

What many Americans believe to be the meaning of natural born citizen “Born in the USA” is actually only the meaning of native born. If the Supreme Court rules according to the law, it would have no choice but to rule that Obama does not meet the eligibility requirements of the presidency.

He is not a natural born citizen of the United States—regardless of where he was born—because he did not have two U.S. citizen parents and, historically, the father’s citizenship is conveyed to the child.

For that same reason, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and United States Senator from Florida Marco Rubio cannot be president. At the time of their births their parents were not both U.S. citizens. The fact that most Americans, most politicians, and virtually everyone in the mainstream media does not understand the law is irrelevant.

The Supreme Court can only rule on the basis of law and legal precedent,
not the uninformed preferences of the citizenry. ~ Don Fredrick May 6, 2010

“Conservatives seek freedom to, while leftists seek freedom from. Conservatives seek to fix government, while leftists seek to fix people.” ~ Don Fredrick

The Cruz Timeline
For those who think Article II, Section I, paragraph V Natural Born citizen (NBC), is outdated and a toy for the Harvard lawyers and US Supreme Court to interpret depending on their politics and who appointed them you are wrong.

Art.II, NBC may in fact be the glue that holds the Constitution together. If you don’t believe that, just look what our illegal, ineligible and un-Constitutional President Barack Obama has done already to destroy whole sections of the Constitution in 6 short years.

Those who think that electing another illegal, ineligible and un-Constitutional person to President just because he says what you want to hear when he speaks, you are fools.

Ted Cruz may well be the man he says he is, even so his election will destroy the Constitutional eligibility of Article II and sooner or later lead to another Barack Obama or someone even worse.

How does George Soros sound to you? If you allow something to be possible, it will happen. Just allowing Ted Cruz to be a candidate is destroying Art. II NBC. He must be exposed for the traitor that he is. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. ~ Luke P. Patrino U.S. Conservative Action Coalition.

Sources:
Citizens and natives. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of “parent’s” who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, not their mothers bloodline and succeed to all their rights.
http://www.constitution.org/vattel/vattel_01.htm

What Our Framers Knew By Publius Huldah. No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.. U.S. Constitution Article II Section 1
http://tennesseewatchman.com/2015/08/25/the-constitution-vattel-and-natural-born-citizen-what-our-framers-knew-by-publius-huldah/

http://www.obamareleaseyourrecords.com/2011/09/attorney-apuzzo-common-sense-definition.html

http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/2015/03/why-ted-cruz-is-not-natural-born-citizen.html

The U.S. Supreme Court in Wong Kim Ark and Rogers v. Bellei (1971) explained that any person who is born out of the United States to U.S. citizen “parents” does not automatically become a citizen of the United States by descent from the “parents.”

Rather, the Court explained that it is only through the grace of a naturalization Act of Congress that such a person is accepted as a “citizen” of the United States and that Congress has the power to impose conditions for the acquisition and retention of that citizenship, and even the power to deny such citizenship all together.

A person subject to Congress’s power to grant or withhold citizenship is not a natural born citizen under the Constitution which denies Congress such power and gives it only the power to naturalize.

Senator Ted Cruz is a naturalized “citizen” of the United States “at birth” by virtue of a naturalization Act of Congress. See Wong Kim Ark; Bellei (both explain that a person born out of the United States to U.S. citizen “parents” can become a U.S. citizen only through a naturalization Act of Congress).

He is not a natural born citizen by virtue of the common law upon which the Framers relied to define a natural born citizen. Under that common law, a natural born citizen was a child born in a country to “parents” who were its citizens at the time of the child’s birth.

Being born in Canada to a U.S. citizen mother and a non-U.S. citizen father, Cruz cannot satisfy that presidential eligibility definition which still existing under the Constitution today.

He is therefore not a natural born citizen and not eligible to be President. These facts also apply to Jindal and Rubio.
http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/03/flash-point-attorney-slays-western-free.html

U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 1, “natural born Citizen” presidential eligibility clause
Senator Cruz, Senator Rubio, and Governor Jindal Should Not Be Allowed to Participate in the Presidential Debates Because They, Like De Facto President Obama, Are All Not Natural Born Citizens and Therefore Not Eligible to Be President.
http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2015/05/senator-cruz-senator-rubio-and-governor.html

Cut and Dry the Founders who wrote the Constitution made the “Grandfather Clause” for them “ONLY.” The Founders made this possible with this portion of Article II—Section I—Clause V; – “or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution;”

They included a grandfather section in the clause pertaining to constitutional qualifications for the office of President, – A ONE-TIME exemption from the “natural born citizen” requirement for president.
http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com/forum/topics/were-any-of-the-founding

Offers case law from the period proving that it was the father, and only the father (or in his absence other male relatives) who mattered when it came to determining citizenship. ~ Law Scholar Jean-Marc Lofficier
http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/05/fantastic-congressional-research.html

After Detroit will Taxpayers be on the Hook again for a Flint “Bailout”

Michigan governor Rick Snyder said in January that he believed there were roughly 235 cities and towns in his state that were financially and functionally bankrupt. One of those towns is Flint, Michigan.

In the last three years, Flint’s finances have collapsed to the point that the city has had to lay off two-thirds of its police force.
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-happens-to-a-city-when-the-money-runs-out-2011-4

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — State officials pledged $2 million Tuesday for Flint’s troubled water system. http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/michigan/2015/02/04/State-plans-to-discuss-resources-to-help-Flint-improve-water.html Flint Michigan

Flint, Michigan is now plagued by Violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act only months after the city severed its water supply from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD).

This article is from the World Socialist Web Site Published by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI)
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/12/flin-j12.html

“During the course of the week or early next week we hopefully will be coming out with more taxpayer funded steps,” some of which are already under way, and others to be implemented, Snyder said. Sounds like code words for taxpayer funded “bailout” to me.
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2015/09/29/snyder-state-action-coming-flint-water/73033462/

With the financial problems in Michigan’s other big cities such as Flint and others where does the taxpayer funded “bailouts” stop? Is this the real reason Lansing is hell bent on raising our taxes?

The rainy day fund to bail out all these communities will eventually run out of taxpayer money and I say that will be sooner rather than later. All these dead-end solutions will lead to a bigger intrusive government and the loss of even more Freedoms and Liberties for the citizens. Tax increases anyone?

Why Donald Trump’s Mouth is a Nuclear Weapon against the “Party of One”

Democrat Republican Logos ProblemAmerica has two big problems. America is under attack by a vicious one-two combination. America has been ruined by two parties. And Trump’s mouth solves both problems. Trump’s mouth is a nuclear weapon. July 30, 2015 by Wayne Allyn Root.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty®. The biased, clueless liberal mainstream media are in shock and awe. They have no idea why so many Americans love Donald Trump. But the answer is so simple and clear. Just ask any conservative. Trump is a breath of fresh air. Trump is the answer to what ails America, simply because he kills two birds with one stone. Trump with Ronald Reagan

Democrats clearly hate American exceptionalism, capitalism, and entrepreneurship along with Judeo-Christian values.

They hate business owners (see “You didn’t build that”) and blame American patriotism, white people, business owners and Christians for every problem in the world today.

The Democratic Party is riddled with socialists, Marxists and communists hell-bent on “fundamentally changing America.” The Democratic Party is filled with: Frauds (see Obama, Jonathan Gruber and the lies used to sell Obamacare), Traitors (see Obama, John Kerry and the new Iran nuclear treaty), Thieves and con men (see Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.)

Reckless wasters of taxpayer money (see Obama’s Kenya trip that cost us over $50 million dollars for one day in a country that offers America nothing)  and outright criminals (see Clinton’s upcoming criminal investigation over her 32,000 deleted emails — some of them classified — and Obama’s use of the IRS to target, persecute and even attempt to imprison political opponents and critics.)

But the GOP may be worse. If there’s anything worse than evil, its pathos. The GOP leadership is riddled with cowards; wimps; and naïve, feckless, country club powder puffs that have no clue how to fight back against the Democrats’ ruining America and destroying our children’s future with debt.

Yes, Democrats are ruining America and destroying our children’s future. But Republicans are standing by helplessly, scared, petrified, allowing it to happen. Reagan Trump Revolution

I suspect many of the Republican leaders in Washington are either being bribed or blackmailed. Exhibit A is Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

These guys are all either bought and paid for or someone is holding a gun to their heads (along with a photo of them in bed doing something shocking).

Don’t believe me? See Dennis Hastert. They are all doing something morally wrong or breaking some law, and Obama’s partners in the NSA and IRS are always watching.

America is being lost because the GOP is bringing knives to a gunfight. The only way to save America is to bring a nuclear weapon to a gun fight. And Trump’s mouth is a nuclear weapon.

It’s time to stop being “nice.” Nice is OK for playing golf with Muffy at the country club. But nice doesn’t work in politics. Nice guys finish last in politics. Nice is getting our country ruined. Nice is killing middle-class jobs. Nice is wiping out middle-class incomes. Nice has led to negative GDP growth. Nice has led to more businesses closing than opening each day for the first time in America’s history.

Nice has left the border wide open to an illegal alien invasion, the bankruptcy of America and a terrorist attack like 9/11.

Nice has led to disaster and disgrace all over the globe. The world no longer has any respect for, or fear of, America. We are in decline and disarray. We are headed for collapse and disaster.

Into this crisis steps “the nuclear mouth,” Donald Trump. He isn’t afraid to put America first. He isn’t afraid to tell the truth. He isn’t afraid of what the media thinks. He isn’t afraid of being called a “racist” for pointing out how Obama has damaged and destroyed America. He isn’t afraid to question Obama’s very mysterious, questionable and troubling past, much of it sealed away in darkness.

Trump isn’t afraid to fight like our future is on the line because he understands it is. He isn’t afraid to offend. He isn’t afraid to expose the cowards and frauds in his own GOP leadership for what they are. He refuses to be “politically correct” when he sees corruption and idiocy. He won’t back down or apologize for telling the truth.

Of course, the evil Democrats, corrupt and cowardly GOP leadership, and biased mainstream media hate him. They are all rooting for another Mitt Romney. Let’s compare Romney to Trump. They are both rich white guys; famous, successful businessmen; and Republican presidential candidates, past and present. That’s where the similarity ends.

Romney is a very nice guy. Romney has manners. Romney would never offend anyone. Romney let the media run roughshod over him. Romney would never say something rude or offensive about Obama or Clinton. Romney would never accuse them of crimes against the American people. Romney would never prosecute Obama or Clinton if he were elected. And there’s one other difference: Romney lost.

It’s no coincidence that Romney lost. The last thing we need now is nice. It’s also no coincidence that the people in power — evil Democrats, the corrupt GOP leadership and the mainstream media — all want another Romney.

They want the status quo. They want to keep the bribes and blackmail coming. They don’t want anyone to upset the apple cart. They are scared to death of Trump, who doesn’t play by traditional rules or etiquette. They are scared to death of a guy who can’t be bribed. They are scared to death of a guy who is tuned into the hopes, dreams and fears of middle-class Americans. They are scared to death of a street fighter.

Mostly, they are scared to death of Trump’s mouth — the kind of mouth that could stir up a citizen revolution and topple “business as usual” in Washington, D.C.

Yes, Trump’s mouth is a nuclear weapon. And that’s precisely why we love him. You know what I say: Bombs away!

*Wayne Allyn Root is one of America’s leading Libertarian-conservative authors. Wayne’s new book is The Murder of the Middle Class. Wayne is a Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, conservative media commentator, and proud champion of the middle class. Follow Wayne on Twitter and visit Wayne’s web site: www.ROOTforAmerica.com

 

The Hypocrisy of the MIGOP Establishment Sex, Lie’s and Audio Tapes

Hypocrisy of the MIGOP

I see the MIGOP establishment Boot-Licker Queen “Darlene Dowling Thompson” and her minions are calling for Rep. Gamrat and Rep. Courser to resign. One has to wonder if her and her establishment supporters are calling for Senator Jack Brandenburg to resign as well for coming to the aid of his fellow Senator’s misconduct on taxpayer time and resources. Or how about Senator Rick Jones?

I bet not! The alleged Richardville affair was later confirmed by his 30 year old son who caught him red handed and wasn’t the least bit shy about talking about it to his fellow friends at the local tavern in Monroe.

Lets see wasn’t it ‘ole “High Level Thug” Jack Brandenburg who stood in support of Richardville in a special Senate Caucus meeting for Richardville’s infidelity that caused the divorce from his wife of some 30 plus years! Oh the webs they weave when it comes to their feeding spot at the public trough!

By the way from the blogs I’ve read from around the Internet it would seem the Jackster has had issues within the infidelity arena his own self but that’s just a question only those who have written about it can answer?

These same articles talk about his shady campaign dealings down in his family state of Ohio something about giving the mailman a bottle of Whiskey to stuff mail boxes with campaign literature but again that’s just a question only those who have written about it can answer to?

“Bain Report” from March, 26, 2012
Republican Senators “Circle The Wagons” around Richardville in Support!
Majority Whip Senator Jack Brandenburg told Kyle Melinn from MIRS who was working the story that the GOP Senate caucus had met this morning on the alleged allegations of adultery By Senator Richardville.

The caucus meeting was about the former Senate Majority leader’s impending divorce that was filed in February and that “his party” had little appetite to remove Richardville as Senate Majority leader from office. At that meeting Mr. Richardville was given a standing ovation for his alleged affair! Adultery Michigan Public Act 328 Law http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28kg13hob0rstb1xr1kry041th%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-750-29

Eric B. wrote, as for Jack Brandenburg speaking on behalf of the Republican caucus about alleged sexual improprieties, if the TEA Party were as familiar with “his own alleged sexual improprieties” as much as they claim to be over Richardville’s, they’d be calling for the entire caucus to disband and agree to move to other states.
http://www.michiganliberal.com/diary/18961/conservatives-call-on-richardville-to-step-down-over-alleged-affair

This explains the phone call I personally received from Senator Brandenburg on Monday, March, 19, 2012 on Mr. Richardville and his divorce.

As I listened to this self proclaimed conservative ramble on like a smitten school boy who got caught with his pants down pleading and close to begging me not to run this story on Mr. Richardville’s alleged improprieties of the “sanctity of marriage” perpetrated against his wife of over 30 years I was finally able to get a word in!

As I tried to explain to Mr. Brandenburg that it was not me but a conservative woman here in Monroe and that I would do my best as to keep her from sending personal letter’s to the 25 Republican Senator’s spouses detailing Mr. Richardville’s actions.

I have never spoken to Mr. Brandenburg prior to his call to me that day but I have to say that if this conversation is any kind of indication of the brightest minds we have representing “we the people” in Lansing the citizens of Michigan are in serious trouble!

He did not articulate his speech structure or words very well at all and came off as someone lacking in education. This impression gives credence along with several other valid reasons for a part-time legislature here in Michigan.

The argument from those in service claim we need the best and brightest minds in Lansing and that a part-time legislature would impede that goal if implemented. Personally I would suggest that logic lacks in merit.

In the MIRS article it is stated that this is an unverified personal attack against Richardville which isn’t the case! This has been confirmed from two different sources that received it directly from Senator Richardville’s son Adam.

Both sources are afraid to go on the record for fear of retribution against them but both are contemplating doing so with one very close! The fact that both these sources collaborated this disturbing revelation and do not know each other say’s something in and of itself!

Keeping in mind this is not the first time this “philanderer” has shown this type of behavior but is the one that finally caused this impending divorce.

Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying, When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. This quote clearly applies to the hesitance of these two sources concerns and fears in coming forth as to do the right thing on behalf of their fellow citizens here in Michigan.

It’s become evidently clear that our elected officials have had free reign for many years on how they conduct themselves in representing those who would elect them to serve. When the citizenry finally stand up and demand ethics, honesty, integrity, and moral values from these elected officials they are vilified as personal attacks.

Character and principles matter and those Senators who not only turn a blind eye to this type of behavior but condone it as well are no better!  

Quote of the Day from Senator Jack Brandenburg: “These guys are a couple of low-level thugs” My response to Mr. Brandenburg would be, those who claim they are being unfairly attacked and respond with personal attacks is an attempt to negate the truth of a claim by pointing out a negative characteristic or belief of the person supporting it.

MIGOP Considers Legal Options After Activists Try To Force Richardville Out
Senate Republicans may ask law enforcement to investigate an apparent threat from conservative activists that they would contact the spouses of GOP senators if those senators refused to remove Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville from his leadership post.

On Tuesday, an email from tea party activist Randy Bishop, known as “Trucker Randy,” was sent to all 26 members of the Senate Republican caucus. The email contained a scathing denunciation of Mr. Richardville (R-Monroe) from a Monroe GOP activist named Al Bain, who makes various unsubstantiated allegations about Mr. Richardville, mainly that he committed adultery.

Mr. Bishop, in a prelude to Mr. Bain’s email, indicates that one Monroe County Republican “is preparing a personal letter she intends to mail to the wives of all 25 Republican Senators, unless RR steps down as Senate Majority Leader immediately!!!” http://www.gongwer.com/programming/index.cfm?locId=1

Michigan GOP Threatens “Legal Options”? EXCELLENT VIEWPOINT!
This article was written by a “True Elected Conservative Republican” which is an excellent analysis of the threats made against citizens who have the courage to stand up for what they believe is in the best interest of their fellow citizens of Michigan and state.

Instead of acknowledging that there is trouble within the Michigan Senate, it might appear that the Senate GOP is going to circle the wagons. http://www.rightmichigan.com/story/2012/3/22/154122/819

State Senate candidate Jack Brandenburg accused of posing as reporter, asking about oral sex! Jennifer Gratz went on to suggest that Brandenburg has a history of duplicitous behavior and vulgar language. Brandebburg Gratz

Specifically, she said Brandenburg prank called her in January of 2006 and pretended to be a reporter for our very own Booth Newspapers, failing to block his number from her caller ID.

After asking several “semi-informed” questions about the MCRI, he allegedly ended the call by asking her, “How do you feel about oral sex?”
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2010/07/state_senate_candidate_jack_br.html

Conservatives call on Richardville to step down over alleged affair. As for Jack Brandenburg speaking on behalf of the Republican caucus about alleged sexual improprieties.

If the Tea Party were as familiar with his own alleged sexual improprieties as much as they claim to be over Richardville’s, they’d be calling for the entire caucus to disband and agree to move to other states.
http://www.michiganliberal.com/diary/18961/conservatives-call-on-richardville-to-step-down-over-alleged-affair

Jack Brandenburg from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Brandenburg

MIGOP Senator Rick Jones Compares Lansing PR Woman Executive to a Hooker Jones Rossman
Jan 5, 2012 – Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) compared her to a prostitute! Rossman, head of a top Lansing public relations firm, said Senator Jones is a disgrace to the State of Michigan. Where’s the outrage from Michigan citizens especially the women on this?
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/01/sen_rick_jones_compares_female.html

Hey Darlene and your establishment supporter “minions” where’s the outrage on these examples? Nothing but Crickets’

Hypocrisy
Hypocrisy is the claim or pretense of holding beliefs, feelings, standards, qualities, opinions, behaviors, virtues, motivations, or other characteristics that one does not actually hold.

Hypocrites
Hypocrite is a person who engages in the same behaviors he condemns others for and a person who professes certain ideals, but fails to live up to them.

Elected Michigan Republican Advocates for “Planned Parenthood”

The email below from the Mother of former Republican Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville illustrate our frustration with Republicans who approved our Sanctity of Life plank but defend Republican-In-Name-Only legislators who voted to fund the world’s largest abortion mill with our tax dollars. Randy Richardville & Mother Glenda Kennon

From: Glenda Kennon
To: Twenty-Six Members of the Republican Women’s’ Club
Sent: Saturday, May 24, 2008 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: The GOP’s Dirty Dozen

Barb, I would not call these 12 RHINO’s, personally I do not like this term, their total record, not just one vote, needs to be taken into account before the labeling happens. Planned Parenthood does a lot more than abortion; they also provide different methods of birth control, counseling, STD’s prevention and treatment and much more.

Abortion, adoption and other options are also supplied to the expectant mother instead of just abortion. If you read more that just what this one person has to say about this issue, you might be surprised what PP actually does. It also helps the mothers who want to keep their baby and provide clothing and supplies for them etc.

Sometimes pharmacy companies donate cases of formula. They provide Teaching and hospital options, midwife as well as ensuring that the expectant mother receives adequate prenatal care, vitamins etc. Get the expectant mother in touch with social services and welfare as well as programs to help with the medical care and food for the baby for only $5.00 a month.

They actually help them fill out the forms. I would hold judgment until more information was provided. Our social workers work very closely with Planned Parenthood and the health department. It is NOT just about abortion. Go on the web and look up Planned Parenthood and read the additional information regarding this issue.

The ideology expressed here by 1st Vice Chair Glenda Kennon of the Monroe County Republican Party may be heart warming and sincere in her opinion, it does not represent the true Republican principles, traditions, and values of the Republican Party.

The recent scandals of the past few years have proved that Planned Parenthood is not only in direct conflict and disregard of the Republican principles, traditions, and values of the Republican Party platform, but a blatant disregard of the law by this organization.

This just shows that by advocating Planned Parenthood by this Republican elected official based on emotion and personal feelings is not in keeping with Republican principles, traditions, and values. That’s unconscionable!

Additional Information: Planned Parenthood

Monroe resident Glenda Kennon earns state GOP post
The Republican Women’s Federation of Michigan has elected Glenda Kennon to the position of assistant treasurer of the State Republican Women’s Federation.
http://www.monroenews.com/news/2011/nov/19/monroe-resident-earns-state-gop-post/?news Sandra Kahn with Ronna Romney McDaniel

Glenda Kennon’s sister and former wife of Michigan Senator Roger Kahn is State President of Michigan’s Federation of Republican Women’s Clubs.
http://www.republicanwomen.net/cgi-shl/TWServer.exe?Run:stateinfo_1:PASSPOSTS:State=mi

Sandra Kahn is also the aunt of former state Senate Majority leader Randy Richardville (Glenda Kennon’s son by Richardville’s father) and the ex-wife of Sen. Roger Kahn of Saginaw Township. Oh the webs they weave within the political arena.

Roger Kahn SEIU

Gang of Five Targets’ Michigan’s RNC Committeeman

While many so-called Republican legislators here in Michigan have called for Dave Agema’s resignation this whole attempt was orchestrated by a “hypocritical” former MIGOP chair with the “threat” of withholding funds to the RNC and MIGOP candidates. Betsey DeVos on Fox NewsMr. Agema, a staunch principled conservative who believes in the GOP platform and its planks was elected at the Detroit convention by an “overwhelming” majority of the MIGOP membership.

However, the Party elitist didn’t like that; they didn’t like that one bit. And ever since his election they have been hell bent on getting him ousted (Purged) and replaced with a more loyal establishment go a long to get along UN-principled “liberal” representative.

Enter the “Gang of Five” the major players in this attempted coup. While this “gang” has reached out to others with similar “threats” of who knows what whether financial support or committee assignments’ if they didn’t play ball in calling for his resignation and the fact remains they don’t care for the memberships choice!

Let’s take a closer look at the “Gang of Five’s” Purge Timeline shall we. Rience Priebus

Rience Priebus was told to eliminate Michigan’s Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema or Betsey DeVos would withhold a $750,000 donation from the RNC.

Could it be according to “unconfirmed” reports she has a gay son or close relative who is gay and didn’t appreciate the opposition to the gay agenda in spite of the GOP Platform?

Bobby Schosatk and Snyder asks Scott Walker to call for Mr. Agema’s resignation one day before an RNC meeting to put pressure on him to quit. Schostak Snyder WalkerSome of the RNC members ask Walker why he got involved in a State issue – Walker says, because Schostak and Snyder asked me to. He didn’t even know what the issue was!

Betsy DeVos decries Dave Agema’s so-called hate speech for his sharing of an article by former member of the United States House of Representatives, and retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel Allen West on social media. This despite Betsy’s and her families’ history of funding bigoted initiatives. BetsyDevos Hypocrite

No matter what side of the issue you’re on you need to evaluate both sides. The Republicans will never tell its membership what they don’t want them to know so how do you find out what that is?

When politicians speak it’s not what the right hand is saying it’s what the “left” hand is doing! “If you want to find out the dirt look to the left.”
http://www.eclectablog.com/2014/01/betsy-devos-decries-dave-agemas-hate-speech-despite-a-family-history-of-funding-bigoted-initiatives.html