I wrote about Bart Stupak, my current representative in Congress who is retiring, and his would-be replacement on the Democratic ticket, Gary McDowell, on their ignorance of the Constitution. In that post, I called out Chad Stevens as being a tool of the left because I knew his line of questioning at the “vetting” in Mackinac City on Labor Day weekend would give the left ammunition against Dr. Benishek. No matter how you look at it, that is what his questioning did, as proven by the article from the Petoskey news in that post.
Stevens has posted plenty of comments suggesting that he wants social security abolished completely, leaving seniors destitute. To make the point more clearly, he commented on the NMLA site:
There is no commitment to seniors . . . except from themselves maybe . . . I cannot commit you to any obligation . . . I never agreed to fund their winter homes in florida(sic) . . . if the seniors were only taking our(sic) what they put into the system, they wouldn’t need to enslave the young would they?
Obviously, many conservatives feel as though we must stop entitlements, but how we go about it is the clear contrast between the Stevens’ of the world and most conservatives.
Chad Stevens is the “leader” of Northern Michigan Liberty Alliance (NMLA). He has been actively attacking Dr. Benishek, riling many conservatives who understand that if Stevens’ line of thinking gains any ground, that his dis-unifying of the constitutionalists in the first district could elect another Democrat.
Nevertheless, Stevens is continually telling folks that I will not approve his comments on my blog, and since I haven’t, my way of thinking is not welcome on the NMLA site. In all honesty, I have not posted his comments because he made them in reaction to me calling him a tool of the left. It was completely understandable to me that he would be upset, but I read the comments and thought it best not to publish them because they would make him look well, foolish. However, since he is insisting that he wants the comments posted, I have decided to post them here, with my rebuttal.
Chad Stevens’ comments on my blog, with my answers beneath each quote:
Jen seems a tool of the statist GOP that the Tea Parties were formed to combat.
This comment is a direct backlash at my “tool of the left” comment, doesn’t bother me, he was angry.
She may not care about those imprisoned under the unconstitutional war on drugs or the innocent people killed in the crossfire, but the Northern Michigan Liberty Alliance does. The drug war violates the first, ninth and tenth amendments to the Constitution. How it is waged also violates the fourth, fifth and sixth amendments.
Now, here Stevens wants the reader to believe that I favor the war on drugs. He has never asked me about my stance. I do favor some factors of decriminalization of marijuana, but I do not favor legalization, for many reasons. I’m not going to get in to all of it, but his stance is, it’s unconstitutional, be rid of it. That is not even possible, and he thinks it is.
But as a typical GOP hack, limited-government and the Constitution are just things that Jen hammers the opposition with when out of power.
I’m not a hack, I’m for limited government and the constitution, and I’m realistic about how to turn our country in that direction. Chad suggests he wants all the problems done away with right now, with a candidate that agrees with him completely. Unfortunately for him, his positions are not popular with the American people.
Where was Jen when Bush created an unconstitutional entitlement welfare program?
Yelling at my radio.
Where was Jen when No-Child-Left-Behind was passed?
Yelling at my radio.
Where was Jen when the GOP passes (sic) the Patriot Act?
I was for the Patriot Act, and this is one of the reasons many conservatives cannot abide pure libertarians. They often demonize our ability to protect the American public, and they take the same stance as the opposition, either the ones perpetrating the war, or the Democratic party.
Where was Jen when McCain-Feingold became the law of the land?
Chad apparently does not know that I do not support McCain-Feingold, and I wrote about the Citizens United case against the FEC that overturned it.
Where was Jen when Bush had the Solicitor General argue that the second amendment does not secure an individuals Right to Keep and Bear Arms?
That one needs more info, if Bush had indeed told his Solicitor General argue against the 2nd amendment, I’d need to look into that more closely. But if he did, I would not support it.
Where was Jen when the Republicans grew government, shackled our children with debt, violated our Natural Rights and the Constitution?
Yelling at my radio.
Why Jen was cheering them on and supporting it of course!
Nope, I was yelling at my radio.
As a GOP hack, her only problem with Obama-care is the fact that the GOP wasn’t the party to impose it.
Chad just crossed the line. He is not trying to debate, he is intentionally trying to provoke me. If he really believes that, he is not stable.
Why doesn’t Jen hold the GOP to the same standard she holds Stupak to? I’m sure that Madison and Jefferson would be just as angry at President Bush who took the same oath to the uphold and defend the Constitution.
See, by now, I think Chad has the same Bush Derangement Syndrome that President Obama has. Every thing is Bush’s fault. What about Coolidge? Did Coolidge or maybe Taft ever do anything you disagree with Chad?
Again though, the pesky Constitution and our Natural Rights are only things the democrats are supposed to respect. The GOP is of course free to continue operating as usual, wiping their, um, feet with the Constitution and using the government to control and rule us while racking up ever more government debt. For Jen the right brand of socialism is indeed Republican!
Chad doesn’t apparently know much about me, and I prefer to keep him in the dark, he could read everything I’ve ever written, and find out for himself, but he prefers to attack me and the conservative Republicans who are trying to elect conservatives and change the make up of Republican Party.
Now I have a question for Chad.
Where were you when I was pointing out all the problems with Jason
Allen and his decidedly non-conservative views? You were commenting on the purpose of the tea parties in a Detroit Free Press article, “My hope is that the tea party people take over the GOP to a great degree,” said Chad Stevens, with the Northern Michigan Liberty Alliance.
That’s what I’m doing.
See, I am doing something, you are accomplishing nothing. You are not taking part in this revolution.
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The ever-illogical argument that insuring more people will actually cost less. "But health care providers and advocates for the uninsured argue that the state will actually save money -- as much as $1 billion in the first decade -- if fewer residents have to rely on expensive emergency room facilities to address non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries."
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This week, Michigan’s Rick Snyder became the sixth GOP governor to propose expanding his state’s health insurance program to cover more low-income residents, in line with the Democratic administration’s strong recommendation.
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