Days after the Presidential election in November of 2012, I watched in disbelief as Republican spokesmen, leaders and politicians, thronged the media outlets, giving up on any and all principle they had left. We were to accept amnesty, the government take over of our health system, there were hints at removing the pro-life message from our stance, and many other equivocations. At a time when those of us who know exactly where Obama wishes to take this country were at our lowest, it was like a kick in the chin while already doubled over from the sock in the gut.
I couldn’t take it anymore, feeling like the Republican party stood for nothing anymore, in such a sickening display of not just reaching across the aisle, but handing over our freedom, I announced that I would be breaking from the Republican Party.
As the weeks passed, I wrestled with the thoughts that I think drives most of the grassroots, “If not me, who? If not now, when?” “Such a hill to climb,” I thought, and I wasn’t sure I was up to the task.
One day, I received a phone call from Tom Stillings. Tom and I hadn’t really seen eye to eye during the campaign of 2010, but since have been cordial. He told me he was running for First District Chair, and could he have my endorsement. “Sure,” I chuckled, “but I just left the party!” He didn’t sound upset, just concerned, “Please come back, we need people like you now more than ever.”
I came back with a mission to be a voice for liberty and unity in the grassroots. To me, it is clear that the Federal Leviathan will lead us to collapse unless strong, immovable voices stand in its way. Those voices come from the regular, ordinary citizen that Alexis de Tocqueville described when he observed our nation almost two hundred years ago. We are still here. I reject that it is American values that must change going forward, it is the American citizen who understands freedom, and we must defend it.
I really take to heart the meaning of the grassroots, the circumstances we find ourselves in, and the many who refuse to see what is at stake. In order for this republic to survive, the grassroots spine must be implanted in every Republican politician, and that effort comes from the ground up, not DC down.
Standing together, Michigan’s First District can be Michigan’s political anchor, and I think Tom Stillings has demonstrated that he can work to bring people together toward a common goal, not shutting people out, nor imposing his view. Tom reached out to me when I was giving up, and offered that there is still room in this party for all.
That is a good measure of a district chair, and I formally endorse Tom Stillings for Chair of Michigan’s First District.
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MARK LEVIN: We conservatives, we do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny. Period. We will not negotiate the terms of our economic and political servitude. Period. We will not abandon our child to a dark and bleak future. We will not accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we inherited from every single future generation in this country. We will not accept social engineering by politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human beings. There are those in this country who choose tyranny over liberty. They do not speak for us, 57 million of us who voted against this yesterday, and they do not get to dictate to us under our Constitution.
We are the alternative. We will resist. We're not going to surrender to this. We will not be passive, we will not be compliant in our demise. We're not good losers, you better believe we're sore losers! A good loser is a loser forever. Now I hear we're called 'purists.' Conservatives are called purists. The very people who keep nominating moderates, now call us purists the way the left calls us purists. Yeah, things like liberty, and property rights, individual sovereignty, and the Constitution, and capitalism. We're purists now. And we have to hear this crap from conservatives, or pseudo-conservatives, Republicans."It always amazes me the sheer number of women who defend abortion. Legal abortion has killed 52 million innocents since '73, that means 26 million roughly, were women. Sick." -Jen KuznickiAny woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country. -Margaret ThatcherEntrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. -Ronald ReaganI am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. -Margaret ThatcherBroadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. -Winston ChurchillCriticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. -Winston Churchill
I Don’t Deny Global Warming ExistsI don't deny that global warming exists. It does not exist. There is not a pink elephant in my kitchen. I'm not denying it. It is not there. If I denied that there was a pink elephant in my kitchen, it would have to be there, but I would be lying to myself and everyone and walk around it to cook. But it is not there, therefore, I am not denying that it is.
Snyder said Wednesday that he unconditionally supports expanding the state's Medicaid rolls by roughly 470,000 people. There are 1.9 million people receiving benefits now.
"We're all here to support expanding Medicaid," Snyder said at a news conference called by a large coalition of groups that support the expansion. "We're moving forward with care for people who need it."
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."
Susan Dumass is really quite pedestrian. "The only thing standing in between 450,000 low-income Michiganders and health insurance is Tea Party Republicans' deep-seated hatred of Obamacare."
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.
Now that he's made the decision, Snyder must sell the plan to the state legislature, where some members of his own party have repeatedly attempted to distance themselves from the faintest whiff of "Obamacare."
- I can find neither solace or comfort in government. I cannot find hope nor light among those pretending to take my best interest to heart. I cannot worship or revere another human being because there are none alive that can instill my faith. Give me the One God; the One Who had created the heavens and earth and had purposefully breathed life into me. The One Who dwells in the secret place and watches over me and always keeps me company when all others abandoned me. But for Him I would have no purpose in this life; thank you Dear God.