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April 17, 2018 - pay those taxes! Or face Fines (Freedom?)

The Tree of Liberty Must Be refreshed - Video (Thanks, R.J.) 
Conservative Comes Out to Liberal Relatives - Video
When Woody Allen sat there mocking religion, Billy Graham knew 
exactly  how to respond (promise, you will laugh)  (Thanks, Matt)    Video

75% of USA cannot name the three branches of government, but 75% can name the Three Stooges. See the Michael Warren presentation at MiCPAC  Video
Wonder why we are having trouble governing ourselves? 

 "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. 
One is by the sword  and the other is by debt." -- John Adams, 1826  


April 17 2018
Got your taxes paid?

Actually, the average family will not have earned enough until May to pay their 2018 taxes.
So why is Tax Day on April 17 this year? Basically, it's due to a combination of the 15th falling on a Sunday and a holiday unique to Washington, D.C., hitting on Monday the 16th.  The nation's capital celebrates Emancipation Day to mark the date that President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves there in 1862. While it's a local holiday, it affects when taxes are due.  More



MiCPAC was a HUGE success, Great substance, important issues,gisted speakers!
Morning session video HERE including:
Jay Taylor; Bishop Dr. Rev. Ira Combs; Lemon James; Norm Hughes, Professor William Wagner, Esq. (U.S. Supreme Court Review); Professor Dr. Harry C. Veryser (Economy in the Era of Trump); Constitutional Attorney Publius Huldah (Protecting the Constitution); Judge Michael Warren (Patriotism Today); National Tea Party Spokesman Emery McClendon (Tea Parties Relevant and Alive)  Rev. Dr. Daryl Franzel and others. 
Randy Bishop's opinionShort Video

Flashback: Secretariat wins Belmont in record time by 22 lengths, wins triple crown 1977 Video
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In This Issue
It's us, or no one!
Short Notes
Check your eggs!
200 million eggs recalled for possible salmonella poisoning. From a Hyde, N.C. plant - labeled plant # P-1065. Date range 011 through 102. Sold at Walmart,
Food Lyon and other stores.  More

U,S, Supreme Court is hearing a case today to require on line sales to collect local taxes - more than 12,000 jurisdictions.

Freedom Project USA, Dr. Jake Jacobs speaks out on the evils of some illegal aliens.   Video

King Obama?
Could happen if the crazies call a constitutional convention and throw out the current Constitution. NO on HJR V - the mythical, deceptive, deceitful "convention of states." No
such thing exists in the current Constitution. Don't force what you cannot control. You open that can of worms any anything can happen, most likely bad.
Why States can't prevent a runaway ConCon. Read it Here

Sponsored by Michigan Conservative Union - Southeast  


Advancing Conservatism in the Era of Trump: Read this Op-ed by Emery W. McClendon, National Tea Party Leader who spoke at MiCPAC 2018. See MiCPAC morning video linked in this Newsletter

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ALERT!!!

Have a septic tank/field? State regulation on steroids  is proposed in HB 5752 & HB 5753
Fines up to $10,000, 
Application fees up to $3,000.00
Whole new Bureaucracy
New 16 Member Commission appointed by Governor
State control of Septic Systems
New Licensed Septic Inspectors
Mandatory regular Inspections 
$ 3.3 Million+ in fees per year

This appears to be right out of Agenda 21/2030. We can't think for ourselves and might not consider our own health, therefore government must control us. The only good thing in the bill is to disallow point of sale regulations, like the TOST regulations repealed by Barry and Eaton County this year. It infringes on personal and real property rights, steps on local governments, and is the antithesis of republican principles of limited government and government on the lowest possible level to We The People

ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
House Bill 5752 as introduced
Sponsor:  Rep. James A. Lower 
tie-barred with
House Bill 5753 as introduced
Sponsor:  Rep.Abdullah Hammoud
Committee:  Natural Resources

Gary Howell, Chair: 
PHONE:  517-373-1800
LaFave (Maj. VC), Maturen, Bellino, Rendon, VanderWall, Sowerby (Min. VC), Chang, Cambensy

The fund would receive revenue from proprietary product registration application fees of $3,000, inspector registration fees of $180, and administrative fees of $25. The DEQ projects proprietary product registrations to generate about $15,000 annually after an initial year of $60,000 in revenue, inspector registrations to generate about $60,000 in annual revenue, and administrative fees revenue to average about $3.25 million annually. The DEQ estimates that the fund would receive just over $3.3 million in annual revenue after the first year of the program. It is uncertain whether specific program costs will match these respective revenue projections. The bills provide for the DEQ to cover programmatic costs incurred by local governments through grants from the fund; it is also uncertain whether these grants will match these local costs.

2017 Senate Bill 590, 591, 592 and 593: Let townships, villages and cities incur more debt -
MCU opposes increased debt
as the State Constitution requires all units of government to balance their budgets. 
   MCU is the entity that co-authored Michigan's Tax Limitation Amendment. We believe this bill may cause violations of that Constitutional Amendment. 
   The only legislators in the House who opposed this are Democrat Robinson and  Republicans Reilly and Runestad. This will be MCU rated rolls calls. 

2017 Senate Bill 637: Cap allowable fees for 'small cell wireless' systems - small cell wireless phone and internet systems. These systems reportedly place equipment on power  line poles and other existing infrastructure to provide cell phone access without needing towers. 
   The bill would cap the amount the state and local governments could charge for  zoning, permits and other fees. 
  This allows a spider web of additional communications in rights of way that were originally granted for electrical utilities alone
  SB 637 would give away public property - taxpayer supported rights of way, to the already wealthy telecom industry. It would streamline the permitting process for  telecom, taking away county, township, city, village, district, and subdivision authority. It violates our fundamental property rights, and our right to be safe in our own homes. 
 In the Senate the only opposing votes were Colbeck, Shuitmaker and Marleau. Let's stop this in the House!

BILLS WE LIKE:

HB 4192: Repeal and replace Common Core. Introduced by Gary Glenn with 29 co-sponsors, including many in leadership. Held up in Committee with no movement since 2/9/2017.   Can we have a vote?
Michigan Competitiveness Committee
Lee Chatfield  (R) Committee Chair, 107th District   PHONE517-373-2629
EMAILLeeChatfield@house.mi.gov
Jim Lilly (R) Majority Vice-Chair, 89th District
Triston Cole (R) 105th District
Hank Vaupel (R) 47th District
Daire Rendon (R) 103rd District
Jason Wentworth (R) 97th District
Erika Geiss (D) Minority Vice-Chair, 12th District
Abdullah Hammoud (D) 15th District
Tenisha Yancey (D) 1st District
Sondra Gordon, Committee Clerk
517-373-0910
Meets April 18, 2:30 PM or after...
Room 307, House Office Building, Lansing, MI

HB 5747-5748:  Allow non-certified teachers to teach in Michigan schools. Sponsor: Rep. John Reilly, R-Oakland Township.  A professor or industry expert can teach in public schools? Brilliant! LONG overdue.
 MCU is Watching and supporting  Senate Bill 897 : Impose work requirement on able-bodied Medicaid recipients (Mike Shirkey)
  Rep. Lucido's House Bill 4158 that prohibits civil asset forfeiture until conviction. 

Toss up (Your thoughts?)
HB 5734-5735: Include affirmative consent standards in sexual education in schools. Sponsor: Rep. Tom Cochran, D-Mason.
   SB 911: Allow two unmarried people to adopt a child. Sponsor: Rep. Curtis Hertel, D-East Lansing.

Not So Much

    SB 912-913 and HB 5756-HB 5757: Create the bills for the state's omnibus budgets that cover all state departments and education-related budgets. Sponsors: Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia.
   No Omnibus. Zero-based review of every expenditure is demanded by we who pay the bills, just like in our houses and businesses. 
   
 SB 916: Regulate automatic recycling kiosks. Sponsor: Sen. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake.
   Mike came to the legislature as a conservative. What happened? Is there now a regulation or tax increase he does not like? 

    HB 5739-5740 : Provide for an income tax donation for Kiwanis. Sponsor: Rep. Steve Marino, R-Mt. Clemens. Optimists, Lion, Eagles, Knights of Columbus, Masons, others to follow? How about one for Michigan Conservative Union?

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OFF FB
(What members are thinking)
OFF FB:
James M Leonard - Huge outrage over POSSIBILITY that Trump might fire someone but no protest over violation of Trump's attorney-client privilege...And don't even start me on  FBI's winks and nods at Hillary during the faux investigation over a "matter of concern."
Tracy Kedovary - And Trump supporters are taking notice! We don't have to march and cause holy hell! There will be hell to pay at the polls! And every damn conservative needs to  vote all NEW people in! Time to rid the old garbage out!
Dan Lauffer - I long for the day which in part we used to have when intelligent alternatives could be offered again from liberal people. It's been a long long time since that last  happened. I suspect that our educational systems, video games and preoccupied parents or non existent parents have made that impossible.
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Conservative Principles:
Dr. Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind Condensed

MCU Membership Application at the bottom
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National and International
Re-Cap: Bombing, fallout, and Russia

++ Bombing SyriaFrance, Great Britain, and The United States Teamed Together To Disarm Assad's Chemical Weapons Capabilities. Experts Step Up To Explain To The Public On What They Can   Expect. Link

++ Syria fired 40 missiles 'at nothing'  a fter allied air strikes destroyed three Assad chemical sites - The Assad Regime fired 40 defensive missiles at thin air in a failed attempt to save   the three Syrian chemical weapons sites destroyed by allied air strikes, the Pentagon said. 
   A total of 105 missiles rained down on a research centre in Damascus as well as a storage site and a bunker 15 miles west of Homs at 4am Syrian time.
   Britain launched eight Storm Shadow cruise missiles from the sky as the US and France provided support from the sea and jets.
   France fired 12 cruise missiles, three from a frigate and nine from aircraft, while the US provided the bulk of the firepower with 85 missiles in total    Source

++ Russian UN envoy - US, allies could stop Syrian conflict within 24 hours if they wanted to - (just get out and leave Syria to the Russians and Iranians?)   More

++ Nikki Haley's scathing indictment of Russia  leading up to the bombing: "If Russia had lived up to its commitment, there would be no chemical weapons in Syria, and we would not   be here today. That is the Russian record of unilateralism. It is a record that has led to the trashing of all international standards against the use of chemical weapons."
   "This meeting should not be about the so-called unilateral threats, it should be about the multiple actions Russia has taken to bring us to this point." More

++ Russia, the Syrian regime's top ally, reacted strongly to the air strikes launched by the United States and its allies on Damascus and Homs early Saturday, warning of  "consequences." "A pre-designed scenario is being implemented," the statement continued. "Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without  consequences."
   President Donald Trump criticized Russia in his address to the country following the launch of missiles on Friday night. "In 2013, President [Vladimir] Putin and his government
promised the world that they would guarantee the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons," Trump said. "Assad's recent attack, and today's response, are the direct result of Russia's failure to keep that promise."
  Putin responded to Saturday's attack by calling the strikes "an act of aggression against a sovereign state that is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism." "The current escalation of the situation around Syria has a devastating impact on the whole system of international relations," Putin said. "History will put everything in its place, and it has already laid heavy responsibility on Washington for bloody reprisals against Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya." More

Comey conundrum - Comey Baloney

++ Comey Interview  - His family strongly supported Clinton; demonstrated in streets after Trump victory   Video
Don't rush out to buy the book and make him a mega millionaire - it will likely be at Dollar Tree for a dollar, soon enough. 

++ CYA Comey wrote that Hillary would win - He wrote:  "Assuming, as nearly everyone did, that Hillary Clinton would be elected president of the United States in less than   two weeks, what would happen to the FBI, the Justice Department or her own presidency if it later was revealed, after the fact, that she still was the subject of an FBI  investigation?"
   Comey famously told lawmakers in a letter on October 28, 2016-11 days before the election-that the FBI had "learned of the existence of emails that appear be pertinent to the  [Clinton] investigation." That revelation came more than three months after Comey said at a press conference that the FBI would not be charging Clinton. More

++ Comey admitted  to George Stephanopoulos that he knew at the time the Dossier was not legitimate, but chose not to tell President Trump. This means he knowingly got  
a FISA warrant to spy on Trump and his team, based on a made up document. 
   From the interview: "Did the President have a right to know the dossier was financed by his
opponent?" Comey: "I don't know thw answer to that." Isn't the Director of the FBI supposed to know thanswer to that?
   Judge Jeanine: "Jim you're a LIAR! This is the dossier that you presented to a FISA Court Judge and you admit you told the President you couldn't 'credit' it.... and yet you seek a warrant before a judge based on this fake dossier. Were you lying before the Judge or were you lying in the book."  Video

++ Critics Call Comey's New Book A Childish Joke   More  (look for it next month at Dollar Tree?)  

++ James Comey: My book is about ethical leadership  & draws on stories from my life & lessons I learned from others. 3 presidents are in my book: 2 help illustrate the values at the  
heart of ethical leadership; 1 serves as a counterpoint. I hope folks read the whole thing and find it useful.

Opinions on Social Media: 
Michael Morrison: YOU'RE A LYING MONSTER AND SHOULD BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW.
Perry Scott: Your book is fiction and you are going to jail Jimbo!
Jack Posobiec: Ch 1: Leaking Classified Memos to the NY Times
Ch 2: Lying Under Oath
Ch 3: Helping Your Deputy Lie Under Oath
Ch 4: Letting The Clintons Skate
Ch 5: What Was On Weiner's Laptop (Redacted)
Ch 6: Insurance Policies
Ch 7: Using Fake Dossiers to Obtain Wiretaps
Robin Fredricks: Ethical leadership? That's rich coming from you. Even the rank and file @FBI are appalled and ashamed of you. You live in your own head like @HillaryClinton
Looking forward to your prosecution for treason, cover ups, leaking classified info.
Bob Galant: Everyone is going to boycott this publisher they are a disgrace just like the criminal telling his corrupted lying disgraceful lies and everyone one should boycott ABC
Fake News they will do anything for ratings they are slapping the ranking FBI in the face!
   Donald J. Trump tweet: The big questions in Comey's badly reviewed book aren't answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail),
why did the DNC refuse to give Server to the FBI (why didn't they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabe's $700,000 & more?
Donald J. Trump tweet: Comey throws AG Lynch "under the bus!" Why can't we all find out what happened on the tarmac in the back of the plane with Wild Bill and Lynch? Was
she promised a Supreme Court seat, or AG, in order to lay off Hillary.

NOTE:
On Hannity last night, Spicer, Priebus, Pence and others were in the room when Comey briefed Trump on "additional materials", not even calling it the Steele Dossier. At  least four asked questions. It was never exposed that it was paid for by Clintonand DNC. Spicer says Comey and CNN are wrong in tier protrayal of the meeting, and apparently  there were many witnesses. 

++ Legal Experts Discuss Possible Charges James Comey Could Face"


++ The Republican Congress will not even propose a budget for 2019, as spending proliferates and debt grows. Now comes Sen. Rand Paul (R. KY) with a proposed budget that will  cut spending and balance within 5 years. Video

++ Break California into three states? It will be on the ballot as about 600,000 signatures were collected, well more than the 365,880 required. (Thanks, Maria)   Link

++ Saint-Denis (France) Muslim immigrants attack a Catholic church during the mass . T he police try to stop them. Video Link

++ Plurality of Democrats Now Say Trump, Not Obama, Is Responsible for U.S. Economy, Poll Finds - 60% say economy in excellent or good shape; only 12% said poor.   POLL

++ London is supposed to be Liberals prime example  of how much better the world could be if we banned guns. Except it isn't. London's murder rate is now higher than that of New Y ork City! In a move that shows that liberals will never learn, London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, has banned knives to curb violence. American Gun News 

++ George Soros Judge Demands All (Trump attorney) Cohen Records Placed In Federal, Searchable, Database ... The Federal Judge, Kimba Wood, who is making decisions in the case against   President Trump's attorney Michael Cohen, is the same person who officiated George Soros wedding. Go figure.
  Yesterday Judge Kimba Wood demanded, in open court, that attorney Michael Cohen state -on the record- the names of his clients..... Then, moments later, in a decision about the seized records taken by the FBI during their raid last week, Judge Wood demanded all of the Cohen records be transferred into a federal database so they could be searched, reviewed, categorized and then leaked more efficiently to the media. More

++ School/ Tesbook Manufacturer Caught Pushing Anti-Trump Racist Narrative.
Pearson high school history textbook teaches Trump is mentally ill and his supporters are racists. Imagine your child comes  home with a test on 'how bad and racist Trump voters are'. For some parents, that's the reality. Should schools be THIS involved in politics?
    According to The American Mirror, Indianapolis talk radio host Alex On-Air posted several examples on Twitter from the Advanced Placement edition of "By The People: A History
of the United States," published by textbook giant Pearson which has a copyright of 2019. More
    Keep a watch on the textbooks your tax dollars buy!
Michigan Brief 

++ Republicans in control seven+ years. 
We are still the highest auto insurance (20% higher than any other state, 50% higher than the average) and the highest cost of operating a  vehicle in the Country. In this video they promised to deal with it. When will they fulfill their promises?

While bragging this is the most conservative legislature in years - Talk, talk, talk. Repeal common core, give us a real tax cut, stop mandatory "smart" meters, give us more energy choice, quit these incessant regulation and fee increases - then you might be conservative.

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This week news and views are so profound and fast it is like drinking from a fire hose. We have much more, but we will save some for the next issue. Please tell others to shrink government by demanding less! What would you like us to write about? 
Dr. Russell Kirk's   
The Conservative Mind  began the modern conservative movement and was the guide Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, Wm.F. Buckley, Jr., and others looked to for clarity and focus on "the permanent things."  
 
Linked here a
   
Condensation
 

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MICHIGAN CONSERVATIVE UNION
STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES
 
We believe that God is the source of all legitimate power, that He has instituted civil government for His own glory and the good of man, and that the Word of God is the supreme law and rule in government as in all other things. We believe that all governments are responsible to God, and that all governments are obligated to legislate in conformity with the Word of God.
 
We believe that the Constitution of the United States is the best political charter yet created by men for governing themselves. It is our belief that the Constitution is designed to guarantee the free exercise of the inherent rights of the individual through strict limitations on the power and authority of the Federal Government.
 
We reaffirm our belief in the Declaration of Independence, and in particular, the belief that our inherent rights are endowed by the Creator. We further believe that our liberties can remain secure only if government is so limited that it cannot infringe upon those rights.
 
We believe that the free market is the only economic system of our time that is compatible with political liberty. It has not only brought a higher standard of living to a greater number of people than has any other economic system in the history of mankind; more important, it has been a decisive instrument in preserving freedom through maintaining private control of economic power and thus limiting the power of government.
 
We believe that collectivism and a free market are incompatible, and that when government competes with or interferes with the free market, it jeopardizes the natural economic growth of our society and the well-being and freedom of the citizenry.
 
We believe that "eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." We therefore believe that effective armed services are necessary for the defense of our national security and as a deterrent to potential aggressors. We believe that the use of force beyond our borders should be done only with clear, well-defined objectives and only in the cause of political liberty. We strongly disavow all movements toward unilateral disarmament as based on naive views of the intentions of other world leaders.
 
We believe that it is the responsibility of the individual citizen, whenever his inherent rights are threatened from within or without, to join together with other individuals to protect these rights, or when they have been temporarily lost, to regain them.
 
We believe that any responsible conservative organization must conduct itself within the framework of the Constitution. In pursuance of this belief we refuse to countenance any actions which conflict in any way with the traditions of the American political system.
 
The Michigan Conservative Union is created to realize these ends through the cooperation in responsible political action of all Americans who cherish the principles upon which the Republic was founded.
 
The Michigan Conservative Union will welcome all Americans who are prepared to fight for the realization and preservations of these principles through political action at the local, state and national level.   www.mcu.today

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