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In This Issue

Engaging & Learning!
Removing all those monuments! Where will the pigeons go? Will it harm endangered birds used to the roost and views? No stoop to poop?


This is called brotherhood?

"You have produced; I have not; we are comrades; let us share." "You own something; I own nothing; we are brothers; let us share ." ~ Frederic Bastiat
"When people have larceny in their hearts, they will elect leaders who write plunder into their statutes." ~Edmund Opitz

(Thanks Darrin)

Edmund Opitz' brilliant book:
Religion and Capitalism: 
Allies not Enemi
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  With Forward by ACTON's Father Robert Sirico (Thanks FEE)

The form of Christian socialism that would become Liberation Theology was so new it hadn't been named yet.   "The methods of religion are not the methods of politics. Religion renews and elebates society by enhancing the quality of personal life, by recalling men to a true sense of what it means to be human, by quickening the individual conscience, by increasing our sensitivity  to the full range of our environment..."

Even more relevant 47 years later! The Preface alone is worth reading for those confused or uncertain of the true definition of Capitalism. It is a term, like "conservative" that is often misused by ignorant or opportunists who assume their own definitions for advantage.  

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A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never 
need one again.

If you replace "W" with "T" in "What, Where and When", you get the answer to each of them.

Your future self is watching you right now through memories.

Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty.

What if my dog only brings back my ball because he thinks I like throwing it?    (Thanks, John)

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Conservative 
Principles:
Dr. Russell Kirk's  The Conservative Mind Condensed

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You with us? 

Our children and grand children need us to be good stewards of our blessings, including freedoms and liberty!  (Thanks, Kevin)

MCU Membership Application 
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No excuse, but the fact is:

(Thanks, Joanne)

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Off FB:
 
Dave Alan Ryan - I can't find one verse in the Bible where Jesus went to the government and said feed My sheep. 
Joe Arpaio was convicted of obeying the law. But, Hillary Clinton walked free. Let that sink in.
Torey Robinson - Welcome to the new USA where you can't be a trump supporter or have anything with the confederate flag on it or you're a racist. Where you can't call someone a boy or girl anymore or you'll offend someone because they don't believe in genders. Where you can't have historic statues anymore because they're all considered racist in some form and must be taken down. WELCOME TO THE USA HOME OF THE BIGGEST PANSIES IN THE WORLD!!!!! This country has become the laughing stock of the world.
Archie Hantz
  Editor: Much of the World sees it for what it is - an attempt at sabotage and anarchy, and they anxiously await Trump's leadership to straighten it out. I believe he will
Congrats, Torey, on your professional certifications!  Doing it right!
Where does it end?
Ted Hunsell  - Last night, in Baltimore, Maryland, the oldest Christopher Columbus statue in America was destroyed. It was 225 years old. It was carved 225 years ago by an artist as a tribute to the discovery of America. It stood that entire time without incident for people to see and contemplate.Antifa posted a video showing the destruction happening and taking responsibility saying Christopher Columbus ushered in capitalism and everything else that they disagree with in America.
  I blame Democrats! I said it wouldn't stop at Confederate statues and have been saying it - This is what the Taliban does and what Isis does. That's today's Democratic Party.
Babette Holder - If you want to see the good side of humanity the FB Hurricane Harvey safety check page is it! People offering rides, water, and any assistance they can to others in the area. On the flipside is a Citgo that was charging $14.99 for a case of water! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and people were buying them because they had to, meanwhile in another area, someone bought out the store in water, put the cases outside saying free to anyone that needs them. Also, those offering help, no one is asking for person's political affiliation, their skin color nor ethnicity, just humans helping others. God is Good!
Mike Swope - I have maintained for many years one of the biggest and growing problems in American education is the number of educators who have been in school since they were four years old. A solution that would result in positive incremental change is for schools at all levels not to hire any teachers or administrators who do not have at least 3-5 years of successful FT experience in fields other than education after having earned a degree. This would go a long way toward restoring real-world perspectives that are sorely lacking in school buildings today.
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Michigan Conservative Union
's Board of Directors has set a schedule that includes significant events for serious conservatives. There will be monthly meeting in Southeast Michigan and periodic gatherings around the state. Consider adding th ese importan annual meetings to your calendar:
 
11/11/2017  Campaign Tool Kit - Seminar for candidates, families and staff - principles, strategy, tactics, tools.
 
4/7/2018  MiCPAC (Michigan Conservative Political Action Conference)  Holt, Michigan -  Annual issues and strategy conference for most conservative leaders across the state. Features top National, state and local speakers.
 
5/19/18 (tentative)  Upper Peninsular MiCPAC, Marquette.
    Plans are going well. If you are in the UP, a committed conservative who wants to help plan this event email  norm@mcu.today
 
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  Book the Movie:   email:  norm@mcu.today

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From Hillsdale College -  From the book of Genesis to John Locke You cannot call yourself educated unless you know the story of Western Civilization.  That is why we are offering our free online course, "Western Heritage." Based on a class that everyone at Hillsdale College must take in order to graduate, this course covers topics such as:
+  The Hebrew legacy and emergence of Christianity
+ The Greek legacy, including Socrates' echoing question: "What is the right way for a man to live?"
+ The Renaissance and rebirth of the glories of antiquity
+  The Reformation of the Christian church
+  The Scientific Revolution    and more...
August 26, 2017

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Prayers for those in the Texas storm!
President's Weekly Address Here
Franklin Graham's wonderful prayer for Unity at the Trump Phoenix Rally Video

Here are the winning numbers for Wednesday night's  Powerball jackpot , which hit $700 million:  6, 7, 16, 23, 26, and Powerball number is 4.   If you won, would you help conservatives fight government creep?

Let LIBERTY reign!
We are excited about this issue. There is lots of valuabe "meat" to chew on. No preaching, just facts and opinions of clarity and use. 
  We change public policies by changing public knowledge and perceptions.  You may notice as you scan the articles and information that some are submitted by readers, facebook friends, and interested individuals.  Feedback is always welcome by emailing: norm@mcu.today.   
   Because we receive so much information daily, it is not possible to include everything. We try to include links to some of the most important and interesting  Let's keep the faith and fight, for a free USA and opportunities for our children and grandchildren as we had. 
 
$ 0.40 cents less in Tennessee today! 
$ 0.46 less in South Carolina; $ 0.28 less in Ohio - National Averages  Here
When you see the Governor or legislators on the stump this summer thank them (not!) for the extra dollar or two you paid to fill up to go see them. 
National and Michigan 
++ President Trump visits Yuma US Customs and Border Patrol facilityVideo Link

++ We have an awesome video of a Predator at work in Iraq. Graphic! Email if you want a copy.

++ UN Makes Its Move... Issues "Concrete
Measures" Order to US Authorities -  Warns US about white supremicists but do not mention radical left.   Article   (Thanks, George)
  Trump should tell them where to stuff it - or better yet, tell them to move. 

++ President Trump  pardoned former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio , w ho was convicted of criminal contempt for ignoring a judge's order not to detain suspected undocumented immigrants. A judge ruled on July 31 that the Arpaio committed a crime by disobeying a court order to stop detaining suspected undocumented immigrants.
   The American Civil Liberties Union said "Trump has chosen lawlessness over justice, division over unity, hurt over healing," and called the pardon "a presidential endorsement of racism." Arpaio served as sheriff for 24 years before losing his re-election bid last November. He was known for controversial policies - including jailing prisoners in a tent city and forcing detainees to wear pink underwear 
   "Throughout his time as Sheriff, Arpaio continued his life's work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration," the White House said in a statement. NBC Link
   Arpaio is best known for his approach to battling illegal immigration. In 2009 he claimed to have arrested 30,000 illegal immigrants since starting his efforts in 2005.  Fox Link

++ It was Democrat President Jimmy Carter who fully restored citizenships of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Confederate General Robert E, Leesaying: 
"Our Nation needs to clear away the guilts and enmities and recriminations of the past, to finally set at rest the divisions that threatened to destroy our Nation and to discredit the principles on which it was founded. Our people need to turn their attention to the important tasks that still lie before us in establishing those principles for all people." Link
  Can there be any doubt the intent of those sewing enmity and recriminations among fellow citizens with a different view? Is this not threatening to destroy our Nation and discredit American principles? This isn't what is good for the USA, and deserves no harbor.

++ Sen. Corker (R-TN) slams Trump  - "has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order for him to be successful" - and he was not sure Trump "understands the character of this nation."   Video     Really? What competence and stability have you shown? 


++ Roy Moore Has 18-Point Lead in Alabama Senate Runoff PollMoore - twice stripped of his chief justice duties, including for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument in a state judiciary building - leads with 50.3 percent support compared with 32.2 percent for challenger Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala. Strange was appointed to fill Sen. Session's term. Moore is running hard against Senate Majority Leader McConnell who has put in millions of dollars to stop Moore. The runoff is September 26.  Link


++ Nancy Pelosi's Dad dedicated statues to Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, praised slavery - t he Democrats have a pretty poor history on Civil Rights, including Nancy Pelosi's own father who was the Mayor of Baltimore - and was one of the people who dedicated statues to Robert E. Lee and 'Stonewall' Jackson, and in his speech said that they defended 'sacred institutions.' What are those 'sacred institutions'? One of them is slavery."  More

++ Anti-Trump Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is in trouble from all sides.
With a dismal approval rating of 18 percent, he faces a Republican primary challenge from former state Sen. Kelli Ward. Ward leads Flake by 14 points in a recent poll. At the federal level, President Trump torched Flake for being weak on borders, crime, and being a "non-factor" in the Senate. The president also called him toxic.  More

++ Bundy not guilty - Jury finds 7 wildlife refuge occupiers not guilty on all counts.   More (Thanks, Jennifer)

++ Year Around School? Article We buy all but #6. Teachers on average make about 50% more than the families whose children they teach. Sometimes two wage earners working 2,000 hours a year cannot match the pay of one teacher teaching 800 hours a year. Yes, some grade papers after class and do continuing education, but workers continue to study and learn too, without automatic income increases. Great teachers deserve merit pay bases on student progress. Lousy teachers need to find other work. We cannot risk another generation acheiving and learning less. 

++ Illinois Governor Rauner vetoes $15 minimum wage bill stating it would hurt businesses and cost jobs. Link

++ Embarrassed for the media meltdown surrounding Trump's claim that "there is blame on both sides  [for Charlottesville]." That was entirely true: eyewitness testimony, from sources including a New York Times reporter and a student counterprotester, affirm as much. There is simply no question that both white nationalists and leftist "Antifa" protesters both engaged in unjustifiable violence that day.
    (E)lected officials and members of our press are apparently tacitly advocating mob rule and vicious, primitive might-makes-right public discourse. The world should look at us and laugh for such crude and shocking behavior coming from the nominally elite and educated members of our political and media classes. Mitt Romney (stupidly) responded by tweeting: "No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes."   More
  Like Antifa and Black Lives Matter and other opportunistic radicals - many communists - are not themselves showing racism and bigotry and violence and attacks on the very fabric of America? 
++ Cost of illegal Immigration - Michigan's share: $929 Million!  All 50 states spend a whopping $84 billion per year to subsidize illegal immigrants, though if we were to add federal spending to the equation, that value would skyrocket to at least $113 billion. More
Energy - Among God's Blessings
 
++ "It's not about skin, it's about sin"  
Benjamin Watson, a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, having been a Patriot, Brown and Saint. 
   Watson is a devout Christian who is known for being outspoken about his faith. Following the events in Ferguson, Missouri, Watson wrote a Facebook post on the issue of race in America that was "liked" on Facebook more than 850,000 times.    The post received national attention. In 2015 Watson released a book, Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race--And Getting Free From the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us. On January 27, 2017, Watson was one of the speakers at the 2017 March for Life, an annual rally protesting abortion and Roe v. Wade, which was headlined by Vice President Mike Pence, said he did not vote for President Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton and does not belong to either party.
"Abortion is the ultimate form of racism." 
   Watson has released a second book: The New Dad's Playbook; Gearing up for the biggest game of your life. Link  From winging it to winning it, this guy is the real deal.  
   Watson: It pains me to see people not stand and honor the flag during the anthem. Even those who are busy talking, taking photos, eating or drinking. I believe every American should desire to stand for our anthem...CNN Interview Trump. racism, Kaepernick.

(Thanks, Amy)
 

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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."  
  
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Russell Amos Kirk was an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, literary critic, and fiction author known for his influence on 20th century American conservatism.  Wikipedia
Kirk's  Books  include The Conservative Mind; Roots of American Order; Eliot and his age; The politics of Prudence; The American Cause and 30+ more. 

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