In This Issue: Sen. Kid Rock? World Changing; Agenda 2030 real and happening - taking away our rights; Trump @G20; France; Deep State Sanotage; Donald, Jr. set-up; Comey's illegal leaks; 412 charged in health fraud; Schools turning children into sexual deviants. More Michigan Corporate socialism. Meanwhile, important bills stall. Other!
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July 14, 2017
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"He (King Saul) did not seek guidance from the Lord. Therefore the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse."
1 Chronicles 10:14 (Thanks, John)
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
--Calvin Coolidge, 30
th U.S. President
"In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first."
Harry S. Truman, 33
rd U.S. President
FACT: in Alaska leaving the entire State with no choices.
Trump seems to have changed the paradigm a bit, Economic growth was slowed in the last decade as increases in productivity and hours worked have fallen to fractions of their previous rates. Learn about the components that lead to economic growth
This may not be a comfortable read for you, but you deserve the truth. We do not often talk about it, being pc'd into silence
We observed the full court press on President Trump and the USA at the G20 Summit last week. G20 nations control 2/3rds of the World population, 90% of economic output and 80% of trade. Much of the agenda was "semi-secret" but trends toward implementing UN policies.
The United Nations plan is to impose Agenda 21/2030 - the massive redistribution of wealth and political control in the name of "Sustainable Development."
Excerpt: "We are announcing today 17 Sustainable Development Goals with 169 associated targets which are integrated and indivisible. Never before have world leaders pledged common action and endeavour across such a broad and universal policy agenda. We are setting out together on the path towards sustainable development, devoting ourselves collectively to the pursuit of global development and of "win-win" cooperation which can bring huge gains to all countries and all parts of the world." (Thanks, Bruce Barlond, new MCU Director)
As President Trump announced the USA pulling out of the Paris Accord, we see secondary players around the World seeking to shove the USA aside and claim for themselves, World leadership, such as Germany's Merkel and Canada's Trudeau as they get ever more disrespectful. They are angry because Trump is prohibiting them from making America a 3rd World country and taxing us to pay for it.
++ Agenda 2030 is the Inventory and Control Plan of all land, water, minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all food, all energy, all information and all human beings in the World. We are embarked on a Global movement towards one World socialism through the 3E's - Economy Ecology and Equity. Social Equity - impoverishing huge portions of the population and bringing down "developed" nations to "equity" with the poorer ones. Destruction of representative government and towards unelected boards and commissions. The principles used include private/public partnerships that cannot be penetrated. Restrictions on moving money and developing land are among the tools being used.
It is a totalitarian plan we must resist. Hundreds of millions of dollars are going to state and local governments to encourage and fund regional plans. This has been going on for some time. Control of land and land use is necessary for this Global dictatorship to occur. Regionalization surrenders to unelected bodies, segments of local control. There are more than 1,000 such authorities in Michigan alone, according to one analysis. In some cases professional planners are hired by townships and counties, said planners seeking to control land use and thereby generating more money and control for themselves. And YOUR tax dollars are funding it. In some cases it is merely the power paradigm that seems to follow the ability of one to lord over neighbors when appointed to a commission. Most drain commissioners can impose regulation and taxes as they tell you how you can use your land.
In ten Michigan counties and additional local jurisdictions, TOST regulations are imposed. TOST (Time of Sale or Transfer) regulations impower local health departments to inspect properties and order work before it can be sold or transferred. A new well, new septic system, or other work can be ordered. If the price is too high or the seller cannot afford to do it, they are ordered to even if they decide not to sell the property. It remains a lien against good title on that property. Foreclosure can be forced to pay the encumbrance. The Barry-Eaton County 20 pages of regulations (Here) impose jail or $200 fine for each day each ordered work isn't done.
In some communities inspectors go to all rental units once or twice a year and order any corrections they decide to impose. A tenant breaks a screen, the landlord can be ordered to repair it regardless of lease provisions. These may not seem to be connected to an International scheme. In some cases they are ad hoc actions imposed in the spirit and attitude that government owns all property and it is on loan to "owners" as tenants who rent it through property taxes.
MCU will empanel another Property Rights Task Force to expose abuses and alert activists. If you are interested, or want to receive the report from the first property roghts task force, email micpac.hughes@gmailcom
"Nil desperandum -- Never Despair. That is a motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it." Samuel Adams, one of the Founders
"Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and
"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder." --George Washington, President
++ Trump in Paris - Today, President Donald J. Trump is in Paris, France for meetings and celebrations with America's oldest ally.
The President will meet with American military commanders and later with French President Macron. Tomorrow, the President will attend France's annual Bastille Day celebration--the first President to do so since 1989. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War One,the people of France have designated America this year's national guest of honor. Troops from the US Army's First Infantry Division--the first unit to arrive on French soil in 1917--will march in the parade, and US Air Force Thunderbirds will conduct a flyover with planes from the French air force. W
hat a brutal schedule! WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE PRESS CONFERENCE AND OTHER ELEMENTS OF THE TRIP! Press Conference
++ Haley: 'Everybody Knows' Russia Meddled in US Elections -
Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to "save face" by denying during his meeting with President Donald Trump that his country meddled in the 2016 election, but "everybody knows" that isn't true, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says in an interview airing Sunday.
"I think President Putin did exactly what we thought he would do, which is to deny it," Haley told CNN's Dana Bash. "And they can't. They can't. Everybody knows that Russia meddled in our elections." More
++ Trump began Putin meeting with questions about hacking - "I'm going to get this out of the way: Did you do this?"
The US and Russia have offered differing accountsof how the conversation played out. Tillerson told reporters Trump and Putin had a "robust and lengthy exchange" about it and that Putin vehemently denied Russia had disrupted the electoral process. He later said the US-Russia relationship was "too important not to move forward" from last year's events. It's unclear whether the Trump administration plans to penalize Russia for its actions. Trump tweeted Sunday morning that "sanctions were not discussed."
Putin also said during a press conference on Saturday that Trump "agreed" Russia didn't hack the US election. "He asked many questions on the subject, I tried to answer them all," Putin said. "It seems to me that he has taken note of that and agreed, but it's better to ask him about his attitude."
"It seemed to me that he was satisfied with the answers," the Russian president added. "I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election. He vehemently denied it. I've already given my opinion," Trump wrote. "Now it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!"
"I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election. He vehemently denied it. I've already given my opinion," Trump wrote. "Now it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!" Article
++ John Bolton: Putin Lied to Trump on Hacking - Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin "looked Donald Trump directly in the eye and lied to him" when he denied Moscow's involvement in last year's election.
++ Deep State sabotage -
Every time President Trump scores a great success - such as his address to a joint session of Congress, his trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel, or his recent speech in Poland - another damaging leak lands on the front page of The New York Times or the Washington Post. Trump's enemies in the Deep State - mostly Obama holdovers and Hillary supporters in the bureaucracy - have been saving up the leaks and timing them in a deliberate effort to upstage the president. This time around, the leak was about Trump's oldest son Donald Jr. According to a front-page story in The Times, the younger Trump met with a Russian lawyer who promised to give him damaging information on Hillary. The meeting had all the markings of a set-up. It appears to have been arranged by Fusion GPS, an American firm retained by Hillary's campaign to develop opposition research on Trump. Fusion GPS was behind the now-discredited dossier concocted by a British intelligence agent to smear Trump. More
++Swamps, Deep States And Core Problems, Part 1 - Guest editorial printed by express permission. Copywrite Marilyn M Barnewall
Like most of you, I have become more and more concerned about the massive criminality of the swamp animals and other spooky creatures in our nation's capitol. In addition to the Swamp, we also have a serious problem called the "Deep State." The Swamp and the Deep State overlap but they are different entities.
We don't really know what the Deep State is... just that it's a group of people (most people say they are from America's Intel community... FBI, CIA, NSA, etc.) who are so arrogant they believe they know better than the millions of voters who put Donald J. Trump in the Oval Office who should be there - and they don't think it should be Trump.
The people who make up the Deep State have yet to realize their arrogance is the worst form of tyranny. At the moment they think they are saving us from ourselves... at least that's what they tell themselves. That's what all tyrants tell themselves and it's what they tell those they want in servitude to them. Remember the number one job qualification for spies: Good liar.
++ Democrats have willfully and repeatedly peddled, discredited and disputed information
o tarnish President Donald Trump and his administration, begging the question of who's actually colluding with Russia,
++ Russian Lawyer who met with Trump, Jr, is linked to a group hired by Democrats to research Trump -
linked to Fusion GPS, the group that is responsible the infamous and discredited "Trump dossier." Link
++ Obama A.G. Loretta Lynch helped Russian lawyer who met with Donald, Jr. - Link
++ Obama's DOJ Let Russian Lawyer Into US - "In October the government bypassed the normal visa process and gave a type of extraordinary permission to enter the country called immigration parole,' Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Monteleoni told a judge Jan. 6, 2016.
"That's a discretionary act that the statute allows the Attorney General to do in extraordinary circumstances," he said. "In this case, we did that so that Mr. Katsyv could testify. And we made the further accommodation of allowing his Russian lawyer into the country to assist."
Officials in the Justice and State departments were not able to explain how Veselnitskaya remained in the country past herJanuary deadline, More
++ Trump stopping to pick up Marine's hat blown away by wind is president's latest viral moment - View
++ Comey leaks! More than half of the memos former FBI chief James Comey wrote as personal recollections of his conversations with President Trump about the Russia investigation have been determined to contain classified information, according to interviews with officials familiar with the documents.
This revelation raises the possibility that Comey broke his own agency's rules and ignored the same security protocol that he publicly criticized Hillary Clinton for in the waning days of the 2016 presidential election... Article
++ Women's leader: Jihad against Trump - The co-chair of the women's march against President Donald Trump, Linda Sarsour, is calling for a "jihad" against his administration. Sarsour, a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention who is an anti-Israel and pro-Sharia activist, made the startling call - and also urged against "assimilation" - in a speech last weekend to the Islamic Society of North America. More
++ The CNN Two-Step is a simple dance. Step One: Put your foot in your mouth. Step Two: Shoot yourself in the foot. The results are bloody but hilarious. The latest iteration comes from CNN's own Jim Acosta. Acosta seems to have modeled himself on the Grandfather of Fake News, Dan Rather. Rather made his name by shouting biased and hostile questions at a president despised of the elite. Acosta has made a fool of himself doing the same thing. Acosta beclowned himself most recently (as of this writing; it's hard to keep up) filing a sneering, unprofessional report on the president's press conference in Poland. Acosta scornfully called it a "fake news conference" More
++ Rebel states sell info they hide from Trump voter commission -
In the past week election officials in dozens of states have rejected a request from the newly-formed Presidential Advisory Commission on Electoral Integrity to provide voter records for a study on the extent (if any) of election fraud. Some of those officials have expressed great indignation that the commission would even ask. Yet many of those same officials would gladly sell those very same records - to campaigns, to candidates, to political consultants, even to you. It's a situation that baffles some political veterans Article
Do Not Resuscitate!
Conservatives - GREAT PLANS ARE PROCEEDING! Wise strategy and excellent tactics will direct our efforts to opportunities in this relentless effort to make the USA and Michigan free, with limited government, lower taxes, and!
ne way we have effectively organized is by the use of Citizen Task Forces.
A typical task force meets in person about six times over a six month period to
study issues and propose conservative policies and solutions. We are looking at inviting panels on Energy and Health Care, and additional sessions on Education (Phase V) and Property Rights (Phase II). Participants pay their own expenses. They are expected to
bring experience and expertise on the subject, a commitment to conservative governance, and the ability and willingness to donate time and work in a collegial group atmosphere. Meetings are well organized and of limited duration, typically 90 minites and usually in Lansing. Additional phone or subcommittee meetings are sometimes used.
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with vitae or bio.
++ The Left wants to turn your child into a sexual deviant (guest editorial)
her daughter's 9th grade health teacher had recommended that her students masturbate to avoid teen pregnancy. Apparently this same health teacher has at various other points launched into soliloquies about abortion, sodomy (a common theme, as we've seen), and oral sex. Some of these sermons were part of the curriculum, some were not. The mother complained to the administration but it accomplished nothing. She went to the school board, but they didn't care. She spoke with the superintendent, but she was stonewalled. They all treated her like she was the crazy one. The dirty old lady encouraging children to fondle themselves was the innocent victim of an overbearing helicopter parent. More
US charging 412 in health fraud schemes worth $1.3 billion
- Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the collective action the "largest health care fraud takedown operation in American history" and said it indicates that some doctors, nurses and pharmacists "have chosen to violate their oaths and put greed ahead of their patients."
Among those charged are six Michigan doctors accused of a scheme to prescribe unnecessary opioids. A Florida rehab facility is alleged to have recruited addicts with gift cards and visits to strip clubs, leading to $58 million in false treatments and tests.
Officials said those charged in the schemes include more than 120 people involved in prescribing and distributing narcotics.
"They seem oblivious to the disastrous consequences of their greed. Their actions not only enrich themselves, often at the expense of taxpayers, but also feed addictions and cause addictions to start," Sessions said.
++ Kid Rock Teases U.S. Senate run in 2018 -
The singer is featured on a Kid Rock for Senate website. On Wednesday he tweeted, "I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this
website is real...the answer is absolutely YES."
++ Off FB:
Donald Trump Tweet: James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!
John S. Scott - So it's Kid Rock for Senate? Could be. Don't forget we had Sonny Bono, Fred Grandy (Gopher on Love Boat) in congress. And there's Jessie Ventura, Governor of Minnesota. Never say never! This is what you get when the average voter is tired of the do nothings we currently have in congress
Mike Swope - "It is amazing how many people think that the government's role is to give them what they want by overriding what other people want."--Thomas Sowell.....
"It is so easy to be wrong-and to persist in being wrong-when the costs of being wrong are paid by others."--Thomas Sowel
Jordan Haskins - These "Good Jobs for MI" bills are just more
corporate welfare. More picking, choosing, and aiding my competitors with my own tax dollars. This needs to stop now!
Kurt E, Damrow - Heroin overdoses in Michigan are up over 600% in the last decade. It doesn't get that bad without the big "C" Corruption...
Ron Dwyer - You know we as Republicans and conservatives need to do a better job of responding to the liberal media and the wacko left. For example they are going after Donald Trump jr. Now for perhaps violating the Logan Act... However what about Obama being the shadow president and visiting with all the world leaders after Trump gets through with them? Obama has visited numerous leaders after Trump as left including most recently Angela Merkel of Germany and the president of South Korea who was asking Obama how to better work with Trump and the United States clearly that was a violation of the Logan Act more so than Donald Trump meeting with a Russian attorney.
Michael Vickory -
Btw the United States government spent $78 billion on the food stamp program in 2016 alone and this did not alleviate poverty in the U.S. But somehow the Vatican can eliminate child poverty worldwide with a one time expense of $35 billion. it is estimated that the U.S. Government has spent $16 trillion over the past 50 years to eliminate poverty in the U.S. alone with almost no measurable results...
++ While important legislation lags - seemingly going nowhere, up pops a bill for more corporate welfare, within hours of a meeting betwen the Speaker and the Governor. Prevailing wage repeal? NO. Repeal Common Core - NO! Restore a portion of 2nd Amendment gun rights - NO! Cut taxes? NO! Use some of the $600+M surplus for tax relief or to fix roads? NO! Make English the oficial language? NO! Priorities are screwed up in Lansing.
++ 'Good Jobs for Michigan' - A Tool for Corporate Welfare -
Lobbyists for local "economic development" groups and other supporters had a common theme when testifying in support of "Good Jobs" legislation. But Michigan is already spending nearly $1 billion on a select tax credit program, widely acknowledged to be a failure. The state should get out of the select subsidy game. Link
++ Writes State Rep. John Reilly (R, Oxford):
I voted against another corporate welfare program, this one to give $250 million in taxpayer subsidies to particular companies chosen by political appointees at the state's corporate welfare office, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Reportedly the bills are an effort to lure a Taiwan company to Michigan. Owners of the chosen companies would get cash from the income taxes paid by their employees--i.e. construction workers will pay taxes to their bosses.
These corporate welfare schemes don't work, have cost the state billions of dollars in recent years, and are immoral to all of the Michigan companies working hard to stay in business that don't get these lucrative tax deals.
I was one of 22 Republicans and 13 Democrats that voted no.
Rep. Reilly is one of seven representatives who just filed eleven bills to introduced an 11-bill package to modify various taxpayer-funded scholarship and housing subsidies to be for U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents only.
Writes Reilly: "I strongly believe that it's improper for the government to spend money as a charity when it is funded by confiscation. And it's even more improper to take this confiscated money and then give it to those that don't even pay into the system. Scholarships and housing subsidies should be for law-abiding Michigan families."
Reilly has a small business. He won the priamry last year by merely 15 votes. He is among the new conservative stars. We need to support those who fight for us. John has a fund raiser next week:
++ What a disappointment! The House padded this precipitously after the Governor met with the Speaker and a handful of other "representatives". It seems they go to represent us to Lansing, and end up representing Lansing to us. Just more garbage - corporate socialism. Track the money - how many recipients of this welfare will fund liberal Republican campaigns? I am sorry but we do not buy House leadership deniability one bit. No matter how they voted, it would not have come up for a vote without their acquiesence.
++Michigan Conservative Union had a very important and successsful annual Board meetingin Plainwell yesterday. Thank you for all who participated and congratulations to new Officers Mary Sears and Christine Zarachy, and new Directors Bruce Barlond, Lori Green, Mary Sears and Jay Taylor. Jerome Allen, Darlene Littlejohn and Linda Wildern were re-elected to two year term
++ Book your showing?MCU Director Janice Daniels has leased the film Is Genesis History for a year. She is pleased to present it to conservative and Church groups. The license limits each showing to 75 people. If you are interested in showing it to a group you can email Janice here: email@example.com
Repeal Common Core, restore local control
· Repeal CC in its entirety, Math, ELA, Next Generation Science Standards, Social Studies
· Define the immediate replacement of standards as the proven and superior Massachusetts (MA) pre-CC standards for math, ELA, Science and Social Studies
· Replace unproven computer-based assessments with MA pre-Common Core paper & pencil assessments.
· Confirm parental right to Opt-Out without consequences.
· Confirm responsibilities of the local districts; allows defining their own standards.
· Clarify that locals not using state standards will not suffer financial repercussions.
++ House Bill 4053 (Make English the official state language) was introduced in mid January by Representatives Tom Barrett, Triston Cole, Aaron Miller, Gary Glenn, Lana Theis, Peter Lucido, Shane Hernandez and Lee Chatfield. More
Project Kirk is designed as a series of continuing education lessons on Conservatism, so that we might better understand, educate and replicate conservative principles. Please consider these as a regular part of meeting agendas for any philosophical or political group you are with.
Jay McNally and Darrin Moore discuss Russell Kirk - 10 PRINCIPLES - an oldie but goodie
Here Dr. Bradley J. Birzer of Hillsdale College offers thoughtful and intriguing background to Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind by offering insight into the author's goal for this foundational work.