June 6, 2018
Edition 125. Thank you for reading and sharing! 
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Michigan primary nine weeks away
Early primary results from yesterday illustrate much division among Democrats

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, 
but fools despise wisdom and discipline."  Proverbs 1:7
 "Be still and know that I am God"  Psalm 46:10

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
Samuel Adams

Business Subsidies Scorecard Link  Michigan legislators' records - Who voted to take how much $$$$ out of your family to pay for special interests? This rating goes back several years; you can see how candidates voted back when, now running for higher office.
At 3.8%, the national unemployment rate (U-3) is now at an 18-year low. Adding the discouraged & marginally attached workers, the U-6 unemployment rate of 7.8%, which some people say is the "real" unemployment rate, is now at an 18 year low. (Thanks, Brian)

In This Issue
It's us, or no one!
Side Notes
Prayer changes lives and nations - President Trump     Video

Governor Debate on Mackinac Island: See it HERE

U.S. Senate Republican Party race - maneauvering on Mackinac:  HERE

++ Trump is getting the Wall built. This past Friday construction began on the San Diego section of the Trump Wall. More

++ Spying Independent Contractor Accidentally Uncovers Sophisticated Cellphone Spying Gear In Several Key Places In Washington  Article

We highly recommend viewing this fairly short video of the Pilgrims and Founding principles:    The Pilgrims Formula To Save America! Kirk Cameron in Monumental - The only successful strategy for liberty that has ever been carried out  in the history of mankind -   Video Link
   A point that hit us profoundly is that education is the responsibility of parents. When government provides the education, it is to serve and teach what the government wants, not the parents want or their values. In the 1960s the Courts took God and values out of public education and facilities. Until we get them back, liberty will not be restored

Theme: "Our Constitution: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"

UPCPAC - MCU is supporting  the Upper Michigan Conservative Political Action Conference at  Highland Golf Club, 
3011 U.S. 2,  Escanaba MI  49829 
June 8&9.   Info HERE
Awesome faculty & program 
UPCPAC Keweenaw Report
 with schedule links HERE!

Save $10 off UPCPAC with 
new MCU Membership  HERE

Friday night June 8 (6-10 PM) will feature several upper Michigan legislators, Congressman Jack Bergman, Statewide candidates Senators Patrick Colbeck and Tonya Schuitmaker, SOS candidate Joseph Gusman and incumbent cCo-President of the State School Board Dr. Rev. Richard Zeile and candidates for State Legislature. Featured presentations will be given by Tenesee Lawyer and Author Publius Huldah"  The Constitution and the Article V Convention; plus author and former Homeland Security official Phil Haney:  "See Something, Say Nothing":Dangers of Islam in America.

Saturday June 9, doors open at 9AM, program starts at 10AM. 
UPCPAC brings togther knowledgeable speakers to help us understand our Constitution, its rich history, the differing ways it is under attack, today and what our future may look like tomorrow because of it.
UPCPAC's list of speakers includes:
Prof. William Wagner: President and CEO of Salt and Light Global
Dave Agema: Chairman of the Top Gun Republican PAC, former member Michigan House of Representatives, Republican National Committee
William Mohr: Chairman; the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan
Hon. Norm Hughes: Chairman; Michigan Conservative Union; Former Reagan official and architectural engineer
Terri McCormick Ph.D; Author, Speaker, former Wiscosin State Rep.
Congressman Jack Bergman: Lt. General, Retired; Pilot, Businessman
Judge Michael Warren: Author of "America's Survival Guide", Education head for Cornerstione Schools of Detroit, and former member Michigan State School Board
Jim Hafeman: Marine, retired, Law Enforcement Office
Tom Deweese: President; American Policy Center, author, speaker
Tom Casperson: State Senator, former State Rep., businessman
Hope to see you there!

++ Agenda 21/2030/2050 - planned central control - 
The plan is called America 2050 and the concept is based upon the creation of megacities. In order for the megacities concept,  which is well underway, to come to fruition, American suburbs and rural areas must be completely depopulated. This process is underway and the Obama administration was  accelerating the process. (Thanks, Philip) MORE

++ Property Rights abused by local governments  raising revenue through nuisance fines: Read Here

Tom DeWeese of American Policy Center is a foremost researcher and expert on the Agenda 2050 movement. Meet and hear him at UPCPAC, Escanaba, June 9

++ Booed and intimidated over Faith - Hinkle's refusal to play for US Womens National (soccer) Team over Pride Month jersey offers opportunity for different kinds of  understanding
The  Story

++ Lou 
Dobbs on POTUS steel and aluminum tariffs. 

++ 50 years later Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says he's not convinced Sirhan Sirhan killed his dad.   Here  

++ Compare Prescription prices  HERE  Transparency in health care will increase competition and quality and cut costs. 

++ CAMPAIGN OFFICIAL Reveals How Facebook Allowed Democrats To "Ingest The Entire Social Network of The U.S." Because "They Were On Our Side" - "Facebook, 2012  election, had the ability for people to "opt-in". The Obama campaign like, rocked this, right? We got people to opt in, and the privacy policy on Facebook at that time was that if  they opted in, they could tell us who all their friends were. This is very much how local campaigns work." Facebook gave the Democrat Party the ability to ingest the entire social 
network of the U.S. that's on Facebook, "

Sponsored by Michigan Conservative Union - Southeast MI. chapter.
++ We are watching guardian and welfare fraud in Michigan's courts!  "estate documents, and other evidence, are routinely ignored in these proceedings as false instruments are presented by predatory attorneys and validated by the court to justify redirecting estate assets into the control of predatory parties.  Estates are being liquidated by the legal community through endless and unnecessary litigation, or outright theft.  The victims have no redress...
   These cases can be characterized by "isolate the victim, defame legitimate family, and liquidate the estate" and they are routinely executed by parties well entrenched in the local probate court system." Rick Black, Director CEAR (Thanks, Jodi)
   We are pleased with the investigation into this practice in Oakland County Courts. 
   If you are in a position to help or have first hand knowledge of abuse, want to court wtch, or donate to fight this family busting practice, Email norn@mcu.today
MCU-SE is also watching Child Protective Services that seem to think your children belong to the State, on loan to you only as long as you do what they want. 
 And, we are following Human Trafficing in Michigan.
   If you have compelling information on abuses please email norm@mcu.today.

Or on the form below. If the form does not show scroll all the way down and hit the line for full view

++ Pre-meditated - The alleged gunman who murdered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, filmed three cellphone videos the morning of the attack-he said in  one clip that he would try to kill 20 people....Police and prosecutors have not yet offered a motive and are investigating "a pattern of disciplinary issues and unnerving behavior".   Article

The Pentagon says China is responsible for nearly 10 instances of military-grade lasers being flashed at American pilots trying to land at a base in Africa, charges Beijing
dismissed Friday as "groundless accusations."
China is building their military fast, and have a new naval base near the USA's only permanent base in Africa.

++ Senior Executive Service - Top government managers - They decide what government does - Deep state deeply entrenched , almost impossible to direct, correct, or get rid of even when they sabotage or set on specific directives. 
  SES is the shadow or secret government that undermines the President and Congress as they wish. The Senior Executive Service, best selling author Jerome Corsi wrote, is "10,000 Deep State shadow government employees who are sabotaging the American Republic for the globalist agenda." 
  They're the generals that never go away, they're the civilian clothes-wearing generals of the bureaucracy. The swamp. Article

NOTE: Your editor's first senior policy position in the Reagan Administration was SES. Just below PAS - the presidentially appointed senate confirmed cabinet posts. Seeing it up close and personal was shocking then, but an incentive to get in and right the situation. It will take tough, dedicated policy leaders willing to work long and hard hours to prevail. 
   Praying Donald Trump will find and support such qualified and dedicated managers serve him -and us - well!.

National & International


Unemployment Levels Lowest in 18 Years; 

President Overseeing a Renaissance in Manufacturing. 
   Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 223,000 jobs in May, exceeding what forecasters expected. The U.S. economy continues its streak of consecutive positive monthly job numbers, with employment growth averaging 207,000 jobs per month in 2018-faster than the gains in both 2016 and 2017. The economy has added nearly 3 million jobs since President Donald J. Trump took office.  
    The surveys released by BLS (June 1) mark yet another month of robust job growth and demonstrate that the U.S. labor market continues to thrive under the Trump Administration's pro-growth policies .   Statement

++ Record Employment - Pelosi blasts Republicans - a record 155,474,000 were employed in the United States in May as the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent. 
   Deranged Democrat House Leader Nancy Peolsi used the report as an opportunity to tee off against Republicans and job providers: "May's jobs report shows that strong employment numbers mean little to the families hit with soaring new costs under the Republicans' watch..."Republicans' cruel, cynical health care sabotage campaign is already spiking families' premiums by double digits and pushing millions off their coverage...
 "From day one, the White House and Republicans in Congress have sold out working and middle class families to further enrich the wealthy and big corporations  shipping jobs overseas. Pelosi Vents

++ A new Harvard/Harris Poll found that immigration is by far the top issue for Republican voters.  The poll found that 41 percent of Republicans, 42 percent of conservatives, and 44   percent of Trump voters said immigration was the single biggest issue. 
 The poll also reveals that Republican, conservative, and Trump voters believe immigration is far more  important than issues like tax reform, addressing the national debt, and healthcare. MORE

++ Educational decline: Homeschooling surges as parents seek safer option for children- Violence and bullying a drive force but school shootings tip the balance for many. (Thanks, 
Jim)   Article

++ Supreme Court sides with Colorado baker who refused to make wedding cake for same-sex couple -  In a 7-2 decision, the justices set aside a Colorado court ruling against the baker -- while stopping short of deciding the broader issue of whether a business can refuse to serve gay and lesbian people.(Thanks Sean) 

++ Composition of state legislators -
2,999 Republicans; 2,335 Democrats, 19 Independents, 13 3rd Party, 45 vacanicies. See it by state:  HERE

CAUTION! Despite the popularity of President Eisenhower Republicans went from a majority in both houses of Congress in 1953 to about 1/3rd in both houses by 1960, 34-64 in the Senate and 153-283 in the House. The President disengaged from the Party and despite huge victories for himself, he let the Party dangle in the wind. So might Trump where Republicans undermine his policies and leadership.

++ Hilary rigged investigation - 
28 special agents of the FBI are asking to be subpoenaed 
in order to testify about how rigged the investigation was and what information they have about the suppression of the evidence in the case. The average voter may not understand the intricacies of the investigation but they will understand the implication of 28 witnesses who testify that the investigation was dishonest.  Article

++ Obama Allies Scheme to Kneecap Trump's New National Security TeamINFORMATION

++ Soros pours Million$$ into local prosecutor's races - backing anti-cop candidates  MORE

++  US Says China is shining lasers at US jets, causing two injuries. China denies it. Laser pointing is happening at several airports.  Link

++ "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." - Joseph Goebbel
   COS Newspeak: "It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. 'Reality control,' they called it: in Newspeak, 'doublethink'" - 1984, Part I,  Chapter 3
   "Limit" in Newspeak means "expand," as shown by amendments proposed by COS supporters. Our Constitution already limits the federal government to the enumerated powers.
   The amendments proposed by Mark Levin, Michael Farris, and the COS simulated convention would legalize powers the federal government has already usurped and strip States of existing powers and rights....
  The convention is the highest form of government, having more power than State Legislatures and Congress put together. So even though the Framers met in convention in 1787 "for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation (AOC)," they had the inherent and legal right, as expressed by the Declaration of Independence, to write a new Constitution which created a new government. Moreover, they set a precedent by making the new Constitution easier to ratify than amendments to the AOC.
   A runaway convention can't be prevented with Newspeak! Americans must educate themselves on this deception and be vigilant. Understand the real remedies our Framers said we must use to prevent federal overreach. Once a convention is called, it will be too late to stop a new Constitution with an easier mode of ratification from being imposed. Our existing Constitution and our Liberty hang in the balance. "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free...it expects what never was and never will be." - Thomas Jefferson to C.
Yancey, 1816.  More in this Judi Caller  Article
NOTE: The so-called convention of states (COS) has failed to pass in 18 legislatures so far this year. Very few legislatures are still meeting. Michigan is one of their targets. We change public policies by changing perceptions and beliefs - education, not intimidation and not risking our freedoms through a new runaway Constitution Convention (con-con). Madison, Jefferson, Hamilton, Jay, Scalia and so many other Constitutional experts have concluded you cannot contol a con-con once opened. 
More at  www.mcu.today.
Michigan Brief 

Spotted off the Lodge in Detroit today. (Thanks Mike). They have a vbery interesting proposal!

++ Civil Rights - Professor William Wagner called on the Michigan Legislature to formally request an Attorney General Opinion. He contends the Michigan Civil Rights Commission unlawfully amended Michigan law when it unilaterally changed Michigan's Civil Rights Act (CRA). He wants the Legislature to ask the Attorney General to determine  the legality of the commission's action. Release

++ Rise In State Revenue Far Exceeds Cost Of Defeated Income Tax Cut;  Taxpayers would have saved $463 million; latest state revenue estimate up $827 million. (Thanks, Tom and  Priscilla) MCPP Article

Michigan Legislature's top priority should be to roll back tax and fee increases over the last seven years and/or provide the income roll back promised a decade ago!  

++  Marijuana vote on legalization in Michigan expected next week  Lawmakers could vote early next week to legalize pot, thus taking the issue out of the hands of Michigan  voters  in November, according to some legislators.
   A pro-pot coalition wants Michigan voters to decide the issue in November. But for the first time the  senateGOP leader reports he has the votes to legalize pot without a vote of the people.
  "We are well short of support there," said House Speaker Tom Leonard (R). "I don't anticipate this happening, the voters are going to have to decide this."
  "I think (the chance is better) than people think," Meekhof said.
  Democratic candidate for governor gretchen whitmer wants this issue on the ballot, hoping young voters will vote on pot and then vote for her.  More  Will politics or policy decide this?

++ New Michigan opioid laws may mean longer prescription wait times - More personal information in government files, only seven day prescriptions for some drugs.   MI OPIOD LAWS

Your editor was shocked to hear on the news that new opiods law will keep a statewide medical data base on our medications. How secure is THAT information. Will it be discoverable? Used for political purposes? The problem is real, the "solution" unacceptable.

++ Property taxes in Michigan are nearly 100% more than in Indiana  and 10% more than Ohio. Full Report

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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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John Jay on a second Constitution Convention: 
   You must have observed that the same temper and equanimity which prevailed among the people on the former occasion, no longer exists. We have unhappily become divided into parties; and this important subject has been handled with such indiscreet and offensive acrimony, and with so many little unhandsome artifices and misrepresentations, that pernicious heats and animosities have been kindled, and spread their flames far and wide among us. When therefore it becomes a question who shall be deputed to the new Convention; we cannot flatter ourselves that the talents and integrity of the candidates will determine who shall be elected. Federal electors will vote for Fœderal deputies, and anti-Fœderal electors for anti-Fœderal ones. Nor will either party prefer the most moderate of their adherents, for as the most staunch and active partizans will be the most popular, so the men most willing and able to carry points, to oppose, and divide, and embarrass their opponents, will be chosen. A Convention formed at such a season, and of such men, would be but too exact an epitome of the great body that named them. The same party views, the same propensity to opposition, the same distrusts and jealousies, and the same unaccommodating spirit which prevail without, would be concentred and ferment with still greater violence within. Each deputy would recollect  who  sent [14] him, and  why  he was sent; and be too apt to consider himself bound in honor, to contend and act vigorously under the standard of his party, and not hazard their displeasure by prefering compromise to victory. As vice does not sow the seeds of virtue, so neither does passion cultivate the fruits of reason. Suspicions and resentments create no disposition to conciliate, nor do they infuse a desire of making partial and personal objects bend to general union and the common good. The utmost efforts of that excellent disposition were necessary to enable the late Convention to perform their task; and although contrary causes sometimes operate similar effects, yet to expect that discord and animosity should produce the fruits of confidence and agreement, is to expect "grapes from thorns, and figs from thistles."
   But if for the reasons already mentioned, and others that we cannot now perceive, the new Convention, instead of producing a better plan, should give us only a history of their disputes, or should offer us one still less pleasing than the present, where should we be then? 

John Jay makes several great points. What if a ConCon ensues and creates a new, or amends the existing Constitution. What if YOUR state decides not to ratify? 

You cannot be certain, that by rejecting the proposed plan you would not place yourself in a very awkward situation. Suppose nine States should nevertheless adopt it, would you not in that case be obliged either to separate from the Union or rescind your dissent? The first would not be eligible, nor could the latter be pleasant-A mere hint is sufficient on this topic-You cannot but be aware of the consequences.   MORE

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