In the Trenches: Hindsight is 2020

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Freedom Alert: A Slap in the Face of Small Business Owners

It has come to our attention that Senate Bill 492 - which seeks to reinstate, extend, and increase the cost to Michigan taxpayers by another $300 million of the so-called “Good Jobs for Michigan” legislation - is being considered in the waning days of session.

This is an unacceptable and outrageous slap in the face to countless small business owners and their employees who have seen their livelihoods crushed by their government’s response to a global pandemic, which has been a tragic combination of incompetence, heavy-handed overreaction, and a pathetic inability to work together. 

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Lancaster Hire would strip the “Independent” from Citizens Redistricting Commission

Two years ago, Michigan voters went to the polls and approved a constitutional amendment to change the way our state handles redistricting.

Voters opted to give redistricting responsibility to something called an “Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.” According to the rules voters agreed to, the commission would be led by Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, and it would be designed to function independently of partisan political interests.

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Election’s Over – Now Fix the Problems

The election is over. The results are in, and here in Michigan, they’re not going to change.

What should, though, is the way Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson handles worries, accusations, claims and sworn affidavits about mistakes, fraud and malfeasance during the vote counting process.

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Biggest Loser on Election Night? Voters' Trust in the System

This column originally appeared in The Detroit News.

Donald Trump lost Michigan; we accept this.

Trump's loss and the swirl of controversy around it has handed Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson a unique opportunity, the no risk kind, and all upside with voters.

Will Benson seize this opportunity? To borrow an election night colloquialism, early returns don't look good.

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Freedom isn’t free, but it’s ours because Veterans paid the tab

Superheroes walk among us.

We had the occasion this week on Veterans’ Day to thank Michigan’s veterans of the United States Armed Forces, but a single day of gratitude has never been enough.

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Election Day Stunner: Pro-Freedom Majority Holds Michigan State House

Polling is dead. 

Republicans’ House majority, on the other hand…

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Benson Loses in Court Again… and Again

Four days until Election Day, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson keeps the tally running.

No, not the tally of votes – those won’t be counted until Tuesday night.

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Have you voted? Have your friends?

Have you voted?

Everything is on the line this November. No, not every office in the state – though most of them are up for grabs. Everything.
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Freedom Alert: Defend the Rule of Law

Watching Gov. Whitmer’s reaction to the Michigan Supreme Court ruling, it’s clear she didn’t watch enough Schoolhouse Rock when she was growing up. Instead of working with the legislature to enact laws, Gov. Whitmer chose to go it alone, building her COVID response on a foundation made of sand.

The court wisely ruled in favor of the Rule of Law, restoring the checks and balances of our government, and ending Gov. Whitmer’s unilateral control of our state. Whitmer’s response has been to hurl partisan insults, vilifying her coequal branches.
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