When in Rome?

History is taught so it won’t be repeated. As the musical Hamilton so eloquently intoned, “Oceans rise, empires fall.” What can we learn from the historical fall of the Roman Empire, and how does it apply to circumstances facing America – and Michigan – today?

Rome didn’t fall in a day, and there were many factors that contributed to its eventual decline. History.com notes invasion by barbarians, economic troubles, and government corruption as just a few of the factors.

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What’s Florida Got that Michigan Doesn't? (Except Safer Seniors)

What’s Florida got that Michigan doesn't? Except healthier seniors, safer nursing homes, and lower COVID infection rates? ...and a Governor who trusts and respects his citizens… and more freedoms… and well, you get the point!

Those are the questions we’re all asking after news broke this week that Governor Gretchen Whitmer secretly jumped on an airplane (we don’t know whose or who paid for it) and traveled to the Sunshine State for an undisclosed amount of time in an undisclosed Florida city.

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"Science" Lessons

It has been over a year since COVID-19 came to Michigan and Gov. Whitmer’s “emergency” rule by fiat transformed our state. Since then, we still have no scientific evidence from the Governor’s office to justify any of her orders or restrictions. Meanwhile, countless businesses have gone under, students have lost out on a year of education, and the Governor continues to trample on the rights of ordinary citizens through her callous and arbitrary orders.

And if you happen to disagree with her orders, then the radical Left labels you a “science denier,” never mind that no actual science has been presented to deny.

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The real war on voters

There’s a war being waged on Michigan voters, alright, but it isn’t by who CNN tells you.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson proves herself more radically partisan by the day, and recently testified in Congress to back a plan to put control of the nonpartisan Federal Elections Commission in the hands of partisan political operatives.

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In the Trenches: Fighting for Free and Fair Elections

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Opinion: The real war being waged against free, fair elections

This column originally appeared in The Detroit News.

There's a war being waged against free and fair elections.

Readers are probably used to this kind of rhetoric and hyperbole from left-leaning media personalities and Democratic elected officials.

Those same readers might be surprised to learn, though, that the sanctity of the ballot box is, in fact, under assault — from many of those same liberal activists and elected officials.

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Spend it Wisely

Congress recently sent state lawmakers a giant pot of money and now it’s up to them to figure out what to do with it.

Just a few weeks ago, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which earmarked $5.7 billion in lightly restricted funds to the state of Michigan for lawmakers to spend between now and the end of 2024.

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A Good Friday Wish for A Better Politics

As we finish up a particularly ugly week of rhetoric in Michigan politics, the Christian faithful around the world will adore the selfless sacrifice of Jesus and celebrate His victory of love over darkness. We observe the world-changing power of forgiveness, and reflect on the holy call to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

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Politicizing Election Administration is a Terrible Idea

There are terrible ideas, and then there was Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s latest request to the United State Senate.

Benson testified Wednesday in support of a series of hyper-partisan election “reforms” that would politicize elections administration and strip Michigan of its ability to conduct its own elections.

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You’ve gotta fight – for your right – to transparency

It’s Sunshine Week and Governor Gretchen Whitmer is hiding things from you. A lot of things, it turns out.

The Freedom Fund’s own Greg McNeilly took to the pages of the Detroit News this week to point out this lack of transparency and offer a few important suggestions on how the state legislature might fight back to protect your right to know:

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