Why we fight.

A little over two hundred and forty-two years ago, our Forefathers put pen to paper to declare our nation’s Independence from an oppressive and tyrannical government.

To lay the groundwork for that Declaration, Thomas Jefferson defined some “self-evident” truths: 

“...that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

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Cowards

Photo Credit: Gretchen WhitmerThey’ve become unhinged.  Earlier this week, Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters let loose a hateful diatribe, urging liberals and progressives to assail Republicans in restaurants, gas stations, and wherever else they are found.

“Create a crowd,” she told them.  "Push back on them," she coached.  “You tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

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Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies...

We’ve all heard about “fake news.” Donald Trump, Barack Obama… everyone agrees it’s a problem. But there’s something more dangerous and pervasive than the occasional partisan hatchet job in the press.

We call them “big lies.”

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'Big lies' worse than 'fake news'

This article originally appeared in The Detroit News.

Both Donald Trump and Barack Obama have spoken out against “fake news,” a term used to describe media coverage that lacks fairness, balance, or basic facts. The problem, though, isn’t simply fake news. The problem is that we are living in the political era of the “big lie,” and we are worse off for it.

So what’s a “big lie?”  While politicians and journalists may make up salacious stories or launch partisan attacks, sometimes out of whole cloth, these stories tend to focus on individual circumstances or personalities.

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Whitmer's War on Workers

Apparently, Gretchen Whitmer isn't a fan of Freedom.

The presumed frontrunner for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination is traveling the state attacking workers, threatening their paychecks, and pledging to curtail their liberties.

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Voters Prevail over Prevailing Wage

Congratulations. You did it!

Wednesday afternoon, members of the state House and Senate approved the measure you put before them, and finally eliminated Michigan’s archaic “prevailing wage” red tape and regulation.

Prevailing wage regulations cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year, forcing our schools and communities to pay dramatically higher rates for construction projects. It was a carve out for a few privileged businesses, picking winners and losers, that left taxpayers on the hook.

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Protecting WHOSE Jobs?

What if I told you that a political action committee created by some of Michigan’s most powerful labor unions – called “Protecting Michigan Jobs” – outsourced its jobs… to India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh?

Talk about taking hypocrisy to the next level.

Big Labor’s “Protecting Michigan Jobs” committee, an influential political action committee created by greedy union bosses to oppose Michigan efforts to repeal the costly prevailing wage mandate, just got busted in a massive outsourcing scandal.

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You Gotta Fight, For Your Right… To STUUUUDY!

Do you love your kid’s school? Believe in parental choice? I hope you are ready to fight for it.

Earlier this month, an elected Democrat legislative leader bragged to the Detroit News about their intention to declare war on charter public schools.
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A safety net, not a hammock

Great news for taxpayers! The Michigan state Senate over the last few weeks has made significant progress on a common sense reform to respect your tax dollars and ensure they’re spent wisely.
 
Senate Bill 897, sponsored by state Sen. Mike Shirkey, would require those in our state who can work to complete at least 29 hours of work, job training, or education per week in order to qualify for Medicaid.

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Whitmer leads from behind... in the polls!

Another day, another poll showing ultra-liberal Gretchen Whitmer in serious trouble as she chases the Democrat nomination for governor.

The question is quickly becoming, to what lengths will Brandon Dillon and the Michigan Democratic Party establishment go to keep Shri Thanedar – the Democrat leading in all the polls – away from the actual nomination?
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