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Michigan Tea Party

Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Michigan Regions. This state group is intended for Michigan Patriots with focused discussion, events and attendance possibilities.

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Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2015

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We need to step it up Michigan

Started by Robert Brown Jr MOD. Last reply by Linda Hahn Dec 21, 2013. 3 Replies

I am shocked that the most recent discussion is almost 8 months old. Is there another Tea Party group that is more active in Michigan? Although the idea of removing the president seems like the…Continue

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Capital Building is a Mosque

Started by 3ozt6gobts7m9. Last reply by Virgil Earl Koon May 11, 2013. 2 Replies

Your infidel taxpayer dollars at work! The dome on Capitol Hill will be gilded in no short order. Where is the separation of mosque and state? Head slap! There s no separation. Mosque is state. (hat…Continue

Gas Prices

Started by Todd Lee Hinkle. Last reply by Virgil Earl Koon May 11, 2013. 3 Replies

The risinggas pricie's are geting quite ridicules, all because of some possible attack on Middle East pipelines. This time it's Libya. I could see if such incident accured. The government doesn't…Continue

Restoring The Constitution as the order of our Government.

Started by Robert Shipman. Last reply by Liberty Belle Feb 27, 2012. 3 Replies

We need to get united in taking our state back .

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Comment by Virgil Earl Koon on March 10, 2015 at 8:54pm

I am in Gladwin County and it is listed, but I gat a 404 in clicking it! Did the powers that be remove it from our supports?

Comment by Robert Brown Jr MOD on June 20, 2014 at 12:09pm

Residents of Belding, Michigan, were recently informed they can not recall one of their City Council members because the member was appointed. The Ionia County Clerk's office, by the way they read the current law, believes that only "elected" officials can be recalled. Therefore, the appointed official is not subject to recall. 

What recourse does this leave the citizens to remove inadequate, incompetent, and law breaking council members? I firmly believe this interpretation of the recall statute undermines its intent and creates an atmosphere where officials are untouchable and can not be held accountable to the people. 

I have wrote the Ionia County Clerk personally and so has the Daily News; neither of us has heard back with clarification from their office. 

Depriving the people the right to remove public officials from office is sacrilegious and undermines the rights granted to us by the constitution. To my understanding, the law in question is not isolated to the community of Belding, but rather State wide.

I would encourage us all to share this discussion and take action, even if you live in another community. The Ionia County Clerk can be found online at http://www.ioniacounty.org/county-clerk/ or contacted by email at clerk@ioniacounty.org

Comment by Linda Hahn on March 10, 2014 at 8:29pm

HI All! Big Event in GRAND RAPIDS- Justin Amash Rally!!!  March 18

Hi! I need a favor. Can you send an email out for Tea Party groups to rally people to celebrate with The Honorable Congressman Justin Amash on Tuesday, March 18 at Brann's on 28th street (5510 28th street se Grand Rapids, MI, at 3:30pm for a major announcement at 4:00pm. We need many people to show up to support our outstanding Congressman and to show the world we are serious about freedom. The event is free. That's all I can tell you. . It'll be fun!

Thanks,

Mark Petzold

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Comment by Matthew Wiedenhoeft on July 14, 2013 at 2:58pm

Good Evening Everyone - I am new to this group.  I hope that I can represent the Tea Party as well as I have the GOP over the past 32 years.  I am looking forward to being apart of the greatest movement since our founding fathers in 1774.  Thank you.

Comment by Thomas Schuckman on December 16, 2012 at 4:26pm

I am happy and glad to finally get inside this group of Patriots!  Please help me find the meeting place in the Upper Peninsula -- @ Iron Mountain, MI  49801, so I can get my feet wet.  I am a Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70, and retired AMC/ Chrysler auto worker, and welder...  turned to blogging and writing, and a well read KJV Bible Christian, yet somewhat open minded, and love to meet and make new friends.   I am happily married to a pretty blonde lady, and moved, am selling my old house in Union Grove, WI.  I also have a fine newer refrigerator and stove for sale!   I bet I have much in common with you guys and gals.  My email:  tschuckman@aol.com   --Merry Christmas-- folks!

Cordially,

Tom Schuckman

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Comment by Frank Robak on February 24, 2012 at 10:52am

I see Mitt as nothing more than an Obama in GOP clothes!! He was against the second ammendmet, obama care is rommey care.. just to name a few items, i'd rather see obama the mitt rommey because at least obama wont be able to run agsain after this..

Comment by Charlisse on February 24, 2012 at 10:13am

GO SANTORUM !!

 

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OMG!! -> Government Now Wants To Seize Your Car For Going 5MPH Over The Limit

We’ve discussed this on and off for several years now. Civil asset forfeiture is a legal process that allows the government to seize assets and cash from citizens without any due process or judicial oversight.

You don’t even have to be charged with a crime. You are assumed guilty unless you can somehow prove your innocence.

Of course, not everyone has this ability… if you aren’t local, state, or federal law enforcement, this is called stealing, and you go to prison.

But the government is actually a bigger problem than common thieves.

A 2015 report showed that law enforcement used civil asset forfeiture to steal more from US residents than every thief, robber, and burglar in America combined.

About $4.5 BILLION worth of cash, cars, homes, and other property is taken by civil asset forfeiture each year – hundreds of millions more than common criminals steal.

And it happens at every level. Your local cop can use civil asset forfeiture just like your state trooper. And then any one of the armed agents of the US government—from the FBI to the Fish and Wildlife Service—can rob you for whatever reason they want.

This travesty continues to grow because the cops who take your stuff get to keep it. Police departments and government agencies around the country depend on civil asset forfeiture to boost their budgets.

Cops will literally keep some of the cars they take as squad cars. And they make a fortune auctioning off the houses, boats, and anything else they confiscate.

Obviously this gives cops an incentive to steal, whether or not they actually think the property was used in a crime, or acquired illegally. Remember, civil asset forfeiture adds billions every year to their bottom line.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case of civil asset forfeiture.

Tyson Timbs was convicted of selling a small amount of drugs to an undercover police officer. He was sentenced to house arrest, and paid about $1,200 in fines.

But then police used civil asset forfeiture to take his $42,000 Land Rover which Timbs purchased with money from a life insurance policy after his father died. The money did not come from selling drugs, or any other illegal activity.

Timbs sued, and the case made its way to the Supreme Court, because every lower court in Indiana said the forfeiture was perfectly legit.

The case revolves around whether or not the seizure of the Land Rover was an excessive fine under the 8th amendment, and whether or not this protection against excessive fines applies to state governments.

And the public got some crazy insight into the government’s position.

The Indiana Solicitor General was arguing in favor of civil asset forfeiture when Justice Stephen Breyer asked him a hypothetical.

Breyer asked, if a state needs revenue, could it force someone to forfeit their Bugatti, Mercedes, or Ferrari for speeding? Even if they were going just 5 miles per hour over the speed limit?

And the utterly appalling answer from the Indiana Solicitor General was, yes.

That’s right… the official government position is that they can steal any amount of your property in “connection” with any crime whatsoever, no matter how trivial the crime may be… even exceeding the speed limit by 5 miles per hour.

This is how overbearing and authoritarian the government has become in the land of the free.

This is how much power your local cop has… and the power only grows as you go to state, and federal officials.

If there is any solace in any of this, it is that the other Supreme Court Justices were reportedly laughing at this exchange.

The justices seemed incredulous that Indiana’s top lawyer was using such absurd assertions and flimsy reasoning in his arguments.

So, for now, we can keep our cars if we get pulled over for speeding. But that may not always be the case…

Depending on how this is ruled, it could pave the way for even more egregious abuses of power… or it could curb the practice, and reign in these thieves in uniforms.

Just understand where the government is coming from. These politicians, bureaucrats and officers think they can do whatever they want. Absolutely anything goes, with no limitation whatsoever.

And that makes it a little tough to feel like you really live in the land of the free.

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