Michigan

MI
21 votes

Fear is a powerful tool

I was doing some thinking the other day and realized that fear controls much of my life.

I'm afraid to always say what's on my mind, because I fear the consequences of being placed on a list, especially the no fly list, may want to leave soon.

I'm afraid to stop paying my taxes, because of fear of the retaliation of the IRS, and the impact it will have on my family's life.

I'm afraid to go out and enjoy myself at the local pubs, because I'm afraid that I may have just too much to put me over the legal limit, and fear having to pay thousands of dollars in fines and legal costs.

I fear taking up arms in open rebellion, because I know the outcome for those who stand alone against governments such as ours.

I fear doing anything which would jeopardize my job, because I fear losing my home and land.

4 votes

The Guardian: Police Tell Detroiters To Buy Guns In City Riven By Race Issues And Crime

The Guardian: Police Tell Detroiters To Buy Guns In City Riven By Race Issues And Crime

City police chief has encouraged residents to arm themselves as stark racial disparities in ‘shoot first’ laws become clear

Rose Hackman
theguardian.com, Sunday 17 August 2014 12.00 EDT

5 votes

Libertarians Hoping Amash Gets Like-Minded Help in November

Libertarians have high hopes for several Republican House seat hopefuls this fall who they see as potential allies for Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, an outspoken libertarian who stands nearly alone with his political views.

On Tuesday, Tom Emmer's win in Minnesota gave them reason to celebrate more, as they see him as a possible heir to outgoing Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann's seat who will also help to back up Amash's point of view, reports The Washington Examiner.

25 votes

Amash dissent: Why my opponent's smears were 'disgusting'

by Justin Amash
August 14, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Editor's note: The following is a dissent to the Aug. 10 Grand Rapids Press editorial Amash missed chance to take high road.

Why did West Michigan have to endure "the ugliest House primary" in the country?

That’s how a national magazine described the attacks aimed at me over the last 10 months.

They included a thinly veiled slur that one of the handful of Arab Americans in Congress is “al Qaeda’s best friend.”

“Who’d they say is Daddy’s best friend?” my six-year-old daughter asked my wife.

18 votes

UPDATE: GOP to purge Liberty contingent in Oakland County, MI

See Update below

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I will report back after our County convention tonight - but I believe here's what's going to go down... as an elected precinct delegate (second time) I received an email from the local GOP saying that "oopsy" we made a mistake and didn't properly file our plan. Due to our "mistake" we can't hold local area caucuses during our convention, and must caucus as a county as a whole.

13 votes

Primary Victory for George Brikho (9th District) Michigan

George Brikho becomes the Liberty Movement’s official 9th District Candidate.

22 votes

Washington Post: Justin Amash's amazing victory speech (video)

Politicians who win campaigns, no matter how dirty, will almost always kiss and make up with their political opponents in their election-night speeches.

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), of course, is not your average politician.

After defeating a Chamber of Commerce-backed candidate in his primary by 14 percentage points on Tuesday, the Ron Paul ally set about settling a few scores.

6 votes

Rep. Justin Amash defeats Brian Ellis: 'I ran for office to stop people like you' (video)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — U.S. Rep. Justin Amash's primary victory celebration quickly turned from appreciation for his supporters to an attack on his Republican opponent and others who the two-term congressman felt betrayed him.

"Brian Ellis, you owe my family and this community an apology," Amash said. "You had the audacity to try to call me today after running a campaign that was called 'the nastiest in the country.'

"I ran for office to stop people like you."

6 votes

Congrats to George Brikho for officially becoming the liberty movements 9th district candidate!

Despite other negative posts mainly from one individual on the dailypaul who clearly does not truly know George as the man he is or appreciate and respect the scrutiny and hardships George has willingly submitted himself to for the sake of preserving what our country was based upon I am glad God has blessed us with a man who is not afraid to speak his mind, and is unwilling to topple to the mainstream fascist agenda under pressure.

94 votes

Justin Amash declared winner with 100% of the votes counted, hooray!

Justin Amash Survives Primary Challenge:

Amash 57% 39,640
Ellis 43% 29,386

Rep. Justin Amash's (R-Mich.) primary opponent Brian Ellis conceded defeat to the congressman Tuesday evening as results showed the incumbent gaining on the investment adviser.

3 votes

Who Spends $400,000 to Remove One Tree? A Public University, Of Course

The culprit of the financial insanity is the University of Michigan, which is moving this single tree to make room for a $135 million expansion of its business school.

For the 2013-14 school year, in-state total cost of attending (tuition and fees) the University of Michigan was $13,189 and out-of-state total cost was $40,496. The cost to remove this tree was over 30 times the in-state cost and almost ten times the out-of-state cost.

0 votes

U.S. debt balloons to $7 TRILLION more than it was when Obama took office

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2715986/U-S-debt-bal...

It seems that Obama's policies have come with a hefty price tag. $7 Trillion dollars over 5 years averages out to $1.4 Trillion a year. Just to put that into perspective, $1.4 Trillion dollars is larger than the entire 2013 GDPs of
Japan ($0.6 Trillion),
England ($0.25 Trillion),
Mexico ($0.04 Trillion),
Canada ($0.06 Trillion),
Spain ($0.05 Trillion),
France ($0.1 Trillion),
and Russia ($0.2 Trillion)

combined. Each year For 5 straight years!

5 votes

Your local neighborhood peeping Tom.

Imagine that one day, a man appears on your doorstep. He introduces himself, and tells you that he is ashamed to say that he and another man have been spying into the neighborhoods windows at night. Viewing everything from family diners to explicit acts in peoples homes.

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