Archive for June, 2009

Joe the Plumber to Michigan patriots to,”Come to your state Capitol July 4th!”

We are at war. We are at war with those who have methodically worked to dismantle our Constitution, torn apart our representative Republic, and who wish to put another form of government in its place. That form is the antithesis of our foundations. We need to come together for a show solidarity and force at our state Capitol to Re-declare our Independence and to assert the Tenth Amendment sovereignty of the state of Michigan!

Our Speakers

 Amy Hawkins

Amy Hawkins is the Executive Director for the statewide organization, Citizens for Traditional Values (CTV). CTV is a statewide, grassroots organization involved in promoting and defending Judeo-Christian values in society and government.

Amy works with CTV’s Student Statesmanship Institute, an inspirational week of Biblical worldview and leadership training that transforms young minds to see themselves and their future in terms of truth, purpose, and destiny.  Amy also serves on the Right to Life Board of Greater Lansing, and on the Spring Arbor University Young Alumni board. Amy is a Grassroots in Michigan member.

 Davis Hoogmead

David Hoogmoed is a home schooled graduate who will be attending Grand Valley State University in the fall of 2009 focusing on finance and mathematics. David is also a graduate Student Statesmanship Institute.

Since the 2000 presidential election, David has been deeply involved in the political process.  He has volunteered hundreds of hours for various campaigns, making phone calls and going door-to-door.

In April 2008, David began an internship with the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at GVSU.  Last December he accompanied the center’s management team to Washington D.C., where they hosted a conference at the Library of Congress.

 In addition, David is a small businessperson, managing his own weeding business for the last three years.

Dr. Fadwa Gillanders (Socialized Medicine)

Dr. Fadwa Gillanders has an extensive bio of clinical expertise and faith based living, which has encouraged others to reach their God created purpose in life.  She has completed a  Pharm.D program at Wayne State University, with completing an extra year at Harper Hospital doing a residency in adult internal medicine.  She has gone on working for Henry Ford Health System, for 8 1/2 years and counting; performing chronic disease management, geriatric medicine evaluations and individualized patient care.  She works closely with the best doctors in the country in managing their patients.  She also is a prime speaker at Henry Ford with expertise in blood conditions, gut specialties, and polypharmacy. She is currently residing on the Henry Ford Wellness Advisory Board She has developed her separate integrative medicine consulting business as Applecross Wellness. Fadwa is a Grassroots in Michigan member.

Rev. Richard Deitering

A Minister at the Newport Community Church in Monroe County Michigan and a veteran. Since his youth he has been very passionate about politics. With studies in communications and medicine he decided to continue his graduate studies at the Michigan Theological Seminary where he is currently a student. As a true born and proud Michigander , the only things that he holds more dear to his heart than his home is God first and then his family which includes his wife Gaylene, his two daughters and 5 grandchildren.

Joan Fabiano

Joan Fabiano is a GM retiree, precinct delegate and activist. Joan co-organized the Lansing Feb. 27th, April 15 tea parties and is now the organizer of the Independence Day Tea Party. Along with tea party organizer Shelli Dawdy of Lincoln, NE and long time grassroots activists Sandra Crosnoe, Joan helped to create a new national listing site for teas parties and other events called Tea Party Grassroots. Joan is also the group leader of Grassroots in Michigan those mission is to promote a return to Constitutional government as originally intended by the Founders, as the most effective avenue to encourage public policy that promotes personal responsibility, individual liberty, limited government, and free markets.

Shelli Dawdy, Lincoln NE Tea Party Organizer Message to Michiganders!

Glory, Glory…

The REVOLUTION is Here! “Here’s to You Mr. Jefferson”

Time line to Independence

1776

June 7 — Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, receives Richard Henry Lee’s resolution urging Congress to declare independence.

June 11 — Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston appointed to a committee to draft a declaration of independence. American army retreats to Lake Champlain from Canada.

June 12 – 27 — Jefferson, at the request of the committee, drafts a declaration, of which only a fragment exists. Jefferson’s clean, or “fair” copy, the “original Rough draught,” is reviewed by the committee. Both documents are in the manuscript collections of the Library of Congress.

June 28 — A fair copy of the committee draft of the Declaration of Independence is read in Congress.

July 1 – 4 — Congress debates and revises the Declaration of Independence.

July 2 — Congress declares independence as the British fleet and army arrive at New York.

July 4 — Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence in the morning of a bright, sunny, but cool Philadelphia day. John Dunlap prints the Declaration of Independence. These prints are now called “Dunlap Broadsides.” Twenty-four copies are known to exist, two of which are in the Library of Congress. One of these was Washington’s personal copy.

July 5 — John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, dispatches the first of Dunlap’s broadsides of the Declaration of Independence to the legislatures of New Jersey and Delaware.

July 6 — Pennsylvania Evening Post of July 6 prints the first newspaper rendition of the Declaration of Independence.

July 8 — The first public reading of the Declaration is in Philadelphia.

July 9 — Washington orders that the Declaration of Independence be read before the American army in New York — from his personal copy of the “Dunlap Broadside.”

July 19 — Congress orders the Declaration of Independence engrossed (officially inscribed) and signed by members.

August 2 — Delegates begin to sign engrossed copy of the Declaration of Independence. A large British reinforcement arrives at New York after being repelled at Charleston, S.C.
Library of Congress

The Declaration of Independence

The National Debt Explained in a Road Trip

Shuttin’ Detroit Down

Performed by John Rich at the American Country Music Awards

Short Biographies of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

John Adams

 

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Born: October 30,1735
Birthplace: Braintree,Mass
Died: July 4,1826

Adams began his education in a common school in Braintree. He secured a scholarship to Harvard and graduated at the age of 20.
He apprenticed to a Mr. Putnam of Worcester, who provided access to the library of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, and was admitted to the Bar in 1761. He participated in an outcry against Writs of Assistance. Adams became a prominent public figure in his activities against the Stamp Act, in response to which he wrote and published a popular article, Essay on the Canon and Feudal Law. He was married on Oct. 25, 1764 and moved to Boston, assuming a prominent position in the patriot movement. He was elected to the Massachusetts Assembly in 1770, and was chosen one of five to represent the colony at the First Continental Congress in 1774.
Again in the Continental Congress, in 1775, he nominated Washington to be commander-in-chief on the colonial armies. Adams was a very active member of congress, he was engaged by as many as ninety committees and chaired twenty-five during the second Continental Congress. In May of 1776, he offered a resolution that amounted to a declaration of independence from Gr. Britain. He was shortly thereafter a fierce advocate for the Declaration drafted by Thos. Jefferson. Congress then appointed him ambassador to France, to replace Silas Dean at the French court. He returned from those duties in 1779 and participated in the framing of a state constitution for Massachusetts, where he was further appointed Minister plenipotentiary to negotiate a peace, and form a commercial treaty, with Gr. Britain. In 1781 he participated with Franklin, Jay and Laurens, in development of the Treaty of Peace with Gr. Britain and was a signer of that treaty, which ended the Revolutionary War, in 1783.

He was elected Vice President of the United States under Geo. Washington in 1789, and was elected President in 1796. Adams was a Federalist and this made him an arch-rival of Thos. Jefferson and his Republican party. The discord between Adams and Jefferson surfaced many times during Adams’ (and, later, Jefferson’s) presidency. This was not a mere party contest. The struggle was over the nature of the office and on the limits of Federal power over the state governments and individual citizens.

Adams retired from office at the end of his term in 1801. He was elected President of a convention to reform the constitution of Massachusetts in 1824, but declined the honor due to failing health.
He died on July 4, 1826 (incidentally, within hours of the death of Thos. Jefferson.) His final toast to the Fourth of July was “Independence Forever!” Late in the afternoon of the Fourth of July, just hours after Jefferson died at Monticello, Adams, unaware of that fact, is reported to have said, “Thomas Jefferson survives.”

Suggested Reading about John Adams: “John Adams” by David McCollough

Grand Rapids Counter-Protest of HR 676 the Socialized Medicine Bill

Grassroots in Michigan organized a counter-protest of HR 676 in Grand Rapids 5-30-09

HR 676 is the “cradle to grave” socialized medicine bill. HR 676 … eliminating choice, and narrowing all of your options down to the single payer, specifically, the federal government.
The federal government, because they will be the ones with the money, will dictate to you what treatments, medicines, and procedures you can or cannot have….kill hundreds of thousands of jobs connected to the private healthcare industry, reduce the income level of the medical profession forcing much of the talent to leave the industry or to not enter the industry in the first place, increase the waiting time for care, and put your health matters into the hands of federal bureaucrats with only cutting the costs of the programs in mind. Healthcare costs will swell, quality of care will drop

Indicatations are that the liberals are ramming this committee and this bill could be up for vote as soon as August. We need to act NOW
What can Tea Party Activists do?

• Email, call, fax, or write your representatives
• Write a Letter to the Editor
• Post to opinion sections of newspaper websites
• Call talk radio
• Send information to your entire email address book
• Talk to your friends, family, and neighbors about the facts

Contact information links, nationwide:House of Represenatives

Kelli recounts her experience as a student living in Russia

Name Calling Socialist at Counter-Protest


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