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Do you support the idea of a STRIKE DAY?

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STRIKE DAY! Taking It Up a Notch

Robert of San Jose, CA, a feisty Constitution lover started the ball-rolling on this idea and I’m so glad to have the privilege of working with him.

STRIKE DAY
The Federal Government has gone over the edge.
While we have a deficit of $65 trillion+, the 111th Congress and our President just keep spending, spending, spending. Our elected representatives are ramming pieces of legislation into law faster than a speeding bullet and they don’t even know what’s in them.

Our money supply is controlled by a shady, extra-constitutional entity that has no oversight and carte blanche to print monopoly money at will, devaluing our currency and implementing a stealth tax by way of inflation.
Money is just a uniform way of valuing a product, good, service, or time. When you work, you are being compensated for your time. When government taxes you, they are taking some of your time, taking some of your life away.

Since government spending has reached levels so far beyond what can possibly be repay ed without levels of taxation well into the future that are astronomical, government will be taking more and more of our time, more of our lives away. Based upon what has already been spent, government will be taking a lot of our childrens’ and grandchildrens’ time, and lives too.

Many of us know – THIS MUST STOP!

We make phone calls, we send faxes, and emails to the point of locking up websites and switchboards, where staffers shut off fax machines, but they’re still not getting the message. We’ve taken to the streets in the millions at Tea Parties and they still do not get the message.

Since our previous efforts to get through to government don’t seem adequate by themselves to get the point across, and we cannot wait until 2010 to vote people out of Congress, we need to take further action:

It’s time to crank it up a notch!

We need to hit government right where it currently lives; in it’s pocketbook.

Government’s pocketbook is tax dollars. Government entities tax every aspect of our daily lives from the income earned through our jobs, homes we live in, phones, we communication services we use such as, our phones and Internet, gas we put in our cars, our leisure activities from the adult beverages we may drink to the hotels we stay in on vacation. Even in death, the government wants a cut through estate / inheritance taxes.

All of these activities are some form of commerce from which layers of government benefit.
In order to get the message across that it is time for government to be reduced in size and power to its proper role, we must choke off access to our money by shutting down as many avenues of tax collection as possible.
We propose a STRIKE, meaning that anyone who agrees that government is over the edge, pledges to refrain from all exchange of commerce.

What would a strike entail?

Do not go to work.
Shut down your business.
Do not shop for goods or services such as gas, groceries, movie rentals, clothing, fast food, pizza delivery, car maintenance, hair cuts, etc., etc.
Do engage in any banking transactions of any kind such as ATMs, drive thru, loan closings, etc.
Do not make major purchases such as a car, appliances, property, or a TV.
Do not engage in financial markets such as stock transactions, 401k account changes, etc.
There is NO question that this requires sacrifice from everyone who participates.
We do not suggest that if you are in an employment situation that is tenuous due to a downturn in your industry, that you risk the loss of your job. Go to work if that’s the case. You can do your part by otherwise not engaging in any commerce whatsoever.

A strike could be effective if it were one time thing BEFORE Congress leaves for the August break. We propose Friday, July 31.

A strike could be even more effective if we do it once a month (the last Friday) thereafter UNTIL WE GET THE DESIRED RESULTS.

What say you?

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3 and 4 of 8 – Independence Day Tea Party, Lansing Michigan, July 4th, 2009

1 and 2 of 8 – Independence Day Tea Party, Lansing Michigan, July 4th, 2009

Dr Fadwa Gillanders, clinical pharmacist, speaking about socialized medicine at July 4 Lansing Tea Party.

First in a series of Lansing Independence Day Tea Party speeches. All speeches will be posted as they are received

Tea Party Interviews

Lansing,MI Independence Day Tea Party:After Action Report

We had 1,500 to 1,800 I spoke with Capitol Events staff afterwards.

THAT is a great turnout for a holiday weekend. We also participated in the City of Lansing parade with 2 mounted riders included and an array of flags!

People are concerned AND committed to getting involved.
The most asked question? When is the next one?

Activists are being created out of the tea parties and We’ll be back but perhaps in another form….but expect to see MORE activism because… 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. WE ARE COMMITTED TO FIGHT FOR OUR REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC

Big THANK YOU to our volunteers, speakers and to all who sacrificed some  leisure time to attend.

The Lansing,MI Independence Tea Party is backed by Grassroots in Michigan

Some News coverage:Some News coverage: Lansing State Journal
Detroit Free Press

WILX TV Video Link,
WILX News Story

Video of our parade entry in the City of Lansing July 4 Parade!

Tea party Interview with some folks who came from Indiana!

Some Photos:
Crowd shot

Smash the record sign

Remember Liberty

The lovely Katherine from Bay City and a surprise guest at the Tea Party!
Katherine with pony

A young winner in our Best Sign Contest!
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WE THE PEOPLE (Silent Majority No More)

Kimbirly Vasi of Troy, Christian recording artist has co-written along with Kris Pierowich a new song “We the People”. Kimbirly and Kris will début, “We the People” at the Lansing Independence Tea Party!

To hear more of Kimbirly’s songs go to Kimbirly Vasi

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…



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