I attended the 2015 Pow Wow and thought I would share this review by Tammy Hyatt of We the People of Mid-Michigan…
General William “Jerry” Boykin was Keynote Speaker at the PowWow in Mt. Pleasant yesterday. Had it not been for him, the $30 I paid to get into the place would have been a complete waste. But as General Boykin went from telling a little bit about himself and moved into the political part of his speech, he began to point out the real problem we have – the GOP looks like and acts like Democrats most of the time. Then he said it, “I think it’s time for a 3rd Party”. The crowd that had sat there half asleep the entire morning, those that came looking for something promising, gave a great big cheer – by far the loudest of the day, when Gen. Boykin said those words. Music to my ears . . .
The message of “going on offense” was basically: elect more Republicans to office. Those of us that have been lifelong Republicans and no longer consider ourselves Republicans – not because we left the Party, but the Party left us – sat their sickened by this sad turn of events. The Powwow used to be a gathering to publicly proclaim and discuss problems and potential solutions. Now it is simply work to elect good principled people with the GOP brand and all of our problems will be over. Really? You mean there won’t be a State Exchange set up in my state promoting Obamacare? Common Core will be blocked from my child’s school? 2nd Amendment will be preserved and people I elect rather than people who work for the governor will decide who can have guns and who can’t? I can keep my telephone (landline) that I’ve had for more than 30 years and not be forced to use a cell phone? When the State Agency of the Month, be it MDEQ, MDARD, MDNR, MDOT, whomever, tries to enter my property and I decide to take them to court, I can have a jury trial? in my town where I live? When I decide to buy something on the Internet I won’t have to be taxed on that if I’m buying it out-of-state? or the latest, greatest: If someone decides that something I am doing is deemed a “NUISANCE” I don’t have to worry about the police coming and taking my property away without me being charged or convicted of something????
Wait . . . all of these things have been done – in the last year and a half! AND the GOP controls both Houses! And we have a Republican Governor! And a Republican Attorney General who’s job it is to preserve the citizens of Michigan Constitutional rights!! Oh, and then we have the looming gas tax and state sales tax hike coming in May? under the guise of fixing the roads? Hey, Snyder! Hey Dept. of Transportation! Quit putting in those stupid roundabouts and use the millions those cost to fill in the darn potholes. You’d be giving us money back!!!! But then there’s that pesky bridge issue. Hmm . . . how are we going to fund that? . . . even though it was on the ballot a couple of years ago and the people of Michigan said “NO”!!
Then we went to the “breakout session”, the one on Property Rights. Greg, Mark and Tom did a great job explaining some important points to the folks in the packed room and there were many questions asked following their segment. So, once we got out of the cheerleading rally in the main room, the actual sessions themselves were informative. People are definitely still engaged, still are understanding just what is at stake, and becoming involved. It was heartwarming to talk with so many patriots who are still involved in the fight and willing to do whatever it takes to retain the liberty that is ours.
Some of us patriots stayed behind in our breakout room and came up with another homework assignment for you. All of our newly elected officials have or will be sworn in shortly. We would like you to ask the following questions, and you can add a few of your own, to our Attorney General (firstname.lastname@example.org) and your elected official, both your representative and senator:
1) Is the Attorney General exempt from a 1983 action? (see below for definition)
TITLE 42 > CHAPTER 21 > SUBCHAPTER I > § 1983
§ 1983. Civil action for deprivation of rights
Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.
2) Is the Attorney General required to follow his Oath of Office? And is Rep. _______ and Senator ________ required to follow his/her Oath of Office?
3) Can the town council, Board of Commissioners, Planning Commission etc. suspend the Constitution?
4) Is it legal for town council, Planning Commission, etc. to prohibit vegetable gardens in town?
(If you’re laughing about the last one, you need to follow up on what MDARD has been up to lately!)
If you are asking these questions via email please send a copy to Mark Baker at email@example.com or Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, we want to know when you receive an answer – and they have to answer you, remember they work FOR YOU – as we are going to keep track of these answers. We will match them up to the reps/senators voting record and keep track of the responses from the A.G’s office just in case he has higher aspirations politically. If you do it via phone conversation, please ask them to put their answers in writing and mail them to you either electronically or through the U.S Postal Service.
We are interested in knowing the answers you receive regardless of where you live or who your rep/senator is . . . The more of them we have on record, the better for our “project”. We were told many of the newly elected representatives and senators are fighting for our rights and stand on the Constitution. They will have no problem answering your questions and getting back to you in a timely manner if they have one ounce of integrity.
Yep, the PowWow ain’t what she used to be but thankfully many of the patriots still are just that – patriots! If we ran into you yesterday, it was awesome to see you. If you weren’t there, pick up a copy of Gen. Boykin’s book then you will have missed nothing. If you were there and we didn’t see you, we’ll see you soon as we are planning something of our own here in the spring when the roads are a little better. We met some great patriots from the U.P yesterday and are looking forward to working with them on our “project”.
As always, thanks for your support, your love of God and Country, and thanks for standing up for freedom.
We the People of Mid-Michigan