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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

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    Time to Launch Recall of MI's US Senators

    By DMOnline, Section News
    Posted on Thu Dec 24, 2009 at 08:16:02 AM EST
    Tags: Health Care, Recall, Stabenow, Levin (all tags)

    Feeling frustrated by actions taken by our two US Senators to shove government-controlled health care down our throats?

    I know I am.  There's a feeling of utter helplessness.  Despite polling data showing two-thirds of Americans against ObamaCare, Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin happily vote to strip us of our liberties and freedoms, to worsen the quality of our health care, and to bankrupt our nation with a brand new entitlement we simply cannot afford and do not want.

    We do have an option, however, and it's one that scares the living daylights out of any elected politician - RECALL.

    Surely there are readers of this blog that are well-versed in the procedures, rules, and red tape involved.

    If we really want to send a message that Stabenow and Levin work for us (and not the other way around), we need to get organized and launch our recall against them now.


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    While I wholeheartedly agree with the above... (none / 0) (#2)
    by KG One on Thu Dec 24, 2009 at 10:01:25 AM EST
    ...legally, it cannot be done.

    Please see U.S. TERM LIMITS, INC. v. THORNTON.

    Also, Levin's term isn't up until 2014.

    Debbie Stabenow's term isn't up until 2012.

    Granted, those dates are tentative depending on when they drive America into bankruptcy (they may not have an office to serve in once that occurs).

    Very Angry (none / 0) (#4)
    by Rougman on Thu Dec 24, 2009 at 11:04:20 AM EST
    This is pure insanity.  None of these jokers could ever sit at the head of a business that needed to remain solvent.

    I am livid.  We cannot be cowered into silence or give up out of hopelessness.    

    I dug this up. (none / 0) (#6)
    by LookingforReagan on Thu Dec 24, 2009 at 01:07:42 PM EST
    Don't know if this helps or not. I need to do some additional research on State Constitutional Law and requirements versus US Federal Election laws. But here it is anyway. anhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2411252/posts

    More digging. (none / 0) (#7)
    by LookingforReagan on Thu Dec 24, 2009 at 03:46:27 PM EST
    According to this PDF document the recall of any Federal official is not allowed under the Constitution and the states do not have the right under the 10th Amendment to reserve the right to modify the terms of office of any Federal Officer. This would have to be changed in the US Constitution along with the establishment of term limits. Although there has never been a case of a recall against a Federal Official such as a US Senator the SCOTUS has rendered decisions in similar cases that would lend one to believe the high court would be sympathetic to and would find in favor of an Officer being retained in the office for the entire allotted term. The file is here and was rendered in 2003.http://lugar.senate.gov/services/pdf_crs/Recall_of_Legislators_and_the_Removal_of_Members_of_Congres s_from_Office.pdf

    Stabenow recall (none / 0) (#8)
    by kingslender on Fri Dec 25, 2009 at 11:58:18 AM EST
    It can be done and the procedure is laid out in Public Act 116:


    Essentially you should write the county clerk and they will verify the number of signatures needed - which I'm pretty sure is 25% of the total votes cast in that election.  For Stabenow, this means you would need ~800k signatures total and I believe they have to be collected within a 90 day period.  Meet the requirements, get the signatures, done deal.

    It needs to be done as a huge wake-up call to all Senators.  If Michigan can do it, you can bet that the 32 states that do not allow recalls will get pressure from their citizens to allow it.

    Check out Alaska's recall effort (none / 0) (#9)
    by wonderwoman on Sun Jan 10, 2010 at 04:48:22 PM EST
    We DO believe a U.S. Senator can be recalled.  We ARE the government.  Check us out at:


    and check out:

    In Perpetuum Rights

    Go for it!

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