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    Regents & Trustees

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 10:32:32 AM EST
    Tags: U of M, MSU, Regents, Trustees, Ron Weiser, Dan Horning, DR. Rob Steele, Jeff Sakwa, Melanie Foster, Ann Norlander, Michigan (all tags)

    The MiGOP convention is coming soon.

    Among the choices delegates will be making are for the Republican noninations for trustee positions sought at MSU, and Regent at U of M.  In these two races, I have decided to support solid constitutionalists, and fighters for common sense.  Getting the respective fiscal houses in order, concern over the cost of tuition increases caused by social engineering and subsidizing out of  country students (for diversity) will be addressed by these folks.  The constitution as a part of the curriculum also taken a little more seriously than it has been for too many years.

    More Details below the fold

    My Personally Preferred candidates:

    Jeff Sakwa - MSU Trustee
    Self made entrepreneur, developer, family man.  conservative, tea type solid Republican, and unafraid.

    Jeff has support from all factions of the Republican party, and I believe would represent conservative values well. My discussions with him lead me to believe he is a take-no-BS type who would not be an automatic rubber stamp to the desires of tenured programming.  His video:

    Melanie Foster - MSU Trustee
    Experienced, Conservative, Rule of Law, Unafraid.

    Melanie recently earned my support when writing this (Aug 13)email:

    "Michigan voters approved the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative (MCRI), also known as Proposal 2, by an overwhelming majority in November 2006. MCRI amended the Michigan Constitution to include Section 26 of Article 1. The first provision directly relates to our institution stating, "The University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University ... shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting."

    Since its passage, MCRI has been attacked and challenged by special interest groups. As a conservative leader on the MSU Board of Trustees, I fought for its immediate implementation at MSU, and continue to defend the will of Michigan voters. Today, MSU, along with other Big Ten Universities, filed a legal amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court supporting the University of Texas at Austin's use of affirmative action in admitting students based on race (Fisher v. Texas). I, along with my conservative colleagues, disapproved of MSU's participation in filing this brief. I believe our University must respect and enforce the Michigan Constitution, and should not argue in favor of another institution's policy that would be illegal in our great state.

    "Academic Freedom" is a guise that our public universities often use to justify their actions. In this instance, a commonly referenced "Academic Freedom" is an institution's ability to determine for itself on academic grounds who may be admitted to study. However, MCRI promotes a University's ability to admit whomever they choose without discrimination or preferential treatment. I do not support "Academic Freedom" when it is contrary to the Michigan Constitution and the will of the voters. I will continue to work tirelessly to make sure my colleagues on the Board and the University's leadership understand I am firmly against MSU's involvement in this case, and to rescind MSU's support of the University of Texas at Austin's position.

    Please join me in the fight to assure MSU supports the laws of our Michigan Constitution."

    Nuff said.  

    DR. Rob Steele - U of M Regent
    Conservative, a true patriot, constitutionalist, common sense, fearless.

    I first met Rob Steele and discovered him to be outgoing and gregarious during an event in Monroe.  He was running a congressional campaign that scared the hell out of the Democrats on THEIR Turf.  He was doing it with a TRUE CONSERVATIVE message, and educating folks along the way.  He was bringing folks home.

    If we could clone this man, the the Republican party and the world would be a better place. Until we can do so, a place at the table of Regents for U of M would be a great start.

    Dan Horning - U of M Regent
    Unafraid, Conservative, and would be a breath of fresh air on the board of regents.

    The current board fears a change that would include Horning and Steele. Horning has been there.

    These are of course my own personal conclusions and I have little negative to say about the other possible Republican nominees.


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    Those Socialist incubators should be privatized. (none / 0) (#1)
    by Corinthian Scales on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 11:35:59 AM EST
    Is that good enough thought?

    • works for me. by JGillman, 08/23/2012 11:37:09 AM EST (none / 0)
    Dan Horning (none / 0) (#3)
    by Conservative First on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 02:53:06 PM EST
    Sakwa, Foster, Steele, Wieser (none / 0) (#4)
    by Republican Michigander on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 03:51:32 PM EST
    Sakwa's been everywhere on the campaign trail. Foster has my vote for the reasons you stated. I don't think they'll be a Joel Ferguson or DiBaggio when it comes to football micromanagement either.  

    I wasn't that impressed with the previous job by Horning. Steele's been active and will campaign for the spot. Wieser has a strong fiscal background.

    This article and comments (none / 0) (#7)
    by maidintheus on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 09:11:08 PM EST
    were very helpful. Thanks everyone!

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