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Tag: Common Sense in Government
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By Wendy Day, Section News
Job Description and Qualifications: A governor is the chief executive of a state, similarly to how the president is the chief executive of the country. Specific duties for governors are defined by each state's constitution, but commonly, they sign bills into law, propose budgets, and see that state agencies are staffed and operating as directed by law. Also, a governor is the commander of his or her state's national guard.
Candidates for Governor must:
Have lived in the United States for at least 5 years
Candidates for Governor should:
Be of good moral character
To watch video responses to these questions, go to Governor Wanted
How did you tell your wife you wanted to run for Governor and what does she think about your campaign?
What was your favorite job and why?
Describe a time you stood up for what you believe in and it cost you something politically. What happened, how did you respond, what was the outcome?
Describe a time you had to lead in a crisis. What happened, how did you respond, what was the outcome?
How, specifically, will you demonstrate your support for the 10th Amendment?
If you could only pass one bill during your first term, what specifically would it say?
Policy Questions on issues including taxes, business, abortion and education.
When your time in office is done, what will you want people to say about you?
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
Not too long ago, at a NATO naval conference, an American admiral found himself standing at a cocktail reception with high-ranking naval officers from most of the NATO countries, including English, Canadian, and American command-grade and flag-grade officers. Everyone in the group (regardless of nationality) was chatting away in English, but a French officer in the group suddenly voiced a complaint.
"Whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English." He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?"
The American admiral didn't miss a beat. "Maybe it's because the Brits, Canadians, and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."
End of conversation.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
I did not see this coming.
Everyone who's familiar with me is well aware that I'm a big fan of Mike Huckabee. This is for multiple reasons. The guy's a solid conservative and was - in my opinion - a better choice than John McCain for the Republican presidential ticket in 2008. Most importantly, as far as I'm concerned, is the fact that Governor Huckabee is an open proponent of the National FairTax Initiative. (Yes, he's also an open supporter of the Michigan FairTax Proposal.)
With that in mind, I fully expected that Governor Huckabee would, if he endorsed anyone in the Michigan Gubernatorial race, be endorsing Pete Hoekstra (who has openly endorsed both the national initiative and the state proposal). Congressman Hoekstra has also actively and constructively engaged the Michigan TEA Party Movement, and I recall well that grassroots engagement was what kept Huckabee in the Republican primary race as long as he was. I also know for a fact that HuckPAC will not endorse, support, or otherwise back any candidate who doesn't support the FairTax initiative.
So you can imagine my surprise when, around 8:30 this morning, I received a phone call from a close friend who just happens to be an insider to the Mike Cox gubernatorial campaign.
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