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By JGillman, Section News
Before all the equal-sign folks get their panties and other leather encumbrances in a squish, perhaps they should pay attention.
It ain't over yet. But close. They've almost won.
Homosexuality is still a perversion on nature, goes against God's will, leads to other moral decay, causes more disease than even the sin of simple adultery alone. BUT it is not going to be a part of any holy matrimony in Michigan anytime soon. According to recent polling, Michigan's appropriate Marriage Protection Covenant is still strong:
Among the 600 likely voters polled statewide July 23-24, 51 percent opposed having same-sex marriage brought up for a vote, while 42 percent supported such a move, with 7 percent undecided . The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points, with 10 percent of those surveyed reached on cell phones.Dashing the hopes of those who wish to subvert the constitution and crush tradition.
Yes, the constitution.
Recall the particular part of which, so celebrated by the left, that it has been used by them to defile the visage of Christ, promote profanity in media, and generally secure the blessings of that other supernatural cat not so popular with today's truly righteous bunch. Indeed the toleration of abuse the 1st amendment has endured, is only by the right, and those who truly understand what freedoms truly are; that which comes from God alone.
Perhaps that is why they seek to separate us from our Father Who Art In heaven? In many ways, it has already started. For our tolerance of their right to corrosive speech, and behavior masked with freedom of speech, we are rewarded with chains:
Coming soon to an American court room near you.At some point shall we stop and ask those who 'demand' tolerance, for a road-map of what it is that they "want"?
How much will be enough? Your church is not enough. You cannot practice your faith without question any longer no matter how much you have been promised the ability to do so. Your traditions are not yours. The children are next, and there really is no end to what has been a quickening realignment of what is normal. the ..
Wait what? The children are OK?
Go below then.
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This great video came out Friday.
Citizens Protecting Michigan's Constitution (CPMC), released the television commercial, titled "Michigan Kids Don't Need Teacher Strikes," educating voters about the deceptive, far-reaching and devastating effects Proposal 2 would have on parents and students across Michigan.
LOVE the intensity and planet-of-the-apes style of music used for the score.
The commercial asks parents to vote NO on Proposal 2 to avoid Chicago-style teacher strikes, a possibility under the misleading proposal according to a leaked teachers union memo and Michigan Education Association (MEA) President Steven Cook who recently admitted Prop 2 "would overturn" a 1994 law created to prevent teachers unions from bullying local school districts at the bargaining table into ignoring, vetoing or erasing legal fines and penalties incurred as a result of an illegal teacher strike.
A bit more below the fold.
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By JGillman, Section News
The Michigan Senate has an issue.
Perhaps a temper tantrum throwing majority leader issue.
As you all know, I support Right-To-Work. I not only support it, but have done what is in my power to advance it, guide it, and bring a level of freedom of association, liberty etc., back to the workplace in Michigan. Forced unionism has no place in a free land. it is antithetical to a country based on free will, a belief in the individual and responsibility.
Yet here we are having to perpetually remind our leadership that it is time to do a little soul searching with regard to labor relations. With contracts between free men, and agreeable partners. In fact I have opined/questioned in an email conversation recently:
"Under what obscene circumstances should I abrogate my liberty, my freedom of association, and pay a ransom for the privilege of applying my craft, or negotiating a trade arrangement with an agreeable employer?"For government to set the terms of my employment contract with another, it requires capitulation to an oppressive NLRB rule, one that somehow has made it through far too many seasons already.
It is wrong. It is immoral. It requires a "slave's mindset." And I will see it ended before I am through fighting it.
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The DFT has suspended this union activist for 7 months for interfering with the ceremony. It is interesting that they behave the same way at their own meetings as they do when slandering, belittling and intimidating the very citizens who provide the taxes to pay them. Thugs - all of them.
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The recent play by Speaker Pelosi to call back legislators for that last bit of "work to be done" was an obvious ploy to satisfy big labor concerns and get those checks written for Democrat candidates that are facing a presumed SLAUGHTER in November.
Everyone knows why she did it, but without the proper context, its hard to argue against such things as continuing pay for teachers who are "going to be laid off," or what it might actually cost us in the end. A look at whether or not teachers might be laid off has been done before by Michael Van Beek in his Series for the Mackinac Center:
"Finally, union contracts dictate that school districts notify employees of potential layoffs prior to the end of the school year. As a result, many more "just in case" pink slips are issued than the actual number of layoffs. Not surprisingly, the warnings get more attention than their later non-execution. In fact, the actual student-to-employee ratio of 8-to-1 has remained unchanged over the last 10 years."
In other words the mewling by the MEA generally serves to win its its political game more than the practical ends, as the perennial situation has remained the same for a decade.
But there is still an issue with the state accepting more in funds from the federal government.
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