There is none higher in Michigan politics, running for Michigan Senate
Fundraiser Tuesday 18 July 2017, Billy’s Tip ‘n’ Inn, White Lake, MI
Contributed by David Lonier
All Michigan liberty people, please attend, and if you can’t, please contribute to Repre-sentative Runestad’s campaign. Even though the pressures of political success can undermine anyone’s commitment to the principles of liberty, Mr. Runestad has already shown resistance to such attacks as a representative. I won’t be able to attend this fundraiser, but I shall be sending him $50. I’ve met him, looked him in the eye, and anyone can just know that Jim is the real deal. He’ll be a strong voice for freedom in our state for years to come.—BW Continue reading
Meekhof Emboldens Orwellian Surveillance State in Michigan
By Shane Trejo [Original column here in West Michigan Politics]
The Michigan Republican establishment has been desperately trying to improve their public relations in lieu of a recent Hillaryesque streak of crushing scandals.
From the Todd and Cindy’s sexcapades to the rape of Democracy by changing the ballot rules in the middle of the process to the immense environmental calamity in Flint, the establishment is truly giving the Democrats a run for their money.
However, a chance for redemption recently emerged. A YUUUGE no-brainer was sitting the legislature and gave Republicans the perfect opportunity to save face. A binding resolution was proposed last year by Rep. Jim Runestad (R-White Lake) that would have put the question on the ballot in November allowing voters to approve common sense language in the state Constitution that would give explicit privacy protections for electronic data and communications.
If HJRN was approved, voters could have amended the state Constitution to read as follows: Continue reading