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Michigan Regime: Tyrannical State
H. L. Mencken
One of its primary functions is to regiment men by force, to make them as much alike as possible and as dependent upon one another as possible, to search out and combat originality among them.The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos.Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it.
The American Language published in 1919
Off goes the head of the king, and tyranny gives way to freedom. The change seems abysmal. Then, bit by bit, the face of freedom hardens, and by and by it is the old face of tyranny
For those whom chose to believe our nation is not in a transitional State, I offer this under covered worthy news item. On March 16th of 2011, the Governor of the Great State of Michigan, Rick Snyder, signed into Law Public Act 4. Essentially, this law would usurp the authority of publicly elected officials due to financial hardship of those entities deemed to be in distress.
In lieu of the elected public officials, an Emergency Manager would have unlimited authority to resolve financial crisis. Emergency managers have power to break contracts, dismiss public officials and sell public utilities under Michigan's Public Act 4.
Emergency managers are presently operating in Benton Harbor, Ecorse, Flint, Pontiac and the Detroit public schools system.
At the risk of sounding as if I was an alarmist, does anyone believe this is not an attack on local Constitutional Democracy? And since when did Democracy become secondary to financial considerations within the Constitution of this Nation?
In the spirit of the America, a movement to suspend this law is attempting to gather the 161,000 valid signatures to place it on the November 2012 Ballot.
Hundreds of residents gathered at a local church to protest the impending appointment of a State Emergency Manager for the City of Detroit.
Here’s the kicker, the rub if you will. The five Emergency Managers, whose pay ranges from $132,000 to $250,000, are funded by the local communities of which they rule.
Now I ask you fellow American’s, does that qualify as Insult to Injury?
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