It’s been a busy year for the nullification movement. We have had an unprecedented 200+ bills introduced already within the first month of the new legislative year throughout state legislatures nationwide. This is creating resistance and push-back against the federal agenda unlike anything that has been seen in generations! However, the bad news for Michiganders is that this phenomenon is not yet happening here. We currently lag behind most other states in terms of resistance, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Grassroots freedom lobbyists can put the pressure on their state legislators, and force them to do the right thing. Many of our legislators want to do the right thing, but just don’t have the appropriate ideas at their disposal. We have the ideas that can make them very effective in pushing back against federal tyranny. They just need to be educated. That is where you come in. Even some of the bad guys will eventually do the right thing if they are pressured by enough irate, tireless constituents. The power is ultimately in your hands. You just have to shake off the apathy, and be willing to wield it.
We are currently targeting five Michigan state representatives for outreach: Cindy Gamrat, Todd Courser, Gary Glenn, Jim Runestad and Martin Howyrlak. All are familiar with the ideas of nullification to a certain degree. Now they just need to understand that there is a grassroots army out there, waiting to be in their corner and fight alongside them if they do the right thing.
Cindy Gamrat: Rep. Gamrat is a newly elected first-term state congresswoman out of Allegan County. At a massive tea party event that I was fortunate enough to speak at last month, Gamrat unveiled her Contract for Liberty project. This very ambitious proposal has the potential, if it takes off, to change the state GOP from its present corrupted state back to its limited-government, Constitutionalist roots. However, the legislation needs to be crafted very carefully for the Contract for Liberty to achieve maximum effectiveness.
That is where we come in. Rep. Gamrat has already received much of our model legislation, which utilizes the anti-commandeering doctrine to provide a powerful check against federal power. Now we must contact her and let her know that we have her back if she does the right thing. If she is willing to fight unlawful federal intrusion to the best of her ability, we must be alongside her every step of the way. Give her a call, urge her to nullify, and assure her that we will be in her corner if she does so:
Her number is: 517-373-0836
Todd Courser: Rep. Courser is a newly elected first-term state congressman out of Lapeer County, and he was a co-signer to the Contract for Liberty Project. He is a firebrand who is not afraid speak his mind, put himself in the limelight, and take some criticism.This makes him the perfect candidate to lead Michigan back to Constitutional freedom in the state legislature.
Courser has received our model legislation as well. He just needs to be urged to introduce it, and to be assured that the grassroots will be in his corner when he does. Our ideas are very similar to his vision for reforming the state government so it should really be a no-brainer. Get him on the horn as soon as possible, and urge him to do the right thing.
His number is: 517-373-1800
Also, Reps. Courser and Gamrat are scheduled to be at the Troy Area Tea Party on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The meeting will take place at the American-Polish Cultural Center, 2975 E. Maple Road (15-Mile Road and Dequindre) in Troy, Michigan. If you live in the Metro Detroit area, be sure to show up at this event and pose some well-informed questions to them about nullification and state sovereignty.
Gary Glenn: Rep. Glenn is yet another newly elected first-term state congressman out of Midland County. He is closely affiliated with Reps. Courser and Gamrat. He told me personally that he was in the midst of reading Tom Woods’ great book on Nullification, and thinks it definitely needs to happen in Michigan. To my knowledge, he has not received our legislation at the present moment. Give him a call, tell him about our legislation, and tell him that we have his back if he stands boldly against the feds:
His number is: 517-373-1791
Jim Runestad: Rep. Runestad is, you guessed it, a newly elected first-term state congressman out of the 44th District in Oakland County. Previously while serving as a county commissioner, he introduced an anti-NDAA resolution that was eventually passed. He is very knowledgable on liberty-related issues, and has shown interest in tackling important issues like the NDAA and Automatic License Plate Readers at the state level. Give him a call, and let him know you have his back if he acts on these fronts and others:
His number is: 517-373-2616
Martin Howrylak: Rep. Howrylak is a second-term state congressman out of the 41st District in Oakland County. Last year, Howrylak was involved a difficult challenge for his house seat. The liberty-minded grassroots of the area (including myself) rallied around him, and helped him toward victory. We did our part. Now it is time for him to live up to his word, and fulfill the promises he made on the campaign trail.
While campaigning, Howrylak promised (and was caught on tape doing so) to re-introduce term limited State Rep. Tom McMillin’s privacy legislation during the 2015 session. McMillin was liberty’s greatest defender in the state legislature. He introduced many great pieces of privacy-related legislation including our 4th Amendment Protection Act to nullify the NSA in the state of Michigan, and anti-drone legislation that would put strong restrictions on state government officials preventing our privacy from being infringed upon by these flying menaces.
Now that Howrylak has been re-elected, we haven’t seen any of this legislation emerge from him. What’s taking him so long? Maybe he’s forgotten. Perhaps being deluged with phone calls from ornery, articulate patriots can help jog his memory. Ring him up, and let him know that you will be holding him to the promises he made on the campaign trail. Don’t take no for an answer. These issues are far too important to fall by the wayside.
His number is: 517-373-1783
Feel free to e-mail me or call me anytime if you have any questions or comments about reaching out to these legislators. I can help you with talking points if you need them. Don’t worry about if you are in their district or not. Please report back to me with what the legislators (or their assistants) had to say while reaching out to them as well.
Together, we can defend liberty. We just have to be willing to be the people willing to do the work to make it happen. It is an important, achievable task that lies ahead of us. 200+ bills have already been introduced because of grassroots activists like you. We can add to that already remarkable total in Michigan by rolling up our sleeves, making phone calls and getting others to follow in our footsteps.
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