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Michigan’s Fight for
Legal Dictators Continues

National Review Online, by Michael Austin

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/24/2012 5:27:30 AM

Almost a year ago, I wrote on NRO about Detroit and the rise of the new American dictators. In looking at Michigan, my point was to show how liberty can be sacrificed thanks to the failures and incompetence of elected officials, and the seemingly reasonable decision to save municipalities by appointing emergency managers. Whether they feared the loss of their freedom, or couldn’t face up to the harsh medicine doled out by putting their cities under effective receivership, nearly 53 percent of Michigan’s voters rejected Public Act 4 in a referendum on November 6,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judith, 11/24/2012 5:33:05 AM     (No. 9031380)

I remember watching on TV a meeting in detroit with some of the areas´ leaders and the voters in that district. They were in dire straits and were asking the people in the audience for ideas. When several white people tried to make suggestions, the blacks in the audience told them that, because they were white, they had NO say in what went on in Detroit. Quite an eye-opener.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/24/2012 8:34:00 AM     (No. 9031554)

#1. Isn´t that what is going on right now on a National level?
I perceive an attitude where, because of lack of knowledge, blacks consider America to be a democracy, (mob rule) not a Republic. Also, they have no concept that they comprise 12% of the total population of the USA.
Rather than bring us together, Obama and his minions fan the flames of racisim which only increases the resentment of blacks against whites.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/24/2012 8:43:33 AM     (No. 9031578)

The Democrat Party, and illiterate and ignorant rabble are responsible. They will bring down Michigan and Illinois very soon.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/24/2012 8:59:19 AM     (No. 9031598)

Michigan had 6 referendums on the ballot this year. I came really close to voting for two of them. The one the writer mentions and the requirement of 2/3 of the legislature to increase any state taxes. They both sounded good but many of us realized that it is far easier to replace elected officials every few years if we don´t agree with the way they addressed these issues. That would preferable to having to change the constitution in order to reverse these dictates should they prove problematic in terms of loss of liberty.
In addition, there are other cities in Michigan that are teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. I don´t have to remind LDotters what they have in common . I´ll just say that nearly all of them are motor cities.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jimK1, 11/24/2012 10:48:20 AM     (No. 9031775)

Detroit, Flint, Benton Harbor, Saginaw need to be closed, the population scattered and the land turned back into farm land. Maybe the population (or at least most of it) would like to return to their homeland say Zimbabwe

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Reply 6 - Posted by: berthabutt, 11/24/2012 8:02:39 PM     (No. 9032428)

maybe Mitt Romney could buy the U.P. and build a magnificent business state to secede from that dead weight anchor that Detroit is to Michigan. I´d move back north in a heartbeat.

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