We need to support Commissioner Stinchcomb in his quest to have the issue of incorrect evaluation of property in Kalamazoo County brought to the forefront. Preliminary investigation seems to indicate that values are greatly overstated and should be reduced and therefore taxes reduced. This has potential to be a huge revenue problem across the state. If you live in the area, please attend to show citizen support of Commissioner Stinchcomb and the others who want further investigation. Official…See More
Speaker: Scott Hagerstrom – Americans for ProsperityFuture Speakers –October: Beginning US Senate Candidate Series Pete KonetchyNovember: Randy Hekman –December: Pete Hoekstra [unconfirmed]NOTE: Dinner at 6PM if you like; meeting at 7PMSee More
The Operation Grass-Roots Candidate School prepares candidates for elected office with the skills necessary to be a successful community leader. This program provides training in public policy and constituency issues, creating a campaign plan and developing a grass-roots operation. Training focuses on personal and political preparation for a future candidacy for public office.This also good training for prospective campaign managers and volunteers. We have over 40 signed up now so you should…See More
Old fashioned Tax Day Tea Party on the steps of the Kalamazoo County Courthouse. Speakers lined up so far are: Senator Cameron Brown; Renk, Radio Talk Show host on KZO and BCK; Gene Clem, President of SW Michigan Patriots and John Gisler,Kalamazoo County Commissioner.Special Guest Speaker: Stacy Swimp, President of the Fredrick Douglas Foundation of Michigan Come on out and celebrate freedom and liberty while learning where we need to go next to regain our constitutionally constrained…See More
Speakers: Jase Bolger, Michigan Speaker of the House, Legislative Update. Steve Kuivenhoven, V. Chair for Grassroots, Grassroots Project. Deb O'Hagan, Lakes Area TEA Party, "True the Vote". Gene Clem, SW Michigan Patriots, TEA Party Futures. There will be a break at 3PM for refreshments. Then we will have break out sessions to cover Grassroots, True the Vote, and Tea Party Organization. The closing session will sum up the afternoon and decide on where we are going next.Agenda for…See More
I am going to interview Peter Konetchy, prospective GOP senatorial candidate in 2012. The show will be this Wednesday, March 2, at 8 pm est. The show is based out of Watervliet, Michigan and is on the internet. The URL is http:/www.blogtalkradio.com/hallsofvalhalla. Tim Kerlin (Loki)See More
Opening of legislative session in Lansing. Justice Young will swear in the legislators. Senator Tonya Schuitmaker has invited all who would like to attend. We can also visit her new office and have light refreshments and meet her staff.Please RSVP to her office and they will send information about the event and how to get there, parking, etc. Office: 517-373-0793; SenTShuitmaker@senate.mi.gov See More
I am the chairperson for the Twin Cities Group located in the St. Joseph / Benton Harbor area and would like to welcome you to the SW Michigan Tea Party Patriots. Thank you for your interest and hope you will actively join in our fight to preserve this great country and our constitution.
In order for you to connect with patriots from your area, please join the group nearest you, or any other groups you would like to communicate with. When you join specific groups, you will have the ability to communicate with other members of that group. You will also receive updates on upcoming events, group meetings, etc. Let me know if you have any questions.
We the people can make a difference,
The following is a condensed version of our mission statement.
SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN TEA PARTY PATRIOTS
The Mission of the SWMI Tea Party Patriots is to communicate to our elected officials the message that they must return to the principles upon which our nation was founded: Individual liberty, limited government, and a respect for the Constitution. The SWMI Tea Party Patriots is a true grassroots organization. We are not united under a single political party or leader; however, we are united under the following Core Principles:
• Respect for the Constitution
• Limited Government
• Separation of Powers
• Protection of Individual and Property Rights
• Fiscal Responsibility
• Free Trade and Commerce
• Fairer, Flatter, More Equitable Tax System
“Whenever our affairs go obviously wrong, the good sense of the people will interpose and set them to rights."
Thomas Jefferson –