July 7 2012-
This morning’s show covered various topics from the Marquette Victory Center, the history of The Declaration of Independence, and the new laws that Governor Snyder has passed lately.
Marquette Victory Center
Starting the show today was Diane from the Marquette Republican Victory Center, who is volunteering at the center calling people and taking polls for the area. This morning is actually her first time volunteering in this capacity and has been enjoying it and finding it interesting hearing opinions from the community. She is volunteering as part of Super Saturday to get as much polling done today at the center. While she is calling people today there are also volunteers going out and going door to door for opinions.
She is asking four questions today: 1) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? 2) If there was an election for U.S. President today, would you vote for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? 3) If there was an election for U.S. Senate today, would you vote Democrat or Republican? 4) If there was an election for Congress today, would you vote Democrat or Republican?
If you are interested in helping out you can visit the victory center which is located on US 41 across from the Marquette Mall next to Lawry’s Pasty Shop.
Fourth Of July
There seems to be a deterioration in the meaning of the Fourth of July. It’s becoming just another day off of work. And there seems to be a lack of knowledge on the Declaration of Independence which was signed in 1776.
There is a history of the people who signed it. Five of the people were captured by British traders and tortured and killed because they didn’t swear loyalty to the throne. Twelve of the people had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons in the war and two more had sons captured. Nine of the fifty six died in the Revolutionary War themselves.
Twenty four of the men were lawyers and jurists, eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and they all signed knowing if caught they would be put to death. All of the men died in poverty and made a sacrifice for this country.
New Laws Passed By Governor Snyder
There have been numerous laws passed by Governor Rick Snyder as of late. Some aren’t so good, like one allowing local governments to borrow to cover their unfunded pension liabilities and another mandating landlords maintaining storage for evicted tenants. Some are very good though, like authoring up to 93 days in jail, 100 hours of community service, and a $5000 fine for willfully disrupting a religious service. He also signed a bill that increase voter transparency.
Caller number one today brought up about how Snyder vetoed legislation and how it made sense he vetoed only a few bills but signed most of the legislation for counteracting voter fraud. He also brought up how the Republican candidates for the Marquette area are not getting enough exposure to try and take the seat. They need to get out more but they’ve already missed a lot of events that were around the Fourth of July.