Saturday, September 30, 2006

Is the State Seizing Kids for Profit?

This past Wednesday I dropped by the office of Parents for Children in Dearborn. We had a nice chat regarding their mission -- fighting Michigan's Children's Protective Services tooth and nail, in order to stop CPS from destroying families. It seems that Mike Cox, being the Big Government advocate he is, doesn't limit his activities to chasing unemployed Moms and Dads who owe child support, so he can collect the cash bounties the Federal government offers for those activities. He also takes advantage of the opportunity to seize children from their parents, because the Feds offer even richer bounties for seizing kids, placing them in foster care, and making sure they stay there. In fact, Mike Cox and CPS are so good at this, that Michigan is far ahead of most of the nation in seizing children, and terminating their rights to live with Mom and Dad. Melanie John of Parents for Children reports the national average for the termination of parental rights for alleged child abuse/neglect is 26%. She says statistics show that in Michigan, if CPS removes your child from your home, you have a 79% chance you've lost your child for good. Now, I find it hard to believe that Michigan has a monopoly on child abuse and neglect. I find it much easier to believe that when Mike Cox uses the overwhelming power of government to destroy families -- mostly the poor who cannot defend themselves, that the parents of Michigan find themselves with fewer rights to preserve their families than in the rest of the country. Once again, Mike Cox is fostering the perception he is helping the children, when he is actually hurting them. And funneling millions of taxpayer dollars into his budget, effectively increasing his personal political power.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

My Priorities, If Elected

What are my priorities, if elected to be Michigan's next Attorney General? First, being a watchdog against big government. Rooting out corruption and incompetence. Ensuring politicians and bureaucrats follow the law.

Second, being a friend to Small Business. Working for, not against, a business climate that encourages job creation.

Third, being family-friendly. Reforming the divorce/child support system. Ending Mike Cox’s crusade to jail parents who can’t pay child support.
Fourth, defending medical freedom. Ending prosecutions of sick and dying cancer and AIDs patients for using medical marijuana.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

We Need an Independent Attorney General

If you could pick one office to fill with an independent thinker, then Attorney General would be it. We need an Attorney General who is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, and thus willing to root out corrupt and incompetent Republican and Democratic public officials. An Attorney General who is not beholden to the Big Business that funds the Republican Party or the Big Unions that fund the Democratic Party, and thus willing to enforce the law against both Big Business and Big Unions. An Attorney General who is not afraid to step on the toes of the politically powerful for fear of ruining their chances of higher political office. I believe I am that person. I am in this race because I believe we need an independent Attorney General, one willing to defend individual Michiganians and Small Business from Big Government.