Wise Government 10

Dear Mr. Jefferson,

“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.” G. Washington

Opening Prayer

Father, we thank you for the opportunity to glorify your name. In II Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) it is written, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

We do together humble ourselves, pray and seek your face and turn from our wicked ways. The rest is up to you.

Show yourself to those who genuinely look for you.

And may this website be a light and a source of strength and encouragement. May we look not only on own interests but remember those in need.

Above all, may the Spirit of Christ guide us for he is the fragrance and essence of love - and a sure foundation.

The Flying Bumblebee

You may be wondering...What is the deal with the Flying Bumblebee? On July 4th, 2009 Melvin Valkner gave a speech to several hundred people attending a Kalamazoo Tea Party. For the occasion he rented a tricorne, or three-cornered hat, the kind popular during the Revolutionary War. Afterwards it was suggested that he find a new symbol for today's era, that the hat and the “Don’t Tread On Me” rattlesnake were for a different time, one when the States were fighting for their freedom against England.

Now the States and the People are struggling for Liberty against a federal government that does not have faith in the common man, but rather strives to dominate and control him.

While pondering what might be appropriate for such a time as ours, he noticed a Bumblebee foraging through the clover. That's it – it represents The Common Man.
  • It is everywhere, in all shapes and sizes with distinctive coloring
  • It just wants to be at peace, living and working in its community
  • The Bumblebee is non-aggressive, but will sting if disturbed.
eliminate the federal reserve lower taxes Guess what? We are disturbed. Reckless spending and bailout of big banks, spiraling National Debt, payoffs and corruption, huge taxes on the way, unprotected borders while fighting dubious foreign wars, good being called bad, bad being called good, and the seemingly endless list goes on and on.

And the only appropriate caption was, Don’t Back Down®. This is a cry to stand firm. We see the future and know we must change course now. There is no time to lose.

We have a right to liberty and we want our liberty protected. Uphold the Constitution.

We hope you will join in stopping the nonsense and returning power to the People and to the States.

Power Will Return To The People

Tea Parties and other patriotic Americans are fearful of the decadent path the nation is treading and, in particular, the pervasiveness of the federal government.

The citizenry, thanks in large part to the Tea Parties all across the nation, are rising up to take back their country.

There remains, however, one major question that needs to be answered: Will they vote third party?

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A Revolution is Brewing

As detailed in The Common Man growing up in the 1950s trusting was easy. Sure there were problems but stability was the norm. Now things are spinning out of control. Republicans and Democrats in the federal government are fiscally irresponsible and unrestrained.

Make no mistake, government is not as benevolent as it seems. Disobey it and you will find its fury.

And Thomas Jefferson so wisely stated, “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

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Distrust of Government

Despite pleas to stop the government takeover of industry and large sectors of the economy our elected officials ignore the will of the People and the Constitution, seeming to be pushing another agenda.

Regarding Article I, Section 8 in the Constitution, James Madison wrote, “If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one.”

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A Sure Foundation

The United States was founded, for the most part, by devout Christians giving the nation a sure foundation as evidenced by their writings:

“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.” George Washington, President

“It is the duty, as well as privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” John Jay, Supreme Court Justice

“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were...the general principles of Christianity.” John Adams, President

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About Mel Valkner

Mel Valkner CongressMelvin Valkner, CPA is a life-long resident of the Kalamazoo, Michigan area. After serving in the U.S. Army with tours in Vietnam and Germany, he attended Western Michigan University (WMU) graduating with the double majors of political science and philosophy. Returning to WMU for two more years of business and accounting classes he eventually became a CPA and tax professional.

Leaving public accounting he became a healthcare administrator, financial executive in manufacturing, education and service industries, entrepreneur and author. He is a former First Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan (USTPM.org), Michigan's affiliate of the national Constitution Party. He remains Chairman of the Kalamazoo County affiliate.