Wise Government 02

Dear Mr. Washington,

“Much of the strength and efficiency of any Government in procuring and securing happiness to the people, depends, on opinion, on the general opinion of the goodness of the Government, as well as well as of the wisdom and integrity of its Governors.” B. Franklin

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.

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.