Thursday, September 30, 2010

Attn: Ohio Upcoming Events!

Copy of an email I received the other day about important upcoming events in Northeast Ohio...Please not the one in Brookpark that will be covered by your support!

Wanted to make you aware of two opportunities - FreedomWorks will be in Cleveland for a rally on October 6th in Independence. They also are asking for participants in a 'Get Out the Vote' walk on October 7th; CNN will be there so we need a good showing. It would be great if you would attend one or both events. Let's make a national statement that Cleveland and Ohio are a force in the political arena!!! DO SOMETHING!!

Also, I would like two or three volunteers to help at the rally on the 6th. We will have a table and can collect signatures for the Ohio Project. If you're available and would like to help, please let me know asap.

Also, we would like to have people at voting locations to get signatures. If you are available on November 2nd and would like to help, please let me know.

There is a gun show in Euclid Oct 16 & 17th. Is anyone available to work, or are we all too busy with campaigning??

See information below regarding both FreedomWorks events.


You are invited to Walking with FreedomWorks and CNN to Get Out The Vote. CNN is going to be following the crew from Washington DC (Freedom Works people) around with local Tea Party and 912 folks. We desperately need 25 or more people to show that NE Ohio is relevant. Calling all people of good will (and time) to come march with us. Not only will this benefit OH 10th District, but in the end, it will impact OH 13th, local and state tipping points. Let's tip Ohio. Let's give 2 hours together. ".

Walking with FreedomWorks and CNN to Get Out The Vote

Thursday, October 7 at 10:30am

Location: Brookpark, Ohio rec center parking lot

What: Do Something Now Rally - FreedomWorks

When: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 6:30 PM

Where: Independence Civic Center
6363 Selig Rd
Independence, OH 44131

Followed by “Give Me Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto” Book signing


Dick Armey Former US House Majority Leader & Matt Kibbe of the National Grassroots Organization, FreedomWorks

• Tom Kelly WHK Radio host, Director Citizens Reform Assoc.

• Leaders of local Champions of Liberty groups

Maybe you've never been active in politics before but you are realizing that if we don’t do something (NOW) then we are going to get more of the same, a government we don’t want but we earned and deserved because we allowed it. Come to this rally to educate, engage, and empower yourself about what you can do, how you can do it, and who you can do it with in your community, for your city, your state, and your country.

You've probably heard many things about the tea party movement, JOIN US and find out for yourself what we've all about.

We believe in limited government, fiscal responsibility & free markets.


A Special VIP reception with Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe will be held from 5:30pm to 6:00pm.
Reservations required. Please contact Dave Zupan at 216-225-2728 for VIP reception details.

Media interviews from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. Contact Dave Centa at 440-488-2283 for Media pass.

George Washington's prayer for the United States

Some sources say that this prayer from George Washington is a fake that it wasn't a prayer but part of a letter written by Washington years before he became president. Regardless of the origin the words are still meaningful and I think an appropriate prayer at this point in time to say the least...

'Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large. And finally, that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.'

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Where is the American youth?

The November elections are coming faster and faster and it is our responsibility as caretakers of the Republic is to cast our votes. Those votes need to be made responsibly to assure that we put into office the right individuals that will honor and defend the Constitution as well as keep the best interests of America in the front. With the formation of the TEA party movement and such organizations like the 9.12 groups, Freedomworks, etc. we have seen a greater conservative voter turn out so far. We must keep this up. However the answer isn’t the Conservative voter turn out…the answer is education and promotion.
Here are some disturbing facts. In 1972 over 60% of those in America over the age of 65 were exercising their right to vote. 50% of Americans und the age of 25 were voting. In 2000 almost 70% of those over 65 were voting while barely above 30% of those under 25 were making it to the ballot box. The numbers have increased slightly over the past 9 years for those under 25, but the poll shows a disturbing picture. From 1972 we have seen a steady decline in younger Americans not exercising their right to vote. As far as keeping up to date with politics and political knowledge in 1964 almost 70% of Americans between 18 and 29 years of age had a good understanding when quizzed about current political issues and individuals. In the year 2000 when the same type of test was done again only 30% of Americans 18-29 had a basic understanding. Here is one more set of disturbing facts…in 1966 about 60% of college students said that they try to keep up-to-date on current political affairs and in 2003 only 34% showed an interest in keeping in tune with the political issues of America. This my friends pose a significant danger in the future of the Republic. After all I believe that it was Whitney Houston that sang the song that the children were our future. That saying and song is true…the children of today are the ones that will be fighting the fight tomorrow. The time has come for us to awaken the youth of America not just on the fact that politics ARE important and are directly linked to our everyday lives, but they need to be exposed to the true meaning of the Great Experiment and our country’s true history.
Now yes I know that if those polls were taken again today we would see an increase in those numbers, but that’s not what scares me. In less than 30 years we saw a drop of over 20% of those under 25 exercising their right to vote. That is a huge change in the number for the worst. It should have never reached that point. You cannot pick out one thing to blame, but if you had to single something out to take most of it I would have to say it’s the progressive machine run media and entertainment here in America. They shifted the focus and implied that politics were boring and unimportant. I suspect that this was done in order to make sure that the socialistic agenda of the progressive movement could be pushed through in the future with minimal resistance. Just a theory or personal opinion of mine, but to me it makes sense. At this point a quote from Thomas Jefferson comes to mind. He once said something along the lines of that there has never been, nor ever will be, a people who are politically ignorant and free. Once again Thomas Jefferson was right.
Now after September 11, 2001 and the events after the election of 2008 more and more Americans are waking up to the importance of getting involved with politics. We have seen more and more young fear that the children are without a doubt being indoctrinated into thinking that the socialistic agenda of the progressives is the way to go here in America. They are being hit at a young age being taught the bare minimum about our Republic and it’s history and traditions. The problem goes on through collage. Many of the most popular schools for a young adult to attend after high school are self proclaimed liberal schools. I recently purchased a text book that one would get in taking political science in collage. I haven’t’ read the whole thing, but so far there is no mention of the fact that America is a republic…as a matter of fact it declares us a democracy. Yes folks there is a big difference. It has class room work activities like role playing on how you can make a difference by being a political advocate on gun control. It also contains a whole chapter of lessons on Social Welfare Policymaking and Social Justice. From what I have read and what I have skimmed over the text book for this collage course is pro-left all the way. Now I ask you are the youth of America being properly educated?
The answer is simple, but takes all of us to get involved. We need to start in our own homes with our own children and then branch out to our communities. We need to wake up the youth on the importance to exercise our right to vote. We need to teach them how to use the well spring of informational sources on the internet and television to become well educated and informed voters. We need to teach them the true history and foundation of our great Republic, because if we don’t all the fighting we are doing now will be pointless because in the end American loses and the socialistic agenda of the progressives will win hands down.

Complete E-Mail Addresses for Congress/House, Senate, Governors & State Legislators

Complete E-Mail Addresses for Congress/House, Senate, Governors & State Legislators

Silent No Longer: Simple Conservative Views from an Average American by Michael J. Maxim in Reference

Silent No Longer: Simple Conservative Views from an Average American by Michael J. Maxim in Reference

Michael J. Maxim’s Open Letter to Chris Redfern Ohio’s Democratic Party Chair

To Chris Redfern and the Ohio Democratic Party,

About a week ago or so now you were caught on tape calling the members of the TEA party” f@#$ers” in a speech you gave at a union hall pushing the insane idea of Obamacare. As a member of the TEA party movement I would like to say I am offended, but I am not. You see a narrow minded twit like you knows all too well that you cannot stop the conservative movement growing in this country and you have no actual facts to back up your argument…so you have to resort to the tactics you know best…name calling. That’s right I said it you have no facts what so ever to back up your precious Obamacare. Do you seriously think that you have the edge here in Ohio. Well speaking as a resident of Cuyahoga County I can honestly say your precious democratic party has done nothing but destroyed this county. Do I need to remind you of the list of charges elected officials from your party face for corruption here in Cuyahoga County. That my dear Dem chair is a fact and one you cannot talk your way around. We the people in America have begun to rise up against your progressive ways and we are coming for each and every one of you! In your mind you sit on your high and mighty throne thinking you are above us when all along you are no better and one day soon you will find yourself back in the trenches with the rest of the hard working Americans that make this country great. I just feel sorry for those hard working Americans that will have to work even harder to haul your dead weight around. All of this is besides the point. Mr. Redfern you talk tough, but I wonder if you have the guts to go face to face with one of the TEA party members you tried to trash talk…namely me. You now have an open invite to come on my internet radio talk show and see if you can exchange real facts with me to back up your twisted ideology. I suspect the challenge will go un answered. So Redfern do you have the guts or are you the egotistical spineless twit I suspect you to be?

Michael J. Maxim

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Time Away...

It’s been three weeks since my Grandfather passed away. The whole situation threw me for a loop. I mean I understood his health was failing and it was only a matter of time, but that doesn’t prepare a person for the actual event of a loved one passing. As I was growing up my parents were divorced so my grandfather served as a parental type personality in my life especially since I lived with my mother and grandparents early on in my life. As the years progressed my parents got back together and I have established a relationship with my father, but my grandfather still was close in my heart. We were not individuals that were open in expressing our feelings, however we both knew they were there between us. Like anyone he had his faults, but he helped established some core values in my life especially work ethic. I miss him to say the least. However life goes on and I have put things back together so to speak and will begin again becoming active in blogging and with our show and website. I hope all of you understand my time away and thank all of you still for your support and understanding.