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July 09, 2014

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Here's to life, liberty and the protection of property

"It is not a little disquieting to realize that in private property there survives the last domain of privacy of any kind. Every other wall has been overthrown." "Ideas Have Consequences" by Richard M....more >>
July 02, 2014

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Fireworks lawbreakers have more money than brains or manners

Give people an inch, they will take a mile. That old expression is very true, especially when it comes to the legalization of fireworks in Michigan, which I'm beginning to believe is one of the worst decisions ever made by the state Legislature and Gov....more >>
June 25, 2014

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Conservative to the world, but liberal locally

Editor's Note: The following column is a reprint from March 14, 2012. Enjoy. I've been giving some thought lately to a strange breed of political animal that I've observed during my 13 years of covering local politics....more >>
June 18, 2014

My Way

Taxpayers need to look at the big picture

Imagine walking down the street one day and a stranger approaches you. He asks you to give him a dollar. You think to yourself, "Oh, what the hell! It's only a stinkin' buck. It's not going to break me....more >>
May 14, 2014

My Way

You don't need a plane ticket or a passport to change the world

Last week, I had the privilege of being the guest speaker at the Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance's Annual Youth Recognition Ceremony held at Oxford Middle School. I thought I'd share my speech....more >>
May 07, 2014

My Way

Gazelles can't vote on whether they're eaten, but taxpayers can

I'm afraid to take out my wallet in public these days with so many local government officials casting covetous eyes upon my hard-earned dollars. It seems like everybody and his brother is asking for either a tax increase or a new tax on the August and November ballots....more >>
April 09, 2014

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Time for school critics to put up or shut up

To all those folks who have been unhappy with the direction of the Oxford school district over the last seven years, now is your chance to act. In November, four seats a voting majority will be up for grabs on the school board....more >>
March 26, 2014

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Open the piggy bank and give us a break

One of my biggest pet peeves is when a government entity that's sitting on a mountain of extra money asks the beleaguered taxpayers to reach into their well-worn pockets and give more....more >>
March 05, 2014

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Candidates wanted needed for village council

"There never was, for any long time, a corrupt representative of a virtuous people; or a mean, sluggish, careless people that ever had a good government of any form." Edmund Burke Oxford Village government is broken....more >>
February 12, 2014

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Tobacco is not porn

Only in today's world could a store that sells tobacco be equated with a business that deals in pornography. Case in point, the Oxford Village planner has suggested adding businesses that deal in tobacco to the "adult uses" category of the municipality's zoning ordinance because there are some concerns about having "family unfriendly uses" in the downtown area....more >>
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