Q:Why recall Levin?
A: He was one of two authors of an amendment that transformed a routine piece of legislation into a law that has transformed our country into a police state: At the Presidents whim, our military may be turned against us and detain people indefinitely without any due process.
Q: Isn’t it illegal to recall a United States Senator?
A: No. The law differs from state to state. In Michigan,
Section 168.121 (United States senator; recall) reads: “Persons holding the office of United States senator are subject to recall by the qualified and registered electors of the state as provided in chapter 36 of this act.” [MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT) Act 116 of 1954].
There is a misconception, promoted by the political class themselves, which uses a bunch of sophistry to claim that the United States Constitution prohibits Senatorial recalls. Next time you hear someone chant this mantra, hand them a Constitution and say, “Show me.”
Q: The Constitution doesn’t prohibit recalls, but doesn’t it need to authorize them?
A: No. The Tenth Amendment reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” The petition process is specifically protected by the first amendment, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Q: If the Wayne County Commission didn’t accept your wording, how can you say it is approved.
A: Failure to hold a hearing is pocket approval: Section 168.952 of Michigan Election law states: “(3) The board of county election commissioners, not less than 10 days or more than 20 days after submission to it of a petition for the recall of an officer, shall meet and shall determine whether each reason for the recall stated in the petition is of sufficient clarity to enable the officer whose recall is sought and the electors to identify the course of conduct that is the basis for the recall. Failure of the board of county election commissioners to comply with this subsection shall constitute a determination that each reason for the recall stated in the petition is of sufficient clarity to enable the officer whose recall is being sought and the electors to identify the course of conduct that is the basis for the recall.”