Scotty Boman talking points on recalling Carl Levin

Talking points:

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.

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Scotty Boman announces formal start of recall Carl Levin petition drive

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
Contacts:
Scotty Boman
(313) 247-2052
scottyboman@hotmail.com

and

Warren Raftshol
(231) 271-5650
raftshol@gmail.com
http://committeetorecallcarllevin.com/2012/06/25/three-easy-steps-to-recall-carl-levin/

Carl Levin recall language passes clarity review. Signature collection to start on July 4th

July, 3rd, 2012

Detroit, MI – Activist are free to begin circulating petitions to recall Senator Carl Milton Levin starting this Independence
Day; their petition language has been deemed clear in the manner described by Section 168.952 of Michigan Election law
which 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.”

Notarized certified letters containing the most recent language were signed for on June 11th, and Wayne County Election
Chairman Milton L. Mack acknowledged receiving the language on June 14th in a letter written to the petitions sponsor,
Scott Avery Boman. In the letter Mack wrote that, “…the Wayne County Election Commission will not accept petition
language directed to a United State Senator.” According to Boman, Director of Elections Delphine Oden told him (by
phone on June 22nd) this meant they would not be holding a clarity review hearing. 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.”

On May 1st the commission held a hearing to review the clarity of previous language and found the prior language to be
unclear. The new approved (by default) petition language reads,

“He co-authored and introduced an amendment regarding detention provisions (Subtitle D Section 1031) to S.1867
(the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012). He voted in favor of the final version (H.R. 1540)
which contained the detention provisions in section 1021.”

Sponsors cite Levin’s pivotal roll in provisions they describe as “de facto martial law,” as their reason to initiate the recall
effort. The recall will require 468,709 signatures. Boman said, “Warren and I can’t do this on our own. We can get this
started with a build-it-and-they-will-come approach. In 2008 1,810,234 people voted against Carl Levin. We need to
have about a quarter of these people sign the petition, and a much smaller portion to step up and be activists.”

Petitions can be downloaded from http://committeetorecallcarllevin.com/2012/06/25/three-easy-steps-to-recall-carl-levin/
County officials also have standard recall petition forms that may be filled out by hand. Co-sponsor Warren Raftshol said,
“We are building an internet campaign via Facebook, and these petitions are legal and official. I invite people to forward
the link to Carl Levin’s Facebook page and tell him they object to NDAA detention.”

Boman said, “Independence Day is the perfect day to launch this effort. The tyranny Levin has brought us with this law
rivals the oppression imposed on the colonists by the British in 1776.”
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