Declining Public School Enrollment

The decline in public school enrollment has been on a steady decline for the last 30 years, beginning with Proposal A in 1994. In response to the elimination of property taxes for school funding, Governor Engler proposed a new funding approach to be placed on the ballot for voter approval. On March 15, 1994, Michigan voters approved Proposal A, which revamped how schools would be funded and also provided educational reforms. Proposal A promised a minimum per pupil foundation allowance, more equity among local school districts, lower property taxes, and more school accountability.
Since the early 2000s we have seen another steady decline in public school enrollment, both here in Michigan and across the nation. Public schools, including charter schools, have decreased by almost 2 million children per year since the new millenium began. Along with 26 states leaving the National School Board Association, parents have also had growing concerns over what their children may be being taught behind classroom doors. Everything from critical race theory to "gender fluidity" have been topics of discussion brought on by the same educators that parents trust their children to every day. Most parents do not want their children exposed to topics they feel are politically charged or might be better discussed in the home. Schools are pushing boundaries and parents are beginning to push back harder than ever.
Parents want to know that their child is being taken care of and given the best education possible. This faith in the public education system is fading quickly. Parents would rather rearrange their lives and survive on less to give their child a better education, or perhaps have to work longer hours to pay for a private school. Some will even stay at home to educate their children themselves. There are many factors that seem to be contributing to the eroding of the public education system. It is no longer a place of knowledge and learning, but rather one of manipulation and indoctrination. Parents want to have a say in where their child can receive the finest learning, as well as how their tax dollars are spent towards education. They want what is best for their child, so they will live for, fight for, and protect their children at all costs.

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To murder children prior to natural birth and after birth, to mutilate the genitalia of school age children, to force the acceptance of the delusion that a person is not the sex they are, and to promote the killing of the sick and elderly are horrific acts against humanity that we are now witnessing and which are unconscionable and pure evil. It is now being demanded that we accept these atrocious acts as fundamental rights of all people.

How did we get to this place as a people? What is the way forward in such a hostile death culture?

We must look to the truth and restore in the hearts of all mankind that they are loved, valuable, and have dignity and purpose, being created in the image of Almighty God.

“then God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness… So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
Genesis 1: 26, 27 KJV

Doug Levesque

Dear Friends,

Join the movement to restore the Original Intent of the Constitution!
     Republicans and Democrats hardly mention a Constitutional Republic anymore. Their brazen flaunting of raw ruling power would NOT be recognizable to the founders.

1. Stop government expansion.  Power to the people.
     Democrats and Republicans keep expanding governmental powers.  
     The Constitution decreed very limited governmental powers NOT all encompassing ones.

2. Shrink government expenditure. Cut taxes.
     Both parties continue to receive record taxes and promote enlarged spending bills.
     The Constitution intended for the people to pursue happiness NOT fund the government.

3. Shrivel government expectations. Government is NOT God.
     Both parties politic to become demigods falsely promising to meet every need.
     The Constitution was written to ensure the people's freedom not bend them to government power.

The Constitution Party is the ONLY political party that seeks to stop, shrink and shrivel governmental power as it exists today.  If you want to restore the Constitution to its rightful place in America then PLEASE JOIN US TODAY!

-Doug Levesque

Called To Serve

     We are called to serve the needs of others and that includes public service.  Every person is affected by the laws, policies, and procedures that are put in place by our elected representatives.   People of noble character are needed more than ever in places where ideas are being debated and decisions made.  Voice to truth and righteousness must be restored in our land so that people can live free.

     Christine Schwartz was approached by parents concerned about what was happening in their local schools, even though she didn’t have school age children yet.  This was the same district that she attended for her entire school years, so it was close to her heart.  She attended some meetings and continued for a few years before she felt called to run for the school board and she won. There were 2 seats open and 7 people vying for those seats.  What set her apart was that she was representing the parents and concerned community members. She chose to be the voice.  She was brought up for a recall within the first 6 months as a board member, receiving a significantly greater number of votes to stay on than what she got when first elected. She served on the curriculum and personnel committees, where she was involved in very critical decisions on what was being taught to the students and who was doing the teaching/administrating in the district. It was four years of commitment and determination to continue to represent the people of the district that didn’t believe that they had a voice.

     Years later, she got involved within her local township, also where she grew up and was now raising a family. She ran for a trustee position, but wasn’t successful.  Soon after she was appointed to Deputy Clerk and was also a member of the parks commission, becoming its chair.  She was able to bring forward a project that had been put on the parks “to do list” for many years.   There is now a wonderful Veteran’s Memorial in the township park. 

     Her involvement with the US Taxpayers Party of Michigan began when she attended a meeting where Chairman Bill Mohr made the “Party by Party” presentation.  She knew this was where she belonged and helped start the Allegan County Committee and soon became the secretary of the State Central Committee.  Christine currently serves as the 1st Vice Chair of the USTPM, its treasurer, serves on several committees and chairs the Ottawa County Committee.

     Public service is an honor and privilege.  It is not to be taken lightly.   It is a necessity that people of integrity run for office at all levels so that good governance can prevail.  Take a step of faith and get involved.  It’s worth it!

Donna Brandenburg for Such a Time as This

For Such a time as this we have been called together by our Glorious Heavenly Father to stand together against a great evil which is plaguing our country...our world.


For such a time as this we have been equipped by our Heavenly Father to face the task ahead as He provides the victory. Throughout history, the victory has always been the Lord’s and He has his remnant, the ones with a pure heart of service who humbly walk forward to take on the task He has graciously allowed us to be a part of. I find myself making connections to the past and the time our Founding Father’s lived in, with the formation of the Founding Documents as well as the Revolutionary War. They faced a great task ahead and they faced it unwavering. Guaranteed they knew the reality of tyranny which they would live under if they failed. And as God repeatedly won battles throughout history, He proved that He is supreme by having a small group...who committed everything to achieve the win.


What are the things that we can commit to do in an unwavering way...which will go down in History worthy as that group of people who stood with God, knowing that we are called by God for such a time as this? You and I were uniquely created to take on this task and work together. What goals should we have to reach the win?


First off, if we want a Constitutional Republic as the Founding Father’s intended, we need commitment. Every single person has to get involved and participate in this process of self government. Individually we can set a goal of how many people we can reach out to... to spread the word and help them get to know the candidates. Post like you are the 3rd monkey trying to get on the ark, to all your social media groups...join more and keep posting. Email or text those who aren’t active on social media. Visit friends or start a group of patriots in your area to meet for breakfast and give all an opportunity to invite more. The goal is an ever expanding group!!! Decide to schedule a speaking event in your area where people can meet, express their opinions, hear from the US Taxpayer’s Party and communicate with myself and others. We need locations for signs...4x8...2x4...and yard signs! We need people to show up at events and bring friends!!! Coffee shops for breakfast meetings are always a hit. And I would like to have people calling in to my show BNN (Brandenburg News Network) to discus real thoughts and an ever increasing opportunity to provide education, information and a place to gather to explore ideas on how “We the People” want to run this nation. Of course, we also need donations to help us reach “We the People” en mass and ensure a glorious win which we can lay at the feet of our Savior Jesus Christ!!


God always provides a way! He is our Savior...THE Savior. He does it for his love for us! When we turn our lives over to Him, walk forward in faith, He will be with us. We can do all things through Christ Who strengthens us...walk forward to the victory in November and be that faithful remnant working towards God’s good purposes...that God’s will be done.


So now is the time to choose, this is the dividing line, to stand for God, family and country! We need to stand shoulder to shoulder like the patriots did against the loyalists in the first American Revolution...because we are currently in the Second Revolution and I wouldn’t miss a minute of this glorious fight to write the next chapter in history!!


For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the diving providence, we mutually pledge our lives, or fortunes, and our sacred honor.”


Take the pledge again!!! And lets get to work.


It will be my pleasure to serve as the next Governor of Michigan, standing with you to take back Michigan.

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Donna Brandenburg, US Taxpayer’s Party, Candidate for Governor of Michigan

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