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Written by Rodney West
for Stop the Wheel Tax in Bradley County
at stopthewheeltax@gmail.com


As the election comes closer questions are being asked of the Bradley County School Board's handling of Blue Springs Elementary School. The Board has claimed that Blue Springs Elementary School in Cleveland was completely destroyed and beyond repair due to the 2011 tornadoes that devastated the Cleveland/Bradley Co. area. Many witnesses have said that the school needed some repairs but was not destroyed as the public was led to believe.

Ed Elkin, Bradley County Commissioner 1st District, backed up the claim in a email and by phone. He responded to a question that asked, "Was Blue Springs School insured?"

Commissioner Elkin wrote:

As to Blue Springs School, it was insured for replacement value as are all Bradley County properties. The School Board received the Insurance Company's report saying that the roof needed to be replaced, their estimate for replacing the roof and some other repairs. The Insurance Company also sent the School System a check for the estimated cost for repairs. The School Board decided this was a great opportunity to replace the old school, and they spent part of the insurance settlement on buying the land for the proposed new Blue Springs School site and part of the settlement for the demolition of the old Blue Springs School buildings.  I'm guessing the School Board thought the Commission would approve funding for a new school. The County had other buildings that received damages from the various tornadoes, but they used the insurance settlement to do the needed repairs, not ask for more money to replace the entire structure. The commission did approve a referendum to allow the voters to determine if they wanted to support a wheel tax.

Thanks again for your support and your efforts to help defeat the wheel tax.

Ed Elkin

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Emergency motion challenges Obama abortion mandate
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A federal judge has been asked to grant an emergency motion that would prevent Barack Obama's penalty for the "free exercise of religion" under Obamacare from taking effect on Aug. 1, according to a legal team representing several Michigan individuals and organizations.

'The plaintiffs fear imminent violation of their constitutional rights and religious beliefs" and "have no choice but to seek this [Temporary Restraining Order] with the court in order to protect plaintiffs' constitutional rights and avoid severe monetary fines for noncompliance," says documentation submitted by the Thomas More Law Center to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

The case had been brought by Legatus, Weingartz Supply Co. and Daniel Weingartz against Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other federal officials over the requirement that health insurance policies demanded under Obamacare pay for abortion services.

The plaintiffs said they had tried with multiple meetings and exchanges to work out the issue with the defendants but could not. The original case accused Obama administration officials of targeting the Catholic church teachings the plaintiffs follow:

"Had plaintiffs' religious beliefs, or the beliefs of the million other Americans who share plaintiffs' religious beliefs been obscure or unknown, the defendants' actions might have been an accident," alleged the lawsuit filed by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of business owners and the Catholic organization.

"But because the defendants acted with full knowledge of those beliefs, and because they arbitrarily exempt some plans for a wide range of reasons other than religious conviction, the mandate can be interpreted as nothing other than a deliberate attack by the defendants on the Catholic church, the religious beliefs held by plaintiffs and the similar religious beliefs held by millions of other Americans."

A press aide contacted by WND in the office of Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius declined to respond to the claim.

Richard Thompson, Thomas More's president and chief counsel, explained: "Whether you are a Catholic or Protestant or have no religion at all, the free exercise of religion and right of conscience is our most fundamental human right and must be vigorously defended on behalf of all Americans. Or else our Constitution becomes nothing more than a piece of paper with nice sounding words. That's why I believe every American regardless of religious beliefs has a stake in the successful outcome of this lawsuit."

The emergency motion seeking protection was filed with Judge Robert H. Cleland to prevent the mandate from taking effect in a few days.

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