State Rep. Doug Wozniak proudly introduced a plan this week to recognize Patriot Week in Michigan.
Wozniak’s resolution, which is adopted annually by states across the nation, declares the period of Sept. 11 to Sept. 17 as “Patriot Week.” This time serves to honor the enduring spirit of patriotism and civic engagement that has shaped Michigan and the United States of America, and offers an opportunity for Michiganders to reflect on the principles and values that unite the nation.
“Patriot Week renews America’s spirit by deepening our appreciation for the symbols, historical documents and events that make it the greatest nation in the world,” said Wozniak, of Shelby Township. “Anchored by the key dates of September 11 – 9/11 Memorial Day – and September 17 – Constitution Day, Patriot Week serves as a reminder for us all to look back on our country’s rich history – from our Founding Fathers to the U.S. Constitution and famous historical speeches, to various versions of our nation’s flag, and more.”
Wozniak encourages Michigan residents to join the celebration, and take time to appreciate the history of the U.S.A.
House Resolution 132 was adopted by the Michigan House with bipartisan support.
PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Doug Wozniak urges support for House Resolution 132 to declare September 11-17, 2023, as Patriot Week in Michigan, on the House Floor on Tuesday, September 12. The resolution was adopted by the House.
“These bills would add $72 million dollars in new fees to the bills of public water customers, each year,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township. “The state already has too many poorly managed and underperforming programs. Macomb County residents are not clamoring for an expensive new program from which they would receive no benefit.”
“People want assurances government officials are using proceeds from the sale of property seized by the government exactly according to law,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township. “Corruption or even the appearance of corruption is a stain on our society. Our plan brings greater clarity to the civil asset forfeiture law by refining the process and limitations for its use.”
“Probate Court looks out for people in times of crisis, where time is of the essence,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township. “These caseloads don’t usually involve people who can wait weeks or sometimes even days for a hearing. We’re talking about orphaned children with nowhere to go, mentally ill and developmentally disabled loved ones, and folks looking for the authority to make medical decisions for incapacitated family members, and myriad of other circumstances where timely, thoughtful decisions need to be made. Macomb County needs this additional judicial position to help ensure our vulnerable family, friends and neighbors are properly served.”
“This is a devastating step in the wrong direction for families struggling to make ends meet,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township. “There is no question this decision is a direct result of Lansing Democrats and their radical new green energy plan. They made false promises that their new policies, which have been abandoned by many left-leaning states and countries, would improve reliability and affordability. Instead, utility companies are already pushing renewable energy expenses onto the consumer before the extreme policies are even implemented.”