Michigan AG, House Speaker top guests at a March 6 dinner in Taylor

The 228th Anniversary of the Assumption of Constitutional Rule of Law in the United States is being celebrated next week with a dinner at All Saints Banquet Center, 24900 Brest Road in Taylor (view map at https://www.google.com/maps/place/42°13’11.2″N+83°16’39.7″W/@42.2192359,-83.2817853,16z/).

The Congress of the Confederation dissolved itself on March 4, 1789, on the day the first session of the Congress of the United States began (however, the inauguration did not take place that day as scheduled, since George Washington had not yet been notified of his election as president, so he did not arrive in New York City to be inaugurated until April 30). After the new Constitution had been transmitted to the United States in Congress Assembled (what the Confederation Congress was formally called while it existed from 1781 to 1789), Congress forwarded the new Constitution to each state, with each state legislature to call elections for a Federal Convention to ratify the new Constitution.

After 11 states ratified the Constitution during 1787 and 1788, the Confederation Congress certified those states to begin the new government, and called the states to hold elections to begin operation. The last article of the new Constitution had provided that when ratified by two-thirds of the states, it would go into effect among those states (all 13 states had done so by 1790).

The Constitution Celebration Dinner from 5:30-10 p.m. EST Monday will feature Michigan’s attorney general, Bill Schuette, and its House speaker, Tom Leonard, as the event’s Defenders of the Constitution.  Leonard is to provide an update to those in attendance on the schedule of upcoming activity by the state House.

Those attending the VIP Meet & Greet starting at 5:30 p.m. will receive reserved seating for the 7 p.m. dinner, and be provided a menu of light Hors d’oeuvres along with red and white wines. Those coming to the general event entry starting at 6:15 p.m. will have general seating for the dinner. All should enter in attire that is business casual or better.

The dinner served at 7 p.m. will have a menu including baked chicken breast (boneless and skinless) slathered in panko crumbs (with Cajun or Frankenmuth seasoning), roast beef in Au Jus, brown sugar-sweetened sauerkraut with fresh smoked kielbasa, garlic redskin potatoes, California blend vegetables, golden kernel corn, penne pasta with marinara sauce, Signature House Pasta Creation† rigatoni with palamino sauce, garden salad with either ranch or Italian dressings, and bread and butter. Drinks will be coffee, tea, water and open bar; and a dessert table will be available as well.


Those entering the All Saints Banquet Center will be able to purchase tickets for a Chinese auction. Auction items such as those donated by Patrick and Dave Somerville for the fundraiser (two infield box seats for the May 3 Detroit Tigers night game against the Cleveland Indians, or Detroit Red Wings collector item from the Lost Season of 2004-2005) can be viewed on the website http://12cdrc.org/events.html.

The $50-125 tickets can be ordered at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/constitution-celebration-dinner-tickets-31497947208. The tickets for the VIP Meet & Greet are $75 ($125 each for couples), and $50 for the general event entry ($85 per couple).  There will be reserved seating for an entire party attending the general event, so call (734) 258-7220 for group rates.

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To reserve spots by mail, enclose in envelope checks (payable to “Wayne-12 CDRC”—no corporate checks will be accepted) and the following information: amount of money enclosed, contact name, address, city, state, zip code, e-mail address and phone number. Federal election law also requires those reserving spots to provide their occupation and employer. The envelope is to be addressed to WAYNE-12 CONSTITUTION CELEBRATION, PO Box 2171, Southgate, Michigan 48195.

The Defenders of the Constitution for the evening, Schuette, was elected the 53rd Attorney General for the State of Michigan in 2010; and Leonard was elected to serve the 93rd District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2012, and his colleagues elected him speaker in his third term.

Schuette resides with his wife Cynthia, and their children Heidi and Bill, in their hometown of Midland.  Big Bill formed the Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking, and engineered a plan to fund testing thousands of long-abandoned evidence boxes to provide justice to sexual-assault victims. As a Voice for the Constitution, Schuette successfully defended Michigan’s Constitution before the United States Supreme Court by protecting equal treatment in admissions to the state’s public universities, and also defended the pensions of police and firefighters during Detroit’s bankruptcy.

Leonard lives with his wife Jenell and their new daughter Hannah in DeWitt Township. Prior to being a state representative, Tom served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan, as a prosecutor for Genesee County Special Crimes Division, and as the chair of the DeWitt Township Public Safety Committee He is an associate member of the Clinton County Farm Bureau, and also an active member of the DeWitt Lion’s Club and the St. John’s Kiwanis Club.

The event is being put on by the Wayne-12 Congressional District Republican Committee at P.O. Box 2171 Southgate, MI, 48195.   For further information, go online to the websites www.12cdrc.org or https://www.facebook.com/12cdrc/.
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