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10' horse in Jackson represents a 'citizen cavalry'

Posted at 3:35 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 15:36:16-04

JACKSON, Mich. — A 10' wooden horse made a visit to Jackson on Tuesday.

The horse's visit was organized by Scott Tillman, State Coordinator for Don't Touch Term Limits.

"We want politicians like Mike Shirkey to know the people of Michigan love our term limits," he said. "Term limits were introduced by citizens not politicians, and politicians have no business meddling with the people's term limits."

Tilman stated in a release about the event that State Sen. Mike Shirkey of Clarklake recently went on record at the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference discussing repealing term limits.

He brought the carved horse to Jackson as part of what he calls, a "Citizen Cavalry" to rally against any attempts by state legislators and lobbyists to alter the Michigan term limits.

"Term limits have only increased in popularity since the people of Michigan enacted them in 1992," Tillman explained. "We expect legislators to focus on the business of our state. We don't need our legislators getting together with those who consider themselves the elite of Michigan discussing how to increase their power by ending term limits."

He added that, "Don't Touch Term Limits!" is a grassroots, non-partisan, non-profit organization formed to defend the 1992 vote of the people of Michigan for term limits.

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