Upholding the Constitution

Special Event for Youth


2014 High School Essay Contest

The US Taxpayers Party of Michigan invites

all 9th-12th grade students in Michigan

to submit their essay on the topic:

"Why is it important to have other choices

besides Republicans and Democrats

for which to vote?"

  • $250 Grand prize. Special recognition & $25 also given to Runners Up.
  • Winner will be invited to present his/her essay at the USTPM State Convention, to be held in the Lansing, MI area on June 28, 2014.
  • Entries must be submitted anonymously, that is, sent as an attachment to an email message, without any identifying features of the author in the essay.
  • Submit entries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by May 3, 2014 and a reply to confirm the receipt of the essay will be sent.
  • The email message should contain the student's name, age, grade, school, and additional contact information such as telephone number and address.
  • Essays will be judged on concise content, correct grammar & spelling, and skills of persuasion.
  • Maximum length of the essay is 900 words.
  • Students are encouraged to review and become familiar with the Party Platform, which is found on this website (


Free Speech Abridged in Allegan County

Tonight (January 26, 2012) at Allegan High School, a local gathering was made to end after the chief of police decided it was unsafe for the others in the building.  Ex-Terrorist Kamal Saleem was speaking to a group of about 150 people for about 20 minutes when the announcement was made.  The attendees were shocked at the news since this event has been advertised in the area for quite some time and that there is the freedom of speech and  the freedom to assemble in the United States.

When questioned what statute he used to govern his decision, he said none, just public safety.  He stated that he was given information that Mr. Saleem has a price on his head and that there are many other people in the building.  He said it was just common sense to have the meeting end, even though there were several police in the vicinity of the meeting room.  The meeting was moved to  a local business where Mr. Saleem continued his presentation. It has also been reported that CAIR contacted the school to try to shut down the event.

-Chris Schwartz,  USTPM Allegan County Chair

NOTE:  The USTPM would like to remind Allegan County that we have a first amendment to the Constitution.  It reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or Abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.  Given the fact that this was a peaceful meeting, and that no disruption ensued at the new location, the Chief of Police in Allegan should be severely reprimanded for his inept action.  He was clearly in violation of the law.

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