In the state and local news on Feb. 27, Governor Walker was quoted as having said that if he can handle protests in Madison and a recall election, then he can handle terrorists like ISIS.
I know that some of you like Governor Walker and will stand with him.
I also know that some of you do not like Walker and will oppose the cuts he’s making to schools, communities, research, etc. that have made Wisconsin a great state.
I interpret Walker’s words as calling people that we interact with on a daily basis as terrorists.
This could be your child’s or grandchild’s fifth-grade teacher, for example. Your child is being exposed to a terrorist. So, you better watch out!
I know some really great people in our communities who Walker would now classify as terrorists. These people may oppose some of Walker’s actions, but these people have made positive contributions for all of us to enjoy.
I guess our state now leads the nation in the number of terrorists.
Just a reminder, elections come again in April.
If you want real change, you must vote. There is no excuse.
If you didn’t already know, you can sign up for absentee ballot by mail. It is a free service for you, and it takes a few minutes to register for it.
Just go to http://gab.wi.gov/forms/gab-121-english to fill out GAB-121, Application for Absentee Ballot, to submit to your local municipal clerk. Your local municipal clerk will also have the form.
If your municipal clerk doesn’t already have a photocopy of your ID used for voting purposes, you’ll have to submit that, too. Voting by mail lets you vote at your convenience.
Today’s elected leaders tend to vote exclusively party line. So, that candidate that you thought was going to listen to your views isn’t going to.
Rather, they are going to vote according to his or her political platform.
Money also influences candidates’ votes.
If you want real change, first look at the candidate’s political platform. If that platform suits you best, then vote for that party and candidate.
Candidates vote party line to keep their jobs and to get money from their party.
Voting at local levels is very important. That’s where elected leaders get their start. So, please do vote in local elections.
For the record, I’ll stand with my friends, family and community before I stand with Walker.