Ken Van Doren's blog
I see this polarization of the electorate as a negative thing. Are you for Walker or against? When asked that way, my answer is always "YES. For him when he does right, against when he does wrong." I sign NO blank checks, and rather resent that some think I should throttle my rightful criticism of Walker just because he is being challenged by the Dems.
A few things I object to:
Last winter, teachers in Mauston and throughout the state led their students to protest on their behalf. Using the taxpayer funded facilities for political purposes is way beyond the pale, in my opinion. If they want to DISCUSS the issues, they should have brought someone like me in to give a rational presentation based on fact and logic, refuting their falsehoods. TO present ONLY the teachers' side is little more than outright taxpayer funded propaganda ( which in my opinion, is the MAJOR purpose of government indoctrination centers, aka "public schoools" in the first place. So what Dave speaks of is hardly a revelation, hardly a new thing. We also suspect that taxpayers have paid to provide print and other material on behalf of city council reps. who also work at the schools. They certainly propagandized in favor of a referendum a few years ago, using tax payer funded resources.
I heard on NPR (National Propaganda Radio) that the downfall and killing of Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi was a great public relations coup for the Obama administration. Less than 48 hours after that program came word from the Libyan rebels that they intend to institute Sharia law in Libya. Could it be that we have gone from the proverbial frying pan into the fire? Methinks the great public relations coup is somewhat tarnished by this new development. Recall that before the hostilities heated up, our CIA and military were working with these rebels, who were known to be influenced by al Quaida and the Muslim Brotherhood, before the US and NATO bombings softened the resistance of loyalist forces. So is this result so surprising?
I wonder, was this-Sharia law- part of the plan from the beginning? And SHOULD we be involved in civil wars in other countries?
> I read your comments regarding the bill, and was somewhat dismayed that you think Federal law trumps state law. That may de facto be true, but legally it is not. Article I Section 8 lists 17 powers granted to the federal government. Regulating, participating in health care is not among them. The Tenth Amendment makes clear what James Madison and others of our founding fathers believed to be true: That ONLY those powers listed were legitimate powers of federal government, and all other powers and rights were reserved to the people and the states.
> I urge you to look into the Kentucky Resolution by Jefferson, the Virginia Resolution by Madison, and modern nullification arguments put forward by Tom Woods, who wrote a book by that name, and has included both the above.
> Please read this article from Media Trackers.