Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Governor Scott Walker Wins - Big Government-Unions Lose

Much to the relief of Wisconsin citizens who have fought so long to attain the right guaranteed by the Second Amendment to “keep and bear arms”; as well as the fight against unions involved in government affairs, civil employment, that has caused an increase in state (and federal) expenditures (tax dollars) in the cost of government personnel employment. Now, those employed by our state government will pay into their own retirement like the rest of the working class; and yet have more benefits than those taxpayers who are paying toward their salaries and wages – which is higher than the state's average rate for those employed in the private sector.
Walker stated in his victory speech:
Tonight, we tell Wisconsin, we tell our country and we tell all people all across the globe that voters really do want leaders who stand up and make tough decisions.
Indeed, the history of some state governments and certainly the federal government's legislative branch, have clearly demonstrated that it is easier to go along with the “crowd” rather than stand up for the rights and liberties of the people who put them in office; as well as honor and enforce the articles and amendments of the Constitution of the United States.
Millions of dollars flowed into the state of Wisconsin in opposition, as well as support, of the Walker recall election. It was a landmark recall that had been orchestrated not as a cause that was not because of ethical transgressions or illegal acts of a governor, but because a governor stood against the power of the trade union and the selfish and spoiled people who are employed to be civil servants of the People. To many people who are employed in government office positions have the attitude that they are doing their fellow citizens' favors by performing their job; when in fact they are servants of the people and not the other way around.
Whiners of the political left who work in government positions, like teachers, have developed an attitude that it is their right to allow unions to control the personnel budget of government, whether it be state or federal. This recall election outcome has shown differently.
Whatever campaign propaganda was delivered in this unjustified recall election, does not deter from the gist of facts: Governor Scott Walker was being hounded for doing what he was elected for, performing his tasks as a governor should, and keeping campaign promises. Those promises included creating an atmosphere that would keep businesses in Wisconsin, and encourage them to work at expanding their business, which in turn creates additional employment for the betterment of the people of the State of Wisconsin, not just for those who belong to unions.
Tom Barrett, while moaning about losing the recall election, made a statement about unity, reported by MSN:
We are a state that has been deeply divided and it is up to all of us, our side and their side, to listen. To listen to each other and to try to do what is right for everyone in this state. The state remains divided and it is my hope that while we have lively debates, a lively discourse which is healthy in any democracy, that those who are victorious tonight, as well as those of us who are not victorious tonight, can at the end of the day do what is right for Wisconsin families.
Tom Barrett, the Democrat Party, and the unions have been the ones promoting disunity. For part of the political platform that is written into the ethics and policies of the Democrat Party is to “divide and conquer”. Barrett failed to mention the TV/radio ads that used character assassination and every political propaganda trick in the book to make this recall election go to his favor.
Mitt Romney, candidate for the presidency, Election 2012, stated on Walker's behalf:
Governor Walker has demonstrated over the past year what sound fiscal policies can do to turn an economy around, and I believe that in November voters across the country will demonstrate that they want the same in Washington, DC. Tonight's results will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin.
It remains to be seen, as many citizens believe, whether or not Romney will be a solid base towards real reformation of our federal government or just all talk like too many times in the past. Mitt Romney is still viewed by many as a voter's choice only because the opponent, Barack Obama, is far worse in leading our country. However, it can be rightfully said that Romney has better character and value qualities than the incumbent president that presently sits in the Oval Office – when he is not on vacation or golfing.
It is interesting that President Obama, much to the chagrin of Wisconsin Democrats, who did not stop in Wisconsin in his trip to Minnesota to campaign for Tom Barrett.
Could it be because Obama's approval rating as dropped so low?
Only speculation at this point.
Governor Walker also had a unity statement:
Tomorrow is the day after the election. Tomorrow, we are no longer opponents; tomorrow, we are one as Wisconsinites.
Democrat leadership in Washington were watching this recall closely, as well as unions, to see if there will be implications caused from it in the upcoming general election.
They are correct in worrying, and there is no sympathy coming from here. The Democrat Party has been long-time coming when reformation is the issue. They have moved from the true sense of liberalism to democratic-socialism in the span of the last fifty years; and this has escalated under the leadership, as President of the United States, of Barack H. Obama.
The bottom line:
Labor unions belong in the private sector, their right to do so as long as they stick to ethical and civic laws; however, labor unions do not have the right to oversee employment of civic employees of either state or federal government. It is recommended to the legislative branch of both state governments and the federal government that they create an amendment to the United States Constitution that forbids any private sector entity (unions) to have the power of control over employment within the personnel agencies and offices of government. It is not only an affront to constitutional law of limited government, but it is also detrimental to fiscal responsibility of the budgeting of taxpayer dollars.
Any private entity that develops power that promotes increased, and unnecessary, cost of operation of government should be regarded as detrimental to the constitutional mandate of limited government, as well as the rights of We the People.
Historically, Wisconsin has not backed (as a majority) a Republican candidate for presidential election since Ronald Reagan in 1984; but this recall election outcome may indicate, especially since Obama did not involve himself. The traditional “swing” state whose latest polls show that Wisconsinites favor Obama over Romney from 6 to 10 points. Obama won Wisconsin votes in 2008 by 14%, despite people like myself warning them that he was not the right person for the job. Still, there are too many Wisconsinites who retain favor for Obama for the following reasons (given):
  • He is a member of the Democrat Party.
  • He is the first “Black” President of the United States.
And still others state for reasons for continued backing of Barack Obama, like “I like him”. No logical explanation, no consideration for job performance and campaign promises not followed through (except for ObamaCare, which was a disaster before it was implemented).
Americans have continued the practice of voting based upon emotion, propaganda, and loyalty to a political party (club); despite statistical and real-time facts being presented against their political stance.
And there are still other Americans who will not participate in politics, that includes voting, because it is disdainful, argumentative, and they just have no interest. They are the Americans who are the most delusional and the least patriotic. They rely on TV/radio ads and political rhetoric to decide who they vote for, never knowing much about their previous actions and policies within their voting record or the record of the candidates political career. And most of those described are not familiar with constitutional law, know who their representatives or senators are, and decide that all politicians are “corrupt” and thus voting is a waste of time.
It is hard for me to believe that Americans would, so blindly and consistently, allow politicians who do not uphold their sworn oaths of office and have the power over our private lives. They will certainly complain about the conditions or issues in America – state or federal issues – but do nothing to work upon reforming by choosing their candidates more carefully. Part of the blame goes to the infrastructure and curriculum of our educational system, which the union and progressives have wisely gained control. There is an ulterior motive to “dumbing down” the youth of America and not allowing open discussion or critical thinking when it comes to our government. It is part of the grand scheme of making government increasingly powerful in order to do what they perceive as good government – big government with little or no limitations, centralized by federal authority established against the Constitution as well as the reasoning that caused the framers to create it.
Like Arizona, Wisconsin is a state that could become a leader in true reform and not the false “changes” promised, with little detail as to what changes are to occur, that was promised in the Election 2008.
Let's hope that our “swing state” reputation and political reasoning swings into the direction of a limited and constitutional government.
I must conclude this article with a hearty thanks to fellow citizens in this landmark stand against big government and the unconstitutional insertion of power by labor unions. And, although I doubt it, but it is wishful thinking, that those that voted for Barrett and big and wasteful government will wake up to what the Tea Party and reformation movement is truly about -- We the People in control of OUR government.

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