Over the past year, Wisconsin union members have consistently requested that we “show [them] what democracy looks like.” Thanks for asking, protestors. Tuesday night, the people of Wisconsin showed them exactly what an, ahem, Constitutional Republic looks like. Early election results, which began pouring in minutes after the polls closed at 8:00pm, showed exactly what the people of Wisconsin should have known all along: Governor Scott Walker and his pro-freedom, anti-Big Labor encroachment policies are favorable among the Wisconsin populous. As the night continued, it became immediately clear that Governor Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch would be elected for...Read More
Author: Caitlyn Stenerson
Tweet Of the four remaining GOP candidates, Senator Rick Santorum was the only candidate to attend the Wisconsin GOP Presidential Primary Dinner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 31st. Senator Santorum opened the evening applauding conservative Wisconsinites for their support of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. He also commended Wisconsin for all its great “beer, brats and cheese curds.” The conversation quickly adjusted, as Senator Santorum went on to discuss the founding principles that make our nation great, and how those principles are something to be proud of. “We’ve inspired greatness and liberty, all over the...Read More
Tweet “All that’s necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” –Edmund Burke I was never one to be saddened by the death of a celebrity. But Andrew Breitbart was more than a celebrity. He was a conservative hero: a relentless warrior against the institutional left. As a young, female conservative gaining momentum into the movement at the RightOnline conference, I hung on to his every word. I could tell that he was something unique: a true leader who stood unafraid of action. He remained strong on his convictions. Never once did he back down...Read More
In a brazen move by the Obama administration, an important provision of the healthcare reform law, which will take effect on August 1st, was released this week – a mandate that states that most healthcare plans will be required to cover the cost of contraceptives for all those who seek such protection. Though the push for increased availability of oral (and otherwise) contraceptives is nothing new for a democratic caucus, the perhaps most surprising aspect of this passing date is that Christian institutions—including colleges and universities—will be mandated to comply with this measure within an extended time period. A blatant disregard for the religious separation between government enforcement of law and ethical choice provided for religious institutions in the first amendment, by which “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”, the Obama administration hits a new low on its attack of religious freedom by mandating that even colleges with backgrounds disallowing the use of contraceptives must, by law, provide such materials or face astronomical fines. Christian colleges and universities, which run primarily on donations provided to them by alumnus that expect a certain plumb line of teaching and care, are not exempt from Constitutionally provided freedoms. The protected status allows for such schools to continue to teach expressed religious beliefs and scruples of actions that meet the high standard which they...Read More
Good: Walker’s Won Battle Reducing Union Power and Enhancing District Opportunities Coming under great siege from unions and left-of-center teachers alike, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget and collective bargaining reforms have continued to gain in success stories since the time of its passing. The reforms, which specifically give more power to school districts and less to unions when it comes to deciding matters such as teacher pay or budget allocations, were a hard-fought battle and a win that must be celebrated as the top education victory of 2011. The idea that the elimination of collective bargaining is necessary to the health of school districts has been recognized nationwide, with the state of Idaho being one of the most recent proponents of this policy. School districts had frequently been held at the mercy of the union voice, which decided matters as important as teacher pay and the hiring or firing of both good and bad teachers. This power had grown enormously due to the lack of rules governing these negotiations. Governor Walker’s proposal eliminated the ability to collectively bargain for all matters other than that regarding teacher pay, which has been capped at inflation under the provision in Wisconsin’s Act 10. The act also returned power to teachers, as they are now given the ability to vote to disband the union, and thus, keep the pay that would have gone to...Read More
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