As I travel Wisconsin and America doing my Tea Party and Republic-under-God speeches, I speak with many hardworking Wisconsinites like US Senator Ron Johnson; Wisconsin State Senators Frank Lasee and Glenn Grothman; Representatives Michelle Litjens, Andre Jacque, and Jim Steineke; Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch; and Wisconsin’s great Governor, Scott Walker.
OK, I have to admit as a Wisconsinite Cheesehead I have a bias here, but a bias based in fact and action to save our Republic! I am impressed with my fellow Wisconsinites’ integrity, work ethic, and understanding of our Founders’ vision for our republic and their dedication to fight for limited constitutional republicanism. The same mobocratic big-government battle that was being waged at the state level in Madison, Wisconsin, attempting to destroy Governor Walker’s constitutional republican actions, is being fought at the federal level in Washington, D.C.
Yes, it is true that Socialism in America was entrenched in Wisconsin through German Marxist immigrants who not only gave us great cheese and beer but also gave America its first socialist mayor in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Mayor Emil Seidel (1910-1912) ran for Vice President of the United States on the Socialist Party of America ticket with Eugen V. Debs in 1912. Unfortunately, Wisconsin has a strong socialist and progressive history and tradition that loves Big Government and redistribution of wealth. Fortunately for America and Wisconsin, we also have many Constitutional Republicans who are fighting to make sure European-style socialism does not take over our Great land.
Wisconsin conservative warriors like my high school friend, Congressman Reid Ribble, left his very successful business due to his concern over the explosion of the federal government and its superfluous spending and tyrannical taxing. Reid, along with the majority of Republicans in the House of Representatives, is fighting daily for Republican virtue, fiscal responsibility, and traditional values. Another Wisconsin conservative warrior is Congressman (and hopefully the next Vice President of the United States) Paul Ryan. Ryan calls for recapturing the “American Idea.” Ryan was named “Conservative of the Year” by Human Events magazine, and during an interview with its editor-at-large Jason Mattera, he articulated his Founding Fathers’ vision:
[The election] is a referendum on the American idea, not on Barack Obama and his handling of the economy…. It is, Do you want to reclaim the founding principles that made us exceptional and great, an opportunity society with a circumscribed safety net? Or do you want the cradle-to-grave welfare state? It’s really a choice of two futures…. We owe it to the country to let them choose what kind of country they want to be and what kind of people they want to be…the debt crisis can’t be stressed enough. To put in perspective just how much of an anvil this Administration’s polices are to the economy, Obama has tacked on more to the national debt than the first 41 presidents combined (George Washington to George Bush), and he’s done so in a mere 32 months.
Paul Ryan concludes his interview by saying:
The next two years will make it or break it: whether we go back to our limited government [and] economic freedom or a European social democracy.
Freedom or European social democracy!
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