Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Dear Governor Walker;
You claim that Wisconsin is Open for Business. Businesses require an educated workforce. Think it over, please.
Dear Senator Ellis;
The title President of the Senate looks good on your letterhead. Your abuses of power, however, look lousy. Stating, "We'll just pass all the bills without you if you're not here" was a snotty and rude manner of addressing your colleagues. I'm embarrassed to admit that you represent my district. Didn't your parents teach you that "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"?
With grave concern,
Dear Representative Bernard-Schaber;
Thank goodness you're in the Wisconsin Assembly! I noticed that the new, re-introduced version of the union-busting bill exempts public transit. I'm sure the Gov won't give you credit for the original amendment, but I will. I know you brought it up in the beginning.
Thank you for maintaining your sanity in an insane atmosphere.
Your loyal constituent,
Dear Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices;
I'm thoroughly disappointed in your decision that Wisconsin Act 10, a.k.a. the Union Busting Law, was passed constitutionally rather than in violation of the open meetings law. This decision tells our narrow-minded majority that as lawmakers, they are above the law. Is this really what you wanted to say?
Dear Benjamin Franklin,
What kind of government do we have? "A republic, if you can keep it." Sigh. We're trying. It's not easy.
Dear John Adams,
You once wrote to Thomas Jefferson "I cannot contemplate human affairs without laughing or crying. I choose to laugh." I wish I could laugh, but current political climate is so negative it scares me.
Dear Governor Walker,
I'm a mediator by nature and by training. The way I see it, consensus beats conflict any day of the week. In fact, I taught fifth and sixth graders to mediate conflicts. Would you like assistance in learning peer mediation? I noticed you don't have these skills - yet.