As a career professional, volunteer, mom, wife, and friend, I focus on the positive aspects of life, even when the road is rough getting there. Life is funny. How you treat others, how you handle situations, and how you live each day is your responsibility ... so are the outcomes.
I thought I lived in the Wisconsin, a state within the United States of America, where democracy, the majority, and discussions were held to do what is in the best interest of the masses. By definition, Wisconsin is becoming a dictatorship, “A government controlled by one person, or a small group of people. In this form of government the power rests entirely on the person or group of people, and can be obtained by force or by inheritance. The dictator(s) may also take away much of its peoples' freedom.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dictatorship)
The English thesaurus parallels a democracy to equality, consensus, and fairness. None of these words represent the self-interest guided politics ruling our state today. The leadership is the epitome of everything indecent in a politician. Governor Walker is talking out of the upper and lower portions of his body within every, spoken communication. His budget address on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 contains dialogue “tugging at the heartstrings” of Wisconsinites by referencing how important education is for our young children, “That’s why my budget creates a third grade reading initiative that will require all third graders to achieve basic literacy. I know we can do this and we owe it to our students to make sure we do.” Did anyone hear / read what was said in BRIEF just beforehand, “That is why -- even as we reduce school aids…” How will his “third grade reading initiative” be implemented / successful, when teachers will be cut from the schools, class sizes will increase, and the attention the students need will decrease? Seriously…how stupid do you think we are! Any time you cut aid to schools, the quality of education diminishes, and the CHILDREN SUFFER the “dire consequences.”
I have to step aside from the hubbub of campaigns, the discouragement of what is going on in our state overall, and share with everyone who will listen (read), a priority we should all place in our top five.
I am sure we have all listened to or watch the media spend many minutes and hours in the past week on the 24 year old, Lindsay Lohan's, drug addiction saga / Charlie Sheen...blah...blah...blah, because they are celebrities.