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Blue Jean Nation 'What we don’t need to get what we want' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike McCabe, Blue Jean Nation   
Saturday, 12 November 2016 11:27

vetmarchMike says we can be better than the bullies, love our country, love thy neighbor. Failure can be a great teacher, and America is never finished.


ALTOONA, WI - We don’t need to leave the country. America is never finished. It is always in the making. We can get to work making our country what we want it to be.

We don’t need hate to fuel us. We can follow the Golden Rule. We can love thy neighbor. We have love of country. We can lean on each other, look out for one another.

We don’t need to tear someone down to build ourselves up. That’s what bullies do. We can be better than bullies.

We don’t need greatness. We do need goodness, now more than ever.

We don’t need any unjust laws repealed in order for us to make change. When we make change, then those unjust laws will be repealed.

We don’t need what all that money buys the politicians. We don’t need pollsters to tell us what to think. We can think for ourselves. We don’t need speechwriters and teleprompters to put words in our mouths. We can speak for ourselves. We don’t need public relations firms and ad agencies to mold our images. We can just be who we are. We don’t need political professionals to do the work for us. We can do the work of citizenship. Not many of us have the time, but we can make the time.

We don’t need to be afraid of the dark. Darkness is no match for millions of people shining light.

We don’t need to fear failure. Failure can be a great teacher. Failure can be the key to success.

We don’t need to leave the country. America is never finished.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 November 2016 12:21
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Wisconsin Democracy Campaign "What just happened???" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 15:37

trump-clinton-debateWhy Hillary Clinton lost, what we should do now, and how to share your thoughts on our website.


MADISON - I was on the local CBS affiliate last night when the news rolled in of Donald Trump’s improbable victory, and I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the meaning of this election.

matthew_rothschildMy first response was one of shock and horror:

Good night, America!

Then I put my analytical hat on to try to figure out why Hillary Clinton lost:

What happened??? 10 reasons why Donald Trump won

And finally, I gave some thought to what we should do now:

Where to from here?

Please feel free to share your own thoughts on these subjects on our website, or you can always email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Best,

Matt Rothschild
Executive Director

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P.S. If you’re in the Madison area tomorrow night, we’re having a post-mortem at Marigold’s Kitchen from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., 118 S. Pinckney St, right off the Capitol Square. Congressman Mark Pocan and former State Senator Dale Schultz will be speaking, as will Dana Schultz of Wisconsin Voices, and I’ll be sharing my thoughts, too. It’s a fundraiser--$100 donation per person (note your attendance at the fundraiser in the donate form's comment box). Hope to see you there.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
203 South Paterson Street, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53703-3689
608-255-4260 ~ www.wisdc.org
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 16:05
 
Joining Hands and Respecting Difference PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
Monday, 07 November 2016 16:28

hands-joinedSen. Kathleen Vinehout writes about the need for a divided state and nation to join hands with people whose beliefs are different from our own to the challenges we face.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 November 2016 17:17
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Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Buzz Davis, Army Veteran & Activist   
Sunday, 06 November 2016 08:04

voteSTOUGHTON, WI - These are troubled times. The glass is half empty and democracy is draining out of America. In a democracy the main power is the power of our vote – to throw the bums out OR to vote in folks we hope do NOT become bums. But our vote is becoming meaningless because swindlers are on the loose in both parties, while the prosecutors and courts along with elected officials sit on the side lines wringing their hands or stuffing handfuls of money in their pockets. Money dominates state and national politics – big money that expects big profits from the winners.

If you are not depressed and outraged by the last year of this pathetic democratic circus, you are not paying attention. We have two main candidates for president consumed by the greed for power and money. Everyone is a fool but them. They apparently believe the public can always be conned if big lies are repeated often enough. Many US papers read like Pravda, full of lies, during the height of the USSR empire.

But I think Studs Terkel’s book Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times is right. We must live with hope for without it we will wither and die – emotionally, morally or physically. Only by fighting back can we sustain hope for the future. No fight – then maybe no future.

Most Americans have a great capability to say well that didn’t work, let’s try this. They hope things will be better for their kids and grandkids than they were for themselves.

Right now a couple of days before the election we can see that we have major candidates who are duds as leaders. We have an option on the ballot. We can start fresh with Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Will she win? Let me ask, would you have voted for Fighting Bob La Follette in 1924 or Teddy Roosevelt in 1912 if one of them was on the ballot as an independent next week? I would. They both fought against their own corrupt Republican Party though the Democratic Party was just as corrupt and controlled by Wall Streeters and corporations.

Many voters may have thought La Follette or Roosevelt would lose but vote for them they did. Would you be voting for Bernie Sanders as a Green Party candidate if he had chosen to join the Greens? I bet many of you would. Both Clinton and Trump are pro war. Obama was anti-war until he sat in the Oval Office. Sanders now says vote your fear of Trump by voting for Clinton. Then after she’s in the White House we’ll pressure her to change her policies which will be like pressuring a tiger to change its stripes.

If you wish to live by fear and false hope, the choice is yours.

But if you wish to make a positive statement on the direction America needs to go, then vote Green. Help build a third party that will hopefully in 2020 and beyond start actually building a new America rather talk about doing so for decades. Who knows America with a Green president may even stop all the illegal wars, killing, destruction, torture and spying Bush, Cheney and Obama became ‘so good at’ or should that be ‘so bad at”?

In this election November 8th, as in life, you can choose to do nothing, to go with the crowd or to fight back to protect your principles. The choice is yours, so please vote while you still HAVE the right to vote in this county.

 
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