Tales From the Wisconsin Front
When I was young, I often heard the famous song by Woodie Gutherie:
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.
I’ve noticed, I don’t hear this song as much these days. Although diversity and inclusiveness are such popular topics, the truth is the Democrat Party and the liberal elites are pushing identity politics, trying to break Americans into little segments of aggrieved voters, so they can mine every vote possible. I know Gutherie was a leftist too, but a feel-good song like this lets everyone know that this country belongs to all of us; we all have rights and responsibilities as citizens. But as we have seen in Wisconsin, that is not the prevailing liberal thought. Instead, the would-be liberal ruling class assumes they own the government and as government keeps expanding, they, therefore, will soon own everything. I suppose it’s a natural assumption, as the left feels it’s intellectually superior to us, the Christian conservative masses, in their mind the “great unwashed” of our country. It is their moral obligation to owe and control us.
There have been countless incidents across Wisconsin of liberals trampling other’s free speech during our 16 month “civil war” prior to the recall election. When I saw a MacIver Institute video filmed the day after the recall election, I thought back upon all the incidents where the left claimed public property for their exclusive use. read more »