On conviction of a felony you do lose constitutional rights but only on conviction. Not for an arrest. You have to show probable cause to seize anything. Some people may say what’s the big deal if you have done nothing wrong. Would you let them search your house simply because you got caught speeding?
This goes far beyond searching your house, they are taking a piece of you. While they always make promises that it will only be used for criminal investigations history shows that the government never keeps those promises. Putting your DNA in a database will eventually be used for other purposes. Obamacare is a classic example, your DNA can be used to determine what diseases you may be prone to, you could be denied government jobs because of this, it could be used under Obamacare to determine how much money they will spend on healthcare based on what diseases you are prone to. Demand probable cause before forfeiting your rights.
(Sun Prairie, WI) – Citizens should be asking at least two serious questions of Wisconsin state legislators as the Joint Finance Committee heads into a decision this week on funding for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund.
How much land should the State of Wisconsin own?
And how great a debt burden should the State of Wisconsin be allowed to impose on taxpayers in order to maintain an ever-longer list of public lands?
Since creating the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund in 1989, the Wisconsin State Legislature has authorized nearly a billion dollars in borrowing to pay for related land purchases and acquired nearly 600,000 acres of property. Today debt service alone on moneys borrowed to accommodate Stewardship purchases total over $80 million a year. Another $60 million is requested for each year in the governor’s proposed 2013-2015 biennial budget, for continued Stewardship purchases – not counting funds necessary to maintain property already owned. Yet, together, the State of Wisconsin and the U.S. Forest Service already own 3.2 million acres of this state’s land, amounting to a shocking 20 percent of total land area.
Less land on the tax rolls means that both state and local taxes will only continue to increase on Wisconsin families, farms, and businesses as the cost of maintaining public lands increases. It also means significant reduction in the amount of real property available for use in agriculture, forestry, and other types of private industry that result in real jobs.
Vicki Mckenna is reporting There is not 100% confirmation, but there are talks of a hearing this week Sen Darling, Sen Petrowski, Sen Liebahm, Sen Ellis are all starting to side with the federal exchanges.
She has called for concerned citizens to “burn down the phones”. Governor Walker is out of the office today so can’t be reached. The hospital lobby is pushing for this to obtain the subsidies rumors are. Call today to stop Wisconsin from getting 3rd world treatment
To call your Senators
Sen. Alberta Darling (608)266-5830-see note below
Sen. Jerry Petrowski (608) 266-2502
Sen. Joe Liebahm (608) 266-2056
Sen. Michael Ellis (608) 266-0718
Update: Senator Alberta Darlings office is saying she is standing behind Governor Scott Walker 100%
An Administration Assist in a SE K4-8 district came to Tea Party Perspective and demanded we keep her information secret as her job could be in jeopardy. Here is her story.
Skyward is a Wisconsin based company specializing in Student Management and Finance for school districts. They are in over 200 school districts in WI with a 99% retention rate. They are a very customer service focused and-friendly, family orientated company. They constantly fill districts needs.
DPI decided they wanted one company for a Statewide Student Management system and The WI DOA appropriated 15 million for the project. Skyward lost the bid to Infinite Campus a Minnesota based company. Skyward appealed the bid and lost.
Hand-delivered to the Office of the Governor, May 2nd , 2013 Governor Walker and Esteemed Republican State Legislators:
As part of your base, we, the undersigned, find ourselves in a difficult position. We applaud and share your desire to see substantive reform, improved education for all children, and accountability to taxpayers. However, Wisconsin’s embrace of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which many of you have blessed, is leading us off a cliff. As informed citizens, we reject CCSS and urge you to do the same without delay. Our objections to CCSS are legion. This letter outlines only the most prominent.
May Day is an intriguing holiday with pre-Christian roots and some twisted branches.
There was a time when people would look forward to May Day as the official beginning of the warm season. From ancient times, May Day festivals could be found across most European societies. It was an opportunity for families and friends to come together after the long winter and enjoy the now fully emerging season.
[Madison, Wisc...] After some major changes, a bill that would prevent individuals from buying junk food with their Wisconsin Food Share benefits was approved by the Assembly Committee on State Affairs on Wednesday.
“It’s a step forward. I’m pleased we were able to take our time to talk to folks, the people who will be affected, and the interest groups involved,” Rep. Dean Kaufert (R-Neenah) told the MacIver News Service. “We made some substantive changes and hopefully made it a better bill.”
Initially, the bill would have created a pilot program and required 100 percent of Food Share benefits be spent on “staple” products.
The ACT, Inc.’s “ACT National Curriculum Survey” series just came out with a 2012 edition.
The findings raise serious questions about the validity of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that Kentucky and many other states are now using to shape school curriculum from Kindergarten through high school.
Recent ACT Curriculum Surveys have shown a major disconnect between the opinions of high school teachers and college instructors. In general, K to 12 educators have a much more inflated view of the preparation of their students for college than is actually the case. Sadly, the results in the 2012 report proved no exception. Continue reading →
12 University of Wisconsin students arrested while occupying Chancellor David Ward’s office. Students are demanding the university divest from Palermo’s Pizza.
Here is where #Occupy gets it wrong. Forcing yourself into an area you want to #Occupy just because you’re mad isn’t legal. I disagree with the force that’s used with #Occupy. They haven’t used enough it seems. The Tea Party gets permits and #Occupy bullies. That’s the difference