One day this week, while sitting in my office listening to the radio (in a concrete building with walls so thick that I can only get WKLH) I was assaulted with a foul pack of lies masquerading as an issue ad from Vote Yes For Democracy. I thought my head would explode. The radio spot makes outrageous claims such as by voting yes for the amendment, you will prevent Father Time from making the decision. Or that the position of Chief Justice is inherited, just like the monarchy. And it is done in a condescending manner that is supposed to be witty, I guess. What annoys me the most is the co-opting of the “Stand up for Democracy” slogan. And it plays twice an hour. Such bullshit…it should be against the law.
I couldn’t find the ad on the internet, but Charlie Sykes has a short video that gives you a taste of it.
As of late, I feel like the WI state constitution is being used as if it were toilet paper by the GOP-dominated legislature. Right now is when we need to start fighting back. Right here, right now. For the last 125 years, the system of allowing the most experienced Judge to be the Chief Justice has worked well. Voters have the power to re-elect that judge knowing that he or she will be Chief Justice–which is the essence of democracy, don’t you think? Here’s why you should Vote NO on Question One.