Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How to Fix a Broken Political Party

With the disastrous election behind us, and the passage
of enough time to clear our heads and regain our composure,
let us, my battle-weary readers, examine all what went
wrong and how to repair the broken things in the Repub-
lican Party --- the one and only political vehicle for the
conservative movement with any viability. This was
supposed to be a slam dunk, can't miss, in-the-bag
election for us conservatives; President Obama had
caused so much economic misery at home, made us
look like fools and patsies abroad (remember his
bowing to Middle Eastern potentates?), and tried
mightily to cover up the reason why our ambassador
and some of his staff were brutally murdered in
Libya and our post there in Benghazi overrun by
radical Islamists by blaming the attack on some
two-bit film with a politically incorrect take on
Islam and Islamists. Obama angered a lot of
people across the country. So why wasn't he shown
the door by the electorate?

And what happened to the Senate, which was supposed
to be a veritable ripe fruit, ready to fall into the hands
of the GOP? The Democrats GAINED two seats in
that chamber! Some slight losses to the Republican
majority in the House occurred, but the most painful
loss was that of U.S. Rep. Allen West in Florida. He
lost a very tight race in which vote fraud has been
suspected to be a factor in the former army lieutenant
colonel's defeat. By the way, have you heard of the
precincts in Philadelphia where the vote tallies showed
Obama winning them --- by shutout? Now, Philadelphia
is heavily democrat, as are many major American cities.
But to show NO VOTES for Romney in one or more
precincts? Something foul is afoot!

But the biggest obstacles to victory for the Republican
Party are internal, rather than external. And they are
certainly not insurmountable. But within these obstacles
are the problems which held the GOP back from electoral
success this year, and they will certainly do the same in
elections to come if they are not dealt with immediately.
Let us examine them here, and see what we can come up
with for viable solutions, shall we?

For a start, there is the old problem of the party all but
completely writing off blacks, Hispanics, and youth.
The tendency here is to dismiss these groups of voters
as being irrevocably situated in the Democrats' camp,
thinking that they are permanently for expanded social
programs, i.e. welfare, food stamps, and such, and that
the younger voters, many of them just having turned
eligible to vote, are on an idealism kick, and that there
is no sense talking to them about what the Republicans
have to offer. Over the years, blacks and Hispanics have
shown decidedly conservative tendencies regarding some
social issues, and have shown great concern for the
quality of education that their children are receiving
from the public schools, as many of these families
haven't the money to send their kids to private schools.
And many of them are concerned about the economy
and its impact on job availability. They know that the
path to prosperity and the kind of life that they want
for themselves and their families goes through the
private sector and individual initiative rather than
government assistance. But this is an earth-shaking
revelation to so many in the party, conservative and
establishment alike. As a result hardly anyone in the
GOP makes any overtures to these groups, and these
groups come to think that maybe the Republicans
don't care about them after all, so they march on over
to the Democrats' tent where the Dems ply them with
promises of all kinds of help in all areas of their lives
--- on the taxpayers' dime, of course.

On amnesty for illegal aliens, Republicans must make
clear that they want to help immigrants to enter and
start on the road to citizenship, regardless of where
they come from (this last part must be stressed),
provided that they enter the U.S. LEGALLY (this
part must just as strongly be stressed). We must make
it understood that our country is like a house, in
which we are the residents, and that while we
welcome people to visit or to live with us, we
have rules to which we require obedience for the
common good. If you, my grand readers, were to
invite people to visit you in your homes you would
certainly expect that your visitors respect your home
and your home rules. One rule would be, I'm sure,
is that people come to visit under your auspices
(that is, no one would be allowed to enter your home
without having been invited first; in other words,
if anyone entered your home under any other
circumstances, that would be illegal, according to
your rules --- and to the law of the community you live
in!). Well, the same applies to foreigners entering
the United States. Our "invitation" is all are welcome
here with a visa, and those wishing to become
permanent residents can obtain a green card and
begin the process of becoming American citizens.
Those who want to do anything different would
not be welcome. No exceptions made, whether
by country of origin, religious faith, skin color,
native language, or any other criteria. As it now
stands, Republicans are all over the map on the
subject, and no one is being satisfied as a result.
And building a several hundred-mile long fence
along our southern border is no different than a
homeowner building a fence along the borders
of his plot of land which his house and home is
situated on, as the reason for building it is the
same: to keep out those who would come without
welcome; those who would trespass.

The Republican Party must --- MUST --- also be
a unapologetic champion of capitalism, of free
market economics and the benefits of same as
opposed to the nanny-statist, cradle-to-grave,
-in-exchange-for-your-personal-liberty government,
which is the Democrats' stock in trade. Republicans
have to demonstrate not only the good of the former,
but the risks of the latter, and the latter's effects on
our country's economy and our sovereignty. That's
right, our sovereignty! We are borrowing more
and more money from China, a country not exactly
a bosom buddy of ours, with its communist govern-
ment. They are now, in fact, our biggest creditors!
Then there is our burgeoning budget deficit and
debt, a gruesome twosome growling at us daily.
We are making debtors of our children and our
grandchildren, with our great-grandchildren next
to become enslaved in these shackles. This is
not just irresponsible; it is immoral!

On the most sensitive of the social issues, namely
rape, abortion, and birth control, Republicans ---
conservatives especially --- have GOT to show
more finesse and less ham-handedness in discussing
their ideas regarding these topics. While many of
the GOP candidates, some of them being Tea Party-
backed, have erred in how they stated their opinions
and ideas on these delicate points quite innocently,
with only good intentions guiding them if not greater
forethought concerning phraseology, one candidate
in particular not only so grievously erred but caused
the failure to pick up an easy-to-win Senate seat held
by a very vulnerable incumbent by compounding his
mistake by refusing to step aside so that the GOP
in his state could quickly replace him with a more
credible candidate, thus preserving the possibility
of gaining the seat in question. Yes, my perceptive
readers, your still cheesed-off Peasant is referring
to U.S. Rep. Akin, whom I brand "The Misery From
Missouri"! After offering a weak apology for his
boobery about "legitimate rape", he thumbed his
self-serving nose at not only Missouri Republicans
but the national GOP and conservatives both in and
outside of the party when they urged him to cut his
and the party's losses and stand down as a candidate
for the U.S. Senate. If he ever wants to run for anything
again, it should be the border! Republican candidates
should simply decry rape, pledge to toughen the law
regarding punishment of rapists, and to strengthen
enforcement of said law; the arresting and sentencing
of rapists. Then the candidates, unless they have done
any research on these subjects and have received
proper coaching on how to answer questions regarding
them, should SHUT UP! An economy of words will
spare an abundance of embarrassment --- and lost

And the get-out-the-vote efforts seemed to rely almost
solely on hoping for enough people being up in arms
over Obama and his brand of governance to come to
the polls and vote into office a candidate with a poli-
tically checkered record (a smaller-scale version of
Obamacare in his state when he was its governor;
changing his stance on some key issues just to placate
conservative voters) who, some argue, is not and never
was a true conservative. The Democrats got their
supporters to the polls by firing them up and getting
them to look past their debacle of two years earlier,
and your perplexed Peasant has to give then credit for
doing a masterful job of this. The GOP looked
absolutely pitiful on this score. We cannot afford to
have a repeat of this.

In summation, the Republican Party should continue
to promote conservatism, but just do a better job of
it. And the party has to show the electorate that it
speaks with one voice, speaking in one language:
conservatism! It is counter-productive to have some
candidates talking up conservatism while other
candidates plug for "moderation" by advocating
what is basically what the Democrats are offering
but in a somewhat watered-down version. To put
a finer point on all this, the Republicans must offer
Republican Draught to an electorate thirsty for
constructive leadership, not Democrat Lite.

If the Republicans had done this in this election
campaign, we would now be counting down the
days until Barack Obama vacates the White House,
instead of dreading the beginning of his second term.
No reinvention is needed; just an improvement in
how the product is presented in the political market-


Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Greetings to All!

My fabulous readers, your thankful Peasant wishes each
and every one of you and your families a beautiful, blessed,
truly happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for so many things,
including being a child of God and an American, and I am
certainly thankful for you all! You are the reason this blog
is a resounding success! You are the reason I venture out
into cyberspace to share my observations, my thoughts,
and on occasion my counsel on the pressing political and
economic matters that our great and wonderful country
is facing.

May you and your loved ones enjoy this special day to
the fullest! God bless you all!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Schedules Can Be Merciless

My fantastic readers, your encumbered Peasant has to take
a little time to tend to some business matters which have
already put me behind as far as getting material ready for
my next post. I do apologize to you all.

With Thanksgiving coming next week, I shall be even harder
pressed to make my next posting. I shall do the best I can,
but please don't be disappointed if I end up not posting
next week. If I do find time to post, it will likely be on the
Friday immediately following Thanksgiving, or else that
Saturday or Sunday. But I assure you that I shall rejoin
you as soon as possible!

Meanwhile, here's a brief item: apparently, there have been
some problems with voting computers in the cities that use
them (here in Wisconsin, we simply mark paper ballots and
feed them into a tabulating machine). Some voters touched
the screens to select Mitt Romney as their presidential pick
but the screen would signal that they cast their votes for
President Obama. Now, in each case that your alert Peasant
has heard the voters in question were able to delete their votes
and vote again, and ultimately be acknowledged by the tech
works that their votes went for Romney. It seemed, when
the news of these incidents broke, that all this was taking
place in just one or two cities, maybe a few more than that.
However, further revelations have shown that this has been
a more widespread occurrence which has taken place in
many cities in several states, the states in question having
been carried by Obama. Have the voters who faced this
problem been able to get their votes for Romney put
through as just that, or were some of their Romney votes
getting counted as votes for Obama? Were there any
instances of voters trying in vain to get some of these
computers to accept and recognize their Romney votes,
having given up after so many tries and not getting
adequate assistance from polling precinct officials?
Of course I shall be on the lookout for more information
regarding this story, and will share it with you as I
receive it. This was a pretty close election, and
although I am not casting aspersions upon anyone or
anything these reported incidents must be investigated
thoroughly. Also, there have been stories of possible
vote fraud from various places including, I'm sorry to
say, my city of Milwaukee. We'll sort all this out in
the days ahead.

Meanwhile, your favorite Peasant wishes all of you
a Happy Thanksgiving! May you, my grand readers,
get to spend the holiday with those whom you love!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Veterans' Day Approaches

My fabulous readers, Veterans' Day is tomorrow
(yes, I know, Veterans' Day will be officially
observed the following day, Monday the twelfth,
as November 11 will be a Sunday). Let us take
time to remember why we have the freedom that
we, as Americans enjoy; they were fought for
to win and fought for to preserve and pass along
to successive generations of Americans to the
present day by our brave military folk. It may
seem like a trite little bumper sticker slogan,
but is a profound truth --- if you enjoy your
freedom, thank a vet! Your grateful Peasant
wishes to thank all of our current and former
military people for their dedication and sacrifice
for this noble prize. I am grateful for the many
people in my family in uniform going back to the
Revolutionary War who have served our country
in the various branches of our country's military.
Minors and extended family have served and
fought to free and establish what were a
handful of English colonies as an independent
and sovereign nation, and saw action in the War
of 1812, the Mexican American War, the Civil
War, Both World Wars, the Korean War,
and the Vietnam War. Your humble Peasant
will be forever grateful and indebted to these
courageous ancestors, as well as to friends who
in recent years have served, some seeing combat
in the current wars that our nation is engaged in.

God bless our brave veterans! We should think of
them and thank them all throughout the year, every
year, not just on this special day dedicated to them.
As your appreciative Peasant maintains, freedom
isn't free; it comes with a steep price but it is not
a luxury, rather it is a necessity. And the price
applies not just to its acquisition but to its preser-

Again, God bless our brave veterans, and God bless


Thursday, November 8, 2012

From "Morning in America" to "Mourning in America"

The 2012 presidential election has concluded
and not in the way that we, my fabulous readers,
have hoped.

Despite a campaign by Republican Mitt Romney
which pointed out the many failings of the current
regime and its head, President Barack Obama will
keep the title and the office for another four years,
and our country may not be able to stand the strain.
After the nationwide embrace of limited government
alternatives along with market-based solutions to
economic problems which repudiated the big govern-
ment having manifested at the state level in many
states across the land, your faithful Peasant's
Wisconsin prominently among them, the fervor
stalled short of reaching the White House.
Additionally, the Senate was untouched by this
wave, although a couple of Tea Party-backed
candidates were elected (Ted Cruz in Texas;
Deb Fischer in Nebraska). In fact, the Democrats
picked up a few seats there.

So many questions abound in the aftermath of this
debacle: Why did Gov. Mitt Romney lose? Why
couldn't the Republicans win that handful of seats
in the Senate needed to take control of that chamber?
Why didn't the Republicans' message of smaller,
responsible, less wasteful and more thrifty government
and more jobs resonate with more voters? Do most
American women actually believe the Democrats'
lie about the GOP waging a war on their gender?
In my coming postings your studious Peasant will explore
these and other related questions in order to assemble
a comprehensive post mortem, along with offering
ideas to remedy whatever it was that stopped us
just short of reclaiming our country's government
for We the People. For now, let us take some time
to grieve, as the events of the day before yesterday
were not unlike the death of a dear relation or a
close friend. The sense of loss is just as acute, painful,
and heart-wrenching. And it is good to grieve;
grieving is a way of dealing with the flood of
such powerful, immobilizing emotions which
stop us cold where we stand, preventing us from
proceeding with the work in our lives. We must
take time to grieve. We must take time to soothe
our wounded emotions. We must take time to
bind our inner wounds.

Then, we must dry our tears, pick ourselves up,
straighten our backs, and get ready to KICK ASS,

Our work shall continue. It must! We have a nation to
save, and the sense of urgency has heightened with the
sad results of the very recent national election. Since
we failed to stop the Obama juggernaut, we can at
least slow it down. There's a mid-term election in 2014
which we should prepare for, as it will be our best
opportunity to achieve this objective. And all the while,
we conservatives must explore out talent pool to find
and recruit the best candidates for the House, the Senate,
and the White House. Come 2016, we should have a
stellar slate of candidates for these offices, especially the
presidency; let's face it, the GOP field of presidential
candidates left much to be desired. Your discerning
Peasant did not and would not endorse a candidate
before the Republican convention in Tampa, as I could
not find a strong, credible, conservative candidate in
the field, so I waited until just before the election to
make my endorsement of the eventual nominee, Gov.
Romney. Despite his flaws, and he sure has quite a few,
he would have been a vast improvement over the

In the meantime, let us take to heart the wise words of
one of the greatest statesmen and men of action that the
world has ever known, Sir Winston Churchill:

"Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never,
never, never give in!"

As Britain's Prime Minister during WWII, Churchill and
Britain faced the full might of Hitler's war machine. London
was blitzed by Hitler's Luftwaffe. The country needed
supplies, weapons, planes, and ships to fight Germany.
But Churchill rallied the British people to courageously
stand their ground. They resisted, they fought back,
they broke the blitz, and together with the allied forces
they defeated Hitler and the axis powers. They made a
stand and dug in their heels. They would not give in,
they would not give up, they would not give any quarter.
And that, my fabulous readers, is exactly what we must
do at this critical time. We may have lost a battle two
days ago, but we can still win this war, the war for the
direction and the soul of our beloved United States of

Let's get to work!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Our Choice is Clear

Friends, we are at the eleventh hour and the fifty-ninth minute
of this year's election season. Election Day is fast upon us, and
our choices are clearly marked and presented for us. We have
the opportunity to elect a leader who will work to restore our
prosperity, our liberty, and the respect and prestige that our
nation had enjoyed in the world before the ascendancy of the
current regime. We can choose a leader who will respect and
work to restore our religious liberty. We can pick a leader who
will make it possible for businesses to do business; for workers
to work --- without worrying about whether their jobs will
either be shipped overseas or die off, and without worrying
about unions coercing them to join their ranks; for individuals
and families to have affordable health care that will not force
them to go to a doctor not of their choosing or to ration them
out of vital medical treatment --- and force everyone to pay
via ever-increasingly exorbitant taxes to prop up such a system;
who will provide protection when requested by our ambassadors
and their staffers in our embassies and consuls without delay,
and will give our military the support they need to do their job
as well as to give them the medical and other support that they
need upon returning home without bureaucratic game-playing.

We can stand with a leader who will not give "politically correct"
labels to horrible events such as the shooting of our soldiers
on one of our military bases here at home by a radical Muslim
"fifth columnist", and the murder of one of our ambassadors
and some of his staff by radical Muslims in a distant land, but
rather would condemn these atrocities for what they are.

We can install a leader who will respect life, and do all that he
can to protect and preserve life for the unborn as well as for
the aged and infirm, as well as for all in between. We can
select a leader who does not just give lip service to respecting
women, but actually does so and has done so in his business
as well as in his political administration, and does not talk down
to women --- including in his campaign advertisements.

We can vote in a leader who will spend more time with us
"regular folk", and listen to our ideas and our concerns, instead
of spending more time schmoozing with show-biz celebrities
at glitzy, astronomically expensive fundraising parties. We can
bring in a leader who will be fiscally prudent; who will not
continue to tax and spend us into oblivion, and ignore our cries
to STOP! We can get behind a leader who will be respectful
of the Constitution instead of being scornful of it. We can ---
and we must --- back a leader who gives more than a tinker's
damn about our country and we, her people, and the generations
to come.

Or we can re-elect the leader that we currently have.

The choice, my wonderful readers, is ours ---  and ours alone
--- to make. We must make that choice on Tuesday,
November 6. The Peasant endorses Mitt Romney unabashedly,
unequivocally, and unapologetically. Come join me in the final
push to put Mitt Romney into the White House. Our country,
and the future generations of Americans, depend on it.


Arlen Specter, R.I.P.

Former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, Arlen Specter,
the Keystone State's longest serving senator, died after
a long battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of
cancer. He was 82.

A liberal, Specter first ran for public office as a Democrat
in Philadelphia in the early 1960s, running for the office of
District Attorney after having made a name for himself as
an assistant D.A. by sending six Teamster union officials
to prison on charges of corruption.

A native of Kansas, he came to Pennsylvania
to attend the University of Pennsylvania, then
settled in the state after graduation, getting involved in
politics. After switching parties, he won his first term in
the U.S. Senate, benefiting from Ronald Reagan's long
and broad coattails along with many other Republican
office seekers nationwide.

In the thirty years Specter was in the senate he voted
many times with Democrats on various bills, often incur-
ring the wrath of the Republican leadership and the
consternation of GOP Presidents Reagan, Bush 1 and
Bush 2. Although he had switched parties, he didn't
switch ideologies. He became a legislative ally of Big
Labor, despite his prosecutorial past in Philadelphia.
Specter also helped "Bork" Judge Robert H. Bork,
denying him a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court when
he was put forward by President George H.W. Bush.
But he made up for that particular action by grilling
Anita Hill mercilessly when she attempted to disgrace
then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas with
allegations of sexual harassment, accusations which
held no water where the truth was concerned. Liberals
were enraged by Specter as a result.

In the 1990s Specter helped defeat President Bill Clinton's
bid to establish a national health care plan. A few
years later he ran for President but dropped out of the
race for the GOP nomination before the first primary
due to a lack of funding for his campaign and low poll

In 2010 Specter returned to the Democrat Party, thinking
he had a better chance of getting into the general election
that way, as he was far behind the eventual GOP nominee
(and senator-elect) Pat Toomey, a candidate he narrowly
beat out for the GOP nod six years earlier, in the polls. 
He lost in the Democrat's primary to Joe Sestak, who went
on to lose to Toomey in the general election.

Specter could be quite arrogant with those whom he
disagreed with on political matters; your connected Peasant
heard him be condescending to conservative radio talk show
host Laura Ingraham on her show, taking offense at her
direct and probing questions in an interview with the
liberal Republican senator. He shot back at her with
"Now listen, young lady ... " as if he were addressing a
10-year-old girl railing against not being allowed to go
to the local mall with her friends. He could also be
stroppy with colleagues and constituents who would
fail to agree with him on the issues. But sometimes he
could, as I have mentioned a few paragraphs earlier,
cooperate with the Republican leadership and assist
in achieving a legislative or other political goal, whether
he did so because he saw the light on the matter or
he felt the heat from his colleagues and/or his consti-

He was a fairly interesting character; he could be a pain
in the backside, he could make one throw up one's hands
in despair, he could make one ask "What's he doing in
the Republican Party with his Democrat views?" But in
the end, he proved to be too liberal for one party and
too conservative for the other. He died a man without
a political home. So ends an interesting life filled with
many twists, turns, and not a few ironies. May he enjoy
peaceful repose.


Friday, November 2, 2012

The Thompson-Baldwin Senate Race Comes Down to the Wire

Your swamped Peasant has been remiss in not giving
time and attention to one of the most important U.S.
Senate races in the country, a race taking place in my
home state of Wisconsin: the race between former
Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson (R) and U.S.
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D). Here at the eleventh hour,
I shall make amends.

Also, I must confess that I have seen only one of the
debated between the contestants. However, there were
plenty of fireworks from the battling pair which I have
seen and have seen accounts of more of the same in their
two other debates. There is much contrast and little love
between the ex-governor and the congresswoman, to be

Here's the contrast: Democrat Baldwin has been ranked
as Most Liberal member of Congress in 2010 and 2011
by the National Journal. The periodical and some other
sources say that Baldwin is to the left of former House
Speaker and current House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi --- and Pelosi's liberalism is hard-core and
miles deep! She loves taxation like a drunkard loves
booze; Baldwin even co-sponsored the Buffet Rule
Legislation, named for multi-millionaire and investor
Warren Buffet, who believes that wealthy people
can and should pay more in taxes and believes that
they should be happy to do so. Big talk from one who
has had a running battle with the IRS over his own tax
bills and payments dating back ten years. Now, I must
point out that not everyone who has drawn-out disagree-
ments with the IRS have necessarily done anything
wrong regarding their taxes, but many wealthy liberals
take deductions or place money into certain tax
shelters which the IRS deems questionable, if not
illegal, and then the limo libs find out that the same
tax laws that the "little people" have to obey also
applies to them as well. And the lesson is learned
not without a little chagrin and a lot of pain.

Baldwin also is foursquare behind Obamacare, the
legislation championed by President Obama which
gives the federal government control over one-sixth
of our economy in almost completely taking over our
health care industry. The congresswoman from Madison
avers that she was initially in favor of a more sweeping
national health care system, a la Canada's single-payer
system in which the government would have absolute
control, but decided to back Obama's plan as a step
in that direction. This must be Baldwin's "moderate"
stance on the issue, taking the "middle ground" (your
bemused Peasant sarcastically states).

In addition, the extremist congresswoman supports
federal gun control legislation, gaining her an "F"
from the National Rifle Association. She also favors
all provisions of TARP and the Stimulus sham.
The US Chamber of Commerce rates her at 23%
for her votes on economic legislation.She also wants
to keep the Estate Tax and the "Marriage Penalty",
the latter taxing the earnings of both spouses combined.
No rest for those wicked ol' taxpayers in Baldwin's

On abortion, Baldwin has a 100% rating from NARAL
and Emily's List, two big abortion advocacy organizations.
She even supports the Partial Birth method of abortion,
a method so grisly that more than a few pro-choice
folks draw the line at that procedure. Here, Baldwin
stands with President Obama; these pols apparently
never came across an abortion that they didn't like.
I could go on, but you get the point about Baldwin and
her raw leftism. One bit of good news: Baldwin was
able to get passage for only three of the 105 bills that
she sponsored in Congress.

Republican Thompson, on the other hand, takes the
opposite stands on each of these issues and related
legislation. While governor of Wisconsin Thompson
cut taxes an astonishing total of 91 times; this includes
both income and property taxes. He implemented the
historic Welfare Reform legislation in the Badger State
which added work requirements and shrank welfare
participation by an astounding 93%. Furthermore,
he got eliminated Wisconsin's inheritance tax.

Thompson created the nation's first private school
voucher system, winning the support of some
Democrats in the legislature to get it passed and
implemented. This law gives children from
economically disadvantaged families an escape
from the inefficient, ineffective, and financially
wasteful public school system by making it possible
to attend private schools, including religious schools,
for a better education. This system became the model
for the rest of the country to emulate.

Thompson wants to repeal Obamacare and replace it
with market-based reforms; opposes gun control
legislation; supports pro-life legislation. He
beileves that human babies have a right to live,
as without the right to life, all other rights are

Furthermroe, the ex-governor opposes UN inter-
ference with our sovereignty via measures such as their
Agenda 21 proposals. Thompson wants to preserve
our self-rule, thus keeping our country sovereign
and free.

On abortion, Thompson is 100% pro-life, in perfect
contrast and opposition to Baldwin's gung-ho stance
on the subject. The former governor is a friend to
working people, businesspeople, taxpayers, students,
the unborn, and people who want to be able to defend
themselves, their families, their homes and businesses
without undue and unfair restrictions on firearms;
apparently the lefty congresswoman has no regard
for any of these folks.

Most importantly, electing Tommy Thompson would
help in taking back the Senate from the Democrats and
give the Republicans control of both chambers of
Congress in six years. And in electing Mitt Romney
as our new president we would be giving him a
Congress that he could work with, thus assisting him
in ridding us of Obamacare and the rest of Obama's
statist legislation and easing our tax burden, our
regulatory burden, and other noxious burdens foisted
upon us since Obama took office. For these reasons,
your favorite Peasant endorses Tommy Thompson
for the U.S. Senate.

My fellow Wisconsinites, the choice couldn't be more