Who Does Government Serve?

February 26, 2014
Bradley Geyer

We seem to be losing our local control to higher and higher levels of government each year.  Our waters don't seem to be protected from pollution or overuse.

Big business now has more ability than ever to come in and run small, locally-owned businesses out of town; not by competing but by being chosen and receiving subsidies and favor. Our local communities seem to lose more funding for things like roads and schools while in the end the taxes continue to go up.

Too many elected officials no longer listen to the common person. The courts have often not helped the people.  Both the elected officials and the justices tend to serve the monied interests that help keep them in office or extend their lifestyle.  They have taken away our ability to stop the behind-the-scenes agreements that allow them to serve their own self-interest. We need to be able to limit things like conflict of interest, bribery and undue influence.

Move To Amend is seeking an amendment to the US Constitution to provide the people with a voice, all the people, not just the highest bidder. We would like Wisconsin to be the next state to support our amendment, and ask your support for a statewide referendum to do so.

On April 1, there will be votes in the city of Lake Mills and the town of Waterloo on the Move To Amend language supporting an amendment.

"We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations [unions, non-profits... are persons entitled to constitutional rights."

To find out more visit Wisconsin Move To Amend, visit http://wimta.org/

Join us Friday, March. 7 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of the role of Big Money in our Political System. The event will be held at the L.D. Fargo Library in Lake Mills.

Vote Yes on April 1.

Brad Geyer

Jefferson

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April 1st Votes in these Wisconsin Communities: 

Belleville, Wauwatosa, Edgerton, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Waterloo, Waukesha, Waunakee, De Forest, Lake Mills, Elkhorn, Delavan, and Windsor

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