Monday, July 06, 2015

Lakeland Times "Attempted Murder of Honest Government"

Our View: The Wisconsin Republican Party: Corruption, cronyism, and sleaze

"Attempted Murder of Honest Government". Lakeland Times, way up in the Badgered State's northland Nails It on the Rulercon's attack on Democracy!

EXCERPT: "As it stands, the Thursday night, pre-holiday attempt to eviscerate the state’s open records laws is a political calamity for the Republicans — there’s no way this outrage won’t damage the GOP brand — but unless it’s pulled from the budget it will become a policy travesty that will do far more harm to the very foundation of democracy.

It is nothing less than the attempted murder of honest government, and the perpetrators of it deserve the political equivalent of the death sentence: recall. To that end, the co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee, Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), need to come clean and tell the world who authored this attack on democratic principles.

If they won’t, they need to be recalled.

As our readers are aware, we are not in favor of recall elections except in the most extreme and egregious instances, where potentially criminal or unethical behavior is involved. And that’s what we have in this instance, an extreme and egregious attempt to provide cover for those who would work against the public interest, either illegally or unethically."

Read the rest here, it's well worth your time!

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