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We believe :
— in thriving local economies which provide family-supporting jobs
— everyone has a right to a quality public education
— everyone has a right to high quality health care
— in the responsible use and care of our environment
— in a just and open government

What started as a few of us getting together to figure out what to do about the current situation in our government has turned into a potential movement. This group has grown by leaps and bounds with a lot of people wondering what they can do and how they can help. Given the current political climate, it will continue to grow at a rapid rate. Our goal is to harness that energy in the best way to affect positive change for our families, our friends, our state, and our country.

At least, for the time being, our facebook group has been a place for people to express their views and passions and feel a sense of togetherness in a time when it’s so easy to feel alone. A cathartic outpost, so to speak, but the big picture, our big picture, goes way beyond catharsis. It’s time to take back our country. Make no mistake about this fact, all of us involved or looking to be involved are all patriots, patriots looking to take back our country from corporate oppression and media propaganda. And now is our time.

Way too many of us have been apathetic in the past. We have taken part in democracy only on a passive level because we’re left alone feeling that we cannot change the system. We feel the system is too big, way too large for any individual to make a dent. This organization is an attempt to alleviate that issue while our governmental system is still one where the people have the power. No matter how the current administration tries to circumvent the laws and bypass democracy, we still do have the power. The time for apathy has come and gone.

– Mission Statement –

Middle Wisconsin is an independent, citizens’ coalition working to evaluate and support political candidates and measures that promote just and transparent government, healthy communities, social responsibility, thriving local economies, environmental stewardship and quality education.

Disclaimer: Opinions and statements posted to the blog and made in the comments section of the Middle Wisconsin blog do not necessarily reflect the positions of Middle Wisconsin.
We strive to provide relevant and accurate information, but occasionally, unintentional errors are made. If you see an error, please email us at social@middlewisconsin.com. Thank you.

This blog is a public forum to share and find information related to causes we are all concerned about and can rally behind. Feel free to post but please keep things organized and on-topic. Do some research on your subject before posting — let’s make sure we share facts, and not speculation, falsehoods or rumor. And let’s keep things civil. Comments that include petty behavior such as name calling or other personal attacks will be removed.  Inflammatory and violent content will not be tolerated and will be removed. Offenders will be warned and repeat offenders will be removed.  Middle Wisconsin maintains this blog for constructive discussion and debate, and we will moderate comments and users to make sure it stays that way…please help us and others by doing your part.  Thank you.

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We invite you to be a part of Middle Wisconsin !
follow us on Facebook or Twitter (both personal and official), check out our newsletter and website, and get involved along with us !

We invite you to read the latest issue of Middle Wisconsin News: A Fact-Driven Voice for Middle Wisconsin Views. The latest edition, and also past issues, are at http://www.scribd.com/middlewisc.

A Call For Submissions:

Middle Wisconsin News is seeking the work of our members. We are looking for letters to the editor, articles on relevant topics, and reports from people on the street (rallies, visits with politicians, school board and city council meetings, etc.) Letters should be limited to 600 words, and factual information should be cited where appropriate. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas. We are seeking people who wish to submit occasional work and those who would like to be regular contributors. Writing topics can include politics, social issues, economics, education, local business, unions, and other appropriate topics. Submissions may be edited for length, clarity, accuracy, and taste, but we will seek the author’s final approval before publication of edited work. Emailed submissions should be sent in plain text or as word-processed attachments. If you would like more information or want to join our committee to plan the newsletter each month, contact dave@middlewisconsin.org

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Posted March 30, 2011 by Middle Wisconsin

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  1. If you want an understanding, and I highly recommend this, as to what motivates people to follow the provably dubious intentions of strong paternal (usually Conservative) figures please read this short book free on-line:

    “The Authoritarians” by Bob Altemeyer http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~altemey/

    in PDF

    It is a fascinating, easy-to-read, occasionally humorous, many decades study into the societal / psychological factors…backed by voluminous studies as facts. Truly a must read by by those wanting to know how seemingly thinking people resist obvious facts, logic and reality.

    In the case of Walker Supporters the book answers many questions.

    Joe

    Joe Scahufenbuel

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