Part One: Doing my voting homework.
You know what I really hate? I hate those election days where I walk over to the voting booth with my ballot, only to discover that there are some candidates about whom I know nothing whatsoever. I have to skip over those races, because I can't just vote blindly, so I end up feeling like a total loser in the citizenship category.
But not this time! Oh, no! I'm doing my homework. I little googling turned up this helpful site for all of us Wisconsin voters: The Voter Public Access page. Enter your address and you'll be shown the sample ballot for your particular ward.
Turns out I was already familiar with all the races on my ballot this time, so no surprises there.
Part Two: Stop the insanity of Wisconsin's Frankenstein Veto! Vote "Yes" on this referendum question:
|QUESTION 1: Partial veto|
|QUESTION 1: “Partial veto. Shall section 10 (1) (c) of article V of the constitution be amended to prohibit the governor, in exercising his or her partial veto authority, from creating a new sentence by combining parts of two or more sentences of the enrolled bill?”|
This would prohibit the governor from crossing out certain key words in a bill to end up with exactly the opposite meaning. For example:
The governor shall
nothave the authority to crown himself King of the State of Wisconsin.
Currently, Governor Doyle can do exactly that. But, that's crazy, you say? Crazy but true.
Here's a real life example that will take your breath away. See how our governor used the partial veto power to:
increase a transfer from the transportation account to the general fund from $268 million to $427 million. To do so, he crossed out hundreds of words, stringing together individual words from unrelated sentences to write a new sentence. To get the $427 million figure, he took individual digits from five sets of numbers.
So, please vote "yes" on this ballot question and Stop The Insanity!