Today’s Hero Politician

Today, The Wisconsin State Senate passed a measure to remove collective bargaining rights. How I feel about that is irrelevant. They had been stalled on passing the measure before because it had been part of the budget proposal and that required a quorum to even have the vote. The Democrats had simply stopped showing up in an effort to keep the measure from passing. By removing it from the budget and voting on it separately the absence of the Democrats did nothing to stop the vote.

Republican Sen. Dale Schultz voted against the party-line and against the measure. He explained,
“I voted my conscience which I feel reflects the core beliefs of the majority of voters who sent me here to represent them.”

His vote on the measure is unimportant to why he was chosen a hero. The reasons he explained behind his vote are important. If every politician used this criteria in all their votes, we would live in an ideal example of a republic.


About wilogden

Wil Ogden was destined to be a wastrel but thwarted fate. During his second junior year in high school he discovered he had a muse and a talent for writing. Despite taking almost a decade to complete a bachelor's degree by changing majors eleven times, he managed to grow up. Along the way he worked as a blacksmith, a record store manager, a candy store manager, too many years in food service, a four year stint in the USAF, and finally settled down into Information Technology, which he uses to pay the bills and support his family of himself, his wife, son, seven daughters, two dogs, three cats, six chickens, a snake, a ferret and two parakeets.

Posted on March 10, 2011, in Tripe. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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