I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
Before I get into each race, I would like to give some thoughts.
School Superintendents, School Board Directors (Members), and Judicial posts (Supreme Court and Circuit Court Judges) are all to be Non-partisan.
So what does Non-partisan mean?
Non-partisan - free from party affiliation, bias, or designation
Based on, influenced by, affiliated with, or supporting the interests or policies of no single political party
The role of any non-partisan position should be non-partisan! The key problem of all of this is you cannot exclude your ideology from the decisions you make everyday in life. It is the core of your beliefs; the basis of your conscience. It is what helps give us our morals and boundaries. It tells us when something is black and white and shapes our gray areas.
Don't get me wrong, I am not talking about Democrat Vs. Republican here. Again, it is ideology at question. You can be a Democrat but not a Liberal! Any decision I make has a fiscal conservative angle to it and I never hide it.
Liberals say they dislike labels yet they hide behind them and try to confuse people when they are the same thing “liberal” or “progressive.”
Side Note – A little misnomer on big business CEOs. Most of the big bad CEOs for big businesses are liberal democrats. That many times is forgotten when liberals attack CEOs and capitalism!
Basically, the rule of thumb for a Conservative is whatever the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MJS) and the Unions back and endorse we choose the opposite. Why you might ask because isn’t that voting against someone instead of for?
Well if MJS was not slanted liberal and just reported news as it should and allow the reporters opinions be known as opinions with the Newspaper staying out of it (since when the paper endorses a candidate it does it for all that work at the paper). Just like the Union telling people who they will vote for! That is not democracy!
Referendum – School District of Cudahy
Recommendation - NO
Referendum reads as follows:
Shall the following Initial Resolution be approved?
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of the School District of Cudahy, Milwaukee
County, Wisconsin that there shall be issued, pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds and/or Qualified Zone Academy Bonds ("QZABs") in an amount not to exceed $3,775,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of (i) remodeling, renovating and improving school facility and grounds and (ii) acquiring equipment, furnishings and fixtures.
Recommendation - NO
School Board Director
Recommendation - Bob Grams (Please see separate post just on him)
Recommendation – Any of the others would do just fine.
South Milwaukee Recommendations (reminder, I do not live in South Milwaukee)
School Board Director
Recommendation - David Maass
Recommendation - Nick Szablewski
While reading what the candidates had to offer in the Q&A’s I really liked what David Maass had to say and he has the proven track record to back them up!
I have gotten to know Nick Szablewski from talking to him for hours on the phone and conversing with him in email. I think he can bring a fresh set of eyes to the school board with a good sense of fiscal conservatism and responsibility. I do not get the feeling it is all talk just for the election. I feel it is legitimate and sincere.
I think Kathee Molus would do very well, but I don’t have any first hand knowledge and some people that live in South Milwaukee feel she might have too much on her plate already.
As far as Zachary Wisniewski. My parents raised me that if you don’t have anything good to say about a person, don’t say anything. So I won’t!
The small exception to the rule my parents said is, if it affects you directly, say it!
Please Vote April 7th.