The national debt is currently somewhere above $30.3 TRILLION dollars. This works out to approximately 125% of the gross domestic product. To put it bluntly: we are in danger because we are spending too much. The future of the United States is in danger because we are spending ourselves into oblivion. We need to reduce the debt now, or we risk losing our future.
Education is one of the foundations of citizenship. It’s time to ensure that all of our youth learn and excel in the fundamentals of reading, writing, and math. We must teach our kids how to think, not what to think. We spend an enormous amount of money on failing schools. It’s time to fix our schools!
Freedom of speech is the foundation of democracy. Our culture has wandered into a swamp of “political correctness” and “cancel culture” we must refocus on the idea that free speech and vigorous debate should always be welcomed even when we don’t totally agree. Free speech and a free press are two of the most precious and important rights that we hold dear.
One of our great strengths as a Country is that we can participate in politics without fear. From putting a bumper sticker on one's car, to putting a yard sign in one's yard, to attending a protest or running for office, everybody should know that they can participate in these activities without fear of violence.
Make no mistake -
vandalizing a building is a form of violence. It is a form of attempting
to intimidate the business to not to hold political events, and a form
of attempting to intimidate the campaign and the candidate not to
participate in politics.
A lot of the problems that we are currently facing in this Country come from the fact that as a group we are not condemning political violence strongly enough. Political violence is like a disease, and there are no words strong enough to say that IT MUST STOP. IT IS UNACCEPTABLE. IT IS UN-AMERICAN.
Please take action and write to your local press to condemn this act of political violence, and also to demand and confirm that all political violence is totally UNACCEPTABLE and has no place in our Country, in our political process, or in our democracy. We may at times feel passionate about our ideas or even think that we are morally correct, however this never justifies political violence. IT MUST STOP.
Erik Olsen WI2
601 Sawyer Terrace
PO Box 5218
Madison, WI 53705