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Should I Vote for Walker?

Written By: Travis Buhler  |  Posted: Thursday, May 24th, 2012

As a radical, right-wing, third party supporter, it is rare that I connect the arrow next to a Republican's name on the ballot.  I have only done it three times in my 13 years of voting (it's not due to a lack of voting).  Scott Walker was not one of the three.

When I look at this recall race, it reminds me of watching the Green Bay Packers.  I am not a football fan, but if you were to ask me what team I like, I would say the Packers, since I grew up in Wisconsin.  And when I woke up one Monday morning last year to find that the Packers won the Super Bowl, I was kind of happy.  When I heard last January that they lost in the playoffs I was disappointed.  But my life wasn't affected like many whose Sunday worship consists of beholding the image of green and gold.

So it is with this coming recall.  If you ask me who I hope will win in the recalls, I would say the Republicans, since I am a conservative.  I will be affected emotionally if they win or lose, but overall, my life will not change either way.  Enormous amounts of regulations and laws will be passed, control over my children will continue, welfare will be made "sustainable", unborn children will be murdered, and the Federal Government will retain its power over Madison.  None of these things will change if the Republicans keep their 16 month control of all three branches of our government.

However, when those who lean towards the Democratic Party recall someone because of the small amount of good they have done, I am moved with anger against them.  Walker balanced (on paper) our State's budget.  He loosened the union's control over our state government and enabled local governments to do the same.  He cut the government funding of baby killers.  He reduced State funding of government schools. 

Walker did all this with a surprising amount of courage and humility.  Yet because of these good things, Democrats across this State want to force him out of office.

For this reason, I will be voting for Scott Walker this June.  I didn't vote for him last election, and I won't vote for him in 2014, and a vote for him this year would not be an endorsement of his "conservative socialism" as I like to call it.  But I am against this recall, especially because it is specifically about the good things he has done.  It will be a vote against those who want to return Wisconsin to its previous, greater dysfunction with its out-of-control spending.-Travis Buhler, Editor

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