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Scott Walker is My Hero: And Why He Should Be Yours Too

Goodbye Batman and Spider-man, I've got a new superhero.

Before I begin you ought to know a little bit about me. I’m not the most knowledgeable when it comes to politics and the way this country functions. By the time I began to learn about the three branches of government in third grade, Jim Doyle was already firmly rooted as governor in Madison.  But when Scott Walker took over the office, I began to take note of what was going on around me. For the first time I started to pay attention to how this state functions, and to put it nicely, I was disgusted. I watched with countless others as Scott Walker stood his ground and took the fight up against the labor unions. I watched as the Democratic lawmakers we chose as our leaders fled the state when things did not go their way. I watched as leftist out of state mobs joined forces with disgruntled state employees in violating the state capital. I watched as they first tried to overturn the Republican majority and when that didn’t succeed, how they tried to swing the Wisconsin Supreme Court in favor of the Democrats by ousting David Prosser. Finally I now watch as Scott Walker himself faces the potential of a recall after months of Democratic fraud with the assistance of the GAB. But through all the turmoil, I watched Scott Walker stand firm and never once back down.

I respect Walker for the role model he has become for those who want to see corruption dealt with in a fair but stern manner.  The man is clearly a fighter. In a time when sleazy politicians are running rampart through Washington, this is a man who upholds the values of courage, fairness, and above all else upholding his duty to the State of Wisconsin. When the going gets tough, he only proceeds to get tougher. He does not waver on his policies. He does not deliver empty promises.  When he tells someone he is going to accomplish something, he does it.

This year the American citizen will have many choices to make. If I had to choose between removing Obama from office, and keeping Walker as governor, the choice would be easy. Scott Walker is the man this country needs. This is bigger than Wisconsin. If Walker beats this recall he will stand as a pillar of hope for politicians nationwide. Other states will follow suit, recognizing that power-hungry labor unions can indeed be tamed and states nationwide can visualize a solution for putting their fiscal houses in order.

Doing the right thing is never easy. I’m 18 years old and I know that there will always be people who will want to fight just for the sake of fighting. I understand someone who fights for what they believe in. Yet it saddens me to see someone receiving death threats towards himself and his family, simply for doing the best thing for Wisconsin.

Years from now I will be honored to say I was introduced to politics in a time such as this. A time where the citizens of Wisconsin stood shoulder to shoulder and backed the man who was determined to set things right in this great state. I may not be half the fighter Walker is, but hey, that’s why everyone needs to have a hero.

One thing is for certain. If this does end up in a recall, I will be proud to cast my first ever vote in keeping Scott Walker in office as governor of the state of Wisconsin.

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PZ February 19, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I support Walker. I also am a union member - I had no choice. I have 24+ years of experience in my line of work. My first position was a union position as well and at that time in 1987, I felt the union was in line; it didn't harm the business and wasn't corrupt. However, the present union I am in is hurting the institution I work for. Promotions and transfers are had by passing a simple test and having more seniority over another, not based on the performance and attendance of an employee; in other words, why should I work hard and NOT use the 15 sick-days I am granted in a year's time? This has become the mentality of, I would say, the majority of my fellow union members. What happened to EARNING a promotion truly through effort, performance, knowledge and actually showing up to work?
TJ Monday March 16, 2012 at 01:14 AM
@Evan - I am enthused that we have young people writing blogs and replying to commenters in an intelligent manner. We hear so many stories that people of your age are just interested in gaming, parties, etc. As you grow older, you may want to consider that both sides of a debate have vaiid points . You may want to consider what made our country exceptional throughout the world, the ability to hold our beliefs, but to compromise and move forward toward the common goals of both sides of a democracy, the so-called right and left. When I was 18, I was an extreme advocate, I even had religious intensity. But I grew into listening and asking questions about the world, and discovered the unheralded independent, let us say skeptical ,view that no one person or persuasion has all the answers. That independent skeptic, is, unfortunately, rare in this age, but desperately needed.
TJ Monday March 16, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Steve - I have been reading your comments for many weeks, and have concluded, sadly, that you are not engaged in civil discourse, Instead, while driving in your Cadillac Escalade and, you admit, peeling out when the light turns green and intentionally burning up MiddEast imported gas, you use words like wacko, brainwashed, crackpot, and insane in one sentence. In my college days, we would have referred to you simply as a supreme jerk, not capitalized. That description could be enhanced today, but I leave it to the imagination of the comment readers.
Luke April 19, 2012 at 09:49 AM
http://governorsjournal.com/2011/12/governor-of-the-year-scott-walker/
Joe June 09, 2012 at 05:15 AM
I feel sorry for the people that do not fully understand the importance of collective bargining and how it affects honest working americans. I think you need to have been part of a union to fully understand where these people are coming from. American is full of people who love to have opinions on issues they are clueless on. Everyone can say unions are bullies or protect the lazy but the truth is that if there was no union your some what decent non-union pay would be nothing more that minimum wage.

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