We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." – Abraham Lincoln
Next Open Meeting: Monday August 3, 2015 Guest speaker Jay Weber Save the Date
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Hales Corners Village Hall
5635 S. New Berlin Rd
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Jay relies on interactions with the audience to talk about the biggest issues of the summer and how we can move lawmakers to action on our top constitutional issues. His show has helped facilitate dozens of conservative changes under this current Governor and legislature through his ‘listeners lists’, which are created by listeners and sent to lawmakers at the opening of each new legislative session. Jay recognizes the value of groups like WiGOL, which represent the backbone of the movement to turn anger at government into action in Madison.
Note that this meeting is on Monday. Your friends will enjoy this evening.
On June 2nd, Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty and the WI ACLU chapter are hosting a town hall meeting to highlight the need for Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform in Wisconsin.
Hales Corners Village Hall 5635 S New Berlin Rd Hales Corners, WI 53130 6:00 to 7:30 PM
We are inviting many local politicians and state legislators with the aim to promote dialog between and amongst the citizens which will lead to positive changes in Wisconsin law to ensure the government cannot permanently take your property without a criminal conviction and that innocent third parties do not lose their property because of the unforeseen actions of another. This is an opportunity to find out about current events relating to Civil Asset Forfeiture.
Currently, the state can take your cash, personal property, and real property if they suspect it is the proceeds of illicit activity or is used in the course of illicit activity. The original idea behind Civil Asset Forfeiture meant removing the ability of criminals to continue their illicit activity by taking away the tools and profits of their trade. Today, it’s being abused and innocent people are never being charged with a crime, yet they are losing their private property.
A 2012 Journal Sentinel article stated, Milwaukee County Sheriff Department collect $826,577 during a four year span and spent “55% for equipment, 18% for training, 14% for donations, 9% for travel and the rest for awards and other costs.”
Fox Valley “Metropolitan Enforcement Group” seized $394,000 in 2012, mostly from houses, cars, and drug activity, and kept $325,000 to distribute to the group’s units.
Currently, there is a proposed bill at the WI Legislative Reference Bureau and it is being circulated forco-sponsors. We believe this bill is a good start but it does not go far enough to prevent abuse of private property rights.
Article V Convention: Take this link to our position and responses to frequently asked questions.
Plan to visit our table at the Bob and Rocco's Gun Shows at the Milwaukee Sports Complex and those at theWaukesha County Expo. We enjoy sharing our project goals and listening to your concerns. See our News and Events page for specific dates and addresses.
Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty Comprehensive Wisconsin High School Textbook Study Results
Franklin- The grassroots, Constitutionalist group Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty released the results of a 143 day long study of high school textbooks used in 374 Wisconsin School Districts for grades 10-12. Textbooks from selected subjects were reviewed for neutrality and accuracy. The subjects included algebra, geometry, US history, world history, civics, world geography and economics.
In the course of conducting the study, the group discovered a disturbing lack of transparency as approximately 37% of the school districts contacted violated Wisconsin Open Records Request law and evidently ignored Wisconsin’s Textbook Accountability law. The group simply requested a small list of textbooks, which according to Wisconsin Statute 118.03 should exist and be on file with the District Clerk; yet many districts saw no requirement to abide by Wisconsin Open Records law and provide part or all of the list of approved and utilized textbooks within the district. Furthermore, since K-12 education spending accounts for 37% of the Wisconsin state budget, this failure to comply with a simple book request by saying that “no such record exists” destroys all confidence in the education bureaucracies to be good stewards of public property and raises questions about their fiscal responsibility.
Our analysis reveals that Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned texts for algebra and geometry were generally neutral; however, non-aligned texts such as civics, US history and world history exhibited some measure of bias. Ultimately, this study shows that the biases and inaccuracies existed in the texts prior to adoption of the CCSS and recent citizen involvement to look for inaccuracies in curriculum to malign CCSS clearly show these issues existed before CCSS.
In light of Gov. Walker’s call for a repeal of Common Core in Wisconsin, we come to a different recommendation. We feel it is more advantageous to conduct a comprehensive audit and detailed fiscal analysis of Wisconsin’s seven layers of educational bureaucracy before considering adding an eighth layer of complexity to the already bloated educational staff structure with the proposed “Model Academic Standards Board”.
Continue below to download entire 878 page report and related reports
Check our Position Statement page for our stand on:
Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform
Article V Convention
The use of Nullification
Common Core State Standards
Selling Insurance Across State Lines
More to be added.
How Wisconsin Lost healthcare Freedom
With a Special Session of the Wisconsin Legislature called to address the new healthcare needs generated by a failed aspect of the PPACA (Obamacare), this would be a good time to review mistakes made by the legislature and plan how to avoid new ones.
Read how Republican inaction led to a costly delay in an article by Larry Gamble and Tim Dake
And just as important:
Selling insurance across state lines will open the door to ever more federal regulation and interference. It is a Trojan Horse with premiums. Read more.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Visit our Second Amendment pageHere
Previous "Dirty Dozen" topics and dates of meeting can by found in Archives.
More information on this book and other suggested readings on the US Constitution can be found in the Reading Corner tab.
Liberty and Justice for All!
If you are searching for past projects or past press releases try searching the Archive Page.