July 05, 2007

If You Can't Beat'em. Referend'em

The state legislature of Wisconsin has twice passed a Personal Protection Act which provided licensed recognition of the right of Wisconsinites to bear arms. Both times the governor vetoed it, and both times the veto was sustained because of the clout which campaign money from the teacher's union and the gambling interests gives the governor. As long as Doyle remains in office concealed carry will not get thru the legislature. The Wisconsin constitution provides another means by which laws can be enacted, popular referendum. I am therefore hereby calling for a referendum to make the Person Protection Act, as passed by the legislature, active law in Wisconsin.

My wee wifey and I hold the belief that it is incumbant upon the person who has an idea to carry it out. Unfortunately, I have neither the political savvy nor the right sort of visibility to run this campaign. Since I cannot put the bell onto the cat, I will provide the string with which to hang it. I have created a Wiscon Personal Protection blog, and will provide access to it for whoever steps forward to run this campaign.


It has been brought to my attention by two people with the political savvy I said was needed that the statewide referendum in Wisconsin is far mor limited than I understood it to be. I'm open to suggestions as to what can be done with the blogspace and the support it has engendered.

Posted by triticale at July 5, 2007 05:49 AM | TrackBack

Good luck with that! We have a similar problem in CA with the power and wealth of the Teacher's Union supporting every nut-ball socialist idea that comes down the pike and opposing anything that threatens them and their continued growth.

Posted by: DirtCrashr at July 5, 2007 09:32 AM

Good idea; only there are two problems:

- It is a statutory authority (specifically, Chapter 9.20) that allows local direct legislation, not a constitutional authority that would, if it existed, allow statewide direct legislation.

- We can't reverse existing law.

Posted by: steveegg at July 5, 2007 12:53 PM

It's not impossible to re-call the Governor, we did it to the slimy Gray Davis, and got the Governator instead.

Posted by: DirtCrashr at July 6, 2007 10:30 AM
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