Letter to the Editor RTSA

Anyone who voted for Protasiewicz really frightens me. 

First, because it appears that your thoughts can be bought for $45 million dollars in campaign brainwashing lies. 

Second, because I feel that your primary concern in life is your your selfish and irresponsible desire to kill unborn babies. 

And third, because you don’t seem to value freedom and are so willing to give up our constitutional rights by trusting that government will always do the right things and will give you want “you” want, by entrusting emotionally controlling people who fail to follow the law, using their personal beliefs to dictate what is “right and necessary.” 

You frighten me for your thoughtlessness, your selfishness and your foolishness. I truly fear you because you do not seem to be able to make kind, altruistic or good decisions based on sound objective reasoning. Your vote is mind numbingly scary because you are very good at thinking about you, but seem to forget, or worse, are indifferent and do not care that you are sharing this world with others. Now please tell me how my desire for every person, living and not yet born, to enjoy liberty and pursue happiness, frightens you.

(9) comments

Garry Fay

Most Americans share a central core of values. Listen to your family, friends, and neighbors as they speak from their hearts. When we speak our own words rather than political talking points, then we build that trust necessary to maintain the moral fiber of our nation.

Elections in WI reflect who showed up to vote and had their votes counted. Candidate qualities are vital to attracting/repelling voters. We need not fear the beliefs of others nor their votes; even as we disagree on policy as long as the checks and balances are able to maintain our democracy. We need fear only - as Churchill said - fear itself (rather than each other). So, if you are "Frightened by Protasiewicz's supporters" (a letter posted this week) I recommend that you listen to them and engage in honest dialogue.

Roger Miller

It is disheartening to see the pages of this newspaper become a platform for angry attacks on neighbors who did not vote the way you did, and repeating lies - without a single shred of evidence - about the candidates. Where did Janet Protasiewicz say she "desired to kill unborn babies?" She did not. When did she "fail to follow the law?" She did not. Is it "freedom" to allow the government to control a personal decision by a woman, her family and her doctor? Is it "freedom" to make it a felony for doctors and nurses who want to provide emergency medical care to a woman who wishes to have a healthy child? It is not.

Wisconsin voters by a large margin elected Janet Protasiewicz and she is now on the Supreme Court. In a Democracy, you are welcome and, in fact, are encouraged to support your candidate in the next election. But please stop attacking your neighbors because you disagree with how they voted.

Aaron Daigle

There is no question. Our society is morally bankrupt.

Ernest Gravseth

I have been reading the comments about the last election and all I can say is put your big boy pants and move on.

Your voter's stayed home and you lost.

Steven Mael

Ernest, I feel like I am living in the Star Trek episode "And the Children Shall Lead" and you keep shaking your fist at me. Your such a good “big boy” with you pants put on all by yourself, or more likely someone helped you. I’m impressed!


Typical lefty response. Ignore the issues and make some smart Alec comment.

Sandy Gehrke

Well said. I also wonder how so many WI residents could be bought for 45 million dollars of out of state money spewing nothing but lies about Kelly. Every single Janet ad, EVERY ONE OF THEM, was nithjgbut lies or half Truths designed to make him look bad. Kelly didn't have the unlimited Soros money to counter her lying attacks.

Anita Westerdahl

Agree with Sandy, Anyone who accepts money from Soros in my book has been bought.

Linda Vivoda-Sadee

You bring up an excellent point about money in politics. It sounds like many people believe there is too much money spent on campaigns. It’s interesting to note, the Wisconsin Republican legislature has the ability to close the loophole that allows for so much money to be spent on campaigns. Hopefully some of us can get the ear of republican legislators and encourage them to close the campaign money loophole. I’m sure many of us would agree that this kind of money would be much better spent going toward healthy food for everyone or another worthy cause.

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