Letter: Let’s think about the recall motivesA couple of weeks ago the Journal ran a picture of the on-street effort to collect signatures for the recall of Senator Sheila Harsdorf.
By: Denny Moline town of Clifton, River Falls Journal
A couple of weeks ago the Journal ran a picture of the on-street effort to collect signatures for the recall of Senator Sheila Harsdorf.
The street-side recall kiosk was shown flying a flag. Unfortunately, it was not the United States flag.
It was a facsimile of the United States flag with the blue field emblazoned with the peace symbol rather than the 50 stars that signify the 50 individual states.
So the question is: Who is being represented by the recall effort?
It doesn’t appear to be the United States or Wisconsin.
Flying an alien flag also seems to suggest that those supporting a recall of Senator Harsdorf have a motive other than the overall good of the country, or in this case Wisconsin.
Wisconsin is in a serious financial situation brought on, in large part, by decisions of the previous governor.
Governor Walker, Senator Harsdorf, Assemblyman Knudson and all the citizens who voted for these elected officials are trying to correct this situation for the long-term best interest of Wisconsin.
For their effort and concern, Sen. Harsdorf and others are being subjected to recall by a small majority of people who have enjoyed the privilege of generous benefits at the taxpayer’s expense for many years.
Now is the time for all citizens to stand up and support the efforts of our elected officials who are trying to do what is good for Wisconsin.
In our representative form of government, it is morally wrong to recall those who were elected by the majority for simply doing the job they were elected to do.
Please stand in support of Harsdorf, Knudson and Walker for the long-term good of Wisconsin.