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Thanksgiving Reminds us that from Early on in American History, Socialism was Rejected

In 1606, Captain John Smith landed on the shores of America. The Captain and his group of colonists formed what is known as Jamestown. The settlement experienced some very rough first years, and although there were many obstacles to overcome, the socialistic philosophy that was established within the colony was certainly crippling. Captain Smith finally initiated a “no work, no eat” policy, but even that simple concept was thoroughly resisted.

The Pilgrims landed in 1620 and failed to learn from the mistakes of their neighbors to the south.

Governor William Bradford reported that food was being stolen “both by night and day.” Laziness led to starvation and thus, in fall of 1621, the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrims sat down to a feast after hunters from the Wampanoag tribe supplied “many fowl and five deer”.

By 1623, the Pilgrims had abandoned the government ownership model; families owned their crops and production soared.

National & State Democrats Harm Wisconsin Farmer Communities; Congressional Democrats hold up USMCA

President Trump, as he has consistently promised throughout his campaign and tenure as President, to renegotiate trade deals that have been harmful to America’s businesses and farmers, has done just that. Last year, the President negotiated the USMCA (United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement). The significance for Wisconsin was the easing of Canada’s dairy markets, which would have been a great help to the farmers of the “Dairy State.” The trade agreement was signed on November 30, 2018 by the leaders of the three countries at the 2018 G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. We are still waiting for Nancy Pelosi to bring the measure to the House floor for a vote. Meanwhile, America’s largest milk producer, Dean Foods, has filed for bankruptcy. Certainly, opening access to Canadian markets may have helped prevent that.

Governor Evers Re-routes State Healthcare Dollars to his Voters

Governor Evers, despite all of his declared support for ensuring healthcare for all Wisconsinites, has gravely restricted access to mental health care in northern Wisconsin. The State of Wisconsin’s recently passed $83 billion dollar biennial budget included $15 million dollars for a mental health center in northern Wisconsin. However, Tony Evers vetoed that portion of the budget and moved the allocated money to mental health centers in the liberal epicenter of this state: Madison. Governor Evers and the Democrats in the State Assembly have decided to punish rural voters for voting against them, and reward their own voters by doling out better mental health services to their supporters in Madison. Meanwhile, rural Wisconsinites are suffering from tragically high suicide rates and some must drive up to 11 hours to receive care. On November 12th, the Legislature attempted to override the veto, but not one democrat was willing to help provide access to mental healthcare in rural Wisconsin. 


Representative Janel Brandtjen
State Capitol, Room 12 West
PO Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708

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