A new report on a government spying operation conducted by partisan bureaucrats should outrage and scare Americans everywhere. It shows what can happen when, as the report says, partisans “weaponize” a government agency and use its powers to advance “political goals.”
Americans already have seen that when federal bureaucrats such as Lois Lerner or Samantha Power do that with the fearsome power of the IRS and our intelligence agencies, we face a threat to our liberty and the democratic process that is unparalleled in our history.
The 88-page report by Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel details the notorious “John Doe” investigations that went after almost every conservative, nonprofit organization in Wisconsin (the state chapter of Club for Growth among them) for supposed violations of campaign finance laws.
Read more by Hans von Spakovsky at DailySignal.com
Wisconsin’s infamous John Doe investigation was more sinister and politically driven than originally reported.
A Wisconsin Attorney General report on the year-long investigation into leaks of sealed John Doe court documents to a liberal British publication in September 2016 finds a rogue agency of partisan bureaucrats bent on a mission “to bring down the (Gov. Scott) Walker campaign and the Governor himself.”
The AG report, released Wednesday, details an expanded John Doe probe into a “broad range of Wisconsin Republicans,” a “John Doe III,” according to Attorney General Brad Schimel, that widened the scope of the so-called John Doe II investigation into dozens of right-of-center groups and scores of conservatives. Republican lawmakers, conservative talk show hosts, a former employee from the MacIver Institute, average citizens, even churches, were secretly monitored by the dark John Doe.
Read more by Matt Kittle at maciverinstitute.com
On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) released an 88-page report on the abuses of the John Doe process by members of the Government Accountability Board and others. The report describes an intelligence-gathering operation by rogue liberal government officials for the purpose of silencing the conservative movement in Wisconsin. The DOJ investigation was prompted by the leak of court-ordered sealed information to The Guardian by unknown operatives of the John Doe investigation in an effort to sway the US Supreme Court to allow the illegal intelligence gathering operation to continue.
“As this report describes in detail, the systemic and pervasive mishandling of John Doe evidence likely resulted in circumstances allowing the Guardian leak in the first place, and now prevents prosecutors from proving criminal liability beyond a reasonable doubt,” the DOJ report said. “Moreover, DOJ is deeply concerned by what appears to have been the weaponization of GAB by partisans in furtherance of political goals, which permitted the vast collection of highly personal information from dozens of Wisconsin Republicans without even taking modest steps to secure this information.”
Read more by James Wigderson at RightWisconsin.com
How much colder would it be?
Science displays at Wisconsin State Parks will tell you that glaciers covered our landscape, ending just 12,000 years ago.
This means that ice, up to a MILE-THICK, covered this state, and carved out features like the Kettle Moraine. A six-inch snowfall like we get now and then in winter is not what caused these earth changes.
More glacial maps from UW-Green Bay.
Question: What did the Indians do back then to cause the ice to melt away? Or did they just happen to be the first settlers after the ice melted away? Melted then, by what?
The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’.
Read more at “The History Of Flag Day” at http://www.usflag.org/flag.day.html
Died, June 5, 2004, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA
Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on Feb. 6, 1911. On June 5, 2004, Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. The Gipper, who was also a well-known actor and served as governor of California, was a popular president known for restoring American confidence after the problems of the 1970s and helping to defeat communism.
We miss you Mr. President. It was an honor to have the opportunity to meet you and work for you.
On the day of your funeral, several of us went to Serb Hall to watch your funeral on TV. One of the people sitting next to me that day would become the Governor of the State of Wisconsin six years after your death, Governor Scott Walker. The reason we met at Serb Hall was because in March of 1980, you were the first Republican Presidential candidate to ever come to the famous southside hall. I stood next to the stage that day and looked out at the crowd, the room was filled and 100’s of people listened to you speak outside on speakers that had been set up. You brought Mrs. Reagan with you that day, and she sat on the stage behind you.
In April of 1980, you would win the Republican primary in the State of Wisconsin.
You would go on to win Wisconsin in November of 1980 & November of 1984. It would not be until November of 2016, when President Donald J. Trump would again bring Wisconsin home for the Republicans. I think you would like President Trump, he loves this country, like you did.
We miss you Mr. President. God Bless America.