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.
Tax Freedom Day is the day when Americans finally have earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. In 2016, Wisconsin taxpayers worked until April 27th (ranked 40th nationally) to pay their total tax bill.
Read more at TaxFoundation.org
Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal was big on money for K-12 public education – to the tune of more than $600 million over 2 years – but small on expanding education options for Wisconsin families. Fortunately the Governor isn’t the only one with a say on this matter. A day after Walker’s budget address, State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said lifting the caps on enrollment for the statewide school voucher program, Wisconsin Parental Choice Program was “absolutely” something the Senate Republicans would consider.
This is promising news. The current unfair enrollment caps and income limitations placed on the choice program are arbitrarily hindering growth and shutting the schoolhouse door on Green Bay families looking for education options.
–SNIP–The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) allows eligible families to use a state-funded voucher to send their child to a private school of their choosing. This gives alternatives to the traditional education system that the evidence shows produce better results for students—and we don’t even have to look outside of Wisconsin for the evidence of this. The school choice program in Milwaukee has been quite beneficial in improving the educational outcomes for kids in the City. Academic studies have shown that students in choice schools are more likely to graduate, have higher test scores, and are less likely to become involved in criminal activity. The success has led to rapid growth in the program, with more than 27,000 students enrolled during the previous school year.
Read more by Will Flanders & Collin Roth at rightwisconsin.com
RUSH: Here is B.J. in Milwaukee. Hey, B.J., great to have you, get started with you here. How are you doing?
CALLER: I’m doing well. Hi, Rush. Last hour you made a comment about the Democrats linking the Russian suspicion to Trump for even as long as eight years, and who cares if there’s no results, it reminded me of something here in Wisconsin with the John Doe investigation into our great governor, Scott Walker.
Read more at rushlimbaugh.com
Doors open for security at 10:30AM CST, Vice President Pence will be speaking at 12:00PM CST
Location: Blain’s Fleet and Farm Distribution Center (3507 East Racine Street, Janesville, WI)