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Divine Land Grants

  Imagined painting by Frans Pourbus the Elder (c. 1565–80) depicting the Israelite’s God showing Moses the Promised Land. Photograph Source: Sailko – CC BY 3.0 When Moses the servant of Yahweh was dead, Yahweh spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses adjutant. He said, “Moses my servant is dead; rise—it is time—and cross the Jordan here, you and all this people with you, into the land which I am giving the sons of Israel. Every place you tread with the soles of your feet I shall give you as I declared to Moses that I would. From the wilderness and ...

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Do We Want a Government of Laws or Men?

We just celebrated Memorial Day honoring the sacrifice of so many Americans fighting Fascism in WWII. Fascism is a highly personalized authoritarian system. Why should people obey an authoritarian? Their power relies on expressions of loyalty. One approached medieval kings with bows and paeans of praise. They were raised on thrones so that they were literally higher then the supplicants approaching them. Any violation of these protocols suggested that an individual harbored disloyal ideas and had to be dealt with in a severe way. Law is what the authoritarian says it is. ...

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH TASK FORCE~”The Marty Bus”

Little did I know when I started volunteering here how much this would grow on me. There is great need in our comunity and often those with the greatest needs are shunned. The problem of unhoused is not going away by wishing it away or incarcerating it away. And shame on those who say "not in my backyard." All I can say is, you have touched me, I have grown. Community Outreach Task Force is A Non-profit Organization with a mission to provide the basic living needs (and more) to the homeless. We are staffed by volunteers, so 100% goes directly to servicing the most ...

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What have you heard about Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025?

What have you heard about Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025? Some wonderful talking points from our friends at FAIR MAPS. It was written by a consortium of the most extreme MAGA organizations and advisors - election deniers and Jan 6 supporters. It is not the Heritage Foundation or the GOP you once believed in.   The people who supported project 2025 are the same people who supported the January 6th insurrection.   The Heritage Foundation spent $22 million to prepare this authoritarian plan and although the personnel hiring process has ...

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Vote No Wisconsin

Wisconsin voters will be asked two questions to amend (change) the constitution on their August ballot. These potential changes will impact both the process for distributing federal money, and who has the power to make those decisions. These large sweeping changes will impact a wide range of issues voters care about, from education to the environment to how quickly the government can respond to emergencies (like a public health crisis or a natural disaster). The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin knows that if these amendments are passed they will be harmful to the people ...

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THE CRITICAL NEED TO UNDERSTAND

It is rarely mentioned in US history or media that Russia – the Soviet Union – lost an estimated 27 million people to the Nazis in World War II. This is over 50 times more deaths than America suffered with the loss of 420,000. Few were the Russian families that did not grieve. It is also rarely mentioned in US history or media that Russia was far more instrumental in defeating the Nazis than America. Quoting Irish journalist Finnian Cunningham: “Still, let’s not forget that the Soviet Union had been battling the Third Reich for three years before the British ...

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Saving Social Security

Recently Wausau took part in a launch of Seniors for Biden in Wisconsin. We had former Alabama Senator Doug Jones come to Wausau to do a tour on Social Security and Medicare. Throughout the week, former U.S. Senator Doug Jones launched the “Protect Our Retirement” tour to campaign for President Biden across Wisconsin, with stops in Wausau, Green Bay, and Milwaukee. Doug Jones is a former U.S. senator and current civil rights attorney. In 2017, he won a special election to fill a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama—the first Democrat to do so in 25 years in the ...

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Yet Another Anniversary Roe v Wade

  A reminder that on June 24 we are seeing yet another anniversary of the overturning of Roe v Wade (June 24, 2022). What does your area have planned? Is your community planning a rally? Below are some talking points for Letters to the Editor. Talk to your friends and neighbors, we need to have facts out there. **Wausau will have a rally on Saturday, June 22 from noon unti 1:30 PM at the entrance to Marathon Park, across from John Muir. Bring a sign and see you there. More details to come.   The Supreme Court ruling in FDA v. Alliance for ...

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I am Voting NO

Vote No on Constitutional Amendment Ballot Questions this August I am voting NO on both constitutional amendment questions on the August 13, 2024 ballot, and I urge other Wisconsin residents to do the same. These amendments are meant to give the state legislature control over appropriating money, and restrict the governor’s ability to accept and allocate federal funds without the consent of the state legislature, which has proven that they do not have the best interest of Wisconsin residents in mind. The state legislature wants to hold ALL the purse strings. ...

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Environmental Impact of Project 2025

The Republicans have a plan – called Project 2025.-- to make many drastic changes to the federal government if they win control in November. Last week I discussed the basic agenda to dismantle or weaken many federal government functions and services (“Project 2025 is on the ballot” June 6, 2024). In May I talked about their plans to restructure federal taxes (“Taxes are on the ballot in November” May 16, 2024). This article discusses their plans to change the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and environmental protection. Reading the “Mandate for ...

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