Planned march to show support for area kids

I am writing in response to the person whose Feb. 25 Sound Off entry called for “some person or group in Janesville to organize an event to demonstrate that even here in river city, the kids have support.” I want that person and others in the Janesville area to know that there is such a group.

Rock Valley Fellowship of Reconciliation is organizing a march in downtown Janesville at 1 p.m. on March 24. We will be gathering in Courthouse Park by the amphitheater. Our march will end at Congressman Paul Ryan’s office, where we will take a picture of the group which will be sent to the congressman’s office.

We hope the Sound Off caller will join us as well as others who want to raise their voices for common-sense gun control.



Vinehout stands out as best gubernatorial candidate

Now that we have many democratic candidates running for governor, it’s time to start thinking about our needs as citizens of Wisconsin. I have placed my confidence in state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma. She puts our needs first, not power, fame and money.

She is not ego driven.

Kathleen wants change in Wisconsin that benefits working folks and puts our needs up front when it comes to medical care, the environment, criminal justice, education, economy and jobs. Kathleen cares about women’s health, inequality and race relations, incarceration rates and wants to bring local control back to our cities and townships.

She’s upset about Wisconsin sand being carried away in boxcars and the pollution of our farmland and natural water resources being gutted.

She understands the needs of our farm communities and started her own career as a dairy farmer. She knows how hard current immigration policies have hurt our agricultural goals and the DACA folks.

She wants the Department of Natural Resources restored with an independent director who will bring back our scientists.

I have recently heard Kathleen described as “the lioness of the Wisconsin Senate!”

Do you know that she has been there since 2006 and that she writes her own alternative state budget every year? She knows our state budget upside down and backwards! She knows where our tax dollars are being spent, and she knows what priorities our state needs for us. For more information, please go to her comprehensive campaign website.



Trump’s behavior undermining Republicans

I wonder if President Trump is bipolar. He changes his mind from one day to the next. And on the things that really matter, he doesn’t even listen to his own party members who have been in political business longer than he has.

He’s growing Democrats out of Republicans. Hope you’re happy, Donald!



What about metal detectors to improve school security?

Apparently some people have forgotten about metal detectors as a way to keep metal things like guns or knives out of schools. That’s much better than more bullets flying around in there if you ask me. I bet the technology exists to integrate the metal detector to the door locks to keep the threat outside the building.

Once a potential threat is contained outside a building, Cadet Bone Spurs could be called in to handle things. He said he’d charge right in even if he wasn’t armed with any kind of weapon—so let him do it.

It looks like politicians who resist any kind of restrictions on firearms sales might be getting a commission on every sale from the NRA, which is pulling their strings. If the NRA is pulling somebody’s strings, it’s time to throw them out.


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