Letters to the Editor: Nov. 2, 2022
Letters to the Editor published in the Nov. 2, 2022 issue of the Tomahawk Leader.
Maintaining democracy is a basic issue
I understand this issue is not “hyper local.” I understand this letter is not likely to change anyones mind. I appreciate the free press and the editor for allowing us to have a voice.
After the elections last November, Ron Johnson admitted he had plans to bring false election results to Washington on Jan. 6 to negate our votes and declare Trump won Wisconsin.
After the Jan. 6 insurection where five people eventually died. Some died after that date. Ronnie or Donnie or whatever his name is said, “What insurrection, I didn’t see an insurrection.”
Johnson has many more wrongdoings than these two points.
Maintaining democracy is a basic issue that men and women have fought and died for. We are greatful for their hard work. The least we can do to maintain democracy is to use the ballot and not try sneaky lowdown garbage wollowing tactics.
The following are paid Letters to the Editor, per policy.
Join me in voting for Ken Schneider
During elections, candidates often utilize buzzwords designed to incite strong emotions in voters. One phrase I’ve heard lately is “good ol’ boys.” Candidates promise to rid us of the “good ol’ boys” (in this case, our incumbent sheriff) and thus save the citizens from old-fashioned thinking. And after 32 years with the department, I guess you could say Sheriff Ken Schneider is a little old-fashioned.
Take his morals, for example. Ken grew up on a farm right here in Lincoln County, and he still believes in digging his hands into the soil and being satisfied by a hard day’s work. He believes that a leader guides by example, by knowing every aspect of his job at every level, and that people should be judged on their actions rather than hearsay. He knows how to work without waste, how to use the tools at his disposal to create innovative solutions built on decades of experience. He respects the value of community and has stayed here rather than going elsewhere, where his talents and expertise could earn him more pay (go ahead and add loyalty to his list of “old-fashioned” faults). He is invested in helping our county grow, in keeping us safe, in planning ahead.
So yeah, maybe Ken can be old fashioned.
Maybe that’s exactly what we need.
Please join me in voting for Ken Schneider for Lincoln County Sheriff on Nov. 8. Old-fashioned values and experience are the roots this community needs.
Support Ausman with your vote
To the Editor,
The following are some quotes from letters exchanged between me and Tom Tiffany:
My letter of 5/31/22: … “In spite of overwhelming public support for some meaningful gun safety regulations (67% – 88%), Congress has failed to provide it.”
Tom’s letter 7/7/22: … “We must never permit politicians to degrade our fundamental constitutional rights (to keep and bear arms) or chip away at our freedoms.”
My letter of 7/19/22. … “yet, you have remained relatively silent when the Supreme Court reversed previous constitutional rights in Roe v. Wade.”
Tom’s letter 8/12/22: … “During my time in the State Legislature, I made it a top priority to support and defend the unborn, and I will continue to do the same as your representative in Congress.”
My letter of 8/15/22: … “it appears to be OK to “chip away” at those freedoms (Roe v. Wade) as long as it conforms to your personal way of thinking. This appears to be a double standard. Please explain.”
Tom has chosen not to reply as of this writing.
Richard Ausman is running against Tom Tiffany in the 7th Congressional District. His stated positions are: Healthcare is a right … Social Security and Medicare can be fixed immediately … Help our veterans.
Dick was born and raised in Merrill. Please check his entire platform on Ausmanforcongress.com and then support him with your vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Schneider is the most experienced and best choice
Your current sheriff has been called incompetent by his opponent. Think about this a moment.
Ken Schneider has been with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for 32 years, the last 4 as your sheriff. That’s 32 years beginning in corrections at the jail and then working years as a night shift deputy. His leadership ability was recognized and over the next years he was an Active Shooter Instructor, Firearms Instructor, the Dispatch Lieutenant, Detective Lieutenant, Patrol Lieutenant, SWAT Team Member, Team Leader, and then SWAT Commander, and is now serving as your Sheriff.
You don’t last 32 years in the same law enforcement agency, especially in the county that you were born in and grew up in, if you’re incompetent. But that is what his opponent, the man who is trying to take Ken’s job, is claiming.
A wise man once told me, if you hear someone talking down about someone else, consider the source.
Ken is by far the most experienced and best choice to continue serving and protecting you.
Please join me in voting for Ken Schneider for your Sheriff.
Todd Frederick is that candidate
To the Editor,
The place to start with the defunding of Lincoln County Extension is Don Friske’s Jefferson Project.
He collected and dispersed nearly $2,000.00 to chosen candidates who, virtually unanimously, asserted that the bulk of the former County Board consisted of reckless spenders who were inaccessible, unaccountable, and not at all transparent.
For those of us who lost–and for the few who narrowly won–our sins were two: we weren’t ideological Republicans, and we voted for the wheel tax.
Yes, we did. We held our noses and voted in the wheel tax. It was our only option to save Extension and to help a few other County programs besides Highway.
So now the righteous new County Board has killed the wheel tax and then discovered they have collateral damage on their hands. But since pride (that goeth before a fall) finds it impossible to admit wrongdoing, the wheel tax will stay dead and Extension will be buried with it.
There’s a lot of blame to go around. But at the center of it is Don Friske and his junior sidekick Calvin Callahan.
It may be worth noting that sidekick Callahan has a worthy opponent in the November Assembly race.
Todd Frederick is that candidate, and he has actually accomplished something with his life. Calvin Callahan is no blessing to Lincoln County, and he’s certainly no blessing “representing” us in Madison, either.