Letter: University overrepresented in local government

To the Editor-

Congratulations Alderperson Meleesa Johnson from District 5 and Alderperson Polly Dalton District 9 for keeping all six sandbox seats in the odd-numbered districts on the 6 April 2021 spring election.

Now is the time for “the butcher, the baker, and candlestick maker” from Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 to consider running for common council next spring. Currently, the university’s small population is overrepresented on the common council and commands the lion’s share of power over money and our future with nine alderpersons.

Is it a good idea for the common council to have a majority of alderpersons representing diversity? Honest citizens agree that the most qualified alderpersons are those from varied backgrounds, those with a mixture of experience, and those morally able to find the best path. They do not strain the city by violent, extreme, hard-left reasoning.

Mayor Wiza and Supervisor/Alderperson/UWSP faculty member Melissa Johnson telling our native son PFC Commissioner Ron Carlson that he would not be reappointed because he is a white, middle-aged man is unspeakable and then asking him to hold his resignation until they find someone else is unbelievable.

Even more disgusting, if that is possible, is the fact there are no signs of remorse or the courage to take responsibility, apologize, and make amends to the citizens and especially to Ron Carlson. The leaders explained it away as a mere misunderstanding and then it was dropped. Were the county board and common council supportive of this maneuver? Their behavior begs us to vote out every morally vacant county/city/university office holder.

Better county board members believe in convicting murderers not smashing hometown businesses for justice. Better county board members do not verbally abuse police, foolishly demand the defunding of the police (our hometown sons, daughters, and returning veterans), and promote others to disrespect them as Supervisor Moua. We the people proudly support the police and fire departments. Further, the university is overrepresented on the county board as well as the common council.

It is unfortunate when our paid public servants pursue deviant conclusions as Mayor Wiza, Supervisor/Alderperson/UWSP faculty member Meleesa Johnson, and Supervisor Moua. We do believe that hurt people can not be permitted to hurt people and that is why the manipulation of our county/city governments to carry out harmful goals and personal agendas can not be tolerated. We elect morally strong, healthy, law-abiding leaders to build morally strong, healthy, law-abiding communities.

We love all our sons and daughters, our homes and businesses. Further, we have their backs against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC. Take back our city! Run for Alderperson and Supervisor to give voices to “the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker”.

Please feel free to save UWSP retired Professor Nancy Moore’s letter as an example of “razzle-dazzle” for your files. Sources: The unmasking happened through Metro Wire and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, by Daniel Bice, 2 June 2020.

Jean C. Edens
Stevens Point

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