Dennis Brault Columns

Rep. Lee Nerison Voted To Poison Your Family’s Water

“Sulfide mining puts rivers, lakes, wildlife, and public health at risk by creating acid mine drainage, a permanent toxic process that renders water poisonous and ecosystems lifeless.” — Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters By Dennis Brault The Commoner Call Rep. Lee Nerison’s cowardly vote for AB499 “will endanger Wisconsin families and its natural resources for generations.” Writing about the passage of AB 499, Nonferrous Metallic Mining Regulations bill, the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters blasted Rep. Lee Nerison and his fellow GOP tyrannic majority’s “lack of courage” writing that because they caved to monied special interests and not the people their cowardice…

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The GOP Robbing Hoods Of The State Legislature Have Slammed The Doors Of Open Government Shut

Like a coven of blood sucking vampires, our state representatives are afraid of sunshine’s truth revealing power. What, a citizen might wonder, goes wrong when lobbyists and our representatives are hiding in the darkness away from the view of the electorate? By Dennis Brault The Commoner Call (10/23/17)   Wisconsin Open Meetings Law Wis. Stat. § 19.81 (2016) .  Declaration of policy(1) In recognition of the fact that a representative government of the American type is dependent upon an informed electorate, it is declared to be the policy of this state that the public is entitled to the fullest and…


Medicare For All: An Unalienable Right — Not A Privilege!

Medicare For All is freedom from the tyranny and abuse of the health insurance monopolies. Call Rep. Ron Kind (202) 225-5506 Tell Ron you expect him to support our freedom and security by signing on as a cosponsor of HR 676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act By Dennis Brault The Commoner Call (10/2/17) Freedom in a free society, is freedom for all. Everyone’s freedom, to be who and where one wants to be, depends upon having good health. Poor health can deprive a person of all sorts of their God-given freedoms. Medicare For All secures the freedoms that come…


Lawmakers Should Never Choose Their Voters

Call Lee Nerison (608) 266-3534 Have you made your call to Rep. Lee Nerison yet? He needs to hear from you. Tell Lee to sign on as a cosponsor for AB44 and help make nonpartisan, Fair Maps elections a possibility. Tell Lee Fair Maps preserve the sanctity of “one person—one vote.” Cheeseheads of all political strips agree, it’s time for Fair Maps! Call Jen Shilling (800)385-3385. Tell Jen to sign on as a cosponsor for SB13. Tell Jen Fair Maps help ensure our freedom to choose our representatives. Tell them you support nonpartisan redistricting reform for fair map elections! And…


Bought & Paid For: Wisconsin State Supreme Court Legalizes Bribery Of The Courts

By Dennis Brault The Commoner Call (4/24/17) Yes, indeed, the Wisconsin Supreme Court just ruled that your First Amendment right to free speech would be impinged if you couldn’t bribe …err… support with cash, Wisconsin judges. This should come as no surprise, as our state supreme court is the most expensively purchased court in state history. They are, like so many politicians, nothing more than employees of the far right wing Ayn Randian corporate groups funding their campaigns. The free speech, which isn’t free if it costs money, argument can be fixed by amending the United State Constitution to state…


Breaking Down The Wall Within Is The Key To Our Times

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it — always.” — Mahatma Gandhi   By Dennis Brault The Commoner Call (2/6/17) The Electoral College and Congress have spoken. The oath’s been given. Our Constitution is a harsh mistress and a very undemocratic one too boot. In fact, our system of government was designed to be rather anti-democratic right from the get go. James Madison wrote that the…