Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Press Release

Press Release
Wisconsin Citizen's Involvement
July 28, 2010
For immediate release

Wisconsin Citizen's Involvement, a local non-profit, non-partisan citizens group is sponsoring a Question and Answer Forum with the three candidates running for the District 27 State Assembly Seat which includes the townships of Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan, Mosel, Plymouth, Rhine, Herman, Greenbush, Russell, New Holstein, Forest, Brothertown, Charlestown, Schleswig, Marshfield and Calumet. This event will be taking place on August 19, 2010 at 7:00pm at Kiel High School Auditorium. The public is welcome to attend.

“We feel that it is important to know who the candidates are, what they believe in, and who they represent—their constituents or their party,” says Patty Kubetz. “We are working with all three candidates in setting up this Forum, and striving to educate ourselves and our community so that the best decisions can be made by the voters.”

The group is founded by Randy and Patty Kubetz, from Kiel, Wisconsin. They meet once a month to discuss current issues and to work toward local citizen involvement. The group's members get involved by attending City Council and School Board meetings, working with Constitutional-minded candidates, volunteering time and energy to help campaign, working get fiscally responsible, common-sense people elected to office, supporting State's Rights and holding elected officials accountable.

Watch for more information in the coming weeks. If you would like to submit a question for the candidates, Randy or Patty can be reached at or 920-894-1410.

Visit their blog at .

Invitation to a Q & A Forum with the Candidates

Wisconsin Citizen's Involvement

Invites You to a Question and Answer Forum with the Candidates for District 27 Assembly Seat

Date: August 19, 2010

Time: 7:00pm

Place: Kiel High School Auditorium
210 Raider Heights
Kiel, WI 53042-1747

E-mail your questions to
or call Patty or Randy at 920-894-1410
by August 16, 2010.

Wisconsin Citizen's Involvement is a non-profit, non-partisan citizens group promoting community involvement and supporting Constitutional-minded candidates.

The Cost of Freedom

The Cost of Freedom by Patty Kubetz

When we think of the cost of freedom, our thoughts generally turn to our military personnel who are serving, have served, or have paid the ultimate price. How many also think of the cost we, as citizens, also bear?

I'm talking about the civic duty we owe to our country, state, community and our fellow Americans. We owe it to our children, parents, military, and ourselves,to be as involved as possible in the preservation of our “inalienable rights” as the Constitution states.

This debt is one we deepen when we don't know enough about our candidates, don't take time to learn about the issues we vote on or have our representatives at every level of government vote on for us. It deepens when we don't educate ourselves and others on the real issues, the truth behind the news headlines, the real state of our country, state and community. Look at the last presidential election; many people did not take the time to research the candidates. Many people just voted for a slogan, “Change.” Ask yourself how that is working for America. When we aren't willing to give of ourselves a small portion, when we give others the authority to make our decisions for us without our input, we become willing slaves to whatever that authority decides is best. Have you quietly handed your responsibilities as a citizen of this nation to someone else because you “didn't have time,” “didn't know enough,” “don't have an interest in it,” or “don't care?” Be honest with yourself.

This once-great nation needs “We the People” now more than ever. It matters not if you affiliate yourself with the Republicans, Democrats, or no party at all. There is more to your civic duty that marking a box on a ballot or pulling a lever. What does the candidate stand for? Does the candidate listen to you? Who does the candidate represent—their party or you? Have you spoken with them? Ask yourself these questions and find the answers—and don't just get the information from one. Be aware of who you're getting your information from, get it from the original source.

This is your call to action. Many of you are probably wondering how to get involved. Attend City Council and School Board meetings, attend debates and discussion forums, learn who your candidates are and what they stand for, and especially important, educate yourself and others. The library is free and has many resources available.

Only by exercising our Constitutional rights will we retain them. Get involved at any level you can. You can make a difference.

Wisconsin Citizen's Involvement, a local non-profit, non-partisan, citizens group, will be sponsoring a Question and Answer Forum with the three candidates running for District 27 Assembly Seat. Watch for more details in next week's paper. Visit their blog at to find out more about the group and for more information on the upcoming forum.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Meeting Notes July 2010

Thank you to everyone who attended our July 22, 2010 meeting.

We began with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Ben and Elaine Kubetz.

We briefly went over the discussion notes from our June meeting.

First on our agenda was a discussion on whether or not to support a call to action by Jack Lechler regarding a "Town Hall" type debate with the three candidates running for the 27th District Assembly seat. As a group, Wisconsin Citizen's Involvement decided that we would call Representative Steve Kestell, Candidate Randy Meyer, and Candidate Jack Lechler to set up a public discussion forum. Mr. Lechler was kind enough to call the school and we tentatively have the week of August 16th available for the candidates to meet.

We discussed which candidates to support in the upcoming primaries/election season. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson, running against Russ Feingold, current Democratic incumbent, was given our support. We will be contacting Mr. Johnson's campaign to see if he'd be interested in coming to our area in the near future.

There was a lively ongoing discussion on immigration and the fallout from the recent government action against Arizona. We also touched on how immigration affects us as taxpayers, and the country as a whole.

Mr. Lechler mentioned that he had met with the new Kiel Area School District Superintendent. I have sent a letter of invitation to Ms. Louise Blankenheim to come to our next meeting. I will follow this up with a personal invite when I meet with her in the next week or so.

We discussed the recent vote by Kiel Mayor Werdeo regarding the wage increase for the wastewater treatment employees. With our economy in such dire straits, we need to be watching every penny, at every level of government. We discussed meeting with the mayors of the surrounding communities to see if they would be interested in working together to fight the union arbitration and wage increase demands. I will be sending out letters by next week Wednesday.

Mr. Lechler brought to our attention one of the many letters he had received since announcing his candidacy for the Assembly seat. This particular letter was from Ms. Julaine Appling, with Wisconsin Family Action. He gave me a copy of this letter, and I will be contacting Ms. Appling in regards to some of the past issues we have discussed.

Our next meeting will be on August 26, 2010 at 6:30pm at the Stoelting House in Kiel. We hope you can attend. Remember, if you don't use your voice, you lose it!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

This video says it all

If this does not bring a lump to your throat and maybe a tear to your eye, well you are a heartless progressive.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Political cartoon from 1930's

As we all know history seems to repeat itself. This cartoon from 60 years ago applies to today's government.