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This one is for your friends and relatives who might be holding back on Barrett because they don't believe in recalls no matter how terrible Walker's policies and deception on the campaign trail might be and don't wish to convict him of John Doe offenses before a court does.

After §19.01(1m), Scott Walker's biggest lie:

I, Scott Walker, solemnly swear that I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Wisconsin, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office of Governor to the best of my ability. So help me God.

February 18th, 2011: he sends the Wisconsin State Patrol to arrest absent state senators (violating Article IV Section 15).

February 23rd, 2011: he goes on record as contemplating instigating violence in a crowd of peaceful petitioners of the government because they were a political nuisance to him (while not a violation, it shows his contempt for Article I Section 4 and the citizens of Wisconsin).

March 1st, 2011: he disobeys a judge's order to keep the doors of the Capitol open while the legislature is in session (violating Article IV Section 10 as well as the judge's order).  He was busy stacking the galleries with supporters to hear his budget address.

May 25th, 2011: he signs legislation removing the right to vote from certain classes of people (violating Article III Section 1).  Sometimes unconstitutional changes to the law slip through without any malice intended, but when a judge in a summary declaratory judgement overturns a law's major provisions saying that they are "unconstitutional on their face" and the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals both demur on taking up the appeal then reasonable doubt disappears.

August 9th, 2011: he signs a bill redistricting Wisconsin into non-contiguous parts (violating Article IV Section 4).  See for instance the detached area to the east of Cedarburg in AD60; there's a detached part of AD15; AD79 is in pieces as is AD47.

December 8th, 2011: he signs legislation limiting one's access to justice if the defendant you are suing can sufficiently inflate attorney costs (violating Article I Section 9).

Article I Section 22:

The blessings of a free government can only be maintained by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.
If you know anyone who's on the fence, perhaps they could tell you if they think Walker has heard of the term "moderation".

They should consider in light of all this whether Article I Section 26 ("The people have the right to fish, hunt, trap, and take game subject only to reasonable restrictions as prescribed by law.") is going to be any more effective than tissue paper at stopping Walker and his deer czar.

Taking a solemn oath to support the Constitutions of Wisconsin and the United States is a precondition for being Governor of Wisconsin.  It is what gives a Governor their authority to govern by the consent of We, the People of Wisconsin.

Scott Walker is a man who wants all the authority but none of the responsibility, and we will be relieving him of both on Tuesday, June 5th.

Donation section Daily Kos user madhaus has very helpfully put together an ActBlue page with all the Democratic candidates' campaigns on it plus some of the organizations that are working on the ground here.

Originally posted to GeoffT on Thu May 31, 2012 at 05:46 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, and Progressive Hippie.

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