Rep. Duey Stroebel "The Role of a Citizen Legislator"
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - Noon to 1:05 p.m.
Machine Shed, Appleton
Directions: (Google Maps) Exit Hwy 41 at College Ave, go west one block to Mall Drive, turn right, go one block, turn right on Fox River Dr.
Last month a Gallup poll indicated that public approval of Congress was the lowest ever measured by the polling firm. A mere 16% of those polled approved of the work of Congress as a whole. While most citizens hold their own individual congressman in much higher esteem, even those numbers, which are at about 50%, are very near all time lows.
Historically, this level of dissatisfaction has resulted in significant electoral upheaval and an enhanced interest in the concept of a “citizen legislator.” A citizen legislator is defined as a legislator whose primary attachment is to the private sector rather than to the rent seekers who are drawn to political power. To achieve a legislature comprised of such representatives, proponents often advocate for term limits, a proposal of some history and controversy that the Forum will likely cover more in-depth in the future.
State Assemblyman and 6th District Congressional candidate Duey Stroebel has taken a public stance on the importance of citizen legislators. On Tuesday, July 29, he will join us to explain the history of the term, provide examples of citizen legislators, and explain why he is convinced that they are needed in politics today.
Please join us. We meet at noon, order lunch, start at 12:05 p.m., and end at 1:05 p.m. Admission is free. Meal purchases and donations are encouraged.
Bio Sketch: Duey Stroebel has represented the 60th State Assembly District (SE Wisconsin) since 2011 and is running for US Congress in the 6th Congressional District. He is the founder and president of Terrace Realty and lives in Cedarburg with his wife and several children.
*********************** In Memory of John Pierce ***********************
Local Tea Party leader and friend, John Pierce, passed away on July 16th after a long battle with cancer. John’s management and planning skills, as well as his good humor, were essential to the success of several of our grassroots projects. Visitation and memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 26 at Wichmann Funeral Homes in Appleton
For more information, see the following (link). In lieu of flowers, his wife has requested that you donate to the Wounded Warrior Project in John’s memory
Further Resources regarding our last Forum:
- For cutting-edge reporting on Wisconsin politics, read Brian Sikma’s work at Media Trackers (link).
- An audio recording of Brian’s recap of conservative successes and failures last legislative session and opportunities for next session can be downloaded here (link).
- On Aug 5, clinical psychologist Dr. Toby Watson will expose how the VA, Medicaid, and the politicians enrich the psychiatric drug industry at the expense of the vulnerable.
- On Aug 12, election integrity expert Kurt Hyde will present "How Dictators Use Elections to Gain and Maintain Power"
- On Aug 26, Dr. Malcolm Allen will explain “trigger warnings”, “white privilege” and other such lunacy as found in modern academia.
“If ever the Time should come, when vain and aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin.”
-- Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, Oct. 24, 1780