To the editor:

(Re.“Ballweg’s mask repeal was shameful,” Feb. 4, 2021) When a public servant takes office they swear to uphold the Constitution which is exactly what Sen. Joan Ballweg did in voting to make Tony Evers obey the 60 day limit on emergency orders.

You ignored the fact the WI Supreme Court ruling in May that confirmed that Evers flipped off his constitutional limits, acting instead as a dictator. The law says specifically that after 60 days, he is to meet with the legislature on any future actions. Evers has refused to do so for 6 months now, breaking the law.

It doesn’t matter Mr. editor if you believe your desired end justifies using any means to do it. The law says the legislature has the power, not a governor. And if Evers would cease acting like a dictator, compromising with legislators as per the law, there could be agreement. You owe Sen. Ballweg a public apology

— Dave Gneiser

Berlin

(7) comments

Russell Beier

I agree with the editorial, and you trumpkins can just get over the mask issue, masks save lives, just like washing your hands after going to the bathroom, or do you go to the bathroom and not wash your hands and become a super-spreader. Joan was wrong and needs to come clean, I really don't care about the policy ware a mask!

Sallie Helmer

The issue is not about wearing masks -- it is about Governor Evers NOT following the laws as written in the State constitution. Governor Evers cannot issue 6 State of Emergency orders. After 60 days of a State of Emergency-- Evers must work with the Legislative branch of state government. Governor Evers is not above the law.

Michael Shohoney

Mrs. Ballweg owes her constituency an apology.

Sallie Helmer

Democrat Governor Tony Evers is not above the law. A mask mandate is not constitutional. Individual rights give each person control over their own bodies. Liberal women say, "My Body, My Choice!". Oh, that is if you want to murder your own child! But if you are forced to wear a face mask-- that may or may not be effective-- all of a sudden you have no rights! It is not your body--- the State owns it. Individuals are smart enough to make their own decision to wear a mask or not.

Carol Cate

Typical Sallie Helmer rant! I wonder just how smart some individuals really are....

Sallie Helmer

That question is answered when we read your comments. Please enlighten us.

Russell Beier

It is not one's right when this comes to a paramedic, we have a government in place to establish rules and regulations to govern over a corprate body of people so all parties are going in one direction. If you give me Covid by not wear a mask can I sue you for endangering my health and safety. Do we let people run around naked in public because it is a commendable right to not wear clothing. No shoes, no shirt, no service, do I plead to Joan Ballweg to stand up to the state and have the law changed so can not wear clothing, No different than a mask.

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