Coming up April 5th is the 2016 Spring Election. This election includes more than just the Presidential Preference vote; it also includes state and local government elections. You may be tired of the political posturing that has been going on of late, but other issues and elections, while not widely publicized, are important too. Protecting the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment on a local level is critical, and this is what makes these elections so important.
In theory, the election of the Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is listed as non-partisan. It is anything but. The ideologies of the two candidates are very different and reflect party preferences. Justice Rebecca Bradley, appointed by Governor Walker to fill a vacancy in the Wisconsin Supreme Court last October, is now up for election to a 10 year term on the court. She is a gun owner, concealed carry license holder, and strong defender of the Wisconsin and United States Constitutions. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has strongly endorsed her over her opponent, Joanne Kloppenburg, as have 44 other county sheriffs throughout Wisconsin, and 65 Supreme, Appellate, and Circuit Court judges. Bradley aligns her judicial philosophy with Samuel Alito and the late Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. Her opponent sees herself to be more in line with the liberal judges, Sotomayor and Ginsberg.
Depending upon the circumstances of the county and district you live in, you may also be asked to vote for Court of Appeals or Circuit Court Justices. Other areas being voted include referendums and County Supervisors. All these elections are important, and your participation is needed.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. (Plato)