Before we get to the latest news in this blog let me take you back to 2014 when uber lefty blogger Jason Patzfahl from Greendale took the improbable stance that unless we banned voting in schools, terrorists would stampede and inflict a shooting, killing frenzy.
I guess those Gun-Free Zone signs aren’t the deterrent they were intended.
The issue became a political hot potato in the normally quiet village of Greendale.
Trustees, you handle it.
No, school board members, that’s your baby.
Nope, back to you, trustees.
School Board, what do you say?
All the back and forthing was just so goofy and unnecessary because it shouldn’t have been an issue at all.
WI Reporter did an excellent job debunking the concerns that schools on Election Day suddenly transform into shooting galleries. Hello…if you’re looking for a 100% safe place to vote, there is none. Not when bullets have found their way into the White House.
It got goofier.
Patzfahl said the following at a Village Board of Trustees meeting in the summer of 2014 about a potential November referendum on this very issue:
“I think there is going to be too many non-stakeholders that would vote during that referendum. Some stakes are higher than others. I think having two of my kids in the elementary schools makes me a little bit more of a higher stakeholder.”
Patzfahl is entrenched in the crowd that believes that a photo ID requirement will, here’s that infamous word “disenfranchise” folks from voting. They’ll just stay home, won’t vote. Too tough. Too hard. Too much of a burden.
Now we heard that Patzfahl didn’t want a referendum on the Greendale ballot in November 2014 on whether schools shouldn’t be polling places. So follow along with me everyone. This is so good.
1) Patzfahl didn’t want a referendum
2) He wanted to take away the right of Greendale citizens to vote on an issue he raised in the first place!
3) He wanted to prevent a referendum because he thinks his side will lose. If taking voting machines out of schools is such a great idea, why the lack of confidence?
4) And this is the best. He didn’t want a referendum because there are too many stakeholders, i.e., elderly without kids in the Greendale public schools, that will come out and vote against his side. In other words, the arrogant Patzfahl, when he said “I think having two of my kids in the elementary schools makes me a little bit more of a higher stakeholder,” actually said his vote is more important and should carry more weight than anyone else who doesn’t have kids in the school district. That would be the elderly or anyone else who dares GASP send their children to private schools.
The elitist arrogant snobbery of the left reared its ugly head in 2014.
In 2016 let’s keep doing what communities all across America are doing without incident: Hold elections in our school buildings.
Unfortunately some schools will cave on Election Day.