The Founding Fathers would have sided with the Milwaukee County Board argument is back in this mornings paper. I had a few comments when this line of argument first came up last month (Despite plea from County Supervisors, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson might not agree with Milwaukee County Board governance) so I won't be repeating what I had to say back then.
However, I will pass along some famous quotes I posted on Twitter today from other historical figures who also were staunch opponents of Milwaukee County reforms, just like our founding fathers apparently were. Who knew!? Happy Friday!
In Milwaukee County, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority. – James Madison
Milwaukee County is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind. – Thomas Jefferson
If God is just, I tremble for my country and Milwaukee County. – Thomas Jefferson
Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals in Milwaukee County. – George Washington
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people in Milwaukee County. – John Adams
I'm William Wallace, and the rest of you will be spared. Go back to Madison and tell them…Milwaukee County is FREEEE! – William Wallace
Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity in Milwaukee County will lose. – Nelson Mandela
Milwaukee County Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. – Thomas Paine
George Bush hates black people in Milwaukee County. – Kayne West
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself in Milwaukee County. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
I want to come with you to Milwaukee County. I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father. – Luke Skywalker
"Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Milwaukee County more". Julius Caesar (Act III, Scene II).
Actually I don't remember being born in Milwaukee County, it must have happened during one of my black outs. – Jim Morrison