John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
I think that Mitt Romney and his Republican comrades are afraid of PBS and education for non-rich students. They have made attempts to destory our education process in Wisconsin. Now they are afraid the Public Broadcasting System might make people aware of what is really happening around them. PBS is not bound by sponsors that control the radio and television broadcasting in the United States. It is a system of teaching the public in ways that magnify what they have already learned while in school. This is free speech at its maximum. Seseme Street, Mr. Rogers and other such television shows have helped us educate pre-school children. Other shows have taught us about history and nature. We have also see international view points there. It is a wonderful system for all of us to use and learn from. Our Republican friends don't believe in educating poor people. They would like to see educational programing stop. Women's rights are also in danger. The rich people don't need to worry, because the Republicans always will support them. If it does not make money for them, then things like PBS and education must be reduced or stopped. Making money is the prime need of these people. Remember to vote in the November election. Perhaps Jack Kervorkian Clinics will be the new thing for the Repubiicans after they dismantle Medicare and Medicaid.