I enjoyed your article regarding children of same-sex couples ("We've Created Two Classes of Children in Wisconsin," 6/20/2014). I especially appreciated the last comment: There are no "whoops" babies. The absence of unwanted pregnancies is a strong advantage of same-sex couples and makes the pro-life versus pro-choice debate irrelevant. Although I think marriage is overrated, and in my most cynical moments wonder if eliminating it altogether might be in society's best interest, I believe anyone who would like to get married should be allowed to do so. Where is the assurance of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness if it doesn't include everyone?
Thanks to Isthmus for acknowledging my "smart analysis and progressive stances on the issues" ("America's Worst Politicians," 7/4/2014). I wished you had mentioned that I am the only governor candidate who has a real plan to get Wisconsin working again.
As governor, I will reinvest in our schoolchildren, UW and MATC. Gov. Walker made Wisconsin second only to Alabama in cuts to our schools.
As governor, I will call a special session on day one to restore workers' healthcare, retirement and rights.
These budget cuts were unnecessary. PolitiFact Wisconsin rated Gov. Walker's statement that we were "broke and $3 billion in debt" a "Pants on Fire" lie.
Both Gov. Walker and my Democratic opponent's records lag national job creating rates, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
As governor, my Clean Energy Jobs Plan will invest $700 million in our schools, local and state buildings for efficiency and renewable energy to create 11,000 jobs.
My Democratic opponent co-owns a non-union company that shipped most of its manufacturing to China and overseas.
As governor, I will do everything to stop Walker's strip mine and create a Penokee Hills State Park instead. My Democratic opponent is not sure if she opposes Gov. Walker's strip mine.
I called out Gov. Walker for his racist policies landing him in the New Republic.
For all these reasons, don't forget, vote for Brett Aug. 12.
State Rep. Brett Hulsey