Empower Wisconsin | Oct. 10, 2022
MADISON — If there’s one thing the liberals of Madison won’t tolerate, it’s the law — particularly if that law doesn’t fit with the constraints of their radical belief system.
Like children, they don’t like to be told they’re wrong. They absolutely hate it when courts check their lawlessness.
Like children, they have temper tantrums. And sometimes they resort to art.
The city brought in a “conceptual artist” to “re-create” the 14 absentee ballot drop boxes scattered about Madison, outlawed in a recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision.
As Channel 3000 sanguinely reported:
The secured drop boxes, which were banned from use in future elections by the Wisconsin Supreme Court this past summer, are no longer decorated with the colors of the city’s flag. They have now been painted black and covered in artwork by artist Jenny Holzer, including a quote from Sojourner Truth: “Truth is powerful and will prevail.”
The front of the drop boxes have also been redone to note the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision and a list of places where absentee ballots must now be returned following the ruling: any U.S. Postal Service mailbox, the city clerk’s office, any in-person absentee voting location during early voting, or your polling place on Election Day.
In its ruling, the court found the drop boxes that popped up all over the state amid the COVID-19 outbreak during the 2020 elections aren’t legal. There is nothing in state law that provides for them. State election law does state where voters may return absentee ballots, however. Drop boxes are not mentioned.
In her latest political temper tantrum, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway derided the Supreme Court’s decision, and prattled on about how drop boxes are “fundamental to our democratic process.”
“Rather than removing these secure ballot drop boxes, we wanted to transform them to share the powerful words of Sojourner Truth and to convey our community’s belief in democracy, voting rights and the prevailing power of truth,” the leftist mayor told Chanel 3000.
But who is paying for this possibly costly middle finger to the Supreme Court, election law, and the rule of law in general? The city refuses to say.
It’s all just another act of petulance from foot-stomping children. And it’s more reason why adults, not tools, should run governments.
For her latest round of childish political theater, Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is Empower Wisconsin’s Tool of the Week.