In a recent article published by the National Review Online, Charles Murray, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote that “Milwaukee is the poster child for a GOP that has been on the wrong side of history” for more than 40 years.
Murray cited a 2016 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story, which he said “explains how a Democratic mayor and an incumbent governor have turned a city that once saw the best of the city, the worst of the town, and the whole of Wisconsin into a national laughingstock.”
Murray went on to say that “Republican-controlled statehouses in several other Republican-leaning states have followed suit, turning the state’s major cities into safe haven for conservative activists who want to stomp out social change.”
“In the process, Milwaukee has become a laboratory for conservative politics,” Murray wrote.
“Milwaukees problems have been magnified by the state government’s failure to address social injustice, its refusal to enforce laws protecting public safety and its refusal even to consider the possibility that Milwaukee might become a sanctuary city.”
In November, Republican state legislators in Wisconsin approved a bill that would require police to obtain a warrant before detaining someone for an illegal border crossing.
Murray claimed the measure was a “tough” step because it would not “unilaterally override” state law and that it “would leave the police to decide whether to detain someone based on the fact that they crossed the border.”
The bill passed the state senate by a wide margin, and Gov.
Scott Walker signed it into law.
In January, a group of conservative groups and organizations protested outside the state capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, with banners reading, “Milk City and the Country is Waiting for You to Stop this War on Women.”
Murray wrote that in order to protect the sanctity of life, Wisconsin Republicans must oppose the measures.
“The Wisconsin Republican Party has been the most extreme out of all of the Republican parties in America for years,” Murray said.
“Wisconsin Republicans have spent the past several years trying to pass policies that would allow the state to violate the constitutional rights of people living and working in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Republican group Citizens for a Strong Wisconsin filed a lawsuit against the bill in late January, alleging that the bill would violate the First Amendment, and it has asked a federal judge to block the law from taking effect. “
We will stand against any attempt to turn our state into a ‘sanctuary state.'”
The Wisconsin Republican group Citizens for a Strong Wisconsin filed a lawsuit against the bill in late January, alleging that the bill would violate the First Amendment, and it has asked a federal judge to block the law from taking effect.
Murray did not name the lawsuit or the defendants in the case.
The bill was defeated in the state assembly, and Walker announced in a statement that “it will be up to the courts to determine what the appropriate next steps are for the Wisconsin Legislature to take.
It is imperative that our legislature and governor follow the law and not violate the Constitution.”
The group’s executive director, David Cox, told The Hill that the legislation “has nothing to do with public safety.
It’s all about protecting taxpayer dollars and protecting the sanctities of life and property, so that we can protect the people of Wisconsin and protect the citizens of Wisconsin.”
Cox told The Washington Post that “this bill will allow police to take people to jail and to detain people without probable cause and without a warrant, and we believe that it is unconstitutional.
That’s why we filed the lawsuit and we’re asking the courts not to allow this law to take effect.”
Murray did, however, praise Wisconsin Republican leaders for “attacking a vulnerable population that has the highest crime rate in the country,” citing a report from the Brennan Center for Justice.
Murray also claimed that the Democrats’ attempts to “shut down government” were a “misguided and ineffective attempt to silence conservatives who are making the case for voting rights, voting rights for all Americans, and a return to the pre-Civil War era in which white men were given power and white men ruled the country.”
Murray said that the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s “war on women” was “a failed strategy to get elected to office.”
“The Democrats have used their position of power to deny women voting rights,” Murray told The Post.
“It’s a war on women.
It has no political effect whatsoever.
Murray told the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel that the Milwaukee bill “has no legal merit” and “is not in the best interest of the state.” “
This is a war that is being waged against women and girls and women in particular, because the Democrats are fighting to suppress women’s vote and that is why we are seeing the kind of women who voted for Trump who are angry and upset.”
Murray told the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel that the Milwaukee bill “has no legal merit” and “is not in the best interest of the state.”
He also claimed the bill was “unconstitutional and unconstitutional” because it “is an attempt to make a statement about women