Once again, the Culver gang over at the Iowa DOT is showing a complete lack of respect for Iowa statutory and common law.
Today’s DM Register reports that the Iowa Dept. of Transportation has refused to comply with Judge Staskal’s order that public documents be printed in the English language only-as is plainly required by the language of the 2002 law that passed overwhelmingly in both houses of the General Assembly and was signed, and then ignored, by then Governor Tom Vilsack. The Culver Administration is not only breaking the law but doing so for the purpose of diminishing American culture and national unity (there’s that division issue rearing its head again).
This truly shocking level of elitist contempt is pretty bad. Worse yet, the refusal to comply with state law comes from an administration that not two weeks ago proposed raising, yes raising the per gallon tax on gasoline to offset the declining levels of consumption because the DOT was desperate for money.
Our Senate Leader Ron Wieck didn’t let this outrageous display of arrogance, greed and bad judgment go without comment. Early this year Ron assured me that immigration issues were important and would remain a focal point of the Senate agenda.
Ron was good to his word throughout the session. It’s most gratifying to see that Ron’s commitment to preserving our American culture did not adjourn with Senate last month.
Senator Wieck has recognized the importance of this vital intersection between policy and politics, much like Generals Buford and Reynolds recognized the importance of the cross roads town of Gettysburg in the first great culture war we won over the Democrats back when our party was young.
Now, we Republicans have a challenge to rally around Senator Wieck and keep this issue before the public through the use of new and more aggressive tactics in the Culture War. Can we do it?