jotab it is not accurate to say he worked against public education. Just
because someone can see that non-public education can be a good thing for
families, and that other options may serve some students better, does NOT make
them against public education. That simple-minded logic is detrimental to the
discourse on public ed that needs to take place.Your comment
confirms the reality that there are many people who can only see the world one
way - theirs - and their bias is unproductive and irrational. Mr.
Wimmer will most likely enroll his children in public schools, and he is on the
payroll of the public schools. This is simply proof that he is not against
public education, as you stated. Clearly, he views himself as a partner with
public education, now as a parent and as an employee.But that
doesn't mean there aren't problems with public ed that need to be
addressed. Carl will have a close-up view and maybe he'll come up with
some good ideas on how to help.
Apparently, To be a liberal you must be mean spirited and make derogatory
comments to all you politically and ideologically disagree with.I am
glad I am not liberal.
Kind of ironic that someone who worked so hard against public education and
their employees as a legislator is now working in that arena.
Carl Wimmer is one of the good guys, passionate and articulate in his defense of
freedom and personal responsibility. He was a good legislator, willing to
advance an agenda despite criticism from some, winning most of his fights.He will be an excellent resource officer, and I hope to see him back in
the legislature someday.He lost his bid for Congress simply because
the other candidate, Mia Love, is a superstar who will hopefully knock out Jim
Matheson. I had not known about his two special needs foster
children. That takes a special type of caring and generous family to take on
responsibility like that, and the fact that it is not well known indicates that
Carl and Mrs. Wimmer are really doing it for the best of reasons, not as a cheap
political stunt.Well done!
For the sake of Wimmer's family, I hope he will just focus on earning a
decent living like the rest of us. Whether fair or not, the electorate
doesn't like him. Despite running longer and harder than every other
candidate in the CD4 race he couldn't even muster 30% of the vote among
state delegates. If that's not enough of a sign that he should quit running
for office, I don't know what is.
I guess as a peace officer he can now wear his "piece" on his hip
anytime now and not create any consternation among the public. Hopefully he
wears a uniform with it.