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Great-Grandmother in Baraboo, WI Threatened With Water Shut-Off over Smart Meter Installation
Written by Kirsten   
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:06

If every one of us had the courage to do what Audrey is doing when faced with threats and harassment, we would all be a much freer people.  She's right: If we continue to give in, a little bit at a time (as we have been doing for a long time now), our liberty will be gone. We are perilously close to that point already. 

Once you've watched the video below, we would strongly encourage you to send the YouTube link to your legislators at the State Capitol in Madison.  They need to know how this issue is affecting people at the state and local level. 

The Public Service Commission has shrugged this issue off and left it in the hands of local government. Fundamentally, the Wisconsin 9/12 Project has no problem with local governments deciding matters on their own, as long as their residents are actively involved. In fact, we believe that's how things SHOULD generally work. As much as possible issues should be determined at the local level where the people themselves generally have the most control.  But when local governments feel empowered to trample on the rights of their residents, as is happening in numerous communities across Wisconsin in regard to smart meters, it is time for state legislators to consider getting involved.  

As the video notes, Senator Joe Leibham (Sheboygan) and Assemblyman Steve Kestell (Elkhart Lake) are willing to write legislation addressing the smart meter issue.  Contact your own state legislators today, tell them that you want them considering this matter, and ask them to get in touch with Sen. Leibham and Rep. Kestell.  

All of the problems that have surfaced with smart meters--from privacy to health--suggest that a total ban may, in fact, be ideal. However, if we could even get solid language for a statewide opt-out, it would be a huge step in the right direction. As Audrey notes, "People should have a choice!"

Is there a smart meter battle going on in your community?  Are people you know being pressured or harassed into smart meters they don't want?  The Wisconsin 9/12 Project would like to hear about it and put you in touch with people who can assist.  Please contact us.

An excellent resource on the problems with smart meters and what's happening on this front across the state is Stop Water Meters Wisconsin.  We encourage you to visit that site and monitor it for new information.

Also, make sure to attend, if you can, the Stop Agenda 21! event that the Wisconsin 9/12 Project is co-sponsoring with the Rock River Patriots this Saturday, September 15th, at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc.  It's a way for you to gain knowledge and tools that will help you stop infringement on your rights. See this article for additional information about the speakers, Beverly Eakman (Washington, D.C.) and Michael Shaw (Santa Cruz, CA), and the information they'll be presenting.  

Finally, in light of the courage of 80 year-old Audrey, a great-grandmother who is unwilling to compromise the principles of liberty for the sake of convenience, please consider the following: 

  • What infringements on liberty are taking place in your own community?
  • What stand will you take for personal freedoms there?
  • Will you be the person who says, "I can't," or will you be the leader that says, "I must"?

The Wisconsin 9/12 Project is standing by to assist you in whatever way we are able.