All in for the Kenosha Casino

I’ve written about it before. I’m a strong proponent for the Menominee Hard Rock casino in Kenosha. To me, the approval is nothing more than perpetuating a sense of fair play. Tribes have suffered for years in this state and others. If a tribe can find a way to better the life of the people, who are we to say, but “that’s competition for the one monopoly in our state” and walk away?

For once I’m not alone. Mark Belling and Jay Weber agree. And even huge Walker fans like Charlie Sykes have taken a neutral stand.

Public opinion is in favor of Governor Scott Walker affirming the Bureau’s recommendation that the casino be allowed to proceed. So what’s the hold up?

Pressure is on, though. A group of out-of-state folks are headed to the Governor’s office to state their opposition to the Kenosha development. In a press release they tout:

· Scottie Hughes from the Tea Party News Network
· Kerri Toloczko from Let Freedom Ring
· Charlie Sauer from the Market Institute
· Ed Puccerella from American Commitment
· Andrew Langer, president of the Institute for Liberty
· Activists from around the state.

And I’m feeling really out of touch, because I don’t recognize a single name in that list.

We shall see. Hopefully soon! Governor Walker, give the Menominee an equal chance in a sense of fair play.


  1. I am a member of the Menominee tribe, and I am voicing my concern for the Kenosha casino and the “battle” that is in play. For one, I don’t understand that there is so much going on in the world, such as hunger, poverty, war and what not, and here we are living in the richest country in the world, and we, the Native Americans share this land. Why is it so difficult to add more jobs and revenue to the Wisconsin state? Why so much animosity amongst our own state reps and tribes? Greed. It is the only answer that pops in my head. I simply don’t understand why the Potawatomi has to be so greedy and make it difficult for other tribes to rise above poverty. Why is governor walker just letting the tribes fight amongst each other? Isn’t he suppose to do what is right for all people in his state? And help our state get out of poverty? Shouldn’t the leader of our state help keep the peace amongst his state citizens?There is no need for all this animosity, do what is right for your people, their well being, and their financial needs, and we can guarantee better things will come your way.