Sunday, February 20, 2011

Freedom. Exercised.

The news out of Wisconsin this past week has been fascinating for many reasons. It's been interesting to see the tensions of our political, social and economic challenges play out on a normally civil mid-western stage. And the turmoil in the middle east adds a depth that helps us keep it in some perspective.

That it's taking places in Madison adds personal interest. I was there in the fall of 2007 for a national GIS Conference and used the occasion to tour the state capitol. It's a lovely building and was fully open to the public when I visited.

tourists

This same spot has been filled with Wisconsin folks lately, exercising their right to speak. Here's a view from this weekend.

Protests - Capitol Dome, Feb 19

I like this.

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