The origin of Wisconsin's motto is explained in Chapter 11 of the State of Wisconsin Blue Book, Wisconsin State Symbols. It is perfectly appropriate in a state's politics that are dominated by toppling to the left metropolitan Madison and Milwaukee.Originally Posted by DavidAnd so it went. By dinner time Tuesday an editor proposed that the entire “Forward” page should be deleted. “This is patent garbage,” he wrote. “I wonder what the right wing author thinks of the State Motto of Wisconsin?” His account was later frozen.