Open Letter to Governor Scott Walker...
Here on the Ides of March, as we recall the death of a tyrant, we have learned from your experiences in Wisconsin (and soon all over), that when Democrats lose elections... “democracy has failed"! In their twisted outlook, they have NO obligation to accept the election results! In bizarre irony... While President Obama hosted a seminar on the "crisis" of bullying , his union affiliated supporters trashed the people's capitol in Madison and threatened GOP legislators. All in protest of your attempts to curtail the public union stranglehold on your state, and balance the budget.
Now there's news (protection racket?) of public unions (including police/firefighters) sending intimidating letters to Wisconsin businesses demanding they oppose your reform efforts ("reform" is only bad when conservatives do it). One of the bloggers on the net has insightfully labeled union actions "Mobocracy".
Sir, these disturbing threats to duly elected officials by "progressive" public unions, are shocking (but sadly not surprising). However opportunity is yours (IMHO), to address this outrage to the people of Wisconsin and the nation. Ask the Police and Firefighters union leaders (as well as the rank and file) this question (forgive my speechwriting):
“All of you took an oath to ‘protect and serve’. But now I regretfully must question your, is that oath contingent on political agreement of those you (allege) to serve? If responding to a fire, will non-supporting businesses/homes burn, while you stand aside? Will criminals be exempt from your arrest, if the victim of the crime is a known political opponent? If you (God forbid) , were to be badly injured or burned in pursuit of your duty, would you understand if the GOP doctor/nurse (using your precedent) refused to treat your wounds? Political opposition taken to thuggery is a sword that cuts both ways and injures all involved"
Governor Walker... I the humble RedNeckoBlogger, submit the above as my tiny suggestion. God Bless you (and all) who pursue fiscal sanity and limited government. We must do our part to inform our citizens this effort is far from over (as long as larceny lives in the heart of humankind, there WILL be "progressives").
Public unions were invented by Democrats for the sole purpose of funneling of gobs of taxpayer cash to their party. As public union leaders, became ever greedier with each “success” (most rank & file exempted, as they are forced to join and pay) they forgot the FIRST RULE of the parasite... “don't kill your host”. Now as their “hosts” wither away in financial hemorrhage, they demand NO LESS BLOOD. Sir, caution them in their rage… for when you kill your host, you die soon after. But the "war" (their description) to rescue states and our nation from the liberal "protection racket" will be ferocious and long! Tis not for the faint of heart.
To close with another bit of "rusty" irony: President Obama, modern so-called Democrat “Progressives”, their union allies and other self-appointed "champions of the downtrodden" are clueless to this reality: THEY are now the reactionaries, WE (Tea Party, and fellow travelers) are the revolutionaries! Viva Revolution!!!
Government as “Protection Racket”
When Democrats control the Federal government and “blue” states” they are essentially run as a "protection racket" (and have been for awhile IMHO) “fat cats” (and some not so fat) of all varieties must pony up with the campaign and other "contributions". In an effort to avoid harmful regulations and also, in some cases, become qualified to get bailed out (too big to fail ya know) when their malfeasance (financial and otherwise) gets ‘em in trouble. Too give the “devil” his due… the Obama administration has just about perfected this (all that good “Chicago” experience?). BP’s 2010 spill and misdeeds led to a large “shakedown” (note to Rep. Barton and Bachmann: there’s NO GREATER punishment in Washington DC, than for telling the truth!!!). All "Big Oil" were victims caught up in the BP mess (guilt by association)! I am curious to see if ANY but a bare minimum of folks adversely effected by this oil spill disaster really got much help… (unless they display the “Union Label”… IMHO).
As the "Battle of Wisconsin" and those in other public union dominated states are fought, we observe that union bosses have a LONG tradition of looting their pension and health care funds. If Obama get his way they are next in line for HUGE taxpayer bailouts (biyon$$$$). It has been said for decades by most respected economists that you can’t “tax your way to prosperity”… I now know that is not exactly true… if you are among the select powerful in DC, (running the protection) you can… but just for yourself. Now with possible HUGE tax increases on just about every aspect of American life our “protectors” plan to tax us ordinary folk to their GREAT prosperity… (once again refer to “Plantation Nation”. Thanx and good day!