I was just thinking back to all the loose talk from the left about ending the gun ban in the New Hampshire State House. How they imagined someone just unloading over testimony supporting same sex marriage–to use one example–kids getting cut down in the cross-fire. And how they fell over themselves trying to scare parents into keeping their children from ever visiting the place because it was now just too dangerous.
Then I look at the way the union run leftists in Wisconsin are acting. How they are storming the state house, climbing in through windows, and forcing people to flee for fear of their well being. These pro-union forces are pushing against state troopers trying to get past them. Maybe being let in by union cops. Just because they demand the ability to collectively bargain for benefits (not wages–they still have that privilege as far as I know.)
What is perhaps more instructive is that the left in New Hampshire supports them. I’d bet money you will not hear a peep in opposition to any of this from the state leadership of the democrat party. Nothing about State Senators running away like spoiled children. Nothing about the hate speech, the Hitler signs, the threats or the aggressive mob tactics and intimidation. They support that–and by their own rules support it through their silence.
So what of it?
America gets to watch the new civility–again. And this is good. This is how leftists work. Elections only matter when they win them. Democracy is only important when it servers their left wing needs. Owning the cogs of public service, from education, to public safety, to the boards and bureaucrats, to the halls of political influence, all through a coordination of unions, is not about rights or benefits. It is about power. And it is little different than that of dictatorship where a few strongmen, through fear and intimidation, mandate politics and policy for the majority. Because when the people charged with public safety pay dues to the same people who order protesters to storm a state house, there is no longer any guarantee of public safety.
There is no guarantee of an education, a fire rescue, or that the bureaucracy will function when you need it. The unions, it appears, can stop it with a phone call.
So while these people get paid by you, they obviously do not work for you.
The people running your state are not the voters, or the elected officials, they are union bosses who are not afraid to scare you, your politicians, or anyone else into silence and inaction. What is going on in Wisconsin is the progressive agenda. It is mobocracy. And if you let it succeed there, your ability to act against their will shall be diminished because they will make the same phone call in your state, or town, or village.
It is not about safety, or education, or rights. It is about union power defining all of these things for you, at your expense.
This is sometimes referred to as extortion. Your children, your safety, and your government are being used against you to extort more money from you.
So how do you feel about that?