At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."


"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wisconsin Red

There has been a lot of chatter from Wisconsin that surrounds the 'union busting' efforts of Governor Walker. Their main rallying cry has been that Hitler broke up the labor unions in pre-Nazi germany. Unfortunately the labor marchers have forgotten a few historical facts. (Those who don't read history are doomed to repeat it and apparently that would include Wisconsin teachers.)

Hitler, Mussolini and Lenin were labor leaders who made their labor union the labor union. They forbade competition as they socialized their nations (NAZI = National Socialist Workers PARTY). Hitler was a socialist, and he thought that his form of socialism had some sort of superior tint to it than the Russian form of absolutism.

All manifestations of socialism are toxic to humanity.  The activity in the State House in Wisconsin has nothing to do with socialism. In fact, it is precisely the opposite. 

Obama, a socialist, predictably turned his thugs loose on Wisconsin in support of the striking teachers who left their classrooms to take to the streets and protest.

Governor Walker wants workers to have the choice of whether or not to belong to unions. The unions don't think that's a very good idea. He said the state will no longer automatically deduct union dues from worker's checks - but the workers can still pay their money directly to the union...if they want to. I understand that the union bosses are upset by this because easy street may be hitting a t-intersection for them.

There is not enough money to pay them what the feel entitled to anymore. As President Lincoln said, "there aren't enough tits for the piglets."


Sandee said...

Unions are strangling most of the nation. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Have a terrific day. :)

WoFat said...

Labor unions have, it would seem, become criminal organizations.

The Watcher said...

I absolutely LOVE the signs: 'Care about educators like they care for your child'. Ah, yes...truly caring for children by abandoning them for four days and using them as props and showing them it's perfectly acceptable to lie to get what you want.

Opus #6 said...

No sympathy from me. SEIU should have thought long and hard before beating up grandma/grandpa at the August 2009 town hall meetings. Payback is a b*#@%!

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