In a just world, government employees who used their position as government employees to threaten businesses regarding their political agenda would be fired and stripped of all post-employment benefits. Unfortunately, Wisconsin does not exist in a just world.
What really ties the whole thing together – the thuggery and the entitlement mentality of unionized government employees – is this: after sending out letters threatning public boycotts of businesses that do not actively support the union (“And sorry, neutral means ‘no’”), the union leader has the gall to complain about threats he gets.
I don’t know much about Wisconsin, but I know that what’s happened there over the past two months reveals how deadly unionized government employees can be to republican governence. The essence of a republic is that citizens rule and are ruled in turn. Unionized government employees simply are not interested in the last half of that bargain. I hope the people of Wisconsin are as repulsed by this thuggery as I am. If not, they’ll get what they deserve.
Posted by Apollo in Politics