Every union in the United States should call for a one day general strike, every last one, to show solidarity with the hard working men and women of Wisconsin, whose rights are about to be trampled by those heartless thug bastard republicans.
You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage. Say just what you mean to do on every occasion, and take it for granted you mean to do right … Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one; the man who requires you to do so, is dearly purchased at a sacrifice. Deal kindly, but firmly with all your classmates; you will find it the policy which wears best. Above all do not appear to others what you are not.
Robert E. Lee
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The people are speaking, with one voice. And we are saying you cannot have our freedom, you cannot have what we have worked so hard for. If you try to take it, you freedom hating right-wing bastards, we will fight you, and there are more of us than you think.
We the people aren’t intimidated.
It really felt good to say that.
What is happening now up in Madison, Wisconsin, the legislation they are threatening the fine people of Wisconsin with, is absolutely trampling on the rights of the people who do the most important work there, the jobs that have to get done, the prison guards, teachers and the like. Why would you willingly do harm to people who do those jobs?
And harm it is. Harm done by these so-called small government republicans, who are using tactics as unsavory as threatening to bring in the national guard to keep the unions under the yoke of the authoritarian governor of Wisconsin. Since when is the threat of use of force to keep down those who are having their rights taken away a “small government” concept? And could it be those in power here, these republicans, are only believers of “small government” when it’s the other side of the equation that is in power?
I was under the impression that the aim of conservatives was to make sure that government was “small enough to choke in a bathtub” as was famously quoted by Grover Norqvist.
I guess not.
Small government means not just less bureaucracy, less mass, but less injudicious use of power, less invasive government, less actual contact between government and citizen. So why the unnecessary action here, the invasive action to take away bargaining rights of common working folk who just want to do their jobs and get back to making America great?
Because small government only works the way they normally talk about it when the democrats have power and the republicans want it back. They’ll be big brother when they damn well feel like it, that much is true, not only here, but in all the other states where similar actions are taking place.
If you aren’t with the republicans, you’re against them. And if the republicans have power and you dare stand your ground, you are an enemy of the state.
Fight the good fight, America. Don’t let em’ take yer rights!