At a recent counter-protest to the union solidarity rally instigated by SEIU in Denver I came face to face with the true issues at hand. The purpose of the rally was to spread the unrest, to widen the discontent, to create the impression that the entire nation is involved and engaged in the issues playing out in Wisconsin. It was hoped that every state government might be intimidated by these union tactics.
The trouble I find with this method of protest is that the union cannot avoid the impression that they are protesting against the very people who fund their careers. Of course, they try to make it seem like there is some greedy, evil, hateful person at which they are directing their anger and professed rightful indignation, but a moment's thought erases that perception. Fortunately for the union thugs sent out to carry the message, they don't bother to apply logic to their actions. Their history has been established by demonizing individuals and corporations, but unions are poorly designed to engage in these tactics as employees of the government.
So, now that it is apparent that these union goons are protesting against you, the taxpayer, the benefactor of their existence, at the behest of the Democratic Party, I am curious as to why there is not a greater outcry from the general public? The Tea Party cannot always lift the bail and tote the barge, there are things that must be done by the unorganized masses just out of a sense of outrage.
Unfortunately, there seems to be no outrage that the Democratic Party, through the President of the United States, has conducted a huge money-laundering scheme via labor unions and now expects the members of these unions to help them stall and even discourage legislation. Are any of you awake?
This is how the money was funneled to government employees, teachers and unionized industries. Keep in mind that only 6.9% of private industry is unionized, but the Obama Administration was careful in finding them before disbursing these funds to an industry.
Is it any wonder that the employees of these same entities now support the Democratic political agenda?
I don't know what it takes to motivate people. Beyond the Tea Parties, there seems to be no opposition to these actions. The sad part of it is, the average individual doesn't even have to get up off of their own ass to do something about it. All they have to do is just pull out that credit card and help pay for those who are already defending their rights and exposing these criminal activities. Find a Tea Party, a Second Amendment group, a Restore The Constitution organization, anything.
Right now there is a group who were attending the counter-protest in Atlanta, whose rights were violated by the Capitol Police by asking them to remove themselves from the capitol grounds because they were wearing sidearms legally within the laws of the State of Georgia. They will fight it. They will go to the courts to get their rights reaffirmed by a court of law, but where is the support for this? Change can come, Brian Aitken was released from prison by Chris Christie after a loud and persistent protest to free him from the illegal imprisonment he suffered. Things can change, but it can't always be the same groups working to achieve the change. Anyone who cares about liberty and the rule of law should be standing up to these tactics.
These union thugs are not just trying to protect their jobs. This is the startlingly open and transparent use of union muscle to achieve a political end. Go to Stimulus Watch and you will see how they were paid and ask yourself how much of those billions and multiple millions will find its way back to the re-election coffers of those who passed the bill? If that isn't enough to motivate the average American to action, I am at a loss to understand when and how the citizens of this nation will ever rise up against injustice. The luxury of remaining at home and away from scrutiny while the battles are being waged on one's behalf should come with a convenience tax to be paid to those who pick up the signs, march on the pavement and face down those who would put shackles on an entire population and milk them for every luxury under the sun.
So, as I look out on the housing developments I pass, the thousands of cars going by, the office buildings along the way I have to ask myself "Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?"
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