America used to be ruled by the majority. Every kid in school knew that majority rule was the basis of all democracy. And, if you didn’t like what the majority wanted, you worked to convince a majority that YOUR views were better!
Unfortunately, our America has succumbed to political correctness and mob rule to the point where the majority no longer rules. The old standard of disagreeing agreeably is gone. In today’s vitriolic society, it turns out that the majority, who voted overwhelmingly for conservatives in our last elections, are being over-ruled by union mobs who shout, kick and scream, hurling profanities, and all because taxpayers finally see that government unions are only in the mix for the MONEY. As one striking lady whined, “This will cost ME $3,000 more each year.” Well, that is good news to me because it means I will be taxed $3,000 less. And, after all, that is MY money, not hers!
Any objective observer would say that the union thugs and lackeys are acting like spoiled brats. In Wisconsin, 14 senators — all Democrats — fled the state so that Democracy could NOT operate in our state capitol. They didn’t like what the majority wanted. So, they up and left! What kind of state senator does that instead of staying and arguing his case? What’s worse is that these same absent senators then said that Governor Walker refuses to negotiate. What they mean is that Governor Walker won’t cave in to their demands. So, they bring in MORE union protestors, mostly from out-of-state. Adding insult to injury, these shills clog the state capitol and create so much debris that one estimate for the cleanup is $7 MILLION dollars. And, guess who pays for that? The taxpayer pays, as usual.
In Ohio, unions came out in force, braying and whining at Governor Kasich’s proposals, attempting to overwhelm the constitutionally elected legislature and Governor with sheer numbers. If it weren’t so serious, the claim that 25,000 people are protesting would be laughable. After all, Ohio had 11,542,645 residents in 2009. And, Wisconsin, where the media hyped the “thousands” of protestors, the state population was 5,654,774.
The protestors are a small drop in either state’s total population. And, if you consider that a good percentage of those protestors were NOT natives to the state, their numbers become even less important. They are ABSOLUTELY NOT A MAJORITY OF STATE VOTERS IN EITHER CASE AND, like all the rest of us voters, SHOULD BE REGISTERING THEIR OPINIONS IN THE VOTING BOOTH, NOT THE STREETS NOR THE OFFICIAL BUILDINGS OF OUR STATES.
We see mobs killing each other in the streets of Libya and much of the Arab world. Is that the kind of America we want? Do we want people who disagree with the majority to be able to stop our governmental processes just by hauling in ringers to clog our streets and government buildings? I don’t think so. If we want to remain a Democracy, WE MUST MAINTAIN majority rule. Those in the minority are going to have to learn to accept things they don’t agree with. It’s just the way a Democracy operates.
We should recognize that mob rule is only effective when the rules of decency and majority rule are pushed aside. That is what the unions hope to do. They want to scare, intimidate, and frighten Wisconsin’s people into agreeing with the unions’ outrageous demands. Don’t let anyone tell you that the unions are only doing it “for the children”. They are agitating to fill their own pockets and empty yours!
So, the question is whether Democracy or mob rule will prevail. And, it’s unlikely that we’ll know whether Democracy’s trademark, the rule of the majority, will endure until the hypocrites — i.e., the governmental unions, leave the street.