Madison Wisconsin. (February 28) The call went out far and wide for massive protests to stand with the unions in Wisconsin. Every liberal, socialist, communist, Marxist, anarchist and left wing group in the country spread – and answered – the call.
I have been watching in rapt fascination as a little known governor from an often overlooked state is honoring the campaign promise made when elected in November, to balance the budget in Wisconsin. In fulfilling his promises, a rare and honorable thing among politicians, Wisconsin has become a battle focused battlegound over far more than a state budget.
Two weeks ago Scott Walker became a household name and Madison Wisconsin became the epicenter of the battle which is now about far more than just Wisconsin’s budget. It has become the war to end all wars: the Labor Unions vs. American taxpayers.
The more I watched, read, and studied; the more interested I became. In the last two weeks, union thugs from national labor unions descended on Wisconsin, muscling in in typical union fashion,while they perch Richard Trumka, chief thug at AFL-CIO in front of the lame stream media every day – at least when he isn’t busy visiting the White House two or three times per week. Old guard throwback Jimmy Hoffa gave the typical ‘Workers of the World Unite’ speech in Wisconsin.
On Saturday, a coalition of 45 leftist organizations that perpetually support Democrats and liberal causes, were set to hold protest rallies in all 50 state capitals and a handful of other major cities, including New York and Chicago. But mostly in Madison Wisconsin, which is now ground zero.
I decided I couldn’t learn enough watching 30 second TV snippets which are often staged. So I decided to attend the biggest of Saturday’s union street protests, in Madison, to make this a learning experience – not just for me – but also for my 15 year old son Cole. I thought it would be a wonderful learning experience for my son, and not knowing what I was going to find, I also wanted an ally with me, so Cole and I got on a plane early Saturday morning and flew to Wisconsin. His desire to go with me – to where it was 10 degrees and snowing – to learn and provide support for his father, made me more proud than I can describe. Check out the extensive gallery of our day’s events at Intelligent US Politics.
What we found was much different than I expected. The only way I can describe what we saw were Stepford Protesters; in other words, they had no clue what they were actually protesting. Cole and I were outnumbered by 20,000 to one, but we delved into the middle of the protest march on the Wisconsin capitol unafraid and determined to learn more; and learn we did.
Saturday was a very special day; certainly a day I’ll never forget. Both for the United States of America, for me personally and for my son Cole. What we observed is likely the start of what may well be the end of the stranglehold public labor unions have on local, state and federal governments, and along with it the stranglehold the Democratic Party has on the political process by controlling the public labor unions.
For a complete detailed article, complete with extensive facts, figures and reference materials, please refer to my extended article The Beginning Of The End For The Unions.