The Wisconsin State Senate and the Cheeseheads Who Turned the United States into a Banana Republic
The severe economic downturn that has caused markets and house prices to plummet has resulted in the highest unemployment since the Great Depression in most Western countries. This has provided ample opportunity for those who preach class warfare to trot out the old slogans and insist that once again capitalism has failed and that the “workers” must stand united against their class enemies. This wholly false appeal has not been able to stop the real “revolt of the masses” in the United States – the appearance of an authentic mass movement of voters close to the national average in most respects, many of whom are wage earners or retired on fixed incomes, slightly older and more educated, The Tea Party. All accurate measures of the motives and socio-economic standing as well as their cultural values demonstrate that those who joined in a mighty leaderless movement to rise up and give the Democrats under Obama’s leadership the “shellacking” are poised to continue their opposition to big government and the welfare state.
Those members of labor unions in the public sector who see their favored position and guaranteed security in the most unstable situation for the past seventy years continue to fight tooth and nail under the banner of workers’ solidarity that is a myth and a slap in the face of all salaried employees in the private sector and the ranks of unemployed whose interests are diametrically opposed to those teachers, nurses, firemen and other state employees in vital services who occupy the State Capitol.
The Wisconsin “Cheeseheads” have brought us to the brink of The Banana Republic in which the rule of law has been superseded by threats and intimidations or the outright destruction of Republican Representative Government by renegade state senators who violated their oath of office by flight and subterfuge. The elected Democrat legislators of the Senate who fled to Illinois to prevent the necessary quorum of the Wisconsin Senate defied and ridiculed Wisconsin Constitution Article IV that states the oath of office they swore to uphold….
Oath of office. SECTION 28. Members of the legislature, and all officers, executive and judicial, …. shall before they enter upon the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe an oath or affirmation to support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Wisconsin, and faithfully to discharge the duties of their respective offices to the best of their ability.”
--see my forthcoming book, The Left is Seldom Right, Chapter 24 (Case Closed; The Utter Failure of Marxism)
Posted on 03/05/2011 1:59 PM by Norman Berdichevsky