That’s where we’re at right now. I have heard a lot from the Right about how the 14 State Senators should come back and do their duty. They should have the vote, and the people should just deal with it it. “Running away,” being “cowardly” and avoiding the vote is not how we operate. The Union protesters and the 14 Senators are “disrupting the process.”
This country is all about disrupting the process – from the day we were born. “How we operate” can change. Up until 1920, women could not vote. Women voting wasn’t how we operated. After protest, we won the right and the Constitution was amended.
The 14 Senators are challenging the system. Senator Scott Larson summed it up quite well. “It’s all up to Scott Walker. He said when he announced this last Friday that there is no negotiations. He pulled the table away. There’s no table to go to. Until he puts it back, there’s no table to come back to.”
Governor Walker does not believe his piece of crap legislation is union-busting. He really expects people to believe that? Taking away collective bargaining rights is essentially gutting the union. That is where their power lies. He is doing this so he’ll have the “flexibility”/power to make deep cuts later. So despite the fact that the unions are willing to make concessions, the governor is screwing them now by taking away their rights so he can screw them later because they won’t have the power to say no.
Sorry, Scott. They’re not going to take this. Especially since you spared the police, firefighters and state troopers who supported your campaign. The Union members are constituents too, you know. Their 14 State Senators have a right to make sure their voices are heard. They’re gone because you refused to even acknowledge their voices by saying, “no negotiations.”
We may be witnessing another disruption of the process through 14 Senators refusing to vote. What changes will happen because of this? Will the Wisconsin Constitution be amended because of this unprecedented event? This is very exciting. Things can change so fast. As I am writing this, the GOP has upped the ante by wanting to force a vote on a bill that will require people showing IDs at the polls. They think this will make the Democrats come back. The Democrats have called their bluff. In the union-gutting bill there is a bond refinancing measure that must be acted on by Friday so the state can pay its bills. Holy Crap! What’s going to happen next?
Wait and see. That’s all we can do. Wait and see.
Just FYI: Ian’s Pizza has received orders from around the world to support the protesters. The most notable was……….CAIRO, EGYPT!
You can still feed those in it until the bitter end.
Ian’s Pizza will be open again for orders after 9:00 AM CST.