I have come into possession of a letter from Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, elaborating on the dangers facing his state as he goes through a difficult recall. He is wisely warning Americans that this recall is not just about the dangers to him as governor or to his state of Wisconsin, but to all true Americans. If this naked power grab by union members working for the state of Wisconsin is not halted in its tracks, then labor unions across the country may rise up and threaten the welfare of other states across the nation.
Governor Walker reminds of the brave and urgent actions he took to save his state, as unions became dangerous starting with his inauguration. It seems that the courageous actions which Governor Walker took to reduce union pensions, health benefits, and bargaining rights were opposed by not only Wisconsin labor union members themselves, but labor union members across the country, some of whom were bused in from Las Vegas and “buzzed around the State Capitol like angry wasps,” at the prospect that someday, their benefits, too, might be cut. Distressingly, beyond labor unions themselves, other liberals lined up against the governor, including President Obama, liberal billionaire George Soros, and moveon.org itself.
Unlike Governor Walker’s respectful disagreement with his state workers, big labor and other liberals have led an assault on him and made him a target. Warning us that Wisconsin is not an isolated case, the letter goes on to warn of the imminent danger that the mercenaries who descended on his State Capitol one year ago this week will soon descend on other once-quiet capitols around the country.
The appeal continues by enlightening us that liberals and labor unions do not play by the same rules as the governor and those who have supported his campaign, both for office, and against labor union might. As he concludes, why should teachers, police officers, and firefighters be given generous health insurance and pension plans, when the “hardworking citizens show up for work, play by the rules, do a tough job right, and just want a fair shake at success?”