Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wisconsin or Venezuela?

Police stand watching as union thugs destroy recall petitions for Democrat senators. Hugo Chavez would be proud.

americanthinker.com
March 17, 2011
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When sworn law enforcement officials willingly step aside to allow union hooligans to tear up recall petitions, we, as a nation of laws, have come to the edge of a dark precipice. So what do honorable citizens do when they cannot exercise their First Amendment right to "peaceably" assemble? They have a duty to come together and loudly and repeatedly demand protection from our long established government institutions. If that is not the case, the Constitutional Republic will have ceased to function, only to be replaced by mob rule. Saul Alinsky and his most famous protégée, Washington D.C.'s golf -happy community organizer, would be thrilled by such an outcome.

From 620 WTMJ we read about this petition drive to recall a Democratic State Senator.

The petition rally was originally scheduled at a local Merrill restaurant but was relocated after the proprietors received many phone calls and felt they needed to back out. The committee then set up in front of the Lincoln County Courthouse to offer citizens an opportunity to sign their names to the petition. Over 1,000 calls had been sent out the previous day notifying area residents of the petition rally.

Upon arrival, members of the recall committee were encircled by union protesters carrying signs and a leader with a mega phone who began chanting and ranting loudly. They packed in tightly around the petition collection table so as to prevent those attempting to sign from doing so. At one point, a pro union protester, pretending to be interested in signing the petition, wrote profanity across a partially collected petition form, than began ripping up the completed petitions that were in close proximity.

The policemen who were there, and who were standing in close proximity to these events as they unfolded, did nothing to assist those collecting the petitions as they were being destroyed, [emphasis added] despite such an action being a Felony under Wisconsin law. Police also did nothing to clear the walk way for citizens that wanted to sign the petitions. Recall Committee members received many phone calls the following day from Merill area citizens who stated that they showed up to sign the petition, but were too afraid to get out of their vehicles and approach the recall table.

Doesn't this sound more like Venezuela, than Wisconsin. And that is exactly what is happening; we are, inch by inch, being frog marched down the path of progressive collectivism by the unholy troika of the leftist MSM, the Obama Administration and the public employee unions.

I'm not one to wave Old Glory, but that dark precipice is coming up damn fast. We must believe that the ghosts of Valley Forge, Shiloh, and Guadalcanal are angrily rising from their graves, screaming obscenities at our apathy, and demanding we stand with them once again to defend what is right and just for America.

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