The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today submitted to the Ohio Attorney General, on behalf of liberty groups and business leaders, initial signatures and summary language to begin the process of adding protections against forced union participation to Ohio’s Bill of Rights.
In a second follow-up to how the interactions between the pro-SB 5 groups and anti-Senate Bill 5 groups. This first hand report was also brought forth by Tom Zawistowski of the Portage County Tea Party. His account is as follows:
Canton, OH – Tuesday, February 22, 2011
After the experience in Columbus, we were looking for ways to be more effective. We then heard that the unions had decided to implement another Alinsky tactic and start protesting Governor Kasich everywhere he went in an effort to scare people away from meeting with him. As Glenn Beck says, “Isolate them, then destroy them.” So, the Governor was going to speak to the Chamber of Commerce in Canton. We decided we could be more effective at these local meetings as opposed to going to Columbus again. Stark 9.12 led the effort, supported by the Portage County TEA Party and the Summit 9.12 groups. When we arrived on the scene, at 4:30 PM on a Tuesday, it was clear the union people had been in position for a long time.
Having been to Columbus, I immediately went straight up to the ranking Swat officer and introduced myself as one of the leaders of the group. I had my Portage County name tag with my title clearly displayed and I was wearing a Portage County TEA Party hat. I said to him, “Our goal is to make sure that there are no incidents at this event today and that everyone gets out of here safely. Continue reading Ohio Senate Bill 5 Additional Stories – Continued
Fox News reported that that at the rallies on-site at the Wisconsin rallies, doctors were giving out sick notes to union members so they could say they were “sick” and not get fired or disciplined for being at the anti-Walker and votes that are to take place.
Amazing how far people will go to lie, cheat, and even use physical force to advance their “ideals” and “rights” they claim they have earned. As a business owner I would not want that type of un-ethical employee to be in my ranks representing my business.
Oh, wait… they are mine, and your, employees – public servant employees paid by our tax dollars. Maybe it is time for some expunging of our employees?
Walker’s office issued this statement today concerning President Obama’s comments made earlier in the day about the protests, and he hit back hard as can be seen below in the statement.
“I’m sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And I’m sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.
“Furthermore, I’m sure the President knows that we have repeatedly praised the more than 300,000 government workers who come to work every day in Wisconsin.
“I’m sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin, and isn’t acting like the union bosses in saying one thing and doing another.”