Monday, February 21, 2011
Monday in CinCity. Thank You, Mr. Presidents and The Power to the People Edition.
"However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion."
GEORGE WASHINGTON, Farewell Address, Sep. 17, 1796
Wisconsin is not the only state where a Republican governor is trying to diminish the voice of the people and create his own oligarchy. It's happening right here in "The Heart of it All." Hubby and I are leaving in a few for a rally at Big Fat University to protest Ohio State Bill 5, a blatant attack on unions in this state. I've worked with and without a union and I can tell you that nurses with a union have a better ability to speak up for patient care issues without fear of employment retaliation. Doesn't mean you don't get the stink-eye and get brought into the office day after day, but it certainly sets clear boundaries. And, to be honest, a grrrl's gotta be somewhere--sitting in an office cooling my heels works for me.
More to follow, unless my eyes are too watery from the teargas...