I try to avoid writing posts when I have ideas that can be found everywhere else, which has be tough when I feel so strongly about everything going on in Wisconsin right now. The point I really want to get across is that union supporters like to talk about coal miners even when the issue on the table is teachers. I furrow my brow every time I see "stopping corporate greed" as a reason to justify $100,000 special ed teachers who can't be fired.
So landing on my plate this week are two Will Wilkson pieces and one by Jonah Goldberg, which dared say the same thing:
Do you recall the Great DMV cave-in of 1959? How about the travails of second-grade teachers recounted in Upton Sinclair's famous schoolhouse sequel to "The Jungle"? No? Don't feel bad, because no such horror stories exist.It's painfully clear what's going on here. The smog-blackened masses of the industrial revolution are being used as poster boys to protect the comfortable public aristocrats. If the worst accusations of the left are true and the Wisconsin push is just political opportunism to thwart teachers unions, I would still support their elimination. Why wait until you need firewood to tear down that rickety old shed plugging the driveway?