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Democracy was recently hijacked in Wisconsin when Governor Walker and the Republicans in the legislature decided that they would interpret the results of the election. They ran on fiscal conservatism but took the opportunity to translate this election to mean they should eliminate unions. It is clear that this had nothing to do with reducing the budget because the unions had already agreed to the Republican proposals. Instead Walker and his cohorts decided that they would consider their election a mandate to shape government to suit their poltical agenda instead of the interests of the people. If you eliminate unions you eliminate the opposition. The polls indicate that the majority of the voters do not support this. Ohio seems to be headed in the same direction, along with Michigan, Indiana, New Jersey, Florida, and New Jersey. Coincidence? I don't think so. Whatever happened to democracy?
March 11, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.