Wisconsin will call out National Guard against striking state workers

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants the National Guard for political muscle.
The Kent State shootings happened 40 years ago, but one state failed to learn the lesson not to call in the National Guard on unarmed protesters. That state is Wisconsin.

There, Gov. Scott Walker has declared that he'll call out the Wisconsin National Guard on members of public employee unions if they go on strike.

Walker, a Republican, is calling for eliminating their collective bargaining rights and threatening to fire workers who go on strike, in the name of cutting the state's red ink.

His comments have caused an uproar. There have been massive demonstrations in Madison. and the war veterans group VoteVet is appalled.

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Here's what can go wrong when the National Guard acts as political muscle.
"Maybe the new governor doesn't understand yet - but the National Guard is not his own personal intimidation force to be mobilized to quash political dissent," said Robin Eckstein, a former Wisconsin National Guard member and Iraq War veteran from Appleton. "The Guard is to be used in case of true emergencies and disasters, to help the people of Wisconsin, not to bully political opponents."

You have to wonder whether the Guard would actually respond when called to act as political muscle. After all, it worked out so well at Kent State in Ohio, back in the day.


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GoG
GoG

Get a grip on reality dude!

Sophia Green
Sophia Green

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Abc
Abc

Why is this editorial presented as an ordinary article?

jaredLoughnerII
jaredLoughnerII

all of you republican kunts in WI need to suck on the long barrel of a twelve gauge and open up your minds for a change. you never worked for your money but rather inherited it from your ancestors slave trade.

Wjerrell
Wjerrell

The events in Wisconsin, The assalt on the middle class may be the time for the Democrats to show how many guns we own. If the National guard disrupts peaceful protests. That will be my call to arms.

TheWalrus
TheWalrus

Tin soldiers and Walker coming!!!!! Walker is setting himself up for prosecution.

Reinkehousehold
Reinkehousehold

As a retired state employee, I can tell you that you will not find more dedicated and hard working employees. They teach you children, protect your cities, keep your highway safe, send your unemployment checks, plow your streets, work in your correctional facilities, your state hospitals, your detention centers and so on. These people are doctors, nurses, EMT,s, teachers, guards (both prison and National) police officers, clerks, cooks, kitchen help, laundry workers, bus drivers, truck drivers, forklift drivers, housekeepers, clerical workers, and like you, they all have families. They have worked long hours when needed, missed holidays when needed and yes, taken pay cuts when needed. Maybe you have gone to certain government offices this past year to find a notice posted on the door that the office is closed that day. They call it a furlough day. What is it really? Eight hours of pay the employees have given up. Sure when I started in 1970, the benefits were great, but over the years we have given up and paid more just like everybody else. When Lee Dryfus was governor we had the same "furlough"Day concept. Now Governor Walker wants to take more money away do away with ALLUnions and double our health insurance costs. I don't know how the state got into this much debt but Walker wants the public employees to pay it off. If I had a nickel for every time over my 26 years with the state that somebody told me they paid my wages, I could put a dent in the budget. To those who paid my wages, can you afford to pay off Wisconsins debt? Well neither can I.

Dave2
Dave2

It has been said that union workers get strongest when their backbones can be seen from the front.Walker, and his Republican ilk, only hasten that day. It's good that he's calling out the national guard, hopefully they will shoot some of the demonstrators; that was a tactic that worked so well at Kent State.We should encourage these conservative bullys to become as intimidating and radical as possible. Maybe then American workers will realize who their freinds are, ... and who aren"t.

Amy_donahue
Amy_donahue

WELL YEAH , STATE WORKERS ALL THEY DO IS STRIKE LIKE LITTLE BABIES IF THEY DONT GET THEIR WAY , ALL GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE CUT IN HALF AND WE SHOULD ABOLISH UNIONS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY..

Chuckwikk
Chuckwikk

Its listed under wierd wisconsin. That implies its not an ordinary article. That being said the article states the facts. Normaly governors do not call in national guard on unarmed protesters.This is a political battle that the governor started and you do not have the right to use the national guard to bully citizens that disagree with how you govern.

ComeGetSome...
ComeGetSome...

LOL...big talk from a commie pussy on the internet. Show up after my Guardsmen get called out and bring your shotgun, you fucking faggot commie. Lets see how fucking brave you really are, you commie fuck.

ComeGetSome...
ComeGetSome...

LOL...you fucking schmuck, wjerrell. 1. We all know you dont own a gun, you fucking pussy liberal.2. We all know that if you did own a gun, you wouldnt know how to use it,3. We all know that the protests werent peaceful (we all have access to TEH INTERNETZ)4. Just crawl under the commie faggot rock you came from, and leave the issues to us, so you dont fuck them up any farther...5. As a member of the Wisconsin National Guard, if called out, I will be personally looking for you, you fucking little faggot. I dare you to point a weapon at one of my men. See how fast I blow a hole in your chest the size of a fucking watermelon....commie pussy.

ComeGetSome...
ComeGetSome...

Not if we kill all of you commie fucks, first...Lets see who wins....

Road
Road

No. 1 - All Walker wants you to do is pay for your own insurance.

No. 2 - You work nine months out of the year.

No. 3 - Obviously not all teachers are as hardworking as you say they are, seeing as how you haven't taken into consideration the action of getting a second job. Some teachers take advantage of their degrees and get second jobs allowing for greater economic security.

No. 4 - This isn't about you. This is about our children. They are our future. Denying their education over your "problems" is absurd.

ComeGetSome...
ComeGetSome...

I too, hope to God, that your faggot commie asses come out to play when the Guardsmen arrive. I want to see the horror on your faces when you and all your faggot commie fuckface douchbags realize that the Army does not fuck around. Especially when backed by a strong leader such as Walker.

Fuck you, you goddam commie hippie faggot. I hope you try to start something with the Guardsmen. I want to see you get a hole blown in your chest the size of a fucking watermelon.

Fucking commie pussies....

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Amen Amy!The Gov. of Wis. has said he would call out the National Guard if Government employees strike in a way as to shut down the streets of a city; thus causing private business to shut down. But hey Mr. Von Douchebag, political skew always has been you way.By the way, Gov. Dayton has released his budget. In which he is to be cutting 7200 Minnesotans from the rolls of state healthcare. From my previous liberal mindset; Dayton wants 7200 people to "DIE IN THE STREETS"! What no story on that Hart?

GiveMeLibertyOrDeath
GiveMeLibertyOrDeath

Many family members did honorable service to this country and constitution for your right to say all of those terrible things about the protesters . . . but they also fought and died for their right to protest - in whatever form of peaceful way that they choose. Battles like these should be fought at the polls in voting booths not by violence as you suggest. I do not think it should be legal for you to claim that you are a member of the Guard when you are clearly not. I hope that the FBI, ATF, or Federal Marshalls service are successful at finding you and prosecuting for your false claims of service which is a ferderal crime. I would volunteer to help trace your IP and deliver justice in the good name of those who do serve honourably, but hopefully 'Magic Lantern' will shine the light of a CIPAV on you and yours. It is above my head why good people have to die for the rights of the squalor and filth of a few bums like you . . .

Reinkehousehold
Reinkehousehold

I'm sorry, you must have mistaken my message. Teaching was not my profession and I do not want to see any benefits taken away from our schools. Half my property taxes go to fund the school system. Scott Walker wants to double our health insurances premiums while reducing our pension benefits. As a retiree, I currently pay $485.60 monthly for health ins, $450.00 yearly for dental supplement and $72.00 yearly for eye care supplement all as single plans not family. I can't see them doubling. My pension took a cut for the first time in history last year. Scott Walker is taking a dictator's approach to all this. Now threatening to call in the National Guard to put a stop to the protesting. He is as much as saying, "I am going to do what I want and if you object, you'll be punished.". This is my concern. If Scott Walker is allowed to RULE Wisconsin in this fashion, God help us all.

ComeGetSome...
ComeGetSome...

Really? No shit? You pay the same thing I do for health insurance and you dont want to see it double? No fucking way!!!

Thats the fucking problem, you fucking commie fuck. We, the "REAL" workers of america, pay for your shit, then we have to pay for ours too. What the fuck is fair about that? Then, when we want to discuss it, you fucking assclowns run for 2 weeks, the cry when we just tell you to piss off and pass whats required anyways. Look at all the trolls commenting on this article about how badly they were treated, and how angry they are, and how they want some payback, all becuase the actual workers in WI just want some fairness in our paychecks.

Well...fuck you, you commie fuck. I hope you show up when Walker pulls out those National Guardsmen. I hope you try to start something. I want to bathe in your fucking tears of anguish and pain as you get your commie ass handed to you up and down the streets. I hope to God that they run red with your commie blood, as we re-establish some much needed law and order on your faggot commie hippie asses.

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