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Forum Post: Pushing Back Against Republican Lawlessness

Posted 9 months ago on Oct. 26, 2013, 2:54 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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"The commissioners knew full well" they were flouting the court, Colas said, despite their cute argument that the word "unconstitutional" applied only to the specific plaintiffs in the case -- teachers in Madison and city workers in Milwaukee.

As John Matthews, executive director of Madison Teachers Inc., put it, Colas' decision "is one of the most important decisions not only in public-sector labor history, but also in democracy."

The principle here is simple. If a law is unconstitutional on its face, it's unconstitutional in every case. That has always been understood in Wisconsin courts. And, Judge Colas pointed out, the Walker officials understood it, too.

...By ignoring the courts, impugning judges' integrity and spreading the idea that individual judges' decisions don't carry any weight, the Walker administration has challenged the integrity of the legal system itself.

That's the path to the right-wing billionaires' dream of making Wisconsin a "right to work" state. Unions are so disenfranchised that workers decide it's not worth paying dues. Citizens are so cynical and intimidated they give up on the rule of law.

Part of the program is the "propaganda campaign to convince people that judges' decisions have no meaning," Pines says. "It's shocking to me that lawyers are not talking about this."

It's a glimmer, he says, of what it's like to live in an authoritarian regime.

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[-] 0 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

This is what happens when WE DON'T VOTE!!

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[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

And that's where I am at. The section that you are looking at is so vile and so extreme that they better make damn sure that this is what they desire.

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[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

What we need to see is attorney's and judges come forward and say, "Pfftt..........aw hell no."

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[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

Nope. And where I have come across it, not near enough was said either by the media or anyone with enough power to make it clear that it wasn't going to happen.

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[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

lol

And apparently even that wasn't done well enough as Cruz just kind of slithered right in as a reincarnated version.

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

Hmmmmm the corp(se)oRATists shooting themselves again? I mean it is rare that the courts do them wrong - now instead of shutting up and doing their usual game of undermining the system behind closed doors - well - they may just have gone too far and pissed off the system a little bit.

[+] -4 points by drinkmorebrondo (3) 9 months ago

That bitch Friday, never shuts her pie hole here ...does she? She just keeps yappin...and yappin. That's what happens when you have no job,

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

U mad bro?

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

Likely angry as well. {;-])

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

Yep.

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[-] 0 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

F U !

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[+] -5 points by drinkmorebrondo (3) 9 months ago

Wisconsin wants FREE CHOICE, and not a gun to your head to force you to join a union. Probably because many workers do not want their dues supporting democrat candidates and laws they oppose. Unions...nothing more than a money laundering scheme for the democrat party.

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[+] -4 points by drinkmorebrondo (3) 9 months ago

Sorry...unions not oppressed...they are political tools to pass liberal agendas and elect democrats. Nothing more.

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[+] -4 points by drinkmorebrondo (3) 9 months ago

Truth hurts. Deal with the reality. Unions and the thugs behind them are an arm of the democrat party. Funny though, that they oppose Obamacare and want to be exempted from it. Even they know the village idiot Obama has no fucking clue what he is doing.

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[-] -2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 9 months ago

people are not supposed to talk about their income at work>

why?

[-] 0 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

Why do you think?

[-] -2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 9 months ago

because the manager wants control of the money with out discussion

[-] 1 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

yep. especially for women

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 9 months ago

no

the rule applies to the general public

[-] 0 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 8 months ago

For the same reason they don't have people line up and congregate at foodstamp and UI offices, out of sight, out of mind!

[+] -5 points by oktoberchill (-3) 9 months ago

ok WILFRED....give us the feminist view

[-] 1 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

And why the fuck not?

[+] -4 points by oktoberchill (-3) 9 months ago

excuse my ignorance, but WHAT??? You just claimed to speak for women, so I was asking for YOUR feminist view. With baited breath, being a female myself and doubting you have the plumbing but believing you are a weak sob

[-] 2 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

NO excuses! You're Fired!

[+] -5 points by oktoberchill (-3) 9 months ago

OK. later, I have avoided insultfests on this forum since it started and you are not even a challenge/.fun

[-] 2 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

buh bye

[-] 0 points by gameon (-51) 9 months ago

You're correct.

[-] 0 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 9 months ago

It's hard and repulsive to even imagine the rapacious maggoty confusion going on in your head-quarters, so let's just say YOUR COMPLETELY WRONG!!

And so it would be equally amazing if you knew it, or didn't. YUK!

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