If Scott Walker loses the recall election in Wisconsin today, it will be a most ominous sign for America’s future.
Today the people of Wisconsin will decide whether or not to recall Scott Walker as Governor. There has never in my lifetime been a more consequential gubernatorial election, nor one that has such implications for the future direction, and perhaps survival, of our nation.
Pretty dramatic I know. But if the people of Wisconsin, influenced by perhaps the largest union financial investment in the history of unionization in America, vote to throw out Scott Walker it will be sign of two terrifying things:
1. Unions will have proven they will be able to buy elections and therefore influence their huge pay, benefit, and retirement plans at the expense of private sector workers for the next 20 years (which may be all that’s needed to destroy our states and towns). And no reasonable elected official will dare ever challenging them again.
2. Difficult for me as it is to say, it will also prove that we have a terribly uninformed electorate relative to the issues. An electorate that cannot grasp that governments cannot continue to spend money they don’t have, and money these citizens must imagine simply appears magically out of thin air.
When a citizenry misses a call that is this easy, this obvious, it is time for some serious introspection on how we operate and think in this country.
Perhaps Walker will win in a landslide. Perhaps he’ll lose by a small margin. But given the thuggery, money, intimidation, and deceit the unions have been using in Wisconsin, as well as some of the complete nonsense I hear coming out of the mouths of some of the citizens who support the recall, I am afraid. Very afraid.
The polls close at 8pm.