-By Warner Todd Huston
Law breaking and violence has always been the stock and trade of unions and today's budget conflagrations are no different as witness the most recent threatening actions by a union thug, this one in Lansing, Michigan, the Wolverine State's capitol city.
On March 17 a man was arrested at the Capitol armed with a "sharp-edged weapon," after he broke through a window and assaulting officers. 13 other protesters accompanying the man in his illegal entry and were charged with trespassing. Meanwhile, in Camden, New Jersey, the police union chief there has compared Governor Chris Christie to Hitler. More of that "new tone" we keep hearing about from Democrats, I suppose.
John Willliamson, president of the police union, tried to be cagy about it, but there is little doubt of what he was saying.
Williamson did not say it directly, but he cited an historical figure to imply that the countywide plan is part of a larger plot to dismantle public employee unions in New Jersey.
"'We must close union offices, confiscate their money and put their leaders in prison. We must reduce workers' salaries and take away their right to strike,'" he read aloud.
"That was said on May 2, 1933, and the person who said it was Adolf Hitler."
Asked if he was actually comparing Gov. Christie to Hitler, Williamson said, "I'm just looking at the parallel, at what's happening across the country, and the vicious attacks that have been launched against police and fire and teachers unions."
To be a unionista is to be a hypocrite.... and a dangerous one at that.
(H/T New Jersey info Matt DeLuca)