In my last column I made known my opinion about tenure and unions that add a level of bureacracy. Then I stood back and realized that people may read it 'round the corner and think I'm against the protests in Wisconsin.
I've lived in Wisconsin. I love Wisconsin. I'd move there quickly if I had a job and could move my home there. And one of the things I love about Wisconsin is Madison. It's not just a city, it's an attitude. And it's an attitude I wish I could import to South Carolina.
The fact that gazillions of people peacefully march on the capital square and make their voices heard above the political machinery makes my heart proud. I hope it catches on. I hope people in every state start telling the government officials and their owners where to get off.
What's going on in Wisconsin isn't just about teacher unions, though governmental employee rights to collective bargaining is in there. It's about saying, "Oh, no you don't!" to the government that is changing the rules in the middle of the game. THAT'S the part I love.
Even if I don't agree with everything they're are arguing for, I love the fact that so many are moved to speak out. Is that cool or what? Isn't that what this country is supposed to do? Ya, ya betcha it is.
So here's to you, Wisconsin people! Tonight I'll have some brats and beer in South Carolina, wishing I could be lifting a Spotted Cow with you at the Great Dane. Yous people of Wisconsin are my heros!