In my home state of Wisconsin during 2013-2014, unionized teachers and other unionized state employees binged for months in and around the capital building at Madison. They indulged in uncouth, lawless, selfish, obscene, and destructive mobocracy during their prolonged attempt to literally take down the legitimately elected government and discredit its majority-passed legislation. Their bullying was thought justified because they felt entitled to a continuation of ever-increasing benefits without any associated productivity standards, personal contributions, or merit-based performance measurements. They entered into acts of violent resistance and attitudes of mindless insistence, despite the fact that the state government was drowning in red ink because of their past history of receiving special privileges. Many of the paid thugs were shipped in from all around the country and were not even direct stakeholders; they represented the larger global agenda of the moldy, old dictatorship of the proletariat. The private sector had already peacefully accepted and successfully adapted to fiscal responsibility, belt-tightening, productivity demands, performance-based incentives, and spending cuts two decades earlier. Greater detail about the related, shameful circumstances are in Governor Scott Walker’s book Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge. Twenty years earlier, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani suffered an unjustified fate similar to Governor Walker’s as he also undertook effective measures to reduce out-of-control entitlement spending and bloated debt in the nation’s largest city.
The author retired from a career in technology marketing and management. He holds a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a master’s in Christian education from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary. Barbara and he have celebrated more than fifty years of marriage. Appleton, Wisconsin is their hometown, but Vincennes, Indiana is their current base. They volunteer at non-profits in teaching, outreach, and ministry roles domestically and abroad when not with their children and grandchildren. The author and publisher partner in international outreach to regularly distribute thousands of complimentary print and e-book editions of Uncommon Character to correctional institutes, recovery centers, youth villages, assisted living centers, military bases and USOs, veteran’s homes and hospitals, schools and education supporters, camps, and missions. Soon after publication release, Uncommon Character attained status as a modern classic within the non-profit marketplace. Book requests are welcome via the author’s e-mail: contact@DougFeavel.com; for additional information, updates, and resources visit the author’s website www.DougFeavel.com.
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