Sunday, February 20, 2011
The Conservative media is shocked that people would compare Hosni Mubarak (the Egyptian dictator who over 30 years took the country's wealth and spread it among his supporters while using the police to suppress the country's citizens Human Rights as defined by the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights) and Scott Walker (the Wisconsin Governor who in one month took the State's budget surplus and doled it out in tax breaks and special deals to his supporters creating a budget deficit while threatening to use the National Guard to suppress the state's citizens Human Rights as defined by the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 23 section 4).
This is a terrible comparison Mubarak didn't run deficits.
One of the purposes of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is “... so that people are not compelled to rebellion against tyranny, human rights should be protected by rule of law.” When a President or Governor uses their power to suppress their citizens basic Human Rights they sow the seeds for rebellion.
Governor Scott Walker violated Wisconsin State Law by refusing to negotiate with the employees elected representatives, an unfair labor practice, and is claiming the budget deficit that he created means that the state should get rid of the law the allows State Employees to have basic human rights.
For his next act Governor Walker is setting the stage to violate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 25 in regard to access to healthcare. In the bill that would destroy the State Employees freedom to engage in Collective Bargaining is a provision that would also turn over the State's Medicare to the Governor. He hasn't said what he will do with this power but he could simply destroy the states program and opt out of the federal program ending medical care for people who have paid for it their entire lives.
Scott Walker, Hosni Mubarak, and every other tin-pot dictator have in common is that they feel no need to honor their citizens basic Human Rights.
So to Scott Walker and anyone else who plan to strip people of their basic human rights, I say, “Shut-up Stupid, any plan, any organization, any system that fails to take into account the dignity and worth of every individual, well that plan is doomed to fail.”
By Darrell B. Nelson author of Alien Thoughts