"It took the removal of two union-sympathetic Republicans from Ohio state Senate committees, but supporters of Gov. John Kasich's (R) plan to limit collective bargaining rights for state workers were able to move their plan one step closer to Kasich's desk today.
By a vote of 7-5, a State Senate Committee charged with reviewing the collective bargaining proposal -- known as Senate Bill 5 -- moved the bill toward a floor reading and its expected passage."
Get that? They could only get this bill through the Ohio Senate by stripping two Republican Senators of their committee assignments. Now it is apparently okay for legislation to be passed by only allowing legislators that support it to vote. What kind of democracy do we have in this country any more? And really, consider this: After 1933, Storm Troopers regularly attended local and regional governmental meetings and forcibly prevented opponents of the Nazis from voting or speaking. Take away the uniforms and how different is this?
Every day we hear new stories of a Republican party gone wild. Conservatives have taken last November's electoral progress as a license to openly work to destroy democracy in this country and replace it with a repressive, totalitarian oligarchy. And they are well on their way to accomplishing their goal.
Welcome to America.