Wisconsin’s ‘victims’

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 6, 2011

As the public sector unions converge on Madison, Wis., to protest the end of their illegitimate right to extravagance, they offer no merit for their position, but instead project themselves as victims deserving of compassion.

Americans voluntarily share their wealth with merited victims. But from the roles of public service has evolved a culture of addicts, posing as victims. It evolved into a pathetic and predatory culture which exploits compassion, invoking sympathy and denying responsibility and creating a culture of “professional victims.”

Compassion is proper for innocent victims, but it has a limit, and must end at indulgence of those whose only merit is existence.

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Chet Barber

Vicksburg