Thursday, October 02, 2008

Virginia Teachers' Union Wants Teachers to Campaign for Obama in Class

It is at all appropriate for the Virginia Teachers' Union to essentially tell their members to show support for Obama while at work? To essentially be campaigning while "teaching"? My wife was outrages to get her Union newsletter promoting Obama. I told her that the unions all have their roots in Marxism, so we shouldn't be all that surprised that they are supporting Obama. Still, unions across this country support Obama, and I'd be willing to bet that more than half their members have no intention of voting for him. Still, the dues they pay the union is going to support a campaign they don't support. How is that fair?

Anybody out there interested in starting pro-free market unions? Does that seem like a contradiction? Why should it be? You can be in favor of negotiating higher wages and better benefits as a group and still not support socialism.

If the VTU is able to get away with this, religious teachers across Virginia should start preaching conversion in their classes as well. Government is the religion of the Left -- so attempts at conversion to Leftism should be excluded from our schools if other religions are prevented from doing the same.
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