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The Lost Concept of a Public Servant

jrobson Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 9:08 AM
Parking meters are bad for local businesses. Our small town voted against them, but the contractors that remodeled main street put in all that cement curbing that took out two parking spots per block. The big box stores came and they struggle even more to survive. No wonder Americans can't make it with the mom and pop stores anymore.

This is the second in a series on unions in America.

Public Servant is defined in Webster’s dictionary as a government official or employee. When I was growing up that perception was accepted on a near-universal basis. Christopher Stevens, our deceased Libyan Ambassador, would fulfill that role in most people’s eyes. Certainly members of the military are truly public servants. But because of public employee unions, our former public servants are really at odds with the public.

We have felt that our public employees were against us for a long time as they have used their unionized power to collect...