Teachers Union Head: Kill the Rich

Thomas Lifson
In a December 2nd speech just recently made public, Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, placed mass murder on the table as a political tactic for union movement. Carefully steering clear of actually calling for violence, Ms. Lewis noted that in the past, union leaders had not shied away from advocating killing the rich. She also noted that conditions today, in her view, are reminiscent of that same era. But the time is not ready, yet. From the Chicagoist website: "The labor leaders of that time, though, were ready to kill. They were. They were just - off with their heads. They were seriously talking about that." The comment drew laughs and some scattered applause before Lewis added, "I don't think we're at that point. The key is that they think nothing of killing us. They think nothing about putting us in harm's way. They think nothing about lethal working conditions." The Daily Caller describes what happened next: Once the laughter subsided, Lewis clarified that...(Read Full Post)

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