Yesterday I blogged about the way in which a prominent Madison attorney wants to argue that a constitutional provison designed to protect the largislature's ability to function could, in fact, be used to prevent the legislature from functioning.
Today, we have claims that acting to prevent public disription of our democratically elected legislature is an assault on democracy.
I understand how public employees would want to keep collective bargaining laws as they are now. But this law does not "kill the middle class" or take away fundamental human rigts. There are all sorts of states the have similar (or more substantial) restrictions on collective bargaining. Most federal employees are sunject to similar restrictions and the overwhelming majority of private sector employees do not collectively bargain.
So this is the battlefield on which our constitutional processes should be shredded/ There is indeed shame that should be felt. But it is the protesters and their handlers; it is the lawless senators who should be ashamed of themselves.