So this week, there will be no sideline show, no arm chair quarter backing, no not getting involved. In Ohio, in academia, it's time to face the music and take a stand.
For the last twenty years, I have had the privilege of working up on the hill, where I get to witness the magic of people changing their lives every day. Transformation is our business up on the hill, and the city of Cincinnati is our muse.
Suddenly, all of this has changed. Election time is coming in November, and the rest of Ohio has found our secret wonderland up on the hill. We are not used to outsiders, and their manipulation, and we're caught off guard, like deer in headlights. Who are these strangers in our house?
The repeal of Senate Bill 5 is on the ballot this November. Our family is lead by grown-ups who are appointed by the Governor, who at this time is Kasich. This has never been a problem until Kasich, because he is vehemently anti-labor. On the hill, we are a micro-Cosm of democracy, and therefore have governing bodies, including organized labor.
Now, before we get off on a debate regarding organized labor, let me just say this. Organized labor is the only body out side of government large enough to take an opposing stand. Democracy can not exist with out an opposing stand, good, bad, or indifferent. Period.
I love the great lady on the hill. She watches over a troubled city as if it were her baby. God bless Cincinnati State, and keep her, because without her, Cincinnati is in a lot of trouble. Every person in this city, by virtue of living in Cincinnati, is affected by her success.
This November, drive out the politico's that aim to use our city for their own gain. Vote NO on ISSUE 2 to repeal SENATE BILL 5 in Ohio. Vote no to Governor Kasich.