> No, I mean that there was a point in the past when there were no
> teacher's unions. Someone got the idea of organising teachers, and
> the Democrats rolled along with that idea and the Republicans did not.
but Buck, the NEA started in 1857. and Buck, unions are, in and of
themselves, anti-capitalist and collectivist / socialist in theory and
practice. It's antithetical for any union (the leadership, not the
rank and file) to endorse conservative ideas, so your scenario is
unlikely to bear fruit, in either direction.
> The representatives vote for the
> candidates they want, and vote on the agenda for the next year.
> Republicans, conservatives, anybody could run at any time.
have you ever been in a union? these local elections are typically
won by the most vocal, not the most thoughtful. oh well. I see your
point, but I don't see how it's possible to reverse a ship that size.
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