When internecine battles of state-level tapeworms arose, I admit I used to root for the side obstensively fighting for lower taxes, less regulations, what have you. Then I read Block and everything changed.
In Ohio, the tapeworms have turned on each other. The newly-elected Republican governor is fighting a pitched battle against the various unions of government employees. The governor’s rhetoric is all about control. But he doesn’t mean returning control to the people, so to speak. No, he means returning control to the governor’s office. The people be damned.
Just a quick review of his State of the State speech shows that he is not leading a revolution in the classical liberal tradition. He is simply looking to benefit benefactors while slyly aquiring more power.
So, like Block, I’m rooting for a long, bloody war. For the battle at hand, I am with the unions. But if the balance of power changes, so does my support.
As long as the tapeworms eat their own, they are leaving my intestines be. And I am better off. Ohio is better off.