Ohio Businessman Suffers Union Harassment, Property Damage, Violence, Finally a Shooting
Once again we see the un-American criminality of violence-prone union thugs, this time with the disgusting tale of the IBEW carrying on a years long intimidation campaign against a Toledo area, non-union electrical contractor which has progressed from mere harassment to now a shooting.
On August 10, the owner of King Electrical Services, John King, was shot in the arm with a small caliber pistol outside his home an act that has been the culmination of a years long union intimidation campaign by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
King has suffered multiple attacks on his business since 2006 when the IBEW decided that he must unionize his workforce. His property has been damaged, tires flattened, his workers harassed, his home attacked, and harassing phone calls have followed him everywhere.
King also suffered attacks on his business back in the 1980s, too, but until last week it was a little less potentially lethal.
Last Wednesday, however, the attacks on Mr. King became much more serious when he was awakened late in the evening at his home in Monroe County, Michigan and saw that the motion lights in his driveway had come on. When he looked out his front window, he saw a figure near his SUV and went outside.
As soon as he got outside his front door, King yelled at the individual who was crouched down by King’s vehicle. As soon as King yelled, the suspect stood and, without hesitation, fired a shot at Mr. King.
Luckily for King, as he yelled, he also stumbled. If it weren’t for that, however, John King’s injuries might have been much, much worse. In fact, he might have been killed.
A stray criminal, you may say? Not union connection, you might wonder?
Hardly. The shooter had also scratched “Scab” on King’s SUV.
Now, I write about the criminal unions quite a lot, of course. I often get letters from law abiding union members — yes, there are a few here and there — upset that I am so merciless on their thuggish pals. But the fact is, the criminal behavior in this day and age is nearly exclusively coming from the unionistas. We don;t see business owners beating up union members. We don’t see management calling union members at their homes in the middle of the night harassing them. We don’t see businessmen shooting union members.
Sorry, but most of the criminality comes from unions these days. Until the rank and file get a handle on this violence and hatred coming from their fellows, they all will, must, be tarred with the same brush. After all, they are in tacit approval of the violence. If there are more law abiding members than there are criminals in unions, it’s about time they spoke up, ran for office in the union, and began to start acting like true Americans and not socialist thugs that are more interested in extortion and willing to resort to violence unless they get their way.
Sadly, there seems to be no way to be a union-lover and be a true American. Unionism is as anti-American as you can get. It is anti-capitalist, it is anti-individual freedom, it is pro-violence, and relies on un-democratic, collectivist means to their end.
So, I feel for you law-abiding unionistas, yes, but don’t come crying to me until you clean up your own house.
Warner Todd Huston
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.