No, I Don't Work For You
Last night I was on Ken Pettigrew's radio show for an interview. It got ugly.
I was explaining the reform movement to these conservatives and they decided to say that since they were tax payers, I work for them. I told them I do not work for them, I work for a school district (I didn't bother to tell them I am out of the classroom now, but my points are about teachers and who they work for, not about me).
They then said no, I work for them.
So, I will do my best to explain my position on Monday July 11 at 3:30 Pacific time.
One angle is this: According to Ken's logic, the Secret Service also works for him. I am sure if they thought he was about to shoot the POTUS, they would shoot Ken, even though they work for him. Same with the MPs at the gate to any military base--if Ken wants to try to bust in, they'll either shoot him, or stop him, all the while "working" for him.
And if he were to come into a school uninvited and without checking in, the teachers would be right in surrounding him and stopping him until the police came (who also work for him).
It's a stupid angle, and one conservatives use all the time.