I don’t usually pay any attention to Glenn Beck, but this little tirade lays the groundwork for some really interesting questions. Beck’s ire is directed against the right of TSA workers to unionize, if they so desire. I don’t expect any better from a person who attacks the core Catholic notion of social justice, but it’s worth pointing out that the Catholic church has always supported the right of workers to form unions and to bargain collectively. The right to collective bargaining does not disappear just because the worker is in the public sector.
During the health care debate, I often wondered where the line would be drawn on taxpayer funding. If a public servant procures an abortion, is that taxpayer funding of abortion? Maybe our friends over at the Catholic Vote short-pants magisterium could weigh in?