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If you do the crime…

For this I fought and my men died? During the demonstrations in WI protesting the newly elected governor’s plan to reduce the cost of government workers, many of the protesters were/are teachers. But teachers in that state can’t legally strike. Their only good reason to miss school is to be sick. So docs were handing out signed medical forms stating the person was sick.
On Sunday, the Teachers Union backed down and told its members attend class on Tues. The teachers who produce such fake documents aren’t worthy to be in the classroom with students. They are frauds and should be fired.
The University of Wisconsin says any doctors who signed notes did so on their own behalf — and without the approval of the university.
Dr. Derse is the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of WI. Said he, “It’s much worse than it looked in the paper. I’m stunned, absolutely stunned.” There is no question these doctors are masking political opinion in the white coat of the medical profession, Dr. Derse believes. “The videos are pretty damning.”
Three of the docs that could be identified are faculty members of UW’s Family Medicine Dept, and a fourth is a senior resident there. Their curriculum teaches professionalism and integrity. It seems to me that they’ve belittled a public trust between physicians, employers and patients. A doctor’s sick note is a serious document. It represents an employer’s desire to verify through a respected, independent, medically qualified third party the fact of an illness and the true need for convalescence. In the videos now circulating online, we witness multiple members of a noted family medicine dept trash one of the well-recognized rights and privileges of their profession, with little forethought as to the consequences. One hopes that there are criminal consequences for such willful actions.
And these liars are only free to protest because veterans have and are protecting these rights. Okay, but how about if you do the crime you do the time.

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