Saturday, September 6, 2008

So That's Why the Union Bosses Don't Like Private Ballots

Jake give us a peek at the Wild Left with this link to Open Left, a Demo-blog that purports to enlighten us on the state of the U.S. Senate races accross the nation. Not surprisingly, Open Left would like Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to lose but concedes that's unlikely: "you can't always get what you want."

In addition to stating the obvious, Open Left is refreshingly frank about the debate on whether workers should get a private vote in an election to determine whether a union represents them, or whether their votes should be a public "card check," allowing Union Bosses to intimidate the workers into voting for the union. That's the legislation with the Orwellian name of "Employee Free Choice Act" that has been subject to much advertising.

Open Left is at least honest about the legislative intent:

This is an extremely important instance of "positive feedback loop" legislation, as making it easier to join a union will shift the political infrastructure of America to the left.

But stacking the union elections is just part of a broader agenda:

By targeting one of the five major ideological institutions in this country (employment, media, education, family and religion) with fundamental, progressive, infrastructure change, we help build a long-term, progressive governing majority.

That sense that the Left really opposes church and family is no irrational fear; it's their agenda.

1 comment:

Eric McErlain said...

Click here to see what Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus had to say about the legislation.