Brutality & Violence from Union Protestors, AFP Activists Trampled On
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Unions are like the mob. Â They want you to pay them for “protection,” when in fact they are the true oppressors and extortionists.
Michigan is finally restoring workers’ God-given freedom of association, meaning they can freely choose whether or not to join a union without having to worry about coercion or dues forcibly confiscated from their paychecks.
Unions are furious, of course, and their thugs have been descending on the capitol the same way that they did in Wisconsin.
The Community Organizer-in-Chief was more than happy to fly in on Monday to attack the new state legislation as the “right to work for less.”
Jaw-dropping lie alert: Obama tells workers right-to-work laws â€œtake away your rights to bargain for better wages,â€ in reality it stops workers from beingÂ forcedÂ to join a union as a condition of employment. Nothing in those laws relates to collective bargaining. So heâ€™s either grossly misinformed or lying his ass off.
I’m going with the latter. Â Besides, what business is it of the president’s when the voters of an individual state and their representative choose to pass a law that it is the best interest of their taxpayers and workers? Â President Obama has no business sticking his nose in state matters – period!
Even still, Democrats aren’t satisfied with a speech. Â They want the president to abuse federal powers to punish the state for breaking their stranglehold on money and power:
A top Michigan Democrat is looking to President Obama to deliver retribution to Republicans after theÂ GOP-dominated state legislature approved a package of bills that could make this stronghold of union power the nationâ€™s 24th right-to-work state as early as next week.
SenateÂ Democratic LeaderÂ Gretchen Whitmer, who on Thursday called the votes to approve the right-to-work measure â€œpetty and vindictive politics,â€ sparked more backlash Friday when she said she wants the president…to push back on RepublicanÂ Gov. Rick SnyderÂ by holding back federal money for a new international bridge project toÂ CanadaÂ and a badly needed mass-transit program in ailing Detroit.
Jimmy Hoffa would be proud. Â In fact, his son, Jimmy Jr., is threatening a civil war:
“This is just the first round of a battle that’s going to divide this state. We’re going to have a civil war,” Hoffa said on CNN’s “Newsroom.”
Ever wonder why unions bear an uncanny resemblance to the mob? Â They’re not willing to let anyone leave “the family” alive.
Just in case you were wondering how serious they are about retaliation for this threat to their power and gravy train, a Democrat state representative actually threatened “there will be blood” on the house floor of the Michigan state house:
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Steven Crowder is a comedian who has conducted dozens of on-camera interviews in venues like this, and he’s NEVER been physically attacked…until now. Â When union thugs attacked a tent full of conservative Americans For Prosperity activists and Crowder tried to help the the people trapped inside, several union protesters punched him. Â When he tried to get away, one grabbed him by the back of his shirt to drag him back into the fight:
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Earlier that morning they had shouted down Tea Partiers who were gathered in support of the legislation on the Capitol steps.
This isn’t unlike the vulgar, bullying behavior the left unleashed on the Oregon Tea Party two years ago in Portland. Â We can expect more of this when Oregon taxpayers begin trying to extricate themselves from the union stranglehold.
â€œTo compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.â€ â€“ Thomas Jefferson
Right to Work laws protect the right of employees to choose for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. Longtime readers of my work know that Iâ€™ve been exposing the compulsory-union dues racket since my days as a columnist at the Seattle Times. Hereâ€™s my 1999 column on howÂ public school teachers in Washington stateÂ challenged their union over their political dues power grab.Â Here are your rightsÂ as a union worker. Here is aÂ backgrounder on the permissible use of forced dues.Â As I wrote onÂ Labor DayÂ in 2010, free speech not only means the freedom to voice your political views, but also the freedom from being forced to pay for someone elseâ€™s.
U.S. Supreme Court precedent established by the D.C.-basedÂ National Right to Work Legal Defense FoundationÂ guarantees the right to full financial disclosure from a union and a right to challenge the figures in court if they disagree.
Today in Michigan, legislators are expected toÂ approve a historic right to work bill.
As Doug Powers noted this morning, the teachersâ€™ unions are up to their usual,Â power-protecting antics. Despite the re-election of their crony in the White House, state revolts â€” and courageous individual union members â€” are successfully pushing back against the forcedÂ redistributionÂ ofÂ dues moneyÂ from rank-and-file workers to Big Labor bosses.