Our founders broke away from monarchal rule and created a government based on natural law, with a belief in the creator deriving its powers from the consent of the governed. They didn’t believe in a collective but the individual who was capable of governing themselves: self-government versus central government. The 10th Amendment clearly states where our powers come from. Those calling themselves progressives today are neo-socialists. They are not the liberals of our founders. Trumka, AFL-CIO, flirts with National Socialism while Andy Stern, SEIU, sidles up to communism saying, “Workers of the world unite — it’s not just a slogan anymore. It’s the way we’re gonna have to do our work.”
The unions legacy is laced with scandal and violence. For example, Oct. 1910, the LA Times building was blown up, killing the night crew. The arrest of the McNamara brothers led to union leaders across the country who funded hundreds of terrorists bombings at mostly nonunion construction projects from 1907 to 1911. These union leaders came from the California Building Trades Council in San Francisco, the Ironworkers Union and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters in Indianapolis, the Machinists Union in Syracuse, NY, and the Building Trades Council in Detroit.
In Europe, it was the labor unions that formed the core of Lenin’s violent communist movements. Marxists started out in 1898 by forming the Russian Socialist Democratic Labor Party. They formed the core of Hitler’s National Socialist German WORKERS Party.
In Germany, the Third Reich, under Hitler, wiped out corporate trade-unions by forcing all workers to join one government union, the National Socialist Union of Employers and Workers. This is one of thousands of stories but space doesn’t allow further discussion.
Fast forward to Sept. 2010. Richard Trumka spoke before an audience of followers and stated, “..we need to fundamentally restructure our economy and re-establish popular control over the private corporations which have distorted our economy and hijacked our government. That’s a long-term job, but one we should start now.”
A member of the audience remarked that what you’re talking about here is National Socialism. Trumka answered, “Workers .... its not a slogan .... It’s the way we’re gonna ....work.”
In 1993, the United Mine Workers (UMW) ordered a strike against Peabody Coal. A subcontractor and good family man, decided that supporting his wife and three children were more important and crossed the picket line to earn a wage. At the end of shift, he was shot in the head as he left the job site. The striking coal workers threw rocks at the rescue workers, preventing them from helping the mine worker and he died. We’re not talking about company unions here, but larger centralized unions of coercion and violence. Over the years private sector unions have forced small businesses to close down. They’ve forced people out of work and their livelihood under the pretext of possible higher wages and better benefit packages.
Page 2 of 3 - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote a paper about the violent nature of the Labor Unions entitled, “Sabotage, Stalking & Stealth ...”
In it, the chamber discusses how they accomplish submission. They use stalking, blockades and trespassing tactics to threaten bodily harm or sabotage and trespass on private property. After superstorm Sandy hit New York, line workers from Georgia were threatened by union line workers of New York, calling them scabs, tossing nail strips down to flatten their tires. Because of these larger centralized unions, lower Manhattan’s current lack of power is a direct result of the union coercion.
The unions have wasted memberships dues on such things as: A failed bid to unseat Democrat Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas ($10 mil); A nasty lawsuit against a competing union in Calif. ($10 mil); left wing political lobbying in the last election ($44 mil); untold billions in fatcat pension funds and lavish deals used by SEIU head, Andy Stern’s hand-selected cronies, to further their socialist agenda, instead of memberships benefits and retirements.
Our founders believed that human happiness thrives only in a certain kind of environment. That environment is being destroyed and the people don’t understand what’s happening to them.
Our representatives and the unions, gauge our current issues in terms of the political party (rulers law) instead of political power (We the People).
Parties are often called “leftist” or “rightists.” What our founders established was a system of “People’s Law,” where the government is kept under the control of the people and political power is maintained at the balanced center with enough government to maintain security, justice, and good order, but not enough government to abuse the people. Our central government has become a strong force in the elections. Much of the money funds the party of big government that comes from inside the government through public employee unions and corporations who receive a form of welfare from the government which leads to corruption in the election process.
The framers of our Constitution were geniuses as our Constitution divides power. One part of the government remains in the hands of the opposition. That means that no big legislation is going to go through. The Constitution is working despite the uncharted waters we find ourselves in.
Our government today is in direct opposition to the principals of our American Founding and will lead to policies that won’t work. This weakness provides hope for this country.
What our government is doing defies natural law. The framers of the Constitution divided government to limit government. There is a deeply intense opposition to bureaucratic government today. The people don’t like and want less of it.
Page 3 of 3 - What we need are statesman who have the music of America in them, who are good at learning, as it takes both.
Our founders believed in the development of the individual where progressives and unions work in a collective concept. The American spirit won’t be put in a box it’s a free spirit of individualism.