The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has sued the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to stop a new regulation by the board that would require employers to post notices informing their workers of their right to organize a union.(full story at thehill.com)
Filed Thursday in in the U.S. District Court in Washington, NAM's lawsuit says the labor board is acting out of its jurisdiction and should suspend the rule. The legal action comes as the NLRB increasingly comes under more scrutiny from Republican lawmakers, who have been angered by several of the board's decisions this year.
In a statement, Jay Timmons, NAM's president and CEO, said the rule is "just another example of the board's aggressive overreach to insert itself into the day-to-day decisions of businesses — exerting powers it doesn't have."
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The masks are all coming off and the unions are one with the Communists now. The comrades in arms are stirring the chaos and violence pot calling for all out war with the Tea Party and American Conservatives, with the blessings of the President. One might wonder how a radical minority could push for violent confrontation with the majority in America and get away with it – great planning and execution of the Cloward and Piven strategy is the answer. You can hear the cries of Za Rodinu! ringing on the American battlefield.(from trevorloudon.com)
The unions and Communists have found brothers in arms in the Progressive Right as well. Witness the vicious attacks on Sarah Palin from Republican pundits such as Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter. They wasted no time in trying to denigrate Palin while pushing known Progressives on the Right such as Mitt Romney and Chris Christie. Don’t be fooled… same Progressive dance, different political tune. These are not the Conservatives you are looking for.
Using a panoply of derogatory terms such as Hobbits, terrorists, barbarians at the gates, Nazis etc. to label Constitutional Conservatives, the Left is in full ‘provoke’ mode since they must have violent confrontation to further the goals of the Communists. Violence must reign in the streets if the top is to come down on Americans with Martial law and a suspension of Constitutional rights. It is the only real way a dictatorship can take hold. It’s their hoped for checkmate.
There you have it. Conflict and violence is coming. Can you feel it? You can pretend this is not happening and bury your heads in the sand. But, trust me, your enemies are not doing that. They are about to strike what they hope will be the killing blow to the world’s only free Republic and usher in a Totalitarian regime where the elite rule over an enslaved class of underlings – that would be the American people. The unions are turning red and shedding the white and blue. Don’t let them steal America’s colors and whitewash their red violence in pursuit of a new dark age.
Class struggle(in Marxist ideology) the conflict of interests between the workers and the ruling class in a capitalist society, regarded as inevitably violent.
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George Will strikes at the heart of modern liberalism this morning with his discussion of David Bernstein’s new book, Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights against Progressive Reform, co-published by Cato and the University of Chicago Press. As Will concludes:
Long execrated by most law professors, Lochner is the liberals’ least favorite decision because its premises pose a threat to their aspiration, which is to provide an emancipation proclamation for regulatory government. The rehabilitation of Lochner is another step in the disarmament of such thinking.
That gets it exactly right. In fact, this new book by Bernstein, a Cato adjunct scholar, is the fourth in a series of books Cato has lately published, all of which are aimed at disarming those who’ve given us the modern redistributive and regulatory state.
Start with Richard Epstein’s How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution and you’ll see the roots of modern “constitutional law” – not to be confused with the Constitution itself – in the thinking of the Progressives, 30 and more years before the New Deal Court instituted that “law.” As Epstein writes: the Progressives “were determined that their vision of the managed economy should take precedence in all areas of life. Although they purported to have great sophistication on economic and social matters, their understanding was primitive. The Progressives and their modern defenders have to live with the stark truth that the noblest innovations of the Progressive Era were its greatest failures.”
Then go to Tim Sandefur’s The Right to Earn a Living: Economic Freedom and the Law and you’ll see what Progressivism has wrought in the way of impediments to economic freedom. Sandefur traces the natural and common law origins of the fundamental right to earn a living and shows, through modern cases, some of which he himself has litigated, how this right has been thoroughly compromised by the Progressive thinking George Will excoriates this morning.
Finally, to sink your teeth into a detailed history and analysis of the right to freedom of contract, you can do no better than to read David Mayer’s new book Liberty of Contract: Rediscovering a Lost Constitutional Right. The book shatters myths that scholars have created about the Progressive Era, including the notion that the Court was reading a “laissez-faire” ideology into the Constitution – as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes asserted in his Lochner dissent.
And before I forget it, you’ll find these themes throughout the new Cato Supreme Court Review, due out next Thursday. Read all of this and you’ll be well armed to disarm the Progressive thinking that today is increasingly on the ropes, and rightly so.
Certainly the GOP leadership understands the concept that a speech is not a bill, which is why they’ve requested Obama’s plan in a form that can be scored by the CBO.(from Moe Lane at redstate.com)
They’d also like the White House to stop playing demagogic games with those three free trade treaties and actually submit them to Congress, assuming that the Big Labor stooges currently holding them up have managed to do enough featherbedding. But that’s probably going to take actual Divine Intervention.
Or possibly another six months of 9+ unemployment; it’s hard to tell what can penetrate this administration’s Nigh-Impervious Force-Field of Smug these days.
But I digress: THE BILL HAS NOT BEEN WRITTEN YET.
As the MSM whitewashes Big Labor’s ugly threats, Tea Party smears, and history of coerced dues-subsidized racketeering this Labor Day, what better way to mark the holiday than with an illustrated list of top 10 union thug moments of the year.
5. February 27, 2011, Madison WI. Union protesters exhibit Fox News Derangement Syndrome:
Tobin said he has received much heckling, and that a teacher even told him she hates him because it made her feel good. The “utter lack of civility and harassment of reporters,” as anchor Gregg Jarrett described it, is truly breathtaking and seems like a weird strategy to try and win support for one’s cause.
And yes, they threatened to break his neck.
For all the hand-wringing among Democrats, some party leaders say Mr. Obama has time to reverse his slipping fortunes — but not much.(full story at nytimes.com)
“I think there’s an uneasy feeling, but it’s a little early for an ulcer to develop,” said Representative Gerald E. Connolly of Virginia. “Obviously, the dark cloud over everything is the economic performance.”
Mr. DeFazio recalled attending a dozen or so town-hall-style meetings recently in his district, a slice of western Oregon that Mr. Obama carried in 2008 by 11 percentage points. Mr. DeFazio said party loyalists had bluntly said they were reconsidering their support.
“I have one heck of a lot of Democrats saying, ‘I voted for him before, don’t know if I can do it again,’ ” he said.
Leó Szilárd conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction (1933)
The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath (1947)
Nikita Khrushchev is elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953)
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup by the Derg (1974)
President Barack Obama lectures unionists in Minneapolis, Minnesota about Obamacare, his federal takeover of the health insurance industry.
b: Leonard Peltier (1944); d: Robert L. Bacon (1938), Hugo Schmeisser (1953)
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