The heart of the fight over Right-to-Work in Michigan is generally overlooked – it is a free speech issue. Unions want to be able to continue to extract forced dues from workers as a condition of employment and then spend those dues on political causes, namely the Democrat Party of course, regardless of the political consciences of those workers.
That is tyranny. Saying someone has free speech but then forcing them to fund Democrat (or Republican) political campaigns or lose their jobs is not free speech at all. And don’t take my word on it.
To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. – Thomas Jefferson
Right-to-Work laws end this union tyranny . . . which is exactly why unions have engaged in violence in opposition to the new Michigan Right-to-Work law.
And let there be no doubt of the Left’s hatred of free speech (the freedom of speech of their opponents, of course). Union thugs tore down an Americans for Prosperity tent. And Obama has attacked the Michigan Right-to-Work law (and has not condemned the union violence there).
I never thought I’d live to see a Right-to-Work law being passed in Michigan of all places. They are to be congratulated for standing up to the union thugs and to Obama and for standing up for the free speech of workers.
MORE: In taking down that tent, union thugs willfully endangered lives:
As the union members attacked the Americans For Prosperity tent, a woman cried out “there are people under there, oh my God” (at 1:20). At 1:40, as union members start walking on top of the collapsed tent, a man shouted “hey, there are people in there” but again the crowd didn’t stop, and the union members continued walking on the collapsed tent defiantly as the crowd shouted obscenities and cheered.