The “Taking of American Freedoms,” as chronicled in my new book The Devil at Our Doorstep, reached a new high under the Obama administration this past week, but the mainstream media continues its refusal to report on this administration’s continued march toward socialism. Over the past week, the U.S. Senate and the Department of Labor have gang tackled the American people in order to protect and benefit their beloved source of campaign funds – Big Labor and their “bosses” who continually funnel money into their election coffers (see Gasping Dinosaur’s). These actions beg the question Will the NLRB Decide the 2012 Presidential Election and the ultimate fate of America?
Last week, the Senate Rejected Effort to Overturn Union Rules as they struck down Joint Resolution 36, a bill designed to stop the “Quickie Election” regulation changes that would have allowed the Rogue NLRB to reduce the time for union representation elections from the current 42 days to two weeks or less! The vote on the resolution mostly followed party lines, with only Republican Lisa Murkowski crossing over to vote against the resolution. The bill establishing the “Quickie Elections” is nothing more than an attempt to achieve Card Check under the guise of a secret ballot election. The resolution, that should have been supported by both sides of the political aisle, was defeated during this 2012 election year to assure that Big Labor can increase it’s forced unionization campaigns and subsequently pour union members dues into political campaign coffers at the expense / loss of American Freedoms. Rejection of the Resolution serves no purpose except to support re-election efforts of the politicians who put their own careers ahead of the American people and will ultimately be A Death Penalty for Employees and Employers alike. In rejecting the resolution, our political representatives have shown their worst side – sacrificing the good of American, its citizens, its business, and its economy, for their own selfish motives. We can only hope that Americans recognize this action for what it is, and take action when these individuals are next up for re-election.
Perhaps more astounding is the Department of Labor’s continued attempt to press absurd regulations that would prohibit owners’ of farms and ranches from using their own children to work on the farm/ranch (see Rural Kids Parents Angry About Labor Department Rule Banning Farm Chores). Not only would the rule dramatically hinder the way of life of America’s farmers and agricultural workforce, it also requires the replacement of efficient 4-H and FFA training programs run by experienced people with an inefficient and costly 90 hour Federal training program. Does the word “insanity” come to mind? The government, assuming the role of “father knows best,” strikes again! The very epitome of American exceptionalism, the family business, and a way of life that emphasizes core values including personal responsibility, work ethic, work skills, economic and business sense, would be replaced by big brother! What’s next? Will the Obama administration require our children not be allowed to mow the family yard or to perform household chores?
Of course, these regulations benefit the Gasping Dinosaurs as well, since farmers and ranchers will have to hire employees and will then be at the mercy of big labor organizers force unionizing the workers, because decisions like the Senate made last week allow Card Check through Regulation vs. Legislation. This brand of Social Justice (Welfare) Breeds Complacency, Dependency and Sloth, Exactly what the elitist want in their effort to make everyone, except for them, the same.
These two frightening examples of Rule by Fiat and this administration’s drive to socialism should serve to wake up all Americans regardless of their political bent! This is not America! This is not what made America great! This is sacrificing the future of our children and grandchildren and the greatest hope the world has ever known for the continued existence and power of a few, Big Labor Bosses and their political lackeys!
In my previous blog Congress Fights Back! Recent NLRB Power Grab Takes the Center Stage… in Court! I held out hope that Congress was awakening, but it is obvious predictions in my earlier blogs are becoming frighteningly true in a short period of time!
Fortunately, enough American’s paid attention this past week as thousands of calls were made to Washington, which apparently in the short term stopped the excessive overreach by the Administration and its puppet the Department of Labor (DOL) (see Administration Backs Down on Child Labor Regs for Farms).
I emphasize the short term as it would be wise to remember President’s Obama’s comment to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev – which was picked up by a microphone unbeknownst to either leader – that Obama would have “more flexibility” after the election.. Unfortunately his Freudian slip was not just about foreign policy , but also his idealistic march towards domestic socialism.
If Obama is re-elected this November he will bypass the constitution and congress and begin implementing rules and regulations such as the above at a frenetic pace in an attempt to destroy the republic and take away American Freedoms with help from his big labor buddies.
About the author: David A. Bego is the President and CEO of EMS, an industry leader in the field of environmental workplace maintenance, employing nearly 5000 workers in thirty-three states. Bego is the author of “The Devil at My Doorstep,” as well as the just released sequel, “The Devil at Our Doorstep,” based on his experiences fighting back against one of the most powerful unions in existence today.