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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Just Need Clarity Mr Richardville

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 05:42:38 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Randy Richardville, Right-To-Work, FTW, RTW, Freedom-To-Work, Senate, Majority Leader, Unions, Labor, Teachers, Slave Mind, Forced Unionism (all tags)

    The Michigan Senate has an issue.

    Perhaps a temper tantrum throwing majority leader issue.

    As you all know, I support Right-To-Work.  I not only support it, but have done what is in my power to advance it, guide it, and bring a level of freedom of association, liberty etc., back to the workplace in Michigan.  Forced unionism has no place in a free land. it is antithetical to a country based on free will, a belief in the individual and responsibility.

    Yet here we are having to perpetually remind our leadership that it is time to do a little soul searching with regard to labor relations. With contracts between free men, and agreeable partners. In fact I have opined/questioned in an email conversation recently:

    "Under what obscene circumstances should I abrogate my liberty, my freedom of association, and pay a ransom for the privilege of applying my craft, or negotiating a trade arrangement with an agreeable employer?"
    For government to set the terms of my employment contract with another, it requires capitulation to an oppressive NLRB rule, one that somehow has made it through far too many seasons already.  

    It is wrong. It is immoral. It requires a "slave's mindset." And I will see it ended before I am through fighting it.

    ~ More below ~

    So one might think I would applaud the decision by Michigan's Senate Majority leader to go after the teacher's unions with his recently announced plan to see right-to-work applied in our schools alone.

    I believe Randy Richardville has made a grave error.

    Given the reluctance he has shown to advance ANY type of employee freedom legislation as yet, it seems out of character.  It is strange enough, but seems apparent to folks is that he is in fact reacting to the MEA financed recall attempts on Paul Scott as a sort of pay-back, retribution, or punishment.


    Right-To-Work is not punishment.  It is re-establishing the natural connection between employee and employer.  It is recognizing our rights as individuals as so aptly stated by those who once upon a time, knew what "Self Evident truths" were.  It is, and should be a law re-recognized to be applied to all persons as a reward for being a part of the greatest nation on the face of the earth.

    Punishment it is not.

    And it is troubling, if that is the intent of the majority leader. Political retribution is an ugly thing indeed. That would be the act of a man so self absorbed in his own power, he is not guided by principle or any proper sense of justice. And while anyone in this forum would gladly see our teacher's unions dealt with a little more directly, and challenged even more than they have, it is imprudent to consider arbitrary acts by the majority leader as appropriate.

    Of course I could be a bad judge of character.

    If Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville is not being vindictive and petty, I take it all back.

    Perhaps he thinks it is a way to advance the cause of freedom to the ends I have described.  Perhaps he thinks baby steps in the war against an unjust proposition of government control in every facet of our lives, including the method by which we earn our bread is the way to go.  Perhaps he just wants to "inch it along?"

    Perhaps.  Perhaps a tantrum is not what is going on? Could I be erring in my assessment?

    Given what seems to be the obvious answer, perhaps he might consider taking the big bite and helping Michigan restore its sense of self determination and guidance without the intrusive hand of a government gone bad.  Maybe he is set to consider rewarding ALL OF THE the state's workforce who need the relief with a fully effective solution.

    Perhaps he will clear his good name by crafting a complete Freedom-To-Work legislative package that will clear the air about what he is trying to do?

    That would make it worth being wrong.

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    I will take it...absolutely! (none / 0) (#1)
    by maidintheus on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 10:53:45 PM EST
    Especially as it is connected to the education of the youngest and/or most vulnerable citizens. Yes, it's a nice, large step in the right direction.

    Nice post too, as usual!

    Not to be a killjoy... (none / 0) (#6)
    by KG One on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 07:43:10 AM EST
    ...but you should've left up BM's last post.

    Tossing something out there like that puts the onus on him to actually back up what he said.

    Missed a few... (none / 0) (#11)
    by BillMilligan on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 05:14:06 PM EST
    Man, you guys missed a whole bunch of people and places that I shared this with...


    Just the teachers? Um, um... (none / 0) (#12)
    by Corinthian Scales on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 03:43:19 PM EST
    ...Senate Majority Leader Richardville has no comments right now.


    Ht. Chris

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