The glamor involved in running for national office often surpasses that of local races. But, as Governor Palin has pointed out many times, the down-ticket races are so important. Despite Obama’s re-election and the alleged mandate the media and other liberals proclaim that voters chose, Michigan state representatives persevered on the basis of principle and not on media popularity. Today, according to NBC, the Michigan House passed right-to-work legislation.
Admitting defeat, NBC reported the passage of the bill as follows:
Michigan joins Ohio and Wisconsin – two other industrial Midwestern strongholds governed by Republicans in the statehouse – in advancing laws intended to weaken labor rights over the past two years. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, R, led an effort in 2011 to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, which prompted massive protests and a legislative standoff. It also prompted an effort to recall Walker, which the governor survived this past June. Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, led the effort to pass similar legislation in his state, though it was undone by a subsequent ballot initiative.
That’s quite a perceptive description. “Labor rights” is too broad of a term to use so loosely. Without the legislation, the “rights” actually prevent people from working unless its under a set of laws and provisions set forth by one union. If unions are such a good thing, why do they have to force people to join? Their service and accomplishment would speak for itself.
Without unions having the ability though to control industry, they lose their political persuasion. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about. So, it’s best to leave the average reader with the impression that conservatives don’t want workers to have rights.
Unions and Democrats have planned to continue fighting this new right-to-work law.
But union members believe they might have a chance to put the right-to-work law before voters as soon as 2014, though the changes to the law would be allowed to take effect in the meanwhile. And opponents of the right-to-work law would have to also meet a higher-than-usual threshold of support to put the question on the ballot.
Democrats vocally criticized the law in the debate preceding the vote, one lawmaker, Douglass Geiss, said there would be “blood” as a result of the law. State Rep. Shanelle Jackson, D, said the law guaranteed Snyder’s defeat in 2014, when he would be up for re-election.
The only problem with that plan is conservatives who are also preparing for 2014. We have to be ready for what’s coming by staying engaged and fighting to elect more commonsense conservatives to both federal and state legislatures.
Just yesterday, the President tried interjecting his rhetoric into the discussion. It failed.