Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Forced Union Membership Means Free Speech

Conservative Hideout 2.0

OK kids, it’s time to put on your suspension of disbelief, and hold on to your chairs, because this is going to be one crazy ride. It seems that a union is suing to overturn Indiana’s Right to Work Law. Their reasoning is typical liberal, and therefore defies all logic. Here is more from CNBC…

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s new right-to-work law should be struck down because it infringes upon unions’ free speech rights by depriving them of the dues that fund their political speech, attorneys for a union challenging the law contend, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s so-called Citizens United ruling that eased restrictions on corporate campaign spending.

Attorneys for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 argue in a court brief that Indiana’s new law, which allows workers to not pay union dues even if a union bargains on their behalf, interferes with the union’s free speech rights and “impinges on this fundamental right of union membership.”

Where in the you-know-what do we begin to take this one apart? Obviously, this is typical leftist, “re-brand slavery as freedom” effort. Essentially, what they are saying is that to grant the “right” to union membership, people must be forced to join them. Because, as well all know, exercising rights means depriving everyone else of theirs. Then, the union’s “freedom of speech” requires that they confiscate funds from the members, that, in turn, must be forced into joining. And all of this is OK, because “this is what democracy looks like,” right?