To say that the flight of jobs from union States to right-to-work States is due to the freedom from union abuses in right-to-work States is true, of course. But it is a typically tortuous liberal way of saying that union abuses in union States are driving jobs out of union States. And with that, I agree.
But while I agree that union abuses is part of the problem, I do not agree with Tingles' intrinsically suggested solution of banning right-to-work laws. That would make as much sense as banning aspirin to get rid of headaches.
Right-to-work laws did not sprout overnight like a fungus. They were enacted in 1947 by the Taft-Hartley Act, passed twice by Congress – the second time over President Truman's veto – in response to egregious union excesses. The solution to the problem, Mr. Matthews, is not the problem.
Black Muslim Congressmen Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) and André Carson (D-Indiana) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson on 23 April requesting that they deny an entry visa to Dutch political leader Geert Wilders, who had been invited to the United States by Representatives Steven King (R-Iowa) and Louie Gohmert ( R-Texas), on the grounds that Mr. Wilders is "Islamophobic." Excerpts from the Ellison-Carson letter follow.
"Mr. Wilders' policy agenda is centered on the principle that Christian culture is superior to other cultures. He justifies his desire to ban the Quran and Islam from the Netherlands with depraved comments like, 'Islam is not a religion, it's an ideology, the ideology of a retarded culture.' We should not be importing hate speech."
I agree with your opening statement, Congressmen, but since everyone – including you Black Muslims – think your culture is superior, that is hardly cause for recrimination. Beyond that, to depict the irrefutable fact that "Islam is not a religion, it's an ideology," as a "depraved comment" seems a bit disingenuous. And finally, if you can't see that a culture that bans toilet paper is a "retarded culture," or that your own xenophobic rant is the epitome of "hate speech," you are seriously in need of ocular correctional assistance.
Even more alarmingly, Congressmen Ellison and Carson went on to say, "In the US, freedom of speech is a bedrock principle that distinguishes free societies from ones living under suppressive regimes. Freedom of speech, however, is not absolute. It is limited by the legal and moral understanding that speech that causes the incitement of violence or prejudicial action against protected groups is wrong."
What?!! Freedom of speech is not absolute? Please show me, Congressmen, in the First Article of the Bill of Rights where it says that free speech is limited by "offensiveness," or that those who might be "offended" by free speech have the right to resort to "violence."
And who the hell, pray tell, are "protected groups?" In the united States of America "all men are created equal." We don't have any "protected groups" here, Congressmen. If you want to be part of a "protected group," y'all are in the wrong country!
Geert Wilders, along with Steve King and Louie Gohmert and other prescient patriots in both Europe and the United States, are offering us a solution to the problem of Muslim infiltration and destruction of the personal freedoms that we in the West have spent four centuries building and developing.
Muslims will, of course, along with liberals like Tingles Matthews, continue to try to convince us that the solution is the problem.