“nothing less than democracy, fundamental rights, and freedom are at stake”
So say the Unions fighting to maintain their pensions and benefits and the power to bargain collectively with the politicians they elect, except when they lose and someone like Scott Walker gets elected in Wisconsin. Now Governor Walker wants to put an end to the state worker’s unions’ power to bargain collectively. Of course he is right. How can it be right that unions take money from Wisconsin’s taxpayers, use it to make donations to the Democrat Party, and when the Democrat candidate wins, they then sit at the table with him in the State offices and negotiate their wages pensions and benefits? How is that legitimate?
But I digress. The argument I wanted to address was the abuse of the word “right”. There is no “right” to collective bargaining. There is an agreement. There is a power to negotiate. This “rights” business is left wing propaganda. Designed to provoke a sense of outrage at any suggestion it may be taken away.
As in polling, when somebody might ask- “Should Governor Walker take away the right of the Unions to Collective Bargaining?” Most unsuspecting people would answer no, because they’re sucked in by the false concept of “rights”.
If the question was put differently, say as “Should Governor Walker refuse to enter into Collective Bargaining with State Unions?” the response would be quite different. Public sector unions have no “fundamental right” to collective bargaining and to claim they have is just Stalinist propaganda and a psychological ploy.