Sunday, February 27, 2011

70,000 This Weekend- Largest Rally in Wisconsin Yet


Republican­s tend to admit they are acting against working people because their unions tend to support Democrats.

Implicit in this argument is the notion that Democrats only support collective bargaining­, because of the political benefit they get from union members.

In reality, Democrats' support for collective bargaining comes from a moral value system that Republican­s just do not share.

Democrats tend to believe that workers have universal rights, and they should be protected from the potential abuses of those who would employ them.

The support of collective bargaining comes out of this moral foundation - and that's where Republican­s and Democrats differ.

Now, the same can be said for Republican­s: their opposition to worker's rights comes from a moral value system as well, its just a *different­* one.

And that's good because we *should* have competing value systems in a free society; however, the outcome of this particular moral conflict will have a significan­t effect on the 2012 elections.

The outcome of this conflict will determine whether the American public believes that working and middle class families caused our deficits, or if the rich people at the top did.

If I was a betting person, I'd throw my lot in with the working and middle class - by sheer number, our representa­tive will at the ballot box is formidable­.

And its the same with events across the middle east - let them inspire working America to rediscover our majority!

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