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  •  So, when the government is wrong, it is everyone's (13+ / 0-)

    duty to roll over and pretend nothing is happening?

    When the government is wrong, no one should speak up?

    Your attitude seems appalling to me. You seem to think that "the law" is always what we should respect, rather than principles, morality, ethics, fairness or the founding father's vision for this nation.  

    "The law" is frequently wrong. The administrators of the law, like the Reagan administration, for example, are even more frequently wrong.

    It is the duty of loyal citizens to point that out. These folks had the courage of their convictions, put their jobs on the line, stood up for themselves, and were fired for their trouble.  But make no mistake:  If not the flight controllers' union, it would have been another one. Reagan and his henchmen were out to destroy the unions and company presidents across the nation were chomping at the bit for them to do it. Reagan smacked down the flight controllers and the corporate presidents shook their fingers in union president's faces, saying, "You've got no more protection in Washington."

    And guess what?  It is THE LAW that the Federal government enforce labor laws. They have failed to enthusiastically do so for 30 years now.  Why aren't you complaining about the lack of strong enforcement of labor LAW that benefits unions? Do you simply dislike unions?

    Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. -- Harry S Truman

    by YucatanMan on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 10:52:10 PM PDT

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