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AFL-CIO: People who believe in 10th Amendment have “cultish beliefs”
Is this the depths to which today's union bosses have sunk?
When the term astro-turf didn’t stick, and tea bagger was thrown into the harbor of bad ideas, union bosses went into overdrive trying to think of new and creative ways to demean Americans who don’t agree with their socio-fascist ideals.
Earlier this week, the CWA’s Larry Cohen decided that the Tea Party Movement advocates slavery. Now, the AFL-CIO is charging that Americans who believe in the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment are like cult worshipers [emphasis added].
Most cults are based in some sort of skewed spiritual vision or the worship of a charismatic leader, but there is a re-emerging cult that bows down at the feet of the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Many of them want to bring their cultish beliefs to the halls of Congress and are running for election this fall.
They’re called the “tenthers” and they say federal laws and rules like the minimum wage, Medicare, Social Security, unemployment insurance, the Department of Education, even child labor laws and a laundry list of other federal laws and programs are unconstitutional.
Their rationale—irrationale would be a better word—is that if a federal power is not specifically spelled out in the Constitution, well the government doesn’t have it, according to their view of the 10th amendment.
It’s a view that has long been discredited, but reappears from time to time, such as during FDR’s New Deal era and after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school segregation unconstitutional in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education.
So there you have it.
It’s one thing for union bosses to attack corporations—that’s something they’ve done since they were spawned—it’s quite another, however, for union bosses to attack Americans who believe in freedom.
Apparently, according to today’s union-boss mentality, there’s no difference between Jim Jones and James Madison, or Thomas Jefferson and David Koresh. Evidently, freedom is only for cult worshipers.
This is how low today’s union bosses have sunk.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776