The principles that rule this blog

Principles that will govern my thoughts as I express them here (from my opening statement):

  • Freedom of the individual should be as total as possible, limited only by the fact that nobody should be free to cause physical injury to another, or to deprive another person of his freedoms.
  • Government is necessary primarily to provide those services that private enterprise won't, or won't at a price that people can afford.
  • No person has a right to have his own beliefs on religious, moral, political, or other controversial issues imposed on others who do not share those beliefs.

I believe that Abraham Lincoln expressed it very well:

“The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do, at all, or cannot
so well do, for themselves — in their separate, individual capacities.”

Comments will be invited, and I will attempt to reply to any comments that are offered in a serious and non-abusive manner. However, I will not tolerate abusive or profane language (my reasoning is that this is my blog, and so I can control it; I wouldn't interfere with your using such language on your own!)

If anyone finds an opinion that I express to be contrary to my principles, they are welcome to point this out. I hope that I can make a rational case for my comments. Because, in fact, one label I'll happily accept is rationalist.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The Democratic Party (and President Obama), a tool of organized labor

As I have said in a previous posting, one reason I hate the Democratic Party is because it is a tool of organized labor. And this was clearly demonstrated by recent actions of the National Labor Relations Board. They have actually sued the Boeing Corporation because it wants to set up a new assembly line in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, rather than expanding operations in the more union-friendly state of Washington.

Some Republican Senators are going to try to retaliate — and I say Good for them! — by holding up some NLRB nominations to the NLRB board, including Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon, who is leading the suit. Unfortunately, until (hopefully by next year's election!) Pres. Obama is removed, it is unlikely that we will see any appointees to the NLRB who are not stooges of the organized labor movement.

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