|Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker|
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has emboldened conservatives, enabled businesses, and relieved taxpayers and families looking to make ends meet as well as improve their economic situation. After winning three statewide elections in four years, Walker has earned a clear mandate to continue and expand his economic reforms. The next policy to implement, workplace freedom or “right-to-work”, is a necessity.
Despite senate majority leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assemblyman Chris Kapenga’s support for this law, Governor Walker has remained cautious. This concern likely stems from fears about divisive labor protests. Labor union surrogates agitated with violence and vandalism in the wake of Michigan’s passage of Workplace Fairness and Equity back in 2012. If anything else, Walker’s support to sign the law, and the protests which may likely follow, will only expose the illicit and tyrannical nature of modern-day labor unions, plus their increased disservice to America’s work force.
Individuals should not be punished with unemployment simply because they do not want to join a union. Furthermore, American workers should not be forced to subsidize political candidates and causes, whether they support them or not, because they are forced to pay dues to a union which they had no choice to join.
Thomas Jefferson rebuked such politicized chicanery:
"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical."
For this reason alone, right-to-work is a necessary legislative safeguard, not just for individual employees, but the integrity of our democratic form of government.