21 February, 2011

We The People

In order to form a more perfect union....

America lives because the little masses formed a union against an oppressive king. They did it again in the first half of the 20th century, forming labor unions to protect workers from the Robber Barons, the Trusts, and the monopolies, to force better pay, working conditions, job safety, and to outlaw the abhorrent practice of child slavery.

This week's labor battles in Wisconsin are merely the spark lighting the fuse of worker unrest throughout the country. Working families will no longer be sheep. The plutocrats have unmasked themselves and their true agenda. Do we join Orwell's world, or do we save ourselves?

Mark Sumner writes on the Daily Kos website about the word and the concept of union.

United we stand, divided the Republic falls to plutocracy. Make your stand now or die a slave. History waits.

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