State Of The Union
It’s time to close the union violence loophole
by Mark Mix - September 2nd, 2011 - Washington Times
In the wake of a Verizon strike that saw clashes between union protesters and company employees, it’s worth asking a simple question: Why do union toughs have a federal “Get Out of Jail Free” card?
Most people don’t know it, but the Supreme Court’s 1973 Enmons decision exempts union officials from federal prosecution for violent activities “used to gain legitimate union objectives.” This baffling immunity gives union thugs license to harass, intimidate and even attack independent-minded workers.
According to figures compiled by the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the media has reported more than 12,000 instances of union violence over the last three decades. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg - incidents that didn’t make the morning paper point to a much larger, unreported total.
Like the incompetent and tyranny promoting rules on murder that have left our nation with the highest murder rate in the world, the courts have embraced tyranny in union organizing too.
Why are the judicial tyrants never held accountable for their ignorant rulings? Why are the American people so gullible they continue to accept our corrupt courts as a system of justice when it is so clear that nothing could be further from the truth. There is no justice in America.
Anecdotal evidence, like union thugs throwing feces on twelve year old children of strike breaking parents, is ignored by both the media and the American populace. Nothing is done. Even when arrested, the judges send these people home with, at best, a slap on the wrist. How can such acts against children be tolerated in a truly civil society?
Actually the question answers itself. It can't. Such a society has stopped being civil and has become a tyranny.