This is who they are. This is what they do.
As the organized left, right down to Obama himself, ramp up pressure to keep Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder from signing right to work legislation into law, the hired thugs / “labor activists” they deploy to drive home the seriousness of their “suggestions” attack those who stand for fiscal responsibility and real freedom of speech and association — here, the tent of Americans for Prosperity, who have been helping in the effort to turn Michigan into a right to work state.
From an AFP email action alert:
We know this fight is bigger than Michigan. This fight is about giving American workers the freedom to choose what job they want, without having to forcibly give up part of their paychecks to fund a union they might not support.
And the fact that it’s happening in Michigan—the home of the United Auto Workers and the birth place of the modern labor movement—means that it could literally happen in any state across the country.
Like what happened in Wisconsin last year, people on the state level are hungry for change. They want to see more freedom and more open labor markets. They want to remove barriers to job growth, and they want to keep more money in the pockets of the American people.
And, all across the country, we’re winning the hearts and minds of Americans, and they’re seeing, more and more, that states simply function better when economic freedom expands for everyone.
I’ve been arguing that if we’re to beat back federal intrusion it has to begin with states pushing back against the demands of the federal statists.
This is part of that effort — one we can’t afford to lose.
At some point, there will be widespread violence. I’m convinced.
So be it.