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on Dec. 11, 2011 :
Did you know that all those great things our forebears did happened because of the union(s)?
Did you know that ‘shared sacrifice’ [alias ‘eat you peas] is the essence of what it means to be an American?
President Obama says so.
Read below and ask yourself: Is Obama that ignorant that he can make things up out of whole cloth?
Obama's pro-labor actions: Obama stacked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the NLRB, which is supposed to be an independent agency, told Boeing it could not build a new plant in a right to work state. Boeing just settled with the union and immediately the NLRB backed off.
Yes unions have power -- too much power. No, the union(s) are not responsible for what our forebears achieved.
The quotes below are from the book Obama on Civil Rights published on Smashwords by an anonymous author with name of infotainmentpress
Remarks By The President [Obama] At The 102nd Abraham Lincoln Association Annual Banquet:
“While each of us must do our part, work as hard as we can, and be as responsible as we can – in the end, there are certain things we cannot do on our own.
“There are certain things we can only do together…
“There are certain things only a union can do.
“Only a union could harness the courage of our pioneers to settle the American west… which is why he passed a Homestead Act giving a tract of land to anyone seeking a stake in our growing economy.
“Only a union could foster the ingenuity of our farmers… which is why he set up land-grant colleges that taught them how to make the most of their land while giving their children an education that let them dream the American dream.
“Only a union could speed our expansion and connect our coasts with a transcontinental railroad…, and so, even in the midst of civil war, he built one.
“Only a union could serve the hopes of every citizen – to knock down the barriers to opportunity and give each and every person the chance to pursue the American dream….
“ But in recent years, we’ve seen the pendulum swing too far in the opposite direction.. It’s a philosophy [the “It’s” refers to pendulum ] that says every problem can be solved if only government would step out of the way; that if government were just dismantled, divvied up into tax breaks, and handed out to the wealthiest among us, it would somehow benefit us all.
“Such knee-jerk disdain for government – this constant rejection of any common endeavor – cannot rebuild our levees or our roads or our bridges. It cannot refurbish our schools or modernize our health care system; lead to the next medical discovery or yield the research and technology that will spark a clean energy economy."
Remember Humpty Dumpty who said that words mean what he says they mean?
book review written Dec. 11, 2011 by DrCameronJackson@gmail.com
(reviewed the day of purchase)