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The following is an excerpt from the book-blog “U.S. Constitution: “Sine Die“.  It sets up what is now actually happening.  The list of executive branch regulations is growing exponentially and is heaping great cost on the fragile U.S. economy at a time when we need less regulation and lower cost to survive.

“Congress Abdicates Its Lawmaking Power”

In 1913, the progressive socialists destroyed the vertical checks and balance between the States and the federal government, with the seventeenth amendment.  Just as in 1913 with the action against the States, today, a critical milestone on the path to a socialist government and economy for the progressives was to destroy the horizontal checks and balance and the separation of powers among the branches of the federal government.  This has clearly picked up pace in the last eighteen months, with the progressive socialists chairing just about every committee in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.  With the extreme progressive socialist leadership of Nancy Pelosi in the House and Harry Reed in the Senate, the progressives enabled the passage of two major bills with no one given time to read the bills – yet like lemmings fellow progressives and liberals voted for; a health care bill; and a financial regulation bill.  Neither bill was truly about health care or financial regulation.  These bills were all about progressives taking over the economy and collapsing the separation of powers in the federal government.

These bills, combined, create numerous new federal agencies and thousands of rules to be written by executive branch and independent agency bureaucrats appointed by the Executive Branch – not by Congress.  Bureaucrat written rules will now carry the force of law.  These new and existing executive branch and independent agencies are empowered to write unchecked regulations – they have been empowered to write a massive amount of invasive law.  Essentially the progressives in Congress just transferred, by law, their Constitutional legislative authority to the Executive Branch and to independent agencies, like the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, also known as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  The Executive Branch and independent agencies now have the capability of writing law unchecked by your elected representatives and to selectively enforce existing law to control the future of this nation.

The horizontal balance brought about by the separation of powers and the checks and balances among the branches of the federal government are gone.  The vertical check on the federal government by the States is gone.  The executive branch and the CFPB are now able to control all aspects of our financial transactions, capital markets, and our health.  They will grow more powerful in 2012 as they write more new law.  The President and his appointee at the CFPB can now actually penalize one or more businesses or industries and even seize companies it considers a threat to our economy, without due process.  Where is the freedom from seizure found in the Bill of Rights?  As the new central government grows, our individual liberty will continue to shrivel until it is gone.

The progressives will now pick up the pace on their march to move us to failed socialism for the sake of power and world wealth redistribution.  The executive branch can and will engineer events that will continue to move our economy to total collapse and thus with a groundswell of despair from suffering citizens, the public will readily accept a totalitarian government’s help and an abandonment of what remains of the Constitution.  This will be the end game of the progressives and it is around the corner.  History repeats itself and if you look at how totalitarian government comes into power, you will find that it is by promising suffering citizens a bright future – “if you will just follow us”.  First, however, the progressives need to create the suffering and this is well underway.  Our economy is at a crossroads – continue the Obama and friends progressive socialist prescription, and they will have achieved this goal of extreme suffering.   Shall we rename this once great nation “The National Socialists of America” or “The EBCG of America” – “The Executive Branch Central Government of America”?-

It the last few months the Obama administration has enacted regulations:

  • severely limiting oil drilling in this country,
  • knocking on the door to impose a version of “Card Check”,
  • allowing an expansion of the use and volume of ethanol in a gallon of gas, despite its disruption of the food supply, increasing food prices, and being deterious to the engines it powers,
  • using the EPA to further regulate the biomass industry and requiring expensive controls on power company and industry emissions, raising energy costs when this country needs to seek cheaper energy to restart our manufacturing base,
  • adding to consumer product safety, and ear safety regulation and cost,
  • reinterpreting the laws on illegal immigration to minimize deportation on non-criminal illegal immigrants,
  • implementing “Net Neutrality” is the first step of taking over the internet,
  • opening up the opportunities for trial lawyers to sue the meat and the poultry industries, again adding to prices,
  • providing tax breaks for trial attorneys,
  • and instituting onerous and costly heavy truck fuel economy standards.

(Source: The American Spectator, December 2011/January 2011, pages 23 through 25)

So many of these federal regulations have been enacted over the overt objections of Congress, it is safe to say that we have lost our federal republic form of government.  We have gone from limited power with the states still in charge to unlimited power centered in the executive branch with a feckless Congress and powerless states.  This must change or we are doomed to a new form of government, with central planning at the executive branch, a continued weak economy, people dependent on the state, and loss of individual freedom in the free market: Socialism.

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The AFL-CIO’s web site says this about the Employee Free Choice Act:

“The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800, S. 1041), supported by a bipartisan coalition in Congress, would enable working people to bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions by restoring workers’ freedom to choose for themselves whether to join a union. It would:
• Establish stronger penalties for violation of employee rights when workers seek to form a union  and during first-contract negotiations.
• Provide mediation and arbitration for first-contract disputes.
• Allow employees to form unions by signing cards authorizing union representati
on.”

This web site offers a few very interesting statements on why this act should pass in Congress.

First it calls the act a bipartisan coalition.  Know this, in the Senate no Republicans have sign on and that one of this Bill’s co-sponsors is now President-Elect Obama.   In the House the Bill has 234 co-sponsors, of which 6 are Ohio and Northeast Republicans – some bipartisan coalition?

Second it slyly says that the Act will

“Allow employees to form unions by signing cards authorizing union representation.”

In another area of the web site it says

“But the current system for forming unions and bargaining is broken. Every day, corporations deny workers the freedom to decide for themselves whether to form unions to bargain for a better life. They routinely intimidate, harass, coerce and even fire workers who try to form unions and bargain for economic well-being.”

One would think that with all this “bipartisan” support in Congress and the need to prevent the coercion of workers in forming a union, this Bill must pass.  Nowhere does the web site state that today workers enjoy the private ballot to decide whether they form a union or not.

Yes, a private ballot currently protects workers from both union and management coercion and intimidation.  This private ballot protects workers from being fired for making a choice against management and from being blackballed by the union should they vote against the union, and it succeeds.  The only reason to strip workers of a private ballot is to allow union organizer coercion from unions to force workers to complete a “Card Check” form in front of the union organizer to form unions – say hello to big Domenic and three fingers Vinnie, your friendly neighborhood union organizers.  Remember unions have had management from time to time charged with and convicted of racketeering and other not so nice crimes.

Here is the real story.  The Democrats want more unions, because the unions will collect dues of 1% to 2% of the employees pay.  These dues will be used to pay union member salaries and as contributions to Democratic political campaigns and Political Action Committees.  The Democrats see this as more unions, means more union dues, means more contributions to its candidates.  Thus the Democrats are ready willing and able to outright strip today’s workers of the democratic right to a private ballot in a true free choice union organizing election.  How democratic of the Democrats to eliminate a secret ballot for a good portion of the membership of their own party who are currently workers in non-union companies.  The icing on the cake is the name they gave the Act.   It is called the Employee Free Choice Act.  How apropos is it that there is no free choice in the Act?  We asked for Change and change we will get.  The candles on the cake is that this act will not apply to government workers, whom will be working for the democrats.

The Heritage Foundation has studied this Act and produced a number of articles and reports on the matter.  The Foundation has determined that “…the EFCA would disenfranchise 105 million American workers, which encompasses more than two-thirds, or 68.8 percent, of the American workforce.”   Read the whole report at The Employee Free Choice Act Would Disenfranchise 105 Million Workers.

The word needs to get out on this charade carried on by the Democratic party in power.  Come January 20th, 2009, the House with a Democrat majority, the Senate with a possible filibuster majority, and a co-sponsor of the bill in the White House, Barack Obama, will disenfranchise 105 million workers by passing this bill.  By removing the secret ballot and encouraging the flourishing of unions without real worker choice, the Democrats will start the march to socialism in this country.

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