Monday, May 16, 2011

Media Ignores Obama Administration's Threats to Freedom

The Obama Administration’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has filed two suits that should send chills up the spine of anyone who truly believes in freedom.  Unfortunately, our so-called free press is doing everything it can to ignore these two important stories.

In Arizona, the NLRB has gone to court to void a state constitutional amendment that only allows secret ballots for union voting.  The amendment was passed in 2010 by Arizona voter by a 61 to 39 percent margin.  The amendment was passed because of fears that without a secret ballot, unions might coerce workers into voting for a union.  Basically, if a company chooses not to voluntarily allow a union to be formed; only a secret vote of the employees can force the issue, according to the Arizona amendment.

The confidentiality of the voting booth is considered a sacred right in this country.  No one should ever have to know how you vote about any issue or candidate unless you choose to disclose your decision.  Evidently, the Obama Administration is so pro-union that it is trying to use the courts to force workers into disclosing their preferences regarding any attempt to unionize them. Maybe I’m missing something here, but this seems to fly in the face of voting rights that we hold dear in this country.

Another right that I suspect most Americans would believe is important is the right of a business to locate wherever it desires.  Unfortunately, the NLRB under the Obama Administration is trying to place curbs on that right, too. 

Boeing is being sued by the NLRB for attempting to move some of its aircraft production to South Carolina. The NLRB wants to force Boeing to build its new production plant, which is designed to produce the innovative 787 Dreamline airliner in Washington, which is a big union state.  Building the plant in South Carolina, which is a right to work state, would reduce the cost of production significantly, but since the NLRB believes that Boeing is trying to avoid further unionization of its work force, it is violating federal law.  Businesses in general rightfully fear that an NLRB success in this suit would set a dangerous precedent and give the federal government power to dictate to any company where they can locate their plants in order to placate union organizers.

The big fear that I have about both stories is that hardly anyone in our mainstream media is reporting on these two big threats to our freedom.  Go on the websites of the major news networks and try to find stories on these two law suits.

As I have said in previous posts, we have so many advocates in our main stream media that have invested so much of their credibility in getting Barack Obama elected, that it is rather difficult to call what we have a free press anymore.  These same advocates appear to be working overtime to avoid reporting on any story that might enrage many in the electorate who do not want overbearing federal intervention in our lives.  A free press is supposed to provide a check and balance to oppressive government, but our media in large part is unfortunately proving to be nothing more than a propaganda arm of the Obama Administration.  Too bad for us.

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