About 7 weeks ago I declared here that I would never celebrate Labor Day, for reasons obvious and numerous. Suffice it to say that I believe that unions and the labor movement as composed today (and 117 years ago as well) represent the very opposite of the ideas that America was founded upon, and under which America has thrived for well over 200 years. Unions are corrupt, anti-democratic, anti-freedom, and anti-free market. They are violent and dangerous. They are a parasite on the economy. What’s more, the federal government is so thoroughly penetrated by labor forces that they seem to work to one end. They deserve many things, all of them bad. What they do not deserve is to be honored with a paid national holiday on a par with Memorial Day, Independence Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Washington’s Birthday.
Now, all that said, the first Monday in September is a great location for a paid holiday. As they say, waste not, want not. so it is my intention now and evermore to use that day as Right to Work Day.