Labor Day marks the end of lots of things – summer is over, no more backyard barbeques, swimming pools close, and you have to put away your white shoes. What the holiday also marks is a declining free market and fair labor practices in America.
“Labor Day is an occasion upon which highly paid union men have the day off to do some shopping at retail stores staffed almost exclusively by non-union workers (if you’re in retail, you’re working on Labor Day), to have cookouts in backyards maintained by non-union (and often illegal) workers, and to otherwise enjoy the delectable fruits of hypocrisy.”, Red Monday
Why we have this love affair with a Canadian-born, crypto-Communist holiday that would more appropriately be held on May 1st is beyond me. Everyone likes a day off, but why should we honor union bosses that have betrayed their members by being bought off in Obama’s race for socialized medicine. Why do we perpetuate the myth that Democrats care about the welfare of the American people when their agenda is all about maintaining control by buying off constituencies or enslaving them to the welfare plantation? You mean to tell me that refusing black children vouchers that allow them to escape failed government schools and have a hope of a better life celebrates the spirit of hope and opportunity that this nation was founded on?
Forget celebrating big labor and their union thugs. Forget about celebrating the “failed everywhere it’s been tried” socialist ideas and programs of the Democrats. Forget the politics of racial division and identity.
Instead, let’s celebrate freedom. Let’s celebrate the courage of the American entrepreneur. Let’s take a day and celebrate the hope of a better life for everyone through equal opportunity, equal access, and equal freedom.
For more on the history of Labor Day, what it celebrates, and it fails to represent the ideals and aspirations of a freedom loving American people, check out “Red Monday” By Kevin D. Williamson at National Review Online.
Picture credit to Tom Burns, illustrator / graphic designer.