As the depressing news of Obama’s reelection began to seep into our consciousness late in the night on November 7, I wrote the following about the one bright spot that still remains in our Republic; federalism:
Yet, there is still one element of our Constitutional Republic that has been preserved; the separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches and the separation of the individual states from the federal government. We have held onto the House with roughly the same strong majority, plus we have added a number of new conservatives. Additionally, we have picked up some state legislative chambers, increasing our majority control over a record number of state governments.
In case you are underwhelmed at the prospect of controlling state governments in important states, look no further than Michigan to lift your spirits.
At present, there are 23 right-to-work states where forced unionization is illegal.
This is one of the most important issues, not just because it effects our liberty and economic growth, but because the circuitous money laundering operation imposed on the tax payers by the unions serves as the mother’s milk of Democrat politics. Yet, who would have thought that the 24th right-to-work state would be in the home field of the union movement – Michigan?!
Yesterday, both chambers of the Republican-controlled legislature passed a right to work law, and it is now headed for the governor’s desk for his signature. We need to replicate these sort of victories around the country in the state that we control. We have no choice but to fight for liberty using federalism – the last vestige of our Republican form of government that is still intact.
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