Friday, April 8, 2011

America's Flirtation With Fascist-Like Tactics

The Journal's readers have something to say about union boycotts in Wisconsin.
Comparing desperate measures taken by unions and their supporters in Wisconsin to the relatively tame, ballot-box-oriented activities of the tea party, I find it hard to understand how the latter group is the one that is most often labeled extremist. How would the media react if tea partiers demanded that businesses put Revolutionary War flags in their windows next to a "We Support Taxpayers and Fiscal Sanity" sign? NPR, MSNBC and the New York Times would be apoplectic.
The aforementioned media outlets would scare the living daylights out of the American people by resurrecting the specter of Nazis, Klansmen, and Inquisitors--but certainly not of Communists.

This brief link is worth reading for one reader's review of FDR's NRA, which was struck down by the Supreme Court before it could accomplish what public unions in Wisconsin are trying to achieve by strong-arming businesses that decline to feature their propaganda.

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