Tuesday, August 28, 2007

No secret ballots? Voter intimidation...

If there was any doubt about the communistic nature of the political Left, consider the case of SB 180 by Carole Migden, which just passed the Senate on a party-line vote on its way to the governor. SB 180 replaces vote by secret ballot for farm worker organizing elections with a process euphemistically called “card-check,” in which a ballot can be thrust in front of a worker by any one at any time.

I guess the Demunists are really taking their cues from Hugo Chavez and his style of "democracy", aren't they?

Hey Carol baby, what is it about the right to a secret ballot that bothers you?

That’s exactly what this issue comes down to: the right of every worker to hear both sides of a question and then – in the privacy of a voting booth free from coercion, intimidation or recrimination – the worker is free to cast his or her ballot according to his or her own conscience and best judgment.

This right assures that whatever the pressure – whether from the employer, the union, the supervisor, the shop steward, even the spouse – that the workers, in the private sanctity of the voting booth, can cast their own votes according to their own best lights – without worrying how it will affect employment or friendships or working relationships.

This is the absolute, fundamental pre-condition for ANY representative republic – NOBODY can look over your shoulder while you cast your vote. NOBODY.

This measure utterly guts this fundamental principle upon which all free societies are based. It provides that one side can cajole, pressure, threaten, plead, and demand that a worker cast his or her vote while in the presence of the mob. Hugo Chavez and other "populist" goons would be proud.

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