President Cleveland created Labor Day on June 28, 1894 in an attempt to quell a strike by 150,000 railroad workers that had crippled the country’s economy. The striking laborers refused to go back to work and eventually clashed with federal troops. Their leader, Eugene Debs, was sent to prison, where he eventually became a Marxist.
The common ideology of the unions and the socialists made for a profitable long-term alliance. Each sought to overthrow the existing order, each proclaimed an entitlement to the property of others, and each was quick to resort to violence when lawful means were unproductive. Within two years of the institution of Labor Day, a quarter of a million workers in Chicago walked off their jobs, demanding a shorter work week (but the same pay). As so many strikes do, this one resulted in violence when police attempting to disperse the crowd at the Haymarket Square were attacked with a dynamite bomb. Seven police officers were killed. They would be the first victims of the new century of union, socialist violence.
The unions have long cultivated the myth that their reason for existence is the promotion of workers’ rights, but from their earliest days the opposite has been true. Shortly after the Civil War, as black Americans flooded northern industrial areas in search of jobs, labor unions such as The Brotherhood of Railroad Firemen and Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen prohibited the admission of black members. They also banned Catholics. Consequently, the railroads employed almost exclusively white … Read the rest
As of August 25, these are the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States.
|Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease||95,918|
|Influenza and Pneumonia||36,011|
|Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis||31,394|
As a percentage of the total:
|Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease||5%|
|Influenza and Pneumonia||2%|
|Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis||2%|
How many people have died from each cause today:
|Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease||403|
|Influenza and Pneumonia||151|
|Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis||132|
Sources: CDC, Guttmacher Institute
It’s August and that means back to school pictures by soccer moms and memes celebrating the anniversary our bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The heat and humidity has sapped my will to debate these people on Facebook and so I have shortened my debates with the warmongers to this simple, undeniable observation: those who justify the atomic murdering of innocent women and children are effectively no different than ISIS, except in terms of scale.
Why can they not see this? How could we ever hope to win the war against abortion when we defend-even celebrate-mass murder?
See how this discussion played out on Facebook:
We incarcerate people at a rate matched only by North Korea. Why? It would seem there are only three possible explanations:
1) Our justice system is vastly better at catching bad guys than anyone else in the world
2) Our citizens are much more prone to criminality than anyone else in the world
3) Something is wrong