Now far be it from me to compare people who support torture, spying on their fellow citizens, xenophobia, armed violence and union busting to the Nazi Party.
Now here is the funny bit, even Ronald Reagan recognized that the rights to form a labor union and participate in union membership is "one of the most elemental human rights"
During his Christmas address to the nation on December 23, 1981, President Reagan condemned the Soviet-backed Polish crackdowns on labor unions, promoting the “basic right of free trade unions and to strike”:
In a radio address given the following October, the former president escalated his rhetoric. Reagan condemned the Polish government’s outlawing of Solidarity, and attacked it for making it “clear they never had any intention of restoring one of the most elemental human rights — the right to belong to a free trade union”:
REAGAN: Ever since martial law was brutally imposed last December, Polish authorities have been assuring the world that they’re interested in a genuine reconciliation with the Polish people. But the Polish regime’s action yesterday reveals the hollowness of its promises. By outlawing Solidarity, a free trade organization to which an overwhelming majority of Polish workers and farmers belong, they have made it clear that they never had any intention of restoring one of the most elemental human rights—the right to belong to a free trade union.
So here is my question to conservatives and libertarians, whose side are you on on union rights? Ronald Reagan or Hitler?
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