FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2015
Governor Walker will sign Right to Work legislation as soon as the Assembly approves it, making Wisconsin the 25th state to do so. While the Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW) totally agrees with the right of citizens to choose whom they will associate with including joining a union if they wish (or not), this legislation isn’t necessary and shows the constitutional ignorance of both major parties. If the elephant and donkey parties had just obeyed and enforced our 1st Amendment (freedom of association) and 5th Amendment (no denying of property without due process) rights fifty years ago, many Wisconsin workers would not have had their property (part of their paycheck for union dues) confiscated (stolen) by unions all this time.
Constitutional rights cannot be undone or reversed by a majority vote of the legislature; simple legislation always can be. When our elected leaders don’t understand or won’t follow the U.S. and state constitutions, they act as though the only way to protect the rights of citizens is to first win back (or in the GOP’s case, retain) the majority in the legislature and get their governor elected or re-elected. So if the GOP lost control of the state Senate and maybe even the governorship last year, would they have delayed protecting workers’ constitutional God-given rights until after they hopefully regained control in the next election? Individual constitutional rights can be enforced at any time; you never have to wait and see what election results are first before you can act.
The CPoW says that the laws mandating forced membership in a union including “giving” said union the power to seize private citizens’ property was unconstitutional and therefore illegal to begin with. So while this legislation will become law very soon with the governor’s signature, because Right to Work is tied to simple legislation and not inalienable, unchanging rights like those in the Bill of Rights, what will prevent the Democrats from voting through a repeal of Right to Work legislation should they retake the majority and the governorship in 2016? Nothing! So thanks to the ignorance of both major parties, you have the right to not have your property seized by private groups and the freedom to associate…for now. Two years from now, who knows?
We need elected leaders securing our inalienable rights with their votes like all Constitutionalist candidates would. When our elected leaders obey the highlest law of our land and the constitution in their state, it creates long-term stability in our lives and our civilization, regardless of which party runs the government in the future.
Rule of law prevents the uncertainty that always comes from democracy (mob rule). Under rule of law and following the Founders original intent, we Constitutionalists understand that you and I as citizens have the same rights today, tomorrow and for the rest of our lives. If simple legislation can trump constitutional law, then the constitution is made worthless. By setting the far lower standard of passing simple legislation to decide what our rights are – as right to work supporters in our legislature are doing – the elephants and donkeys have set the stage for our constitutional rights to property and our freedom of association to be voted away from us down the road by the mob and special interest groups.