"The outlawing of independent unions is the clearest and most consistent marker of despotism around the world."
That's what the American people are up against. Here's one more person who has figured it out, but they too are just another hippie blogger, so no one "serious" is going to pay any more attention than they did when the same bloggers claimed the Iraq war was based on lies, or that allowing rich people to engage in whatever criminality they want was not going to come to a good end for the rest of us.
The people who didn't give a damn about elections when a Democrat was elected to the White House and Democrats were elected to control both houses of Congress, have now decided that elections give them a perfect right to dismantle the most basic foundations of democracy. The people who railed against the overthrow of Mubarak for (assumed) fear that new elections would produce a win by an antidemocratic group of religious fanatics, are just thrilled to use an election to accomplish the same thing themselves. And the people who scream in our faces day in and day out about how only they can uphold the Constitution cannot get far enough into it to read this:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Of course, I guess it's not Congress destroying our freedom, but the would-be tyrant of a single State, and we all know about the sacred right of States to turn themselves into dictatorships.