This present and futuristic writer (he died at age of 90 in February,2012) asked in this 1975 book, 'Will public employee unions become our political masters?'
I quote from page 119 the following, " The battle, however, will be a long and bitter one. With unlimited power almost in their grasp, and with it hegemony over all of Big Labor, the sachems of public-employee unionism will not give up easily. They have demonstrated in the past their ability to ride heedlessly over the public and over the nations basic laws, and they are certain they can do it again. If they succeed and, then these United States will succumb to a government. of, by, and for a Big Labor oligarchy."
Also quoting author Slyvester Petro, in his incisive essay on sovereignty and public unionism, concludes with these word: "We have been dealing, I believe, with the most serious issues that can confront a people who wish to live in a civilized social order, one in which life has a chance to be reasonably prosperous, reasonably happy, and reasonably secure. The ends, mankind has learned through the bitterest experience over the centuries, are unachievable in the absence of government endowed with those attributes to which we have given the name 'sovereign'. I have tried to demonstrate that compulsory public-sector bargaining laws are INCOMPATIBLE with government sovereignty and that they will constitute a fatal threat to popular sovereignty as well. They can make no contribution to peace and productivity of society. They point in the direction of anarchy, and all the dread consequences of anarchy and disorder."
Since these writings of 37 years ago, many changes forecast by writer like Mr. Toledano have come to fruition like the stacked deck NLRB, the election to office of politicians willing to bend to the dollars of Big Labor and these politicians retention of power and a president the likes of Obama who masks his determination to become "supreme ruler" with a charismatic personality.
(Slyvester Petro, who died in 2007, was a professor of law and author of several books on unions and the dangers of Big Labor)
Most socialistic society have not succeeded except by brute force such as Cuba, Argentina, Venezuela, etc. Let the voter beware of Obama's close association with Big Labor, tort corporations and radicals like Bill Ayers and the Chicago reverend who did much of Obama's tutoring while he attended his church for 20 years.
Several generations have been asking and receiving, "what can I get that secures me financially from government" flies in the face of President John Kennedy who famously stated, "ask not what..........