Republicans seem to have a real problem with Democrats using Constitutionally-guaranteed loopholes to subvert the laws they worked so hard gerrymandering districts to secure.
The latest target of their hypocritical outrage involves Michigan unions that are working to extend their contracts in order to avoid the right to work law that Republicans snuck in the backdoor during last year’s lame duck session.
According to State Representative Bill Rogers, this action by the unions is “unconscionable.” Merriam Webster defines unconscionable as “shockingly unfair.” It should be noted that the federal Constitution is the basis for the union’s ability to avoid the right to work law that many would consider a shockingly unfair overreach by the Michigan legislature.
And in response to the union’s actions Greg McNeilly of the Michigan Freedom Fund says they will consider lawsuits against the unions and board members as well as recall campaigns. Yet, for acting within the scope of the Constitution, Mr. McNeilly thinks that anyone agreeing to a contract that he dislikes should be punished to the fullest extent.
While the objections of both Mr. McNeilly and Representative Rogers are understandable the furor they are exhibiting seems unjust given their past actions.