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An Open Letter to Congress on H. R. 800, the Employee Free Choice Act

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The Code of Hammurabi, which was created in 1760 BC, followed the codex of Ur-Nammu, king of Ur (2050 BC), the Codex of Eshnunna (1930 BC) and the codex of Lipit-Ishtar of Isin (1870 BC) but before the Hittite code of laws (1300 BC), and Mosaic Law (about 1200 BC under Moses). They all bore some similarities to each other, because they shared some geographical and social commonalities.

Moses, however, was the wellspring, the progenitor of Justice in criminal, civil, and personal Injury, tort law. In the constructing of 613 Commandments, more than double to triple the number of laws his predecessors developed, Moses opened law to include the once disenfranchised classes, creating virtual panoply of legal precedents upon which all nations have built their criminal and civil codes. The Commandments were the Foundation Stone for fairness among the classes. In so doing, Moses became one of the earliest developers of the concept of a Middle Class and a balanced national economy.

Spread throughout the Pentateuch, were those 613 Commandments (of which the Ten Commandments were only the tip of the moral and civil legal practices, iceberg in Torah), with which Moses and his judges held court, treating the various classes with amazing equality.

The seedlings, planted by Moses, would eventually become common Juris Prudence in the West.

He also constructed what most countries now know as Bankruptcy Law, which was far more forgiving than the present abortion lobbied by avaristic credit card companies.

I gave you this background in order for you to comprehend why it is so important for Americans to have job security, for national defence, for their own health and safety, for a strong internal economy unfettered by foreign influences, products or services of which fuel oil is one.

God, the Almighty Father appointed eons later His special Representative, Rabbi Yeshua (Jesus) to represent to men a tolerant, liberality of God's Good Will, which embraced keeping Good nations, free and independent of foreign products and influences.

To have a strong, wealthy population, it needs to be a motivated and healthy population. If loyalty is not delivered by government to its constituents; which men of conscience and intellect understand, as did Jesus and His Father, that then good men will end their loyalty to government. There is no room in America for sycophants in congress for those who go with the pretense to lead, but then merely strive to feather their own nests by cooperating with the wealthy, lobbying avarists in Big Industry. It was Big Industry, Conservative Multi-millionaire CEO's, which inveigled Adolph Hitler in Germany, and the Emperor in Japan, to wage World War to slake the thirst of Industry for greater profits through fascist Imperialism.

America won because of a mutual loyalty to and from its working classes, which in turn produced outstanding workers, and brilliant young minds, which eventually gave birth to its innovative teaching, legislative and entrepreneurial classes, something certain fascist elements of both Parties would like to change. We have in congress apparently in abundance, those who wish only the luxurious life promised by avaristic Lobbyists wishing to cash in by impoverishing working families. However, you can change that ratio.

Even the great and initially generous Henry Ford recognized that in order to sell his products people needed to afford to buy them, so he rewarded his workers with unprecedented compensation packages. Those legislators which betray their own working class citizens are at odds with those geniuses that created our original economy and our national set of morals, and are instead displaying disloyalty at best and treason at worst to our nation and our people. A person cannot, in good conscience, declare, on the one hand, that they love America, but display to all and sundry by his/her actions, instead, a demeanor which reveals that s/he hates Americans, especially its workers. If you go to Washington and listen to those of either party who wish to destroy fair wages, you are spitting in the eyes of God and disrupting the security and health of those who work and will fight America's battles.

I strongly urge you to hear this truth, Avarice is the only sin, for which God has no mitigation, for all of the other sins come out of weaknesses of the flesh, which according to Jesus are all easily mitigatible, but not greed, which comes from power and the lust for absolute power and we all know to what that leads.

Please, display your gratitude to Almighty God, to Jesus for championing justice and to Moses for defining it, by voting for H. R. 800 THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT.

H. R. 800, The Employee Free Choice Act is a simple, efficacious solution the restore workers rights, which have become so eroded the last several years. It would allow them to form unions, bargain for better wages and benefits, for themselves and their families. Here its three key provisions:

A)-Require employers to recognize a union if the majority of employees sign Union Authorization cards requesting such representation.

B)-Provide mediation and arbitration for first contract disputes.

C)-Strengthen penalties for companies, which illegally intimidate employees to prevent them from forming a Union.

Democratic leaders in the House, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, overwhelmingly support H. R. 800 THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT. Committee Chair George Miller calls it "... an important step toward strengthening America's Middle class."

Employees have suffered huge losses in the last several years with salary cuts, benefits erosion, scab workers, and "Give-Backs," to companies that have pretended to be in trouble, while their executives and trustess have created unprecedented compensation and retirement packages for themselves.

The average salary of CEO's has gone from 25 times the average of employee salaries (at which it remains in much of Europe and Asia) to up to 550 times the average employee salary. That is a shameful drain on employees, especially in light of recent "give-Backs" which have further eroded the income, health and welfare of America's working classes. Moreover, the multi-million dollar executive compensation packages, exorbitant Executive retirement plans and "Golden Parachutes" for executives have short-changed investors and taxpayers, as well.

Loyalty is a two-way street, if a governing system betrays, refuses to support its citizenry by "Outsourcing" in favor of the workers of another nation, for purely economic advantages, spurred by corporate greed, no citizen will fight for such a system. Greedy corporations which neither respects its workers contributions, nor rewards them or their families, with compensation, health and wellfare coverage, are a throw back to the days of a Royalty/serf/feudal economy and near enslavement.

Interestingly enough, even now, European and Asian Companies are seeking out American workers to fill their technological and labor drain. We will soon be outsourcing our working class overseas to other nations who offer more, further eroding our middle class base of workers. Those motives not fear, as Caligula, Nero, Hitler, Mao Amin and Stalin were apparently ignorant of, caused their downfall and is beginning to look as though it will cause ours, because of a small number of incredibly greedy industrialists. "What does it profit a man if he gains the wealth of the world but in the process betrays and loses his soul?"

Vote against those who expect you to be non-thinking unconscionable, sycophants, by voting for H. R. 800. Be your own wo/man.

I thank you and America will thank you, because I, like other good Americans cannot support one who supports the enemies of God, those who wallow in Greed. Remember Avarice is the only EVIL unmitigatible by God, as he and Jesus so often said in words very plain.

Please, for our workingmen and women VOTE FOR H. R. 800 THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT!
I thank you and so will God the Almighty Father, and so will America's working classes, the heart of our nation and potentially, our armed forces.


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