PERHAPS THE FACT THAT WE HAVE SEEN MILLIONS VOTING THEMSELVES INTO COMPLETE DEPENDENCE ON A TYRANT HAS MADE OUR GENERATION UNDERSTAND THAT TO CHOOSE ONE'S GOVERNMENT IS NOT NECESSARILY TO SECURE FREEDOM. - FRIEDRICH AUGUST VON HAYEK
We are seeing the end of an era. The trade union movement in the United States has declined for the last 30 years. It is now in its final stages. The only area of the economy in which unions still have any degree of clout is in government. The union movement barely functions outside of government employment. Today, as states and municipalities face massive deficits, the union movement is threatened with destruction.