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What about the unions?

Philosophy comes from the Greek “philos” and “sophos,” meaning “lover of wisdom.” Yet, it is clear that Nick Gier (April 14) must have been propagandizing his students for 31 years. His not understanding the legal use of “persons” can be forgiven since English, unlike Greek, Latin, German and many others have a neuter gender to distinguish many words. Not once in his narrative does he show the alternate to his argument, i.e. the unions.

Unions comprise merely 15 percent of workers, 8 percent government, 7 percent private sector jobs. Yet, with this serious omission, he wants to allow corporations no voice in their governance while allowing unions to give massive contributions, 96 percent to Democrats while their membership is roughly 40 percent Republican or Independent. The unions, many of which use thuggish behavior in their demonstrations, are hardly democratic in their own governance.

With Rene Torrence, in a letter the same day, these two are merely far left supporters of the unions and against corporations and companies that provide our nation with jobs, capital and the best standard of living in the world.

Having companies and unions with equal power is against the far left’s definition of fairness and freedom.

Pay no attention to their propaganda if you don’t want to be servants of the far-left mini-intellectuals.

Jack Thompson

Spokane Valley

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