[VIDEO] Tennessee Auto Workers Tell UAW To Take A Hike

With 89% of eligible hourly workers voting, and by a margin of about 100 votes, employees at a Volkswagen plant in South Carolina rejected the United Auto Workers union after three long days of deliberation.

The UAW was heavily invested in victory here, as they have never unionized a foreign auto plant here in the States.



Republican Sen. Bob Corker has been very vocal in opposition to the UAW in this, and released a statement Friday. “Needless to say, I am thrilled for the employees at Volkswagen and for our community and its future,” he said, aand added in a phone interview “I’m sincerely overwhelmed.”

UAW President Bob King released a statement that read in part:

While we certainly would have liked a victory for workers here, we deeply respect the Volkswagen Global Group Works Council, Volkswagen management and IG Metall for doing their best to create a free and open atmosphere for workers to exercise their basic human right to form a union.

So though the workers voted for what they wished, it was not a victory for the workers. This is standard liberal logic. You don’t know what you want, let me worry about what you want.

But it was a victory for the workers. They were given a choice, and they made their choice, for what they see as their best interests. Isn’t that precisely the sort of outcome that is the philosophical basis for unions in the first place?

Contra the clear wishes of the voting employees, the UAW has vowed not to give up the fight, with regional director Gary Casteel promising “We’re not quitting on this.”

(h/t Fox News).

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HCTUB
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HCTUB

Unions were good at one time , but things change , I feel the only ones who denefits are union bosses and not the little guy .

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

Spot on!The union bosses are the only ones that benefit.When a union is voted into a company,everything h employee had(wages,benefits,and so on)become null and void.The union then has to go to collective borrowing with the company to determine what those wages and benefits will be going forward.In the meantime the union bosses are collecting your dues.

HCTUB
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HCTUB

Your right . Collecting they DUES , and giving it to the democrat party weather they like it or not and know they have obamacare thanks to they leaders and DUES .

cheyennecowboy
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cheyennecowboy

Let’s see now. How much did “we the people” lose on the GM “BAILOUT?” Remember…..that’s when obumbles fired the CEO, stole all of the stock and bonds from the shareholders and bondholders at GM and gave it to himself, the union folks, democratic politicians and union hierarchy. Union bosses don’t give a hoot about the membership. More numbers (members) means more money for themselves and their ability to pander to politicians and attempt to influence elections. In today’s modern world, unions are seldom necessary and are leeches on society. I don’t need a union, nor do I want one!

Peechee
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Peechee
marmo43
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marmo43

aren’t you very tired of the liberal trying to tell us what we need??? I applaud
these workers. If they are happy the union should leave them alone. Way to go!!!! EVERY state should have a right to work law..call you reps and sens.

Peechee
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Peechee

This part of the story I can totally agree with. Usually the arm twisting by
companies to keep unions out and to threaten employees who try to organize one will happen way before they actually get to have a say so
in such a decision. I agree that its a good thing that the employees were able to make a choice. In this respect it is a victory for the workers.

“But it was a victory for the workers. They were given a choice, and they made their choice, for what they see as their best interests. Isn’t that precisely the sort of outcome that is the philosophical basis for unions in the first place?”

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

All right! I heard about this but this is the first I heard of the outcome. Close vote, I wonder how many arms were twisted.

Virus-X
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Virus-X

That just means they’re going to try getting agents provocateur hired to stir up pro-union trouble. I wouldn’t put it past them to also trump up stories that the company put the workers under duress, or suppressed some from voting.

poptoy1949
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poptoy1949

..and that is why I LOVE the Good People that are Southerners.

lawngren
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lawngren

This would be the ideal time for Volkswagen Global Group Works Council and Volkswagen management to give their employees a significant raise, or at least a one-time bonus, along with the explanation, “Since we don’t have to deal with a union, we can afford to reward your loyalty.”

clubgitmo
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clubgitmo

Screw the UAW.

Sharpsguy
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Sharpsguy

What too many people fail to realize and acknowledge is that the foreign car companies who’ve set up manufacturing and assembly plants pay very fair wages coupled with a fat set of benefits. The workers employed in “Right-To-Work” states are quite delighted to have jobs that pay well and they have NO NEED for unions that steal a couple hundred dollars every month and can’t get any better working conditions than the companies already offer as the whole package. So, who needs them?.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Corker’s not a Union tool..He’s more of a tool for the Chamber of Crony Capitalism (as Levin calls it).

Peechee
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Peechee

K-Bob, I think you are right buddy. Its a nice thing to be able to think you can trust a company to do the right thing but that’s not always the case. Like all businesses, corporations are made up of people and people tend to do what’s best for themselves not for the little guy or the workers. I have seen both sides of the equation and so I would have to say that sometimes in some situations a union is a good thing. Other times a Union is a bad thing. The problem with unions is that sometimes they get corrupted too. Also, Unions can be unreasonable at times just like management can be too. Since I have investigated what has happened here in our country with the U.S.Chamber of Commerce Mafia influence and the corruption that its involved in where everyone is afraid to go after them for… Read more »

K-Bob
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K-Bob

You’re correct. And I applaud you for digging into this. I’ve written several times that the biggest form of corruption in our country today is the funneling of taxpayer money through unions into one “Government” party. It ought to be made a crime with the punishment level somewhere between counterfeiting and kidnapping. (Like a minimum of fifteen years in federal, “not white collar resort” prison.) But I urge a little restraint on the frequency of references to the vid. Scoop allows the occasional mention of anyone’s website, and quotes from them (as long as they aren’t really long, copy/paste affairs). Lots of references to a single item in multiple threads can put you at risk regarding rules 6 and 9 of the Comment Policy. It’s a fine line between “too much” and “enough.” Just use your judgement. We don’t want to discourage activism, but we also need to respect Scoop’s… Read more »

PVG
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PVG

YEAH VW!!! The reason I own V-dubs.

lawngren
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lawngren

I thought all CVWs were now made in Mexico. I owned one log ago and loved it. Are they really BUILT here, or made in Mexico and assembled here?

sonofliberty
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sonofliberty

chalk up one as a win..for the individual and individual soverienty.!

NYGino
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NYGino

In 1976 Volkswagen bought an abandoned Chrysler assembly plant in economically distressed Westmorland County Pennsylvania with the intention of being the first foreign automobile company to manufacture automobiles in the U.S.A. This decision was carefully thought out and one of the elements that would make this investment work was an agreement with the UAW that they would not seek salary parity with their Detroit counterparts for at least three years. The UAW agreed to this so VW made a huge commitment, refurbished the factory, hired 2500 workers and in 1978 started producing VW Rabbits. Well in less than 6 months the unions pulled a wildcat strike on the plant and in its first 20 months of operations the UAW organized 6 strikes against the company. It became apparent that VW, as their original plan dictated, couldn’t profitably survive under these conditions, heretofore agreed upon by the UAW, and closed the… Read more »

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

That is mind boggling. How can so many people be so stuck on stupid and not just any kind of stupid.

NYGino
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NYGino

Badbad, if you can answer that question then you’ve answered the question of how can any thinking person be a liberal Democrat. Mind boggling is right.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Their self destructive behavior borders on pure insanity.

Chevypowered
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Chevypowered

The same people who would kick out a “Trader Joe’s” because they think it may bring in to many “White People.”

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

They’re a special kind of stupid.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

OMG! Crooked unions? Why, I’m shocked. Shocked, I say.

MikeTheCableGuy
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MikeTheCableGuy

My first car was a 1978 VW Rabbit…I paid $100 for it in 1988. I wonder…

jgilman1
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jgilman1

Why was VW pushing for a union, doesn’t make any sense. I get that they want some German style of worker whatever, but do they believe the unions would allow it after they get in? Stupid.

Chevypowered
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Chevypowered

This is just a guess and its a wild one. I believe VW knew the outcome and just wanted to play the neutral man in the middle. When the union did get the stuffings knocked out of them VW would have clean hands of not trying to influence either way.

jgilman1
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jgilman1

That makes sense but was a huge gamble on the mindset of the American people. We haven’t proved to be the brightest bunch in a while.

armyvet10
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armyvet10

The line in this story that made me think was the statement that the Law, prohibits any kind of representation of the workers unless it is a union. This is how many corrupt unions gained over reaching power. How can a law be put into place, that prohibits an organization to be created to protect workers, unless it is a union. Talk about self preservation through corrupt legislation, wow!

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

Those who voted FOR the union should move to Detroit. wink

Attila_the_hun
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Attila_the_hun

Together with VW. The problem isn’t the unions, is the FASCIST crony capitalist like VW
If VW is in love with UAW why it moved to right to work state in the first place.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

The UAW and AFL/CIO union leadership is the problem.

Trade unions are important. But the heads of the biggest ones are in total compliance with the public sector unions when it comes to turning the Democrat party into “The” Government Party. They are corrupt.

Auto workers will have to jettison the entire thing and start over if they plan on ridding themselves of that corruption, and return to protecting workers safety and pay.

Laurel
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Laurel

Won’t do any good. The corruption is inevitable due to the purpose and design of unions themselves. The whole purpose of unions is arm twisting collectivism.

Peechee
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Peechee

Its just the same with the U.S.Chamber of Commerce..arm twisting is what they do best.
Donations to Dems and Rinos, Keeping wages
down, bank rolling judges who will rule in their
favor, convincing American Corporations to
offshore jobs. Promises that Americans will
now have the high tech jobs and then turns around to promote hiring foreigners with HB1 Visas to take away good paying jobs from americans in the u.s.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

I always say that anyone who hangs iron 150 feet above ground, or goes a quarter mile below ground in a mine without a union having his back is nuts. But yeah, Unions have several, really bad aspects, as well.

I know one union that is always trying to put friends of mine out of business. They even go so far as to disrupt their family life and times when they’re out doing community service. Those sorts of union goons are NOT nice people.

But that’s because of a general problem with Unions controlling entire workplaces. If a Union had to FIGHT to keep their representation of workers at each facility, and if workers could opt out anytime, those problems would be greatly reduced.

Laurel
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Laurel

Any man smart enough to do those jobs is smart enough to negotiate their own labor agreement. No man can wear two hats and that goes for unions as well. Unions will always look out for the union first the worker second so that they will continue to exist.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

I used to agree with that sentiment, but I’ve been forced to recognize that people can be smart enough to do skilled jobs without having any idea how to protect themselves by negotiating.

We all form protective groups. It’s human nature. From the earliest tribal stuff to gangs to your local Lions club to modern political parties and unions, it’s all the same thing. The question is, does the group follow a moral principle or not?

Laurel
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Laurel

True and fair point. As I told another in this thread all roads lead back to immorality.

Peechee
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Peechee

So, what does the U.S.Chamber of Commerce do? Their whole purpose is arm twisting collectivism too. Except they do it for big corporations. They pay off Rino Politicians and Progressive Dems with donations. A law they helped to pass gives corporations the privilege of donating without disclosing where the money comes from.

Laurel
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Laurel

And that is what???? Self interest.

And it is also immoral but so long as you have Democrats continually pushing up minimum wage you will have groups like the COC (and they aren’t the only one’s going for that labor) going for cheap labor. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This problem will never ever get fixed so long as we have entitlements and not nearly enough have the will to give up that particular addiction.

Peechee
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Peechee

I agree that raising the minimum wage could be part of the problem because its a snow ball affect. Then you have inflation to contend with and prices on goods will go up too. I don’t know that you could lump all Democrats into the same pot because there are Reagan Democrats who disagree with Social Democrats on these types of issues. As far as entitlements go I think we need to look at CORPORATE ENTITLEMENTS TOO !! Afterall, I believe Corporate Welfare is more of a problem than the kind of welfare that puts bread and butter on someones table. Of course some people will take advantage of the system but I would opt on the social safety net side of it for fear of cutting off those who truly do need help. When the government bailed out GM, AIG and other Corporations that was Corporate Welfare. When Bush… Read more »

Laurel
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Laurel

We actually give more out in corporate welfare in the way of regulations and non-regulations than dollars. Remember though corporations pay taxes and often times what people consider welfare isn’t.

However what Bush and Obama did absolutely was welfare and they are obligated to do so and keep doing so. Why? Because our idiot politicians have set up a pay to play scheme via legislation and lobbyists so when that blows up in their faces they are forced to pay out in welfare. Banking and TARP comes to mind there as a prime example. Government legislated those bad mortgages and still are! The alternative to the welfare would be those CEO’s take their money and retire. Since Congress doesn’t create jobs they would be in big trouble.

SouthTexasFrac
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SouthTexasFrac

K-Bob, the is HUGE difference between a “trade union” and a “labor” union. UAW and AFL/CIO are labor unions, not trade unions.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Yes, I suppose that’s correct. Any hourly worker can join a labor union. To be in a trade union, you have to be competent at a skilled job.

Peechee
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Peechee

K-Bob, I agree again, its the Union leadership that is the problem. In fact, the problem starts when they become like a Corporation themselves with no accountability. Protecting workers safety and pay should be essential. Have you heard about the big labor unions and U.S.Chamber of Commerce working with each other in order to pass immigration reform. ???? Ummmm That’s not a hard one to figure out.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Oh, yeah, Mark Levin pounds on that issue a lot.

Laurel
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Laurel

Because unions by their nature, like government and corporations will look out for their own best interests just you will look out for yours.

The real problem is lack of morality and that is where all the roads lead to.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

You meant BACK to Detroit, didn’t you?

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

No, that’s was the whole idea in the first place. VW opened a plant in the south to not have to deal with the socialists in Detroit.
Right now, we have a whole bunch of people here in southwest Florida with Michigan plates on their cars and it finally dawned on me. These are the ‘unionistizas’ who retired with those ‘cradle to grave’ pensions, the unions destroyed Detroit with. :-/

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

No IL plates? Oh, that’s right, they go to Phoenix.

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

Oh we have plenty of them too.

Alborn
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Alborn

The write -up says the plant is in SC but it is in Chattanooga TN. You may want to correct the error.

timsrighty
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timsrighty

I would never buy a VW…they just ain’t cool (sorry Conservative_Hippie!). This is way cool though. Great to see some balls and sense for a change. And it’s true, the union, like cockroaches, won’t back down easily.

RighteousCrow_JustCaws
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RighteousCrow_JustCaws

I wouldn’t touch one either – my sister died in a VW bug head-on many years ago. Evidently, VW is re-introducing the rear engine model, saying it has added stability features; but lack of engine up front renders no protection whatsoever for the driver.
In fact, you wouldn’t catch me dead in any ‘clown car.’

timsrighty
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timsrighty

Man I am so sorry to hear that. When I was a teenager I had couple of buddies whose parents owned VW’s. One had a Bug, the other a Karmann Ghia. I hated those cars…never felt safe and the heater didn’t work for shite. So much for German engineering on those cars.

RighteousCrow_JustCaws
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RighteousCrow_JustCaws

Thanks; yeah, she was only 19. We had two, and our Dad sold the other immediately and bought me a used ’58 Ford F100.

Laurel
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Laurel

Watch it..my VW kicks booty!

timsrighty
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timsrighty

LOL! I’ll see your VW and raise you my Dodge Challenger.

Laurel
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Laurel

My VW isn’t government motors….yours is.

timsrighty
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timsrighty

True, True. Chrysler paid it back. But I have wanted one since I was a teenager and saw the movie “Vanishing Point” It’s a head turner…is your VW?

Laurel
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Laurel

Considering it is bright green I would say so. I love my car. It’s little, fast, easy to park but she isn’t the best car I have ever owned though. There is something special about her. My daughter named her Skittle. Total chick car…hubby hates it. Really hates it.
For what it’s worth though I love muscle cars!

timsrighty
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timsrighty

Mine is Toxic Orange. I know how we can settle this…let’s have a drag race and the loser has to sign up for Obamacare.

Laurel
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Laurel

Love that color of orange!
And hell no…I wouldn’t force that on anyone.

giveususfree
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giveususfree

The host fended off the impending parasite! YAY! Score one for the free market.
Unions are about as useful as a typewriter nowadays. Obsolete.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

This is a nice piece for Corker – even though he’s a RINO and has to go! I continue to despise unions – especially bloated and corrupt ones like the UAW. As along as they’re allowed to exist, corruption and a parasitic drag on any company they infest will result. I’m pleased that Tennessee workers kicked them to the curb. But of course, the thugs of this union will persist (like Herpes) and will keep twisting arms, paying off politicians and judges, and corrupt votes to get what they want. It’s the union way. Good freakin riddance to these jack wagons.

Conserve 58
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Conserve 58

I would have loved to have been in the room when the U.A.W. reps. received the news that they lost. What made their loss so sweet was it came about despite all of their tens of millions of dollars spent, V.W.’s complicit behavior in allowing U.A.W. reps. in the factory to beg the employees to allow them in and with democratic politicians backing the union’s attempt to gain a strategic foothold in the south in what they viewed as a key plant.

Laurel
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Laurel

And there is no ‘human right’ to form a union. There might be a ‘civil right’ to do so but not a ‘human right’ to do so.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Spot on Laurel. Frankly, in this day and age, there’s no ‘right’ or reason to form unions like these bloated corruption factories.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

If you are referring to “natural law” there’s very little “rights” to be found in nature.

But as the vast majority of humans exist inside one civilization or another, the term “human right” is either meaningless gibberish, or simply the exact same as “civil rights”. Depends on the context which of those it is.

Laurel
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Laurel

Sorry but I disagree. Human rights derive from natural law to be sure such as self defense or right to life. Self defense is inherent in every living thing…even plant life. Civil Rights do not derive from natural law or human rights because they apply to humans only for starters. Human rights is a much broader term where as civil rights is much more narrowly defined and pertain to citizenship. Take note that the word ‘human’ and ‘humane’ share root words but civil does not. When you research and pursue that you understand why and the difference. Human rights are more universal than civil rights. For example the USA has a civil right to free speech where as the rest of the world does not. BTW…human rights really came into the lexicon after WWII and more specifically due to the multitude of inhumane abuses around the globe prior and during… Read more »

K-Bob
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K-Bob

When it comes to “natural law” there’s pretty much only one “right” that is guaranteed: every living creature has the right to attempt to continue to live. This is logical, since if that were not so, no creatures would be alive. Call it the First Right. However, once you get beyond that one, unarguable “right,” any other rights have to come from success versus failure. Therefore all other rights must come from agreement made among creatures, whether tacit (such as the proverbial “watering hole truce,” which isn’t really a truce) or explicit, such as the laws of humans in a “social compact.” Humans outside of a social compact are left to the same devices as all creatures. (No system in nature will grant immunity from attack–or punishment for breach of that supposed grant–for a naked man who wanders into the midst of lions for the purpose of expressing his opinion.)… Read more »

Laurel
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Laurel

Sorry Bob…but no. Not by any definiton academic or otherwise is that correct. Civil rights are a compact by society/individual between their government and are not standard or universally recognized. Civil rights vary from country to country where as human rights are nearly universal are what is recognized by the UN and it’s participating members.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

You are using a bureaucrat’s definition (not your own, just the one you got ahold of). Similar to a bureaucrat’s definition of “labor”, it doesn’t mean anything close to the real situation. A philosophic definition of “rights” has to begin with where they come from. They sure don’t come from bureaucrats. I laid out the logic. It’s simple, clean, and solid. I don’t refer here to some legalistic mumbo jumbo. I’m laying out the basics that precede such higher-level concepts. If a right is respected by any form of society (whether an evolved one like ours or the most primitive tribe) then it is most definitely a “civil” right, other than that First Right which comes to all lifeforms by the fact of their existence. The brilliance of Locke’s concepts of Liberty are that—within the social compact—an enlightened, evolved society is one where the right to life, liberty, and property… Read more »

Laurel
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Laurel

No Bob…I’m using a textbook definition of the two and the differences between them. Nothing more. I don’t know why you feel the need to write me a lecture and diatribe of what civil rights are. I know what they are and how they are applied. BTW…the definition and delineation of the two are rooted in philosophy, a topic I’m well grounded in. You don’t get to rewrite words and meanings of terms in an effort to be right. The rest of your post has absolutely no bearing on the topic since the topic is the difference between ‘civil’ rights and ‘human’ rights or at least that is what I originally responded to. Not Locke, not the origination of civil rights, etc. And civil rights are not universal by any stretch hence the reason America is a unique country. You can quote Locke all you like but Africa could care… Read more »

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Diatribe? From the length of your own comments here you obviously realize that this takes a lot of text, since this is a topic that demands clarity. I see no reason to start down the road of declaring my text to be a diatribe, as opposed to whatever your text must therefore be. You either want the discussion or you don’t. And I am not “redefining” anything. I’m providing fundamental terms to the discussion, based on the philosophy of the writers in the enlightenment era who gave us the concept of liberty. You seem intent on being disagreeable more than seeking clarity here. If you seek clarity, work with the logic and either show where it’s wrong, or improve on the idea. And 100% of my comment is fully bearing on the topic. I showed that “human” and “civil” rights being somehow defined as two different things is a statist… Read more »

Laurel
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Laurel

I’m not even going to read this entire post because it is pointless. You did a complete song and dance in effort to avoid admitting a mistake.

Bob…a simple browser application proves your mistake. Really. That’s all there is to it. No need for a lecture on the origins of rights etc. because they are not applicable.

Here: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_Civil_rights_and_human_rights

And here: http://recomparison.com/comparisons/101562/human-rights-vs-civil-rights-whats-the-difference/

Here is another: http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/politics/difference-between-human-and-civil-rights/

I can post more if you like but I think you get the gist of it and I don’t think it necessary.

You are trying to swat a fly with a hammer. Not only is it the wrong application of that tool it is also totally unnecessary. Those above links give the proper application and definition of the two terms. There is nothing bureaucratic about it. There is no redefining to it because those are the definitions.

Have a nice day.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

I made the mistake of assuming you were interested in a discussion of the basis for the Constitution. It appears that insult and antagonism are more important to you.

I won’t make that mistake again. Thanks for that clarification.

Laurel
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Laurel

No you presumed you could bully me into redefining terms and used the constitution as subterfuge as well as Locke and other philosophical POV’s.
You never ever wanted discussion…you wanted to debate an undebatable point and now you are angry over it. You wanted to win.

The moon must be full because once again I see a conservative emulating liberals by crying about insult and antagonism where none was posited.

Remember you first responded to me and my original point that there is no human right to form a union. To say so is a misapplication of the term. I stand by that assessment.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

While you’ve been busy digging deeper and deeper into ad hominem, I’ve stayed right on topic, and never once aimed anything at you, personally. I trust readers to decipher who’s been attempting to bully whom.

The internet is a kiosk system. The old “you replied to me first” game is irrelevant. You either want to discuss the issue or not. Clearly you’ve chosen “not.”

You never addressed any of the arguments I laid out. You instead made it about me, and some strange notion of “wanting to win” the argument. All I did was explain the roots of Liberty. Explanations are not “trying to win.”

Find someone else to play this game of personal destruction. I have no time for it.

Laurel
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Laurel

Bob! Do you hear yourself??? I didn’t posit any ad hominems. I simply posited the definition of two very similar terms. I delineated the difference between the two. You disagreed with it then went on to presume I knew nothing of Locke or any philosophy let alone the Constitution. It’s doing an origami to cover a mistake at best and at worst it is arrogant because you are operating on assumptions. And yeah the internet is a kiosk system but no one forced you at the point of a gun to respond and keep responding. I never addressed any arguments (note the use of the word argument from someone who said he wanted to ‘discuss’) because there simply is not an ‘argument’ to address. Sorry dear but you don’t get to redefine terms and words for the world. You went off into philosophical la la land and all I did… Read more »

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Stop projecting your anger and “bullying” accusations on me. You’d think no one could read upthread. You petulance here is pointless, and has contributed nothing to the discussion. I have no more time to waste on this.

Laurel
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Laurel

WOW! Just WOW!

I pity you.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Now you’re just trolling. Pathetic.

Laurel
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Laurel

Then don’t respond Bob.

Have a nice day.

Laurel
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Laurel

And people wonder why Mexico is getting all of the jobs.

AwakenNow
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AwakenNow

Congratulations VW!!! When will Americans END the Teachers’ Unions and other Government (Public) Unions?

poptoy1949
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poptoy1949

Get RID of the Teachers Unions PLEASE…..they are dangerous.

Greg Halvorson
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Greg Halvorson

“Basic human right” to form a union? … LMAO — spoken like perfect Communists — FAIL!!

DarkKnight2016
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DarkKnight2016

There are some people who are blaming the Koch Brothers, other are blaming the Tennessee GOP for apparently threating to cut off benefits to Volkswagen plant. When asked why they voted the way they did, a lot said because they didn’t want to be Detroit.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

To flaming, idiot liberals, the Koch brothers are behind every tree with a HUGE bullseye on their backs. Liberals always look for someone to blame.

Crassus
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Crassus

That’s Soros Lib Troll Rule #12: Blame the Koch brothers.

Hell, most of them can’t even pronounce the name Koch correctly.

Peechee
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Peechee

Crassus, I am convinced that you are a paid troll for Soros and the Koch brothers. Soros and Koch are the same bird with different feathers. If you cannot post anything more useful other than calling people trolls cause you disagree with them then what is your point. ??

Peechee
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Peechee

Good point, they didn’t want the company to pack-up and move overseas and then they would all lose their jobs. Good Point.

ernst1776
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ernst1776

It was the Koch brothers, wasn’t it??? Another victory for We the People.

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

That surprises me that Corker was against the UAW. The guy is one or two ideologies away from a Democrat. Anyway this is good news for Tennessee!

Longiron
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Longiron

Was Coker one of the 12 Pubs to vote for no ties attached unlimited Deb Ceiling? Now, TN has to get rid of Alexander and they can do it!

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

Yep! Joe Carr!

DarkKnight2016
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DarkKnight2016

Actually looked at the numbers, Alexander is currently safe against Joe Carr.

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

That’s not going to stop me from voting for Carr! I’m sick of RINO’s!

DarkKnight2016
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DarkKnight2016

And you can do so, but I am just stating what the numbers are saying right now and right now it’s not even a contest. The same goes for Part Robert in Kansas. Graham is just making it past his primary challengers and while McConnell is having trouble polling in the general election he is easily defeating Matt Bevin in primary numbers. Bevin might have some serious troubles of his own.

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

Thank you for keeping me informed smile

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Spot on… you read my mind.

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

Thank you smile

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