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Forum Post: List of Legislation for Civil Rights, Labor Rights, Labor Safety, and Women's Rights

Posted 7 years ago on April 9, 2012, 4:58 a.m. EST by Middleaged (5140)
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This country is heading down the tubes. I want to try to trace some of the civil rights, women's rights, and worker's rights, before I become feeble and... they ALL GO AWAY:

These are probably all on the NEOconservative chopping block along with world domination, perpetual War, police state powers, destruction of individual rights, and Tax Breaks for the Rich:

1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964

2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_Pay_Act_of_1963

3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_(United_States)

4) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Deal (Because it contained the SS)

5) A "Second New Deal" in 1934–36 included the Wagner Act to promote labor unions, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) relief program, the Social Security Act, and new programs to aid tenant farmers and migrant workers. The final major items of New Deal legislation were the creation of the United States Housing Authority and Farm Security Administration, both in 1937, and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, which set maximum hours and minimum wages for most categories of workers.[1] By 1936 the term "liberal" typically was used for supporters of the New Deal, and "conservative" for its opponents.

6) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Labor_Standards_Act_of_1938

7) Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created both the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).[14]

8) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Employers_Liability_Act, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workingmen%27s_Compensation_Act_(Kern-McGillicuddy_Act)

9) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_(United_States) Created in 1965. In 2010 there were 48 Million enrolled in Medicare.

10) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_Rights_Act (Black Voting Rights)

Labor Laws:

1) The Clayton Act 1914

2) Railway Labor Act 1926

3) Davis-Bacon Act 1931

4) Norris-LaGuardia Act 1932

5) National Industry Recovery Act 1933

6) The Wagner Act, called National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1935 (most important labor legislation of the 1930s, and spur growth of U.S. unionism)

7) Anti-Strikebreaker Law 1936

8) Walsh-Healy Act 1936

9) Fair Labor Standards Act 1938 (minimum wage law)

10) Taft-Hartley Act 1947 called Labor-Management Relations Act

11) Landrum-Grifln Act 1959 major additions to the Taft-Hartley Act






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[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

Hey Brain! What do you want to do tonight?

The same thing we do every night Pinky. Try to take over the world.

Before each night is done Their plan will be unfurled By the dawning of the sun They'll take over the world.

Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pinky?

I think so Brain, but if we keep screwing people over won't they eventually figure it out and rise up?

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 7 years ago

Thanks. That is incredibly appropriate. I need to try to soak up more Pinky and the Brain. Wonder if it is on the internet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlXEC8kcbqc (Yep, it is!)

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8213) from Phoenix, AZ 7 years ago
[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 7 years ago


[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8213) from Phoenix, AZ 7 years ago

It cannot be overstressed how important every Senate seat and the Presidency is to having any chance at all in this fight.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 years ago

it's an environment set up by predecessors

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8213) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago

all follows what came before, the path before us is not yet made

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 6 years ago

Well congress has already violated the first amendment in 3 ways freedom of speach, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly. And violated the 6th amendment in 2 ways probably, right to speedy trial, and arraingment clause. 5th amendment violated by right to due process. The 4th amendment violated by the warrent clause (as in for phone taps, and personal information)

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8213) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago

They have morphed money into freedom and freedom into threat.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 6 years ago

Yeah, Everything is backwards in the US now.

1) Free Enterprise is oligopoly, government subsidies (like bank Loans from the FED), and Taxpayer liability for mistakes made by business and layoffs by business.

2) Free Market is big money and big bank control of all US and much of global markets.

3) Our Mixed Economy can not be defined any longer by social programs and capitalism. There is No Individual Savings Interest Rate to encourge responsible behavior and savings. And there is no National concern about having no Individual Savings Interest rate. Banks are making 8% and more on Student Loan Rates (as far I know) when the Federal Reserve Interest Rate is at Historic Low. No concern there in Congress. Small Businesses are the Real Base of the US Economy, but Congress only caters to Big Business and Big Business Lobbyist. There is no concern about the Loan rate to Small Business and the current rate of Small Business Start ups. No word from Congress on the Importance of Manufacuring in the US and its endless benefits to the US Economy.

4) No concern that Investment in R&D and Education is at an all time low (as far as I know). When a country stops investing in the Future, you have to import Technical workers from Asia.

5) Congress doesn't even both with Congressional Functions like passing budgets and declaring war.

6) Rich people have learned from History how easy it is to deceive poeople and fool them to work for very little, take credit and loans to get what they want, and hide that fact that spending and loans makes people poor. (But that is why we have a consumer society and consumer economy)

7) Rich have learned that it is only 5 or 10 years for a people to forget scandals. That is why we have had Presidents assasinated for wanting government control of money creation, national archives are wiped clean of the attemped coup on FDR, and people forgot who the "Money Trust" was from 1910.

8) Money buys Tax Loop holes for the Wealthy. There is no AMT, Alternative Minimum Tax for the rich, because the rich have a lobby against it. And a lobby for Carrying Fee (interest) tax at 15%. (Romney).

9) Banks serve themselves instead of a public purpose. This is the result of the Lobby that installed the Federal Reserve in 1913, create the current banking cartel, and deregulated the industry starting in 1970.

10) Now War is not evil but a beneficial, democratizing process. (see Jimmy carter Opinion Article 22 June 2012). But War is not good and does not bring good... it destroys nations, economies, futures, savings of common people, homes, lives, and brings toxic radiation, chemicals, and disease.

11) Defacto: US Education is not affordable even though necessary for good wages. Banks join in the evil with high interest college loans.

12) Defacto: Courts are owned by the powerful and rich. That is why foreclosure documents weren't needed to kick people out of their houses and take their homes away.

13) Defacto: Third World Countries are hustled by the IMF into loans they can not afford, under conditions that make them slaves not free. And they are fed lies about the science of economics that stiffles the government and the people for decades.

14) Defacto: The big Global Players travel the world looking for more natural resources and labor to exploit. It doesn't matter to a corporation if it's strategic planning leaves countries with no way to strengthen, grow normal industry, or leave displaced villagers with out traditional homes or culture.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8213) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago

Damn good list of points, well said. I have started tioo think about the harm they did when they took away the cosumer interest deduction, at the time I saw where it hurt everyday people but thought well it's not good to carry anyway, what has happened is with people not adding it up every year and looking at how big a number it was becomeing, people let it get away, the banks didn't have to send out those statement telling you what you had paid, with the lost of the small interest earned theshold we started getting statement on every little saving accounts and they became someting you had to pay tax on, causing a hassle and discouraging savings, we need to undo those things.

[-] 1 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 7 years ago

Good list for reference.

[-] 3 points by Middleaged (5140) 7 years ago

Thanks. Laws are more numerous than rich CEOs. I probably missed some. I was going to add the US Amendments that comprise the "Bill of Rights".

First Amendment consists of seven parts:

The Opening Clause - states that Congress can not make laws about the forthcoming topics; The Establishment Clause - prohibits the government from establishing a state sanctioned church or religion and from favoring one religious group over another;
The Free Exercise Clause
The Freedom of Speech Clause
The Freedom of the Press Clause
The Freedom of Assembly Clause
The Freedom of Petition Clause

Second Amendment

Well Regulated Militia Clause
The Right to Bear Arms Clause

Third Amendment

No Quartering of Troops Clause.

Fourth Amendment

The Unreasonable Searches and Seizures Clause
The Warrants Clause

Fifth Amendment

The Grand Jury Clause
The Military Cases Clause or Grand Jury Exception Clause
The Double Jeopardy Clause
The Self-Incrimination Clause
The Due Process Clause
The Eminent Domain Clause/Just Compensation Clause

Sixth Amendment focuses on protecting the rights of the accused against the state. The state has a lot of power when it is trying to convict someone and this Amendment tries to give some power to the accused to defend himself. It consists of eight parts:

The Speedy Trial Clause - This clause states that people have a right to have their case tried quickly and not drag on forever and ever; The Public Trial Clause - This guarantees a public trial. In other words, the government cannot try someone in secret; The Right to Trial by Jury Clause
The Arraignment Clause
The Confrontation Clause
The Compulsory Process Clause
The Right to Counsel or Assistance of Counsel Clause

Seventh Amendment has two main parts:

The Trial by Jury in Common Law Clause - This clause is the third mention in the First Ten Amendments of the right to trial by jury;
The Reexamination Clause - This clause forbids any court from reexamining or overturning any decision made by a jury.

Eighth Amendment

The No Excessive Fines Clause
The Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause

Ninth Amendment

The Enumeration of Rights Clause - This clause guarantees protection of any rights not mentioned in the Constitution.

Tenth Amendment

The Powers Not Delegated Clause or Reserved Powers of the States Clause