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It is our labors that make us special in America

September 2, 2013

We call this day Labor Day and ought to make more of a fuss about it than we do. For a whole bunch of people, this holiday marks the real end to summer....

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Sep-02-13 7:18 AM

93% doing some sort of work? I think that's a bit off.

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Sep-02-13 8:08 AM

While I agree with your sentiment, I must point out that you are factually incorrect. You said: "It's supposed to be a celebration of what we do most of the time. And that's work."

Actually, Labor Day is about 'labor', as in *unions*. It's the American version of the International Workers' Day, that much of the world celebrates on May 1. (September was chosen for our version to keep the Communists from using it internationally.)

The holiday was quickly made federal law to help assuage the rising discontent of the labor unions after US soldiers and federal marshals murdered several union members during the Pullman Strike of 1894.

It isn't a celebration of the work we do, it's a celebration of the workers and laborers of the country and to the labor movement itself.

It's a celebration of Socialism.

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Sep-03-13 8:17 AM

"Remember today that this country was built first on a yearning for freedoms of all kinds" Actually, it was built on the desire of a particular group to have the freedom to do certain things, some of which included restricting the rights of others not in that group.

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Sep-03-13 6:17 PM

John Bower, I believe it was a result of The Hay Market affair.

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Sep-03-13 8:46 PM

@Scott36 - Yes, you may be correct. Thank you.

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