Scott Bensing

For the past several months I have been discussing with you the upcoming election, the issues affecting it and the candidates running for office. Well, we are nearing the end of the election season and appropriately Halloween is later this week. I say this because we are fighting off the very real possibility of a 60 seat, filibuster-proof majority. I am not conceding defeat, nor are any of my colleagues, but I am being realistic. Therefore, I feel it is imperative to remind people of what is at stake this election – quite simply it is the future of this country.

The Democrat party has been trending left for years and is now dominated by out-of-touch liberals determined to undermine traditional American values. Republicans in the Senate are all that stand in the way of Democrat pet projects which include activist judges, higher taxes, elimination of the secret ballot and restricting your First Amendment rights. These are just some of the “values” a 60-seat Democrat Majority will mean. And don’t forget any legislation passed by such a majority will require a similar Republican majority to overturn – meaning a 20 seat swing to give Republicans a filibuster-proof majority.

Few rights are more sacred than an American’s right to a private ballot in elections – perhaps that is why 87% of Americans support them. This allows the process to be fair and free from taint, unless ACORN is involved. Yet, the number one piece of legislation from a filibuster-proof Democrat majority will be the elimination of the secret ballot in union elections. As a payback to union bosses, who are seeing membership numbers and dues decline, Democrats will make it easier to force employees into an unwanted, and possibly unnecessary, union. This will drive American companies away to more business friendly nations, hardly a wise move during tough economic times. But this move is not just a payback to Big Labor; it also greatly benefits the Democrat Party, since greater union membership means more dues to be used for political activities on behalf of the Democrats.

Scott Bensing

Scott Bensing is the Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
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