I have been thinking about a post pondering just how far today’s Republicans would go if allowed. What year of the calendar they would like this to be? 1950? 1920? Maybe 1890?
Crush the unions, erect barriers to voting, deeply cut the regulatory “burden”, eliminate public schools…
But to get to 1920 they would have to disenfranchise women. Surely THAT would be a bridge too far…
And maybe it is.
But I would have thought that the weakening of and/or elimination of child labor laws would be a bridge too far. Wrong! Among other fun ideas at the link is this:
Missouri State Sen. Jane Cunningham (R) introduced a bill which would “eliminate the prohibition on employment of children under age fourteen. Restrictions on the number of hours and restrictions on when a child may work during the day are also removed.
It is a bit unfair to lay the blame for all of these policy initiatives at the feet of ALL Republicans. But at the same time, when is the last time you heard a Republican leader or national figure stand up against any of these ideas.