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Working Class America

Abraham Lincoln once said, "Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." and never before, and never again, have words so perfectly described what I believe to be common sense in the working world. Our country, like many others, are undergoing a new kind of revolution -- one which involves the working class fighting for their rights from those who abuse their great fortune of money and power. Each day we hear stories of unfair pay, and unfair treatment. However, to go along with each story of unfair working conditions, we hear another of those victims as they fight against it. A working class revolution. I believe wholeheartedly that everyone who lives on this planet deserves equal rights, whether they be social, political, or working rights. We all deserve them. And I will continue, until the day that I pass on, to support those who fight for their rights, and for the rights of others. This revolution of the workplace, however, is indeed tearing the economy apart, not only here in the United States, but in every singly county of the world. Workers want their rights, and employers and CEO's are more focused on keeping said rights from them, than improving the workplace, and thus improving business. I have been asked many times before who I think should come out on top of this battle between workers and employers. And each time, I answer with "us". A simple word, yet often misinterpreted. When I say us, I am neither referring to the working class nor the employers or CEO's. I am referring to "us" as human beings. For a country to succeed, capital is necessary. For capital to be gained, labor is necessary. Both are necessary for the well being of a country. When your mother and father fight, do you wish that one will win the fight? Or do you simply wish for an agreement to be made, and the fighting to come to an end? I for one, wish for an end to the fighting between a nation's mother and father -- labor and capital.

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Taken on February 20, 2012