i distrust unions/corporations so i don't believe in regulating corporations/unions
first of all, let us first take a deep breath and look at our constitution. nowhere in it, nor in its guarantee of rights to we the people, do its authors deign to empower any abstraction other than a limited government, and even in that case barely against the people except in specific and limited circumstance. how a court could see in it the justification to extending those precious liberties to any entity other than an individual is beyond me, but here we are. (you'll note that nowhere do i need to specify whether i mean "corporation" or "trade union" in the definition of "any abstraction" in order for the statement to make sense).
anyhow, our elections thus bought and paid for, what is the loudest of all the justifications for such treason against our own civilian sovereignty on behalf of one? (in this case corporations). why, the unfettered voice of the other (aka trade unions) of course!
yes, the pending threat of trade unionism against our constitution is of such dire and immense magnitude that no governor can or should be placed on any other social, commercial or government body or movement until they alone and specifically are muzzled. (forgive me if i paraphrase, but that's the boiled-down basic honest truth of it from the right, isn't it). mind you, the logic from the other side (left) makes hardly any better sense. in their view, corporations evade responsibility to the statutes of our land otherwise governing individuals, from criminal to civil to tax, so, ipso facto, there can't possibly be any logic to constraining avarice, greed and other political malfeasance by any other collective entity, least of all even a hardly-legal trade union which extorts its living from the pockets of workers it's nominally yet hardly instituted to protect. (we won't start on the malfeasances of organized religion, but they would constitute the rest of this unholy triumvirate in my independent book and require a whole extra chapter, but lets not digress).
the obvious truth is that organizations, whether political, commercial, labor, (or religious), do not answer to the laws of the land as we the people must. (ever try a corporation for murder? can't be done) for that reason, we have EVERY reason to restrict the privileges of these organizations in order to preserve the most important for ourselves. (either that or we draft statutes by which they can be held accountable for their crimes as an organization, too).
but there i go again, dodging an argument with a canard about another.
if you ever feel like excusing your political sacred cow by pointing towards another's and saying the political equivalent of "but they started it", or "but they don't have to go to bed this early" or whatever other ridiculous childlike argument you've been making the same way since you were a child, realize that you are being a child.
corporations aren't people. trade unions aren't people. the proper bedtime for each should be without regard to the other, and both should be EARLY. as in, we, the people, deserve to know where their ill-gotten or other-gotten gains are going into and out of our government. period. it's our government. it's OUR right to know. and to restrict, while we're on that subject. it's OUR government. not theirs. (not least reason for which that there is no restriction of foreign ownership or directorship or executive-ship in such organizations, is there--or are we only afraid of illegal and other aliens when they pick our vegetables?) i don't know about you, but i'm far more concerned about non-citizens who come here complete with lawyers, guns and money than i am about those who don't.