George Will does his part for the new Republican minority outreach program by penning a column that compares our nation’s first black president to George Wallace. I guess Nathan Bedford Forrest was a bridge too far. What does George Wallace have to do with the National Labor Relations Board? Well, nothing, but that’s not the point. The point is that the NLRB wants employers to post information alerting their workers of their right to form a union. According to Mr. Will, this is roughly as Maoist as compelling restauranteurs to post reminders about hand-washing in their restrooms, and clearly an unconstitutional violation of our oligarchs’ right to be silent. What’s more, Mr. Will is under the firm impression that when the DC Circuit of Appeals makes a ruling, that is the end of the matter and no appeal is possible or necessary before the government must comply with that ruling. So, for example, when the DC Circuit ruled that the president improperly made recess appointments to the NLRB when the Senate was not in fact in recess, that meant that the administration had to immediately agree with that ruling and disband the NLRB for lack of a quorum. And his failure to do so is exactly like when George Wallace “stood in the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama to prevent two young blacks from registering as students.”

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