Where are the Republicans wanting to take us?

Republicans love to go on about morality getting in the way of business – like living wages, taxation for education and healthcare for those with lower incomes, workers rights to unionize, and expenses incurred for workplace safety, as well as responsibility to the environment by properly disposing of hazardous waste. All anti-business, unnecessary moral and ethical concerns that when enforced (regulation) or insisted upon (by liberals) provide a drag on the economy.
But could Republicans bring back slavery, or will they just insist on low wages by a “free” workforce, as they historically always have? Well, first to point out the Democratic Party, the party of the citizen, was once the stronghold of the pro-slavery position. That’s because “citizens” back then were white males who owned property. The party of the people naturally supported their citizens’ concerns. Republicans back then were the new force, the force of change, the force of tomorrow. They advocated releasing slaves so they can join the workforce, driving down wages and eliminating the unfair advantage slavery provided “ordinary white male citizen-run co-ops of the South.”
But what if business and industry find slavery appealing? Guess what – they already have! Republicans and some Democrats have been winning elections in the south by embracing the political support of the new “prison industry” and may entail a return to slavery of sorts (if it already hasn’t, at least on a limited scale):
Incarceration labor run by private prisons has become a problem. If this idea expands, special laws pertaining just to these private operations would mean no taxes or regulation on goods produced by convict farms or convict factories because of the service they provide. Sentences can be imposed by the corporations themselves. This separate legal system would also free the public of the burden of running a legal system. Illegal immigrants need not be subject to the Constitution’s provisions, and it’s already legal to strip a person of citizenship rights under special circumstances.

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