Leave it to the Obama administration to choose today to celebrate the life of Cesar Chavez. Like the former Venezuelan strongman whose last name he shares, this Chavez has a love of abusing government power and embracing Third World dictators - something both Hugo Chavez and Barack Obama are notorious for doing.
No wonder Obama felt his birthday was worthy of commemoration.
Chavez led the United Farm Workers (UFW), an agricultural labor union with a record of intimidation and violence. Their record was so blatant that even the left-wing NYC Village Voice reported about their "campaign of random terror against anyone hapless enough to fall into its net." This record of violence motivated Joe Hicks, a Jesse Jackson associate, to testify against funding for a Chavez memorial effort, concerned about how "Chavez dealt with violence as his UFW organizers often made use of strong-arm tactics against field workers in California's Central and Coachella Valleys."
As if that's not bad enough, more evidence supports a less optimistic view of the life and legacy of Chavez.Click here to read more ...