The in-the-pocket-of-the-unions legislature of Michigan passed a law that forced 40,000 day-care businesses in the state to unionize.  At the stroke of a dictitorial pen people providing child care out of their homes became government employees and union members.  They did not have a choice.  Involuntary servitude is statutorily sanctioned in the economically hemorrhaging State of Michigan.  Michigan now takes money from the child-care subsidies paid by the state to the new union employees and give it to the AFSCME, the government workers union, and the United Auto Workers.  One estimate is that the state will take $3.7 million a year from the pockets of these hard working “union employee” and give it to the AFSCME.

Fox News commentator John Stossel’s article on this topic says,

Fourteen states have now enabled home-based day-care providers to be organized into public-employee unions, affecting about 233,000 people. . . .

[A lawyer] sued Michigan on behalf of the day-care owners, but the case was dismissed.

How can a state force a person to become a member of a union?  What happened to the concept of “involuntary servitude?”  Once upon a time somebody said “no taxation without representation.”  A phrase that rallied patriots during the revolutionary war days has now been grotesquely turned into “massive taxation with representation.”  Why isn’t this legalized theft of money a violation of the Fifth Amendment of the United State Constitution that says:

No person shall be . . . e deprived of . . . property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.