It's amazing how crazed people get anytime somebody says "Do you want bureaucrats to get between you and your (name it)?". It's the red meat that sends red-blooded Americans into a frenzied red state of mind.
With the union weakened by closed mines and the rise of untrammeled union-busting, unsafe, deadly conditions were allowed to continue unchallenged at the growing percentage of non-union mines that put profits above safety.
Although there is nothing I can do to eliminate the pain and suffering of the 29 dead miners' families, I can, as the nation's top cop on the workplace beat, make sure that we bring those responsible to justice.
The United Mine Workers and two families who lost family members in the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster have asked the U.S. District Court for a temporary restraining order to stop MSHA's witness interviews.