No, Jerry, you don’t.
I have the right to work and make a living,” Eversole said. “And I’ll say that the person who has a problem with me is (County Judge) Ed Emmett.
Texas may be a right-to-work state Mr. Eversole, but THAT phrase applies to governance (not governments) of contractual agreements between employers and labor unions that specifically prevent them from excluding non-union workers. Unless, of course, you are in complete agreement with those who espouse the “from each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs” philosophy.
Citizens like me have a problem with you, Mr. Eversole and you can credit Roy Morales. Mr. Morales didn’t stand up at this Downtown Pachyderm Club meeting and claim HCDE’s purpose was to educate children. He asserted the purpose of HCDE was to function as a business.
HCDE, in actuality, functions in a manner ANTITHETICAL to free-market capitalism.
True venture capitalism starts with the belief in individualism and private property rights; the harvest of my personal sweat & labor. I then voluntarily, not under the force of government rule, risk my harvest (my private capital) to provide good or services that people actually want to buy. That is not the principle being applied. HCDE’s services could be provided by private citizens who voluntarily wish to contribute THEIR harvest (not forcibly make me contribute mine), expand competition & create student choice and then let the free-market oversight by parents and family members create the ‘control”.
So, no Mr. Eversole, you don’t have “the right to work”; and I hope more elected officials get thrown out of office for spewing forth anti-capitalist, anti-free market rhetoric such as yours.