From a comment I wrote on January 27:
Right now the Americans see themselves on a moral high ground for
opposing child labor. Currently, that is one of few labor laws that
means anything. However there are plenty of politicians - slashdot idol
ron paul amongst them - who would like to overturn those laws as well.
In the name of "liberty" they want to remove "market restrictions" to
"grow industry". This will, of course, only reduce the wages across the
board for working class people while making companies more profitable
and increasing executive compensation. They also want to increase the
rights of the wealthy and reduce those of the poor. While some
conservatives claim they want to stop the "class warfare", this pushes
it to a terrible conclusion.
In other words, under the guise of liberty - but with the true goal of
profit - some people aspire to bring fascism for the people.