A right-to-work law is being debated in Michigan. It’s the kind of “debate” that involves lots of intimidation, and a dash of violence, from union operatives. USA Today reports:

Police arrested several protesters and sprayed mace into the crowd in the state Capitol on Thursday as lawmakers discussed right-to-work legislation that would make Michigan the nation’s 24th right-to-work state.

The protesters were arrested as they tried to rush the Senate floor, said Michigan State Police Inspector Gene Adamczyk.

“When several of the individuals rushed the troopers, they used chemical munitions to disperse the crowd,” he said. “It would be a lot worse if someone gets hurt and I failed to act.”

I don’t know how rushing the Capitol contributes to a rational debate about important issues, but then again, I’m one of those old-fashioned types who thinks monopolies are bad, including when they’re held by corporations that sell labor to other corporations.