Normally I give some musings on the advent of Labor Day. I think it was when I learned actual history that I changed from calling myself conservative to being liberal.
But, as you can tell, I'm not feeling very effervescent this weekend. So instead I'll point you to Eric. and Michelle, who have done their own ruminations on the day and its history.
And now I see a lot of the current politics as an attempt to tear down the advances we made in the past century. Mostly because people don't understand that we've tried things before and they didn't work out so well.