Sunday, April 30, 2006
What If You Threw A Boycott...And Nobody Cared?
Well, dear reader, tomorrow is May Day. This is a day in which immigrants, more illegal than legal, have decided to show America what life would be with out them. They claim they will stay home from school, avoid shopping, skip work, and attempt to shut down major US cities by - again - taking to the streets to demand legal recognition of their illegal status.
In response to a request by his Latino workers, Wasatch Beers' Greg Schirf offered this suggestion:
How about this? We'll just take a company holiday. We'll call it 'Latino Appreciation Day.'If I drank beer, I'd have a Wasatch Beer just to show my support for Schirf's capitalistic common sense in the form of sarcasm.
There is very little common sense in the demand of law breakers to have their behavior legalized. There is even less common sense in their threats to paralyze this nation's economy with a one day boycott. Personally, I think the boycott organizers will be surprised by the lack of impact the boycott will have. When workers don't show up do their jobs, some will get fired. That will increase the overall pitch of the whining.
Lest I be accused of being "anti-immigrant", I am not in favor of mass deportations. If there are in fact some 10 million illegal immigrants in this country, the sheer logistics of such a mass re-migration are staggering. It would require roughly 192,307 Greyhound busses to move that number of people - and first you have to find them.
Should there be deportations? Absolutely. Where should the first cut be made? I'd suggest we deport most of the non-citizen gang members and criminals to their countries of origin. That would be a good place to start.
Common sense needs to invade this debate. Neither side will get all it wants, but regardless of your view on history, the United States of America needs to come out on the beneficial side of the equation. This country gets to decide who stays, and under what conditions they do so.
Here endeth the lesson.
Its really very simple sponsor several simultanious Mexican soccer league games in San Diego,Calexico, Nogales, El Paso, Laredo and Brownsville. They will pay for their own way there, pay for tickets and refreshments. Have them all exit south.Post a Comment