Thursday, April 13, 2006

No Really...a Boycott is planned May 1st

Yup, because sometimes Marches are just not enough. Now "they" are planning a boycott? I'm confused as to which people in particular are planning to not go to work that day. Illegal aliens? Legal aliens? Hispanic people in general?

From the Washington Times:
"You can only march for so long to make your point," said Juan Jose Gutierrez, national coordinator for Latino Movement USA, an early proponent of the boycott. He said organizers need to keep the pressure on Congress to reject a House immigration bill that would make it a felony to be in the country illegally or to assist an illegal immigrant.

"You have to think of other creative ways to make it clear to Congress and the Bush administration that we expect them to behave responsibly," Gutierrez said. Organizers chose May 1, he said, because of "its special symbolism" as an international workers' day.

....Behave responsibly? Behave responsibly???? Since when is enforcing the law NOT behaving responsibly? Since when is it responsible on the part of the illegal immigrant to burden everyone else with their needs? What else do they want? Listen closely...they want to remain here ILLEGALLY. That is what they want. That is their bottom line, don't let the headlines fool you. Its NOT about being underappreciated. Its not about them doing jobs Americans supposedly won't do. Its about the possibility that their illegal behavior might just finally merit repercussions. How dare we enforce the law!

Personally, I don't see how this is going to work in their favor. I'm going to shop that day. Restaurants are going to make sure they are staffed by people willing to work. No amount of boycotts and people walking off the job is going to change my mind about supporting illegal behavior.