Skip to comments.(..)Anheuser-Buschís Support for Group Promoting Driverís Licenses for Illegal Aliens
Posted on 11/16/2007 3:54:31 AM PST by radar101
Falls Church, Virginia- Peter Flaherty, President of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), today announced that the group has filed a shareholder proposal for consideration by Anheuser-Busch shareholders.
The proposal asks the company to disclose its charitable contributions, and provide a rationale for each, especially for controversial grantees, such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). The supporting statement notes that the company has been MALDEFs largest corporate supporter in recent years, and states:
MALDEF favors the issuance of drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, and sued the state of Virginia to allow illegal immigrants to attend state universities at the in-state tuition rate.
Flaherty said, A big public company like Anheuser-Busch should not be bankrolling a group on one side of such a contentious public policy issue. Public opinion polls show that a large majority opposes giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. Undoubtedly, this large majority includes many Anheuser-Busch shareholders, customers and employees.
Flaherty continued, A drivers license is a gateway document. In the hands of an illegal alien, it can help facilitate public benefit fraud, voter fraud, and compromise national security.
A publication titled Immigrant Access to State Drivers Licenses: A Toolkit for Advocates (http://www.nclr.org/content/publications/download/1073) is identified as being prepared by MALDEF and four other groups.
The relationship between Anheuser-Busch and MALDEF appears to go beyond financial support.
Los Angeles attorney Vilma Martinez has served as an Anheuser-Busch director since 1983. From 1973 to 1983, she was MALDEF president and general counsel. During her MALDEF tenure, she won a major victory in the form of the landmark Plyler v. Doe Supreme Court case in 1982, which guaranteed a right of illegal aliens to attend public schools at taxpayer expense.
In 1994, while an Anheuser-Busch director, Martinez was hired by the Los Angeles Unified School District to challenge, in state courts, Proposition 187, which would have denied certain public benefits to illegal aliens. That suit was superseded by a successful challenge to Prop 187 in federal court by MALDEF and others.
Anheuser-Buschs website previously highlighted a claim that it is the only major brewer still American owned, with over 95% of our stock held by American investors. The website also previously carried a special logo with the Anheuser-Busch trademark ringed with the words, AMERICAN OWNED. BORN HERE. BREWED HERE. (Not highlighted is the fact that Anheuser-Busch owns 50% of Modelo, a Mexican company and the brewer of Corona.)
Flaherty charged, When trying to sell us beer, Anheuser-Busch has made very direct appeals to our concepts of birthright and nationalism. But at the same time, the company is joined at the hip with MALDEF, which more than any other single entity is responsible for undermining our sovereignty and flooding the country with illegal aliens.
NLPC promotes ethics in public life, and sponsors the Corporate Integrity Project.
Good thing I like German beer.
That’s why I haven’t owned Busch stock for decades, nor will I even drink their beer — even if I still DRANK beer — which I rarely do anymore.
Heck, if there’s to be drunk Mexicans on our roads, AB wants to be the beer of choice.
Mexicans drink their goat pi$$? What a surprise.
....in my state (North Carolina) drunk illegals are running over and killing people every week....and A-B wants to make it easier for them to get behind the wheel?!!
I used to go to these crashes.
An Illegal’s schedule:
Work 40 hours, live in spider-hole #3 at the dump.
Save up some cash, buy a Junker car for $500 cash.
Have NO license, NO registration, No Ensegoro (Insurance)-but the car runs!
Friday, Boss pays in cash
First Stop—store for Buzz-Y-Sir!
Just a week or so ago, my niece was driving in NC with her three kids in the car. She was broadsided by a drunk illegal. No license, no car registration, no insurance. Her car was totaled.
The police told her all they could do was arrest him for the DUI.
AB needs a boycott.
Gotta go take an aspirin now.
....what happened to your niece is a daily occurance but the papers don’t publicize it enough....they get accused by the Hispanic activist groups of being racist....an acquaintence of mine got hit by a wetback who HAD insurance....he goes to get his car fixed and the insurance company says “we got to talk to our insured before we can cut the check and we can’t locate him”....guess where the insured is....he took off back to Mexico!
It’s a shame when our corporations act so infantile in supporting their personal agenda in running their business while outright lying to the public in professing their support of America.
It’s as if the people running these businesses as well as government never mentally got past the age of 16. And it’s scary.
I miss adults.
As usual, no pings over the weekend...
Good article. Somewhat demeaning but mostly on point.
There are SO MANY good beers today—why drink A/B’s garbage?
Wait ‘til the Mexican truck drivers get here.
Boycott Bub -— That won’t be hard. I never liked the swill anyway.
Funny it aways gave me the runs!! :) But I haven't drank anything but a little wine with dinner in about 17 years.
Why do you think the company keeps those huge horses around?
You have good taste. Aside from Stout or Porter, the Germans, Dutch and Scandinavians make the best beer,
And of all American Brews, BUD and COORS are the very closet to camel urine (I guess, having never drank camle urine).
Budweiser may have changed but there was definately something in it that gave me a headache after just a few sips. But then I'm afraid I've never really liked the taste of most beers except for the rare occasion on a very hot summer day sharing one with a friend. A good dinner wine can indeed be excellent but even this I find is rare in my home except for the holidays when friends and family come over.
Anything to sell a damn beer....disgusting.
How disconcerting. Being the rare person who imbibes within self-imposed limits (but still regarded as an alcoholic) I took up Busch after finishing up my military stint in Germany...the Land of Beer Craftsmanship. Other than field maneuvers I was in beir heaven.
By rough estimates I’ve consumed about 64,300 cans of Busch since 1986 ETS (End Term of Sevice). Why Busch over Bud? Busch is not only 20% less expensive, it’s after-effects have always been easily overcome by water, good diet, exercise and multivitamins (at 45 I’m still beneath 5% overall body fat). Also, Bud tastes more like swill with it’s higher rice content.
My personal preference is Heineken, but nearly ten bucks per six-pack puts that on special occasion basis. My druthers would have Henniger (Germany’s largest domestic) shipped to me in those small barrels that I could keep in my little refrigerator with a tap on top.
I’ve noted wheat Weisen’s cropping up on the premium shelves and have tried several. They are usually outstanding if caught fresh enough.
I’ve come to understand that alcohol is an integral part of my tool set. Without it I’d be a totally self-contained hermit certain that my world-view is the correct one. With it I found Free Republic (while stricken with Bell’s Palsy) and found an ability to not only communicate, but to empathize with others, analyze input on a larger scale and grasp ideas otherwise out of reach. The downside is reaching conclusions that the press seems to be suppressing on purpose.
Tell it - you get targeted by people you don’t want to meet. Keep it to yourself - you’re as much a traitor as most of the mainstream press.
go into a convenience store after work,
and see who is buying beer.
and there’s your answer.
I like Heineken and Guiness Stout. Also Beck’s Dark and a Norweigan brew I used to drink - can;t remember the name but it was really a nice light beer. Ringnes I think the name was.
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