Skip to comments.Democrat Senator Pulls Resolution To Honor Cesar Chavez After GOP Adds Border Security Language
Posted on 03/31/2014 7:34:29 PM PDT by montag813
by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
One such advocate, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, introduced a resolution calling for the Senate to honor and promote his legacy.
But the resolution was objected to by Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions on behalf of Louisiana Senator David Vitter, who wanted to add an amendment pointing out that Chavez opposed illegal immigration, demanded a secure border, and believed in enforcing immigration law.
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What a coward.
I thought Chavez didn’t believe in illegal immigration.
Hmm. That could be one Cesar Chavez memorial I can support. The Cesar Chavez Memorial border fence.
is Bob Menendez still screwing poor children?
Fantastic work by Senators Sessions and Vitter tonight! THIS is how McConnell would fight the RATs every day if he had a pair.
AWESOME article. The GOP schooled the Dems tonight. Sessions for Majority Leader!
I was a bag boy for Winn-Dixie grocery stores (non Union) when he was at his height.
Like 99% of Southerners, I detest Unions, but I did like that our owner, A.D. Sanders, ALWAYS made sure that his bag boys made a nickle more an hour than the Union boys.
Cesar Chavez was a union organizer for the field workers. He realized that illegal immigrants would drive down the wages of the legal field workers and opposed illegal immigration. He was right!
The field workers that he worked for were paid minimum wages or less and worked under horrendous conditions with zero benefits or job security.
Due to illegal immigration the wage structure is still minimal or less. Illegal immigration has destroyed his work and dream. Chavez is one of the good guys. It is sad that the historical revisionists want to paint him as an advocate of illegal immigration. He was a union organizer for those that needed help and he was an American patriot.
I am not a great fan of unions but in the case of Cesar Chavez’s work I am.
They should have added a resolution to honor the Kock Brothers, if the left can honor a commie, then we can surely honor a couple of capitalists.. That would have really p*ssed them off!
Correction the Koch brothers.
Just another glaring example of how demonrats try to manipulate minorities. Be it Chavez or King, they’ll use their name for whatever selfish political reasons at the moment.
Chavez did not like illegals.
It just makes my day that a stinking RAT by name of Menendez got handed his head. Him and others like him are what is wrong with this country, a Pox on all of their houses.
Revising the history of Chavez who knew the cons of illegal immigration.
I think the credit should go to Sessions and Vitter, not the GOP.
In 1980 when I ran for the Assembly against Alatore his 100% of his protesters were from 8 of the Catholic parishes in that district and none of them had ever worked on a farm.
The only way he got the farmers in the Central valley to sign labor agreements was in conjunction with Bank of America.
The farmers were denied crop loans unless they could produce a signed labor contract with Chavez.
Under the labor contract the farm workers lost wages and housing benefits so it was nothing but a move to communise the worker population!
I'm sorry, but "one of the good guys" doesn't try to run an illegal secondary boycott. Nor does "one of the good guys" order his minions to murder his antagonists.
I had more than enough experience with Cesar Chavez and his people in the clash between Chavez' United Farm Workers and the viniculturists of California.
I ran the advertising account for a champagne brand when they first went national around 1966. My client and I were returning to the winery from dinner in a nearby town when the front windshield grew a "flower" and a bullet thudded into the carseat about six inches from my head. Ben floored the accelerator and we raced down the canyon at full speed.
There were no other shots -- none that we were aware of, anyway. When we got back to the winery, Ben shared his past few weeks of "negotiating" with Chavez and his team. Mostly, it amounted to refusing to buckle under to threats of physical or financial mayhem.
When I got back to Dallas, I found my agency's office building entrance mobbed by UFW demonstrators -- demanding me to stop the advertising campaign. They were also demonstrating at the ABC studios in NYC, where the Dick Cavett Show was recorded -- demanding that they stop running our ads. The network wanted to buckle, but that would've compromised the entire marketing effort. I negotiated a compromise -- they would run the pre-recorded ads, but they wouldn't let Cavett do any more live spots.
I spent my own week "negotiating" with these miserable SOBs who were trying to break me -- and who had actually tried to kill me, but missed.
In the absence of actual experience, I might've been able to work up a little sympathy for their plight. But they shoot at you and try to destroy your livelihood...and I'm plumb out of sympathy.
No, Chavez was NOT "one of the good guys". And his organization and tactics were those of simple thugs.
If I remember correctly, my grandfather, a company man who lost his job at the demand of the collectivists and who nevertheless wasn’t embittered and didn’t look back, recognized that Mr. Sanders was on to something.
Were the people you were working for employing illegals? Did they want to employ illegals? Did they employ illegals later?
So far as I know, they did not. They were adamant, however, about hiring non-union labor.
Still, even if they were using illegals, would that have excused Chavez' actions?
Thanks for this info.
I was not aware of what was going on behind the scenes. I only knew about what was presented on the television back in 1966, and I was only 18 years old at the time. Back then if it was not on Television or in the newspapers, “it did not happen” so far as the public was aware.
This puts a totally different light on Caesar Chavez
To my recollection, Chavez' movement was attended by quite a bit of violence. My experience was hardly an isolated event.
Farmers were shot and killed. Homes and fields were burned. Trees and vines were chain-sawed...or poisoned. A few union thugs ended up face down in the ditch, too.
The affair was strongly tainted by racism and resentment, as well. Recall that this was going on in the immediate aftermath of the civil rights movement. Many of the left-wing agitators simply shifted from one "oppressed minority" to another. As you note, the media "spin" was completely predictable.
In the background was the "bracero" program -- whereby seasonal workers could gain legal entry into the USA to work for a specified period (six months, as I recall). Whereupon, they would have to go back to Mexico and wait for another six months, e.g., before re-applying. They were hired out to labor contractors -- who could be unscrupulous -- and they could not bring their families with them.
Thus, the "illegals" in the Chavez story were actually in the country legally -- and it was the "bracero program" that Chavez was fighting against. Indeed, he referred to the "braceros" as "wetbacks" on more than one occasion.
Finally, the crook LBJ was impelled to end the "bracero" program -- thereby giving birth to the "illegal" problem we deal with today.
As in so much of the upheaval in the sixties, there is a paucity of saints -- and an ample ration of thuggery (not to mention subversion). All in the name of ending old sins and, in their place, creating brand new problems.
Those of us who got caught up in the conflicts of the sixties -- and my relationship to the migrant farm workers "issue" was totally tangential -- won't soon forget it.
He was a complicated man, with some unattractive qualities in addition to his victories. You might want to read the article below to get a sense of that:
Yes. Illegal immigration is war.
Yes. Illegal immigration is war.
Btw, non-union field laborers in 1960’s CA were overwhelmingly illegals. We all know that. Stop playing dumb.
I've no idea what the broad practice in California was, but I recall my client remarking that he contracted for braceros to harvest his grapes -- which I understood was legal.
He also observed that the braceros were increasingly difficult to employ, because they were afraid of retaliation by Chavez' thugs.
My dad picked cotton as a kid in the 30s and early 40s
Sessions is one of the Good Guys. He has fought tooth and nail against amnesty. I agree, Midge needs to step out of the way, and let Sen Sessions become Majority Leader.