Skip to comments.A Day Without Illegal Aliens? It's a Start!
Posted on 04/27/2006 8:27:37 AM PDT by Reagan Man
May 1 is going to be A Day Without Illegal Aliens.
This is supposed to frighten you.
Why? Because you are an American -- weak, pampered, spoiled and allegedly incapable of taking care of yourself. You need the illegal alien servant class just to survive.
Those who want amnesty for immigration criminals -- illegal aliens, pandering politicians, ethnic grievance agitators and the politically correct media -- have swallowed their own propaganda and believe that the American economy is totally dependent for its greatness on unskilled illegal labor and the corrupt underground economy it fosters.
So on May 1, the ridiculous, old socialist workers holiday known overseas as May Day, they intend to punish the American people, and intimidate Congress into passing a guest worker amnesty, by marching in the streets, boycotting American stores, and shutting down the corrupt businesses that have illegally employed them.
What a mistake. This will not paralyze the American economy -- but it will paralyze the underground economy and the greedy businesses that profit from it.
If you have ever wondered which local businesses hire illegal aliens and which ones hire legal residents and play by the rules, then on Monday, May 1, you will finally know.
Those businesses still functioning on May 1, dubbed A Day Without Illegal Aliens by the schemes organizers, will be the honest ones. Theyll be the ones who hire only legal immigrants and American citizens, obey our labor laws, collect their employees taxes, and pay their workers a fair legal wage.
The ones without employees will be the crooks, the corrupt schemers that have fueled the chaos on our insecure borders by providing no-questions-asked jobs to anyone willing to sneak into our country, work off the books and in the shadows, and accept substandard pay and conditions that no American could be legally made to tolerate.
Thats why movements have popped up all over the country to use this fabulous opportunity to fight illegal labor and the crooked system of human smuggling, document forgery, tax evasion, and sweat shop wages that have grown up around it.
I originally proposed calling May 1 Conservative Shopping Day, since so many of my fellow grassroots conservatives were disgusted with our open borders, illegal labor, and the march towards amnesty in Congress. But this goes well beyond one political movement.
Almost everyone I have spoken with -- conservatives, liberals, moderates, independents, Democrats, Republicans, legal immigrants, and native-born citizens alike -- are disgusted with the current widespread corruption of our economy and laws by illegal labor. They are disgusted in no small part because illegal labor is a national corruption that is openly condoned by the leadership of both political parties, who are much more eager to harvest campaign contributions from crooked business interests and votes from amnestied immigration criminals than they are to enforce our laws, secure our borders and protect the wages of working Americans.
In the spirit of putting aside partisan politics and joining together with all Americans that are opposed to illegal labor and demand that our laws be enforced by government, I declare Monday, May 1 -- the threatened Day Without Illegal Aliens -- to be AMERICAN SHOPPING DAY.
It is a day to fight for the rule of law, without having to beg our elected leaders to listen to their own voters. The strategy is simple and direct:
GET OUT AND SUPPORT THOSE BUSINESSES THAT PLAY BY THE RULES.
This will not only reward the law-abiding and allow one to avoid the corrupt, but it will also send a powerful message.
The planned boycott of American stores and businesses by illegal aliens and their enablers is designed to demonstrate the purchasing power of illegal workers and to cause a frightening one-day shock to American retail sales. It is being adopted and echoed by foreign supporters of illegal immigration as well. In Mexico, a nation that has become dependent upon the billions of dollars that illegal workers inside the United States send home each year, it is being called Nothing Gringo Day.
Through this contrivance, the illegal labor lobby hopes to appear more powerful and to frighten retailers into supporting amnesty, which is being dishonestly called a temporary guest worker program in Washington.
By making a point to do as much shopping as possible on May 1, American Shopping Day, Americans can stop this scam in its tracks. If the issue is to be decided by a demonstration of purchasing power, then lets demonstrate the purchasing power of 300 million legal American residents. The purchasing power of 11 million illegal workers and their bosses and sympathizers will pale in comparison.
American Shopping Day: Five Things You Can Do to Fight Back
1. Buy, buy, buy. Make your regular purchases for the week or month, but make them all on May 1. Nobody needs to go broke, just to buy on one particular day. If youve been putting off a purchase, put it off no more. Besides, you know the clerks will all speak English if you shop on May 1. No more painful pantomime just to find out where the paper towels are.
2. Eat out. Contrary to pro-amnesty propaganda, most food service workers are American citizens -- but these workers do suffer much more from illegal labor wage competition than most. Get out and treat yourself to a nice meal -- one that serves up a big steamy bowl of justice for a change.
3. Take notice of which businesses can still function. These are the ones playing by the rules and deserve long-term support. Come back again and again. Avoid those that mysteriously close or are obviously understaffed.
4. Tell your friends. Send then this message or make up you own. Call it whatever you want and credit whomever you wish. All that matters is that people get out and shop.
5. Tell your congressman how much you enjoyed a day with illegal aliens. Write or call; it is one of the greatest powers you have. Elected officials figure that if you care enough to call on an issue, you care enough to vote on it. You can e-mail your senators and your congressman. And you can also call your senators and your congressman.
American Shopping Day -- Monday, May 1. A unique opportunity to do something good by doing something fun.
We're gonna be in trouble on May 1!!!!
According to McCain the illegals earn $100,000 a year picking lettuce and the drunkard Kennedy said illegal families pay more than $80,000 in taxes a year.
That's some serious money...
I want to know where those congressional crackheads are getting their numbers. It's obvious the political leeches in BOTH parties are so out of touch with the average American that they need to be removed from power.
"If you have ever wondered which local businesses hire illegal aliens and which ones hire legal residents and play by the rules, then on Monday, May 1, you will finally know."
The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday that it would be implementing a new, revolutionary, cutting-edge, state-of-the-art approach to the illegal immigration problem. What is this new approach? Believe it or not, the department declared that the U.S. would now be cracking down on employers who knowingly and recklessly hire illegal aliens. In other words, they are going to try a new program called enforcing existing laws. Guess what? It works!
I wonder if this is the right strategy? I'm kind of hoping that the boycott is fabulously successful and it brings the businesses that rely on illegals (as laborers or as customers) to their knees.
I'm thinking that the more damage done by the boycott, the bigger the backlash. It is tempting to actively support the boycott to ensure a bigger backlash.
I saw a poster on another forum note that he would split the difference. He figured he would support the economy by buying a large Mexican flag and he would support the boycott by prominently waving it in front of TV cameras. I thought that was a pretty good idea that would fuel the backlash.
I agree with both of you.
I was planning on doing all my shopping on Monday, but I never thought about the backlash and by not shopping it would be helping it be bigger.
I think this whole "day" is going to backfire big time on these stinkin' illegals.
It just makes me sick how the government just lets it all happen and worse, makes excuses for it to continue.
WE DON'T NEED THEM!!!
We should cut off the welfare/food stamps/free education/etc for a month...
I have so many purchases to make on May Day. I have been saving things up. I'll spend more on May 1, than I have in the last 3 months combined (mortgage aside).
I have to point out something.
Although you may be able to tell which businesses hire illegals with the lack of personnel they have that day, that is overall NOT a reliable tool for verification.
Where I work, there are a LOT of LEGAL hispanic workers who are supposed to boycott work here in solidarity with their illegals friends.
Imagine that...you are legal, and you have a decent job, and you tell your employer to go pound sand to march with people who don't have a legitimate cause or even belong here.
I hope a lot of them get fired for job abandonment.
So, the moral of the story is, I am not boycotting a business because of who doesn't show up at work, I will boycott them because they allow themselves to be held hostage to this group of people.
I am looking for another job too. The attitdue of the hispanics here is an "in your face" open discrimination. Although the company goes above and beyond to make sure the workers are legal, they may look the other way on May 1, and that will be slapping the face of everyone who DOES go to work.
The illegals and their abetting side kicks are trying to ruin the economy by doing this. If no one buys it'll show how much the illegal entrants are "necessary for our economy."
That's why we BUY. It shows they're NOT necessary to our economy. America can just deal with it if they're gone.
I got a better idea: how about making May 5th the "Cinco De Mayo without Gringos?"
Better yet, celebrate at an Irish pub!
If only it were true.
All the illegals running toward the Mexican border.....
Have any of the resident FROBManiacs ever given any reasons why we should give our Mexican "guests" get-out-of-jail free cards?
"Sure, td--`cause you're stoopid."
Muy bien, gracias.
If you can't go shopping that day for some reason, call your boss and tell him or her that you want to work overtime.
"So, the moral of the story is, I am not boycotting a business because of who doesn't show up at work, I will boycott them because they allow themselves to be held hostage to this group of people."
What I plan on doing on May 1 is taking pictures of the Marxist supporters and sending them to my congresscritter. I am going to let them know that MY country is being taken over by Marxists posing as Democrats and what do they plan to do about it.
I am also writing a letter to the editor thanking them for bringing Illegal Aliens to the forefront of the news and asking why they aren't calling them illegal.
I wish there was another week to get this organized...