Thursday, April 20, 2006

Boycott Backlash

Update 2: Publius Pundit has more.

Update: Michelle Malkin has a must Table/Graphic with how the number of arrests decreased.

I commented Tuesday that the planned May 1 boycott, could backfire on the immigrant reform and the pro-illegal immigrant groups, as it would create anger and disgust among American citizens, and even among legal immigrants.
In addition, the fact that the planned boycott and walkout was being sponsored by ANSWER, a known communist group, would harm the groups even more. It seems that finally some of the groups put two and two together, and realized that this was not such a good idea to achieve their goal. Captain Quarter's has more, and it is a must read. Some highlights:
Other groups plan to push the strike, making the split a potentially bitter one if the crowds do not turn out as planned. A representative of Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana, one of the groups pressing for the walkout, says that their plans have not changed. This should surprise no one, as HML has partnered with International ANSWER, the last of the Stalinist apologist groups, to select the old Communist holiday to highlight their open-borders philosophy.

A walkout, especially on a date most Americans will associate with socialist propaganda, will further erode moderate positions and make it more difficult to reach any solution other than a widespread crackdown on illegals.
I couldn't have said it better.

Whether you favor amnesty or not, this boycott is NOT a good approach and I exhort all of you to participate in a BUYCOTT. Save your money, save your purchases and go out on May 1 and to them all. Should this planned "national strike" actually happen and have an effect, kiss any type of amnesty goodbye.

The best course of action? Contact your senators, and tell them how you feel.

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