The Great American BUYcott of 2006
Update 3: AllahPundit at Hot Air has as-it-happens-updates throughout the day (video and pictures) from here and Mexico - yes you read right MEXICO where even Subcomandante Marcos came out to protest at the US Embassy. Michelle Malkin both at Vent and her site has more.
Update2: Tyson, Perdue and Gallo wines are participating in the boycott.
May 1st - a common and known communist holiday is the day chosen by the "illegal" immigrants for the "boycott" to inflict harm on our nation and our people. They plan to bring this nation to a halt, disregarding how others are affected, and "will settle for nothing less than full amnesty...and believe increased enforcement is the step in the wrong direction."
This nation is a nation of immigrants, is one of their calls. Newsflash so is almost every other nation, including most of Central and South America. Also, read about REAL American farmers, who do not use illegal immigrants and are adversely affected by illegal workers.
Excuse me? Enforcement the wrong direction? Is this the respect they have for our laws and our country - the very same one they say they want to be a part of? I'd like to think this is the rhetoric of a group that favors law breaking in general and not that of all illegals.
Some supporters of the immigration bill are against the boycott, including Cardinal Mahoney because of fears that it can backfire and create a backlash. James D. Hudnall weighs in on the issue. In addition, Hispanic groups against amnesty and pro-immigration reform have formed the You Don't Speak for Me coalition and will hold a press conference today. Pajamas Media has more as does Michelle Malkin.
Last time I checked inflicting harm to get your way was called blackmail. Plain and simple. But we as citizens and legal immigrants can do something to counteract this movement - a BUYcott!
All Americans who support LEGAL immigration but demand that all immigrants RESPECT our law are asked to act on May 1st. Wear RED and/or BLUE that day (They will be wearing white), and go SHOPPING.So go out and buy everything you can and everything you need! Splurge a little as well!
If you have to grocery shop, make it May 1st. Need gas in your car? Fill it up May 1st. Buy Mother's Day gifts, buy summer clothes, buy that new car you've been thinking about, whatever you need, but BUY May 1st.
American citizens outnumber illegal immigrants, and we MUST make ourselves heard. Wear red and/or blue (I'd prefer blue since red is a communist color and it is a communist holiday) to show your pride in your country, and your opposition to weak border and amnesty legislation. And GO SHOPPING! Let's make May 1st a day to remember, and remind Congress that the illegal immigrants can't vote. We can. And we will.
Tags: Illegal Immigration, Immigration, Boycott, May 1, Illegal Immigrants, HR4437, Rallies, Immigration Bill, Senate, Buycott