Day Without Illegal Aliens? It's a Start!
[by Mac Johnson] 4/28/06
May 1 is
going to be “A Day Without Illegal Aliens.”
This is supposed
to frighten you.
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
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
Johnson is a freelance writer and biologist in Cambridge,
Mass. Mr. Johnson holds a Doctorate in Molecular and
Cellular Biology from Baylor College of Medicine. He
is a frequent opinion contributor to Human
Events Online. His website can be found at macjohnson.com [go
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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 scheme’s organizers,
will be the honest ones. They’ll be the ones who hire only
legal immigrants and American citizens, obey our labor laws,
collect their employee’s 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
why movements have popped up all over the country to use this
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
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 encourage
you to consider Monday, May 1 -- the threatened “Day Without
Illegal Aliens”_ -- to be a day of action for all Americans.
Conservative Shopping Day is for everyone opposed to illegal
immigration and out of control borders.
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
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, Conservative Shopping
Day, Americans can stop this scam in
its tracks. If the issue is to be decided by a demonstration
of “purchasing power,” then let’s 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.
Conservative Shopping Day: Five Things You Can Do to Fight Back
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 you’ve 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.
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.
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.
your friends. Send them 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.
your congressman how much you enjoyed a day without 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.
Conservative Shopping Day -- Monday, May 1.
A unique opportunity to do something good by doing something
First appeared at Human Events Online
2006 Mac Johnson