Activists launch boycott of Arizona over immigration law

Si, se puede!

Si, se puede!

Civil rights and labor groups on Thursday urged Americans not to travel to Arizona, as they launched a national boycott in response to the state’s divisive new anti-illegal immigration law.

The boycott was called by the National Council of La Raza, the largest US-based Hispanic civil rights group, which also urged President Barack Obama to redouble his efforts to see that immigration reform becomes law.

“We are calling for a boycott because this law will blow open the door to increased racial profiling, wrongful arrests, and other discrimination,” said Janet Murguia, the president of the group, who criticized the Arizona law as “not American.”

“There is a right way and a wrong way” to achieve an overhaul of US immigration policy, she added.

“The right way is for Congress to fulfill its constitutional responsibility to properly regulate immigration,” she said, urging Americans not to travel to the southwestern US state.

If it gains support, the boycott could put a major crimp in Arizona’s coffers.

Time for backlash, folks. In Arizona, 70% favor the new law.

Nationally, 60% of Americans believe that local police should be able to stop and verify immigration status.

Here in Utah, 65% favor a law just like Arizona’s.

Why should we allow a noisy, obnoxious  coalition of anti-American misfits and foreign-born agitators deter us from doing the right thing? Why should we care what Al Sharpton, the NAACP, La Raza, and the cartoon characters who run the city of San Francisco think or want on this issue? (For that matter, why does Al Sharpton even have a national forum for airing his racist…but I digress.) Let’s put our money (such as it is) where our hearts are: We need to support the people and government of Arizona and Arizona businesses in every way that we can. Let’s boycott the boycotters. Avoid vacationing in or traveling to California, especially San Francisco. Buy American beer in brown bottles. Lose weight by staying out of Mexican restaurants. Spurn everything Mexican. Make sure that workers you hire have legitimate legal authority to live and work in the U.S. Refuse to patronize businesses that openly and blatantly employ parasitic illegal invaders. Tell everyone you know what a crooked buffoon Al Sharpton really is. This caricature makes his living (and a damn fine living it is, too) race-baiting and dividing. Don’t be afraid of the RACIST label. It means nothing. It has been co-opted by the progressives, specialists in misusing language to slander their opponents. The term has been gutted. It means nothing, and only serves to identify its users as leftist ideologues bereft of legitimate arguments.

Don’t attend any NBA games featuring “Los Suns.”

Write to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to thank her for doing the right things, and to tell her you’re with her. Here’s my message, being sent today:

Dear Governor Brewer; I want to thank you for your bravery and stalwart dedication to the taxpaying citizens of Arizona and for doing a great service for all American citizens by signing into law SB1070. Hopefully, our own Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem will gain support from your actions for similar legislation in Utah. Further, I want you to know that we intend to support Arizona, its people, and its businesses in every way that we can in the face of boycott efforts being organized against you. We have cancelled plans for a California vacation this summer, and will instead spend a week in Arizona. We are investigating what Arizona businesses produce in products and services that we can buy and use here at home. Though we are not obnoxious, race-baiting ideologues like our opponents, we intend to make our support for Arizona as public as we can, and to argue that our friends and family do the same.

Best wishes to the people of Arizona, and to you.

Raising Arizona - Support Arizona! Boycott the Boycotters!

Our home’s stucco needs a new topcoat this summer to cover tiny weather cracks that have developed over the past five years. When I call for quote, I am going to require any contractors wishing to have the work to provide evidence that the workers are legally documented to live and work in the United States. If I can’t find any contractors willing to provide such proof, I’ll just lick-‘n-stick the whole exterior with rock instead of just the lower half. I can no longer just talk the talk. I have to be willing to walk the walk. If it costs an extra $1,000 to have legal workers on the property, I’ll figure out a way to make it happen. Help me help Arizona. Help me preserve our culture.

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