Are some people really serious? There are calls for boycotting products that have nothing to do with Arizona, the state. For example, some “genius” has apparently called for the boycotting of Arizona Ice Tea. This product, that is not even made in the great state of Arizona…but New York, is being marked for boycott because of the new immigration law that was signed last week and due to become law in about 3 months. Hello to the individual that caught onto the fact the beverage is only NAMED Arizona Ice Tea and making them a potential target for consumer avoidance? Consider the fact you did not do your due diligence and are seeking to bring a quality company to its knees for something they no part in…but their moniker? That is not only anal, but it is straight out despicable.
This country has a history in recent years of seeking to bring down corporations for government decisions. Instead of using the democratic process and seeking to change the ones in office, they attempt to destroy a reputation and many people’s livelihoods. This approach to seeking to bring about change has always disgusted this author for the mere fact it exemplifies cowardice. There is no courage or justice in eliminating parts of our economic structure simply because you have a “beef” with a governmental agency.
Secondly, I am for this new law. I have grown so tired of ANY ethnic group coming into this country through illegal means and our national leaders fail to do anything about it. It shows strength of character on the part of Arizona to bring this issue to the fore-front of the American posture, since elected national leaders refuse or refrain from approaching the discussion. Arizona has been driven to this and the national audience, for the most part, is behind this approach.
The issue isn’t about offering amnesty to law breakers, but the enforcement of existing immigration laws that make illegal immigrants, of any nationality, be accountable for their actions. Instead we have a mindset that we need to forgive them their illegal entrance and offer them our jobs and services. Time we took care of those in this country that were born here and migrated to these shores through proper channels.
Stop calling this a racial bias, but rather doing the right thing in the first place. My ancestors had to enter the United States through legitimate means…why should I be forgiving of those that approach these shores with less motivation. I believe in the American dream for all Americans…but not by slight of hand tactics. If illegal entrants get their amnesty and a pass card…like many politicians believe they should get…then the tendency is to gain other advantages through illegal and unethical means. Then they are teaching their own children its OK to do wrong for a right end.
Americans are for the underdog to get a leg-up and have success in this country. But make it a quality playing field by being here legally in the first place…not allowing the lawbreaker to usurp our children’s opportunities for promising lives.
Those of you protesting this approach by Arizona need to focus on whats right for the country and your children, and not fight corporations that have nothing to do with this law. These same people ought to be addressing the issue at the core as well, and find the means to correct the problem. If you will do that then positive change can happen and all of our children have a good path to follow into their futures.