Monday, May 01, 2006


I got an email from Glock26, who got it from his sister, that is a great position on today's protest, or ralley, or whatever it is. The email author is unknown and I found a blog for a Palm Spring's newspaper where a person commented they got this very same email. Regardless of the source of these thoughts on a "Day without an Immigrant" they work for me...although we should try a week or a month without (and lets label it correctly) illegal immigrants. The email follows:


May 1st is the planned "Day Without an Immigrant" boycott by illegal immigrants here in the United States. They plan on boycotting work, thus showing how many jobs for which they provide cheap labor. They plan on boycotting our stores, thus showing how much money they provide for the economy. I am fine with this tactic.

I have one additional suggestion: Please boycott our hospitals, schools, jails, and highways. Let us see what our health care system would be like without an overcrowded emergency room full of illegal immigrants using it as a free clinic to treat non-emergent ailments. Let us see what it would be like to have people who the hospital actually expects to pay for treatment. I wonder if the costs for health insurance would drop.

Let us see what it would be like to reduce the size of our classrooms. Let us see what it would be like to have to spend taxpayer dollars to teach in English only. Let us see if our schools test score averages increase. Let us see what it would be like to not be victimized by an illegal immigrant and then have to pay for the incarceration of that illegal immigrant. The Los Angeles County Jail system would be alleviated of thousands of inmates. Those incarcerated might actually do 100% of their sentences rather than the 10% that they have been doing.

Let us see what our highways would be like. Let us see if traffic is reduced without their presence. Let us see if the number of unlicensed, uninsured, unqualified motorists drops and the number of traffic collisions also drops proportionally. Maybe our car insurance rates would see a decrease as a result.

Maybe the May 1st "Day Without an Immigrant" boycott should be encouraged so the rest of the citizens can fully appreciate what benefits and burdens illegal immigration creates.

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