Illegal Immigrant Day
Supposedly millions of illegal aliens will stay home from work today to teach the rest of us a lesson. Primarily that without their hard work the United States will grind to a halt.
I wonder if the leaders of this movement ever thought that the opposite could happen. That the U.S. would go along its merry way not even realizing that these people were not out cutting lawns, washing dishes or lugging around roofing tile? I tend to think most of us will not even notice that these people have walked off their jobs. What is most likely to happen is the illegals will simply go to work as usual because something as grandiose as trying to make a political point goes against their basic need. To make money to live and send back to their families.
Perhaps if these people had the nerve to strike for months at a time they could make some inroads. One day does nothing. So your grass gets cut tomorrow, big deal. It would take months for such a strike to have any impact and my guess is many of the jobs would be filled by this country's legal residents.
It's true, few people prbbably like working in a meat packing plant, but if it's the only job you can get and you have a family to feed my guess is you would go pack meat. If landscaping costs skyrocketed because those who own the companies could no longer get away with hiring people for next to nothing, then people would go to Home Depot or Sears, buy a mower and take care of it themselves.
The illegal aliens and those instigating these protests fail to realize that there is always a way around a problem. It might be inconvient for a pizza place to get a new bus boy or a car wash to find workers, but they will.
So take a look around your town today and see if it has come to a crashing halt. See if any local citizens are out begging the illegals to go back to work. I bet you won't find out that either has happened.