It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
An initiative apparently started on the Internet asks people to boycott the AriZona Beverage Co. because of claims the law will unfairly target Hispanics.
The company is based in Woodbury, 20 miles east of New York City
San Francisco's supervisors are calling for a sweeping boycott of Arizona in the wake of that state's harsh new rules aimed at illegal immigrants
Many Latinos Favor Enforcing the Law
The controversy surrounding efforts by the State of Arizona to enforce federal laws against illegal immigration is usually presented as a conflict between those Americans who like Latinos in America and those Americans who are afraid of Latinos in America. A CNN news stories reveals, however, that a significant number of Latino-Americans who are in the nation legally or who are citizens of the United States strongly support cracking down on illegal immigration.
These Latinos understand that the issues involved related to legal or criminal behavior, not to national origin. The idea that Latinos would reflexively oppose laws which keep illegal immigrants out of America is as offensive as the notion that Americans of Japanese origin would resent enforcing laws that kept illegal immigrants from Japan out of the country or that Italian-Americans would not want laws against illegal immigration enforced against people from Italy.
When people move into America it is often to escape from the problems of the “old country.” That has historically meant adopting the ideals, the politics, and the laws of America in preference to what they left behind. Chinese immigrants in the 19th Century hardly wanted America turned into the impoverished, oppressive country of Imperial China. Chinese, Jews, Irish, Italians, and many other ethnic groups came to America because of a love of an America built around ordered liberty and that meant also built around a stable legal system. One of the joys of America is that immigrants have retained ethnic values and culture, while accepting the laws of this country. So, New York and Chicago are a smorgasbord of German, Chinese, Puerto Rican, Jewish, and Italian cuisines, all the while remaining one hundred percent American.
Read more: The New American
Originally posted by MysterE
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
reply to post by AshleyD
Johnny, I apologize for my rude comment, it was a poor response to your comment. I have alot pf pride for my country, and when ever I see someone bashing it my first response is to strike back.
AshleyD, thanks for keeping me on track-E-
Originally posted by TheCoffinman
the whole pro-illegal immigrant movement is ignorant and they are the racists for crying racism..
Originally posted by Kaploink
It sort of reminds me of those that refused to buy french fries or demanded that the name be changed to freedom fries after 9/11. Our decision to eat fries or even to change their had little impact on France. Similarly, boycotting Arizona tea as others have pointed out will have little impact on Arizona.
Though I have long forgotten the brands mentioned, I remember reading that similar things happened to American based companies with brands that could be associated with Germany during WWII.
Originally posted by conspiracydude
Since when do people support illegals? They must be uneducated.