Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Necio and dumber

If you were illegal and got fired because your boss didn’t want to get caught employing you, would you stage a protest? Me, I think I’d quietly find work elsewhere. Or if I were really wise, I’d realize that the USA is getting smart and head back to the old country.

But at least five courageous (but not too bright) souls showed up at their former employer’s store, a Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Chicago, and hassled customers saying that they worked long hours without OT and got sore backs but, because they are illegal, the company let them go.

They are a merciful lot; they don’t want to sue, they just want their old jobs back. Oh, and they are filing a class action suit because of the labor law violations. I know a judge in Pennsylvania who will be sympathetic.

Perhaps they ought to go to the Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Waukegan. That store was part of the boycott to protest an immigration enforcement program by the local police.

FYI, as a company Dunkin’ Donuts has officially endorsed the use of Basic PILOT to screen for illegal workers. In fact, they took some lumps over it. I guess the franchise can do whatever they want.

So…our protesters are dumb, but how dumb are WE as a nation not to pick them up and send them home? I wonder how many cops walked past them on the way to a Boston Cream? If these folks attract enough attention to bring out the Chicago Tribune you would think ICE would find out about it.

It seems to me that the more we allow these folks to pretend they have rights, the more problems we will have with people sneaking across the border and taking to the streets making demands.

The more we (as in the Executive Branch of government) hold back, the deeper we plant in their heads the idea that they belong here.

They may be dumb for protesting but we are dumber for allowing them to do it.

As an editorial note, the Chicago Tribune did not print their names. There seems to be a great deal of secrecy these days. Munley allowed the Hazleton case to go forward with unidentified plaintiffs known to be here illegally. Isn’t that special?

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