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BOYCOTT: Moral high road leads to the feds

Letter by Jim Cook, Puyallup on May 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 7 Comments »
May 17, 2010 3:34 pm

Tacoma, Seattle, many other cities and even schools are taking the moral high ground and considering boycotting Arizona because of its new state immigration law. It sounds very high-minded and moral, but the problem is they would be boycotting Arizona for merely enforcing at the state level a federal immigration law that has been on the books for many years.

To really take the moral high ground, as they claim to be doing, they would have to also boycott the federal government of the United States. Refuse to do business with the federal government; refuse to take the federal funds for roads, schools, Medicaid and many other federally funded projects.

Without boycotting the U.S. government’s immigration law, their boycotting of the same law in Arizona is merely a political ploy and grandstanding to get a little publicity. As Shakespeare so aptly wrote in Macbeth “A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

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