By John W. Lillpop
What with all the talk of boycotting Arizona over SB 1070, it might do well to examine the success of such ventures in other venues.
This uplifting story came via e-mail. The author’s name is unknown so the veracity and timing of the piece is difficult to measure.
Nevertheless, the story sounds plausible:
“Victoria, Texas is a town about 80 miles west of Houston. Local Hispanic leaders there, in opposition to pending Immigration Legislation, boycotted all Caucasian -owned businesses in the Victoria area last month as a demonstration of their economic impact on the community.
“The boycott was declared a success by the Hispanic community, noting that revenue in Caucasian owned businesses was down by 19%.
“Business owners declared the boycott a success as well, pointing out that shoplifting was reduced by 77%, money orders sent out of the country were down by 97%, and the cost of daily clean-up and trash collection was down by 84%.
“Shoppers reported that they could actually hear English being spoken throughout the community for the first time in recent memory, and customers actually paid for purchases with real money, not government debit cards or food stamps!”
May the idiot-sponsored boycotts of Arizona be as profitable for the good people of that state as were the boycotts for Americans in Victoria, Texas!