How can one respond to the immigration law passed by Arizona? I watched the Arizona Governor's news conference on TV just long enough to get the impression of an angry pissed off white woman backed up by a bunch of angry pissed off white guys, all republicans, trying to blame President Obama for the whole immigration mess. At least that is how I perceived it.
But this new immigration statute is now the law and the fight in Arizona is only beginning. How do people register their displeasure with it? I kind of agree that a boycott of businesses in Arizona might send a message. So I will do that in hopes that it adds a little pressure.
How do I do it? I am not sure. I will not buy gasoline or munchies on out trips anymore to Phoenix. I will arrange the fill ups of gasoline on the borders of New Mexico and stock up on the Cheetohs too. I will take fixings in the cooler for good New Mexican food to prepare for Noelle and her beau instead of going to some Scottsdale eatery.
Will this make any difference? Only if a lot of people do it. I hope someone with a big internet presence at leasts suggests the gasoline purchase strategy. I think that could actually work a little. Truckers, tourists and others pour a lot of money into the highway funds and sales taxes for Arizona. Maybe this would sting them a little.