Thursday, March 31, 2005

Cesar Chavez Day

Today was Cesar Chavez Day. This site above points out something most people don't know about Chavez: he was firmly opposed to illegal immigration. That shouldn't surprise anyone. If you want to improve working conditions for poor Americans, it wouldn't make any sense for you to encourage even poorer foreigners to flood the job markets.

Cesar Chavez was also, I've heard, a devout Catholic. During what turned out to be my conversion, I remember thinking a few times that any church that could (theoretically) get Cesar Chavez and Pat Buchanan on the same pew and have them, when the time came, turn to one another and say, "Peace be with you", was a churh that was probably big enough to hold even me.

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