There was a time when this was a no-brainer. We did business with local companies because they were part of our community. Being part of the community also meant that they were the primary employer of local people including teenagers.
Sadly, this is rarely the case in Douglasville. More often than not you will find a kitchen full of questionable Hispanic workers who don't give a crap about the local community. Sure, label me a racist for saying it. The fact of the matter is that I am a nationalist and I would object just as stridently if they were hiring illegal Icelanders.
I have 3 teenagers who want to work. I know a lot of people think that all teenagers these days are Wii-addicted beligerant morons who will do anything to avoid work. I agree that many are, but I know dozens of teens who are motivated and ready to work. But for some reason they find themselves competing for local jobs.
And they are competing against people who will work for less, even working under the table. I will no longer do business with anyone locally who doesn't have local teenagers doing something for a paycheck. It's not only a matter of community loyalty, it's a matter of investing in the work ethics of our up and coming local teenagers.
Every time you hire foreign labor you are screwing an American and in particular American teenagers who need it far more than some jack wagon who sends the bulk of his money out of the country. Back to his home. Because he doesn't think of America as home. He thinks of it as a great big t|t he can suck on for free.
I realize that just asking isn't likely to be enough. It will take public humiliation, boycotts and good old in your face legal action. Well I'm retired now so I have a lot of time to do nothing else but go after the traitors in my midst. If you want our support, you will have to support the community in Douglasville, not Juarez. CF