By TERENCE P. JEFFREY
It is your hometown. You have lived there for decades and raised your children there.
A few blocks from your house, in an open-air shopping center, two restaurants sit next door to each other. One is an outlet for a massive chain that is a subsidiary of a public-stock multinational corporation.
It has unisex bathrooms and willfully hires immigrants here illegally to clean them — and serve food.
The top managers of the corporation that owns the chain have never visited your hometown — and never will.
The other restaurant is owned by a family that lives in town. They worked and saved for years to collect the capital to start their own business. At least one member of the family can be found working in that restaurant every day of the week — from the moment it opens to the moment it closes.
They have never employed an illegal immigrant. But they do employ legal immigrants — as well as local high school and college students.
They have separate bathrooms for the separate sexes — and those bathrooms are always clean.
These old-time American capitalist entrepreneurs are part of your community. Some of their kids (they have several) went to school with your kids. They played football, basketball, and baseball together. … Continue Reading