“Individual rights are the means of
subordinating society to moral law.”
– Ayn Rand
On July 1, 2012, two dairy farmers died painfully.
One was crushed after a payloading machine bucket
operated by a second poorly trained employee fell the
wrong way. That accident occurred in Indiana. The
victim’s name was Manuel Lino Mejia-Lamas. The
obituary reported that Manuel was survived by
his wife, Marisol Quezad-Martinez.
The second tragic casualty was Higinio Ledesma. He
was operating a piece of heavy machinery which rolled
atop him and instantly crushed the life from his body.
The obituary reported that Higinio was working at
One man was 43 years old. The other was 36.
Two hardworking underpaid abused men with non mid-western
surnames who lacked retirement benefits. Like thousands of
other illegal aliens who work on dairy farms, had they
survived, there would be neither unemployment benefits
nor workers compensation in the event of an accident.
They might have been crippled and lived, and then received
a complimentary ticket back to their native land.
Adios Manuel Lino Mejia-Lamas.
Adios Higinio Ledesma.
There oughta be a law.
Last week, two California migrant workers died from unsafe
working conditions after not receiving adequate water or
shade (as the law requires) while working in 100 degree
sunny fields. See a trend?
Meanwhile…agents of the United States Border Patrol
have reported that during June of this year, 19 Hispanics
attemptedto become illegal aliens, but they died from the
heat before successfully crossing the border into the land
of opportunity. See the trend?
“The law will never make a man free; it is
men who have got to make the law free.”
– Henry David Thoreau
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Land of the free and home of the grave? There was a time
in which all who now belong to the world’s greatest melting
pot believed in and fought and died in foreign wars to
preserve the following poem which represents America’s
once-proud version of liberty:
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
– Emma Lazarus, 1883
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