Monday, October 22, 2007

Oklahoma cotton farmers don't cotton to Oklahoma law

Oklahoma cotton farmer, Rann Williams, is quoted in a Daily Oklahoman story from Sunday, Oct. 21 as saying if his illegal Mexican employees are shipped back to Mexico, he may as well go with them:

"Without our Hispanic workers, our economy here would collapse,” said Williams, vice president of the Humphreys Co-op board of directors. "If they were all shipped back to Mexico, I might as well go with them. We would have no cotton crop.

Who wants to wager that if they are shipped back Williams'll figure something out? As they say, "necessity is the mother of invention." You'd think a successful business owner/Co-op VP would understand that basic truth.

The problem, Mr. Williams, is that you're not seeing the big picture, so consumed with self as you are. But the people of Oklahoma have spoken through their legislature, so I'd suggest you get used to it.