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    Navy names ship after labor activist Cesar Chavez

    Its about time labor had a ship named,after all we have one named after a actor turned politician.

    Los Angeles (CNN) -- The U.S. Navy has named one of its newest ships after Mexican-American labor organizer Cesar Chavez, officials said Wednesday.>

    <The decision was an ideal fit for the latest in the Lewis and Clark class of ships, which bear the names of legendary pioneers and explorers, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said in a statement.

    <"Cesar Chavez inspired young Americans to do what is right and what is necessary to protect our freedoms and our country," he said. "The Cesar Chavez will sail hundreds of thousands of miles and will bring support and assistance to thousands upon thousands of people. His example will live on in this great ship.">

    <In 1962, Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association, which grew into the United Farm Workers.>

    <"In 1944 he joined the Navy at the age of 17," his official biography on the United Farm Workers website says. "He served two years and in addition to discrimination, he experienced strict regimentation.">

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    Re: Navy names ship after labor activist Cesar Chavez

    Aint this the dude that Texas banned from their text books?
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    Re: Navy names ship after labor activist Cesar Chavez

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Aint this the dude that Texas banned from their text books?
    Can you picture this scenario in the future? Daddy, when you were in the NAVY what ships were you on? Well, son, I the last ship I was on, was the “Cesar Chavez” . Bbutt, daddy, I looked in the computer at school and they don’t have a record of ANY U.S. ships named “Cesar Chavez”.
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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    Re: Navy names ship after labor activist Cesar Chavez

    I am surprised that pro-illegals and other open borders loons have not got the man banned from History books in sanctuary states seeing how the man did not appreciate illegals and guest worker programs that undermined the wages of American workers.

    César Chávez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The UFW during Chávez's tenure was committed to restricting immigration. Chávez and Dolores Huerta, cofounder and president of the UFW, fought the Bracero Program that existed from 1942 to 1964. Their opposition stemmed from their belief that the program undermined US workers and exploited the migrant workers. Since the Bracero program ensured a constant supply of cheap immigrant labor for growers, immigrants could not protest any infringement of their rights, lest they be fired and replaced. Their efforts contributed to Congress ending the Bracero Program in 1964. In 1973, the UFW was one of the first labor unions to oppose proposed employer sanctions that would have prohibited hiring undocumented immigrants. Later during the 1980s, while Chávez was still working alongside Huerta, he was key in getting the amnesty provisions into the 1986 federal immigration act.[14]

    On a few occasions, concerns that undocumented migrant labor would undermine UFW strike campaigns led to a number of controversial events, which the UFW describes as anti-strikebreaking events, but which have also been interpreted as being anti-immigrant. In 1969, Chávez and members of the UFW marched through the Imperial and Coachella Valleys to the border of Mexico to protest growers' use of undocumented immigrants as strikebreakers. Joining him on the march were both Reverend Ralph Abernathy and US Senator Walter Mondale.[15] In its early years, Chávez and the UFW went so far as to report undocumented immigrants who served as strikebreaking replacement workers, as well as those who refused to unionize, to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.[16][17][18][19][20]

    In 1973, the United Farm Workers set up a "wet line" along the United States-Mexico border to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the United States illegally and potentially undermining the UFW's unionization efforts.[21] During one such event in which Chávez was not involved, some UFW members, under the guidance of Chávez's cousin Manuel, physically attacked the strikebreakers, after attempts to peacefully persuade them not to cross the border failed.[22][23][24]
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    Re: Navy names ship after labor activist Cesar Chavez

    While I'm not sure naming a ship after Cesar Chavez is a fitting enough tribute to this great American, I am quite sure the offense some Conservatives are taking in the naming of the USNS Cesar Chavez is an outrage. Offering tribute to the giants of American history is a time-honored American tradtion and the ship-naming, especially a supply ship, probably appeals to many Americans of good will. Chavez did much to ensure Americans had the produce of the fields available at a fair price.

    Now, if Conservatives wish to outraged they should consider CVN-76 and CVN-77, the USS Ronald W. Reagan and the USS George H. W. Bush. Americans expect the names of warships to reflect duty, honor and courage. Certainly, those quailties were scarce if not non-existent in the ships' namesakes. Reagan did more to dishonor America with his attacks on American workers than any president in recent history. Bush abandoned his crew in the combat flying incident for which he has been acclaimed a hero. Certainly, honoring these two reprobates is far more reason for moral outrage than honoring an honest labor leader.
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    Re: Navy names ship after labor activist Cesar Chavez

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    While I'm not sure naming a ship after Cesar Chavez is a fitting enough tribute to this great American, I am quite sure the offense some Conservatives are taking in the naming of the USNS Cesar Chavez is an outrage. Offering tribute to the giants of American history is a time-honored American tradtion and the ship-naming, especially a supply ship, probably appeals to many Americans of good will. Chavez did much to ensure Americans had the produce of the fields available at a fair price.

    Now, if Conservatives wish to outraged they should consider CVN-76 and CVN-77, the USS Ronald W. Reagan and the USS George H. W. Bush. Americans expect the names of warships to reflect duty, honor and courage. Certainly, those quailties were scarce if not non-existent in the ships' namesakes. Reagan did more to dishonor America with his attacks on American workers than any president in recent history. Bush abandoned his crew in the combat flying incident for which he has been acclaimed a hero. Certainly, honoring these two reprobates is far more reason for moral outrage than honoring an honest labor leader.
    Regardless of political ideology or the impact on history a person has, I don't really think we can equate a labor organizer to two Presidents.
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    Re: Navy names ship after labor activist Cesar Chavez

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Regardless of political ideology or the impact on history a person has, I don't really think we can equate a labor organizer to two Presidents.
    This is to be a naval supply ship, USNS Cesar Chavez. They're supposed to be named after "explorers, pioneers and visionaries." Certainly Chavez was a visionary.
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    Re: Navy names ship after labor activist Cesar Chavez

    So when will they bust a bottle on the USS Joseph Stalin?
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    Re: Navy names ship after labor activist Cesar Chavez

    USS Jimmy Hoffa
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    Re: Navy names ship after labor activist Cesar Chavez

    USS Usama bin Laden
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