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It's Tea Party Time for Recreational Fishermen, Starting at Walmart

The Recreational Fishing Alliance is calling for a boycott of Walmart because the Walmart Family Foundation donates millions of dollars to organizations that seek to damage and/or destroy recreational fishing.

I reluctantly agree.

I say “reluctantly” because boycotts are one of the legitimate strategies employed by unions, which also often resort to intimidation, vandalism, and other types of thuggery. These days especially, unions and their tactics are not looked upon favorably by many Americans.

And I say “reluctantly” because those who work and shop at Walmart are our friends, contrary to those who hand out the money at the Walton Family Foundation and those who belong to groups such as the Environmental Defense Fund and the Ocean Conservancy. Also, those who manage Walmart stores have nothing to do with the foundation’s actions.

But I also say that it’s time for a boycott because a great opportunity exists here to educate people around the threat that preservationist organizations pose to public access to public resources, including our oceans, rivers, and lakes.

You might say that it’s Tea Party time for recreational fishermen.


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