Wednesday, March 29, 2006

If Love Mexico That Much Go Back There

Now I know immigration is a complicated issue. And I also know that it is argued that a lot of immigrants do jobs some Americans do not want to do and that is fine. That being said there are two things that must be made very clear:

1. If you are in this country illegally you are subject to those laws and steps should be made on your part to attain legal status or else you should be sent back to your country of origin. Justice and mercy should always prevail but the law is also the law.

2. If you are in this country partaking of our freedoms, our vibrant economy, being entertained by our culture, receiving the benefits of our medical care and our technology, and generally speaking enjoying a better life here than you did in Mexico, then I EXPECT YOU TO SHOW SOME RESPECT!!!!!!

This picture was taken in California during the immigration protests:


The protesters placed the Mexican national flag above the United States flag which they raised with upside down. First, of all raising the US flag upside down is a sign of distress and should only be done if that is truly the case.

Secondly, the US flag should NEVER be flown beneath another flag on US soil. It is the symbol of our freedom. Solidiers in battle had risked life and limb to keep the flag lifted up. It was a sign to Francis Scott Key that Fort McHenry had survived the British bombardment. During the 1908 Olympics in London when US athlete Martin Sheridan refused to dip the US flag as he passed the King of Englad saying, "This flag dips for no earthly king"

For immigrants who loved their own country so little or found life in this country so much better that they came here to then raise the national flag of their native country above ours is the ultimate insult and reeks of a bankruptcy of respect so foul I am sickened by the sight of it.

We welcome all who would come and try to partake of the American dream we have built and we pay for through the sweat of a brow and the money in our pocket. We welcome you to come, obey our laws, join us in this grand experiment of freedom.

But don't you dare attempt to subvert our flag and trounce upon the very symbol of the freedoms you are enjoying and in doing so suppose that the Mexican flag should be raised above ours. In fact why don't you get out of our country and go back to Mexico since you love it so much.

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