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Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Mexican Flag

I can’t understand the idiocy of these protestors who wave the Mexican flag and then at the same time complain about legislation that tries to prevent illegal immigration. They are obviously proud of their country of origin so I say go back there, protest and wave the American flag for awhile and then we will see if we want to let you back in. But, while they are gone let’s build the wall so they can’t.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to know your country of origin you arrogant dickhead. It ain't North America, I'm willing to bet. Stop being such an ass

Thu Mar 30, 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, even if they are here illegally, there is no law against being proud of who you are and where you're from. I have to say, this one does sound a little "redneck-y"-you ain't from here, go back where ya come from! If we really did that, everyone has to go. A friend of mine suggested we just go ahead and buy Mexico, then the whole problem is solved. I like it, and I'm willing to kick in $10.

Fri Mar 31, 05:24:00 AM  
Blogger Oncorhynchus Mykiss said...

I can honestly say the more I hear about this the less I care about illegal immigrants. It makes me chuckle to think about all these people who believe that Jose and Miguel are a threat to national security, and its even funnier that people think they dont belong in general, anytime, ever. Watch A Day Without a Mexican. Jesus Christ I hate pretty much everyone but I am getting less and less sad that republicans seem to be universally despised.

Fri Mar 31, 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Anonymous, if you want to be an American than be an American, don’t protest and wave the flag of another country and say you want to be a citizen of this country. Sure, be proud of your heritage, as I am of mine, but celebrate where you are now and wave the flag of this country if you want to stay. Is my family from North America? Well, yes for a few generations now, and all here legally. But, even though I have my own ethnic heritage I don’t carry and wave the flag of another nation because I live here and this is my country.
Yes, I am surprised that I took the time to respond to your crass and unintelligent remark but in this discussion it appears that is the norm.

Fri Mar 31, 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, um, so no flag can be waved but the American flag? Let me ask you this then niece's were born in Italy, their father is Italian, on their birthdays, MY father flys an Italian flag, is he a filthy traitor? I would hope not,as he served in the Air Force for a number of years. How many years were you in the service Captain America?

Sat Apr 01, 01:08:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Is he proud of his heritage? Yes, it sounds like it and good for him. Am I proud of my heritage, yes. I am not sure who it is that flies the Italian flag from your comment if it is your uncle or your father, but does he fly the Italian flag because it is his heritage or because he holds a greater loyalty to Italy? In light of his service I would say that he is proud of his heritage.
But, and I hope that this will prove my point, pride in your heritage and loyalty to one’s country can go hand in hand, but those who are protesting and waving the Mexican flag want to live here but not give up their loyalty to their home country. Case in point read this article: Some kid in Arizona wanted to take down the U.S. flag from the flagpole at his High School and put up the Mexican flag instead. Now, before you ask, yes I am against the response by the other students who then burned the Mexican flag but my question to you is, Do you think this kid should have even tried to lower the American flag and replace it with the Mexican flag? Because this is just an example of where all this is going.

Sat Apr 01, 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, they shouldn't replace the US flag with a Mexican flag if it is at a US public school. If it's a private school, they can do what they want. I see no problem with having both up, if there is a show of support to the cause, it's pretty much harmless.

Mon Apr 03, 05:21:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

So you don’t think there is anything wrong with flying the flag of another country instead of the U.S. flag at a private school in this country? What if they want to fly the Confederate Flag or the Nazi flag? I am sure there are people in schools who are from the South or from Germany, what if they wanted to fly one of those flags at a private school, would this be ok if it supported their cause?
And “their cause,” their cause should be trying to become an American citizen and they should still fly the American flag.

Mon Apr 03, 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At a private school, I would view it as the same as my flying a flag on my private property. If it was cleared through the proper channels, who are we to say they can't? Funny that you mention the COnfederate flag, as I see that damn thing flying every day here in Va. Not a big fan of it, I have to say, but, it is a free country. Just because I don't like something someone does or says, doesn't mean that they shouldn't be allowed to do it. I shudder to think of the day we have to live in Publius' America...BYE BYE FREEDOM!

Tue Apr 04, 05:41:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

Just so that we are clear even private schools, and by this I mean private elementary schools, middle schools. High schools and colleges, still receive federal funds. With school vouchers, Pell grants, and student loans, these schools still receive our taxpayer money, so no, they should not fly a flag of another country in place of the US flag. A private school is not private property that is the difference, they are not even governed the same way or viewed the same way legally.

Tue Apr 04, 01:47:00 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

I refer you to for a campaign video of President Bush waving the Mexican flag. Would you suggest he go back to, uh, Connecticut or wherever?

Wed Apr 05, 02:03:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

I think that Bush is from Texas actually, but I think if you look, and recent polls agree, it would be hard to find someone who doesn’t wish he would have stayed in Texas.

Wed Apr 05, 03:49:00 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Bush was born in Connecticut, but to his credit had the sense to move here as soon as possible. Ironically, his popularity even here is now below 50%.

Wed Apr 05, 04:43:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Well if given the choice between Texas and Connecticut, I think I would pick Texas too, at least parts of Texas. My Spanish isn’t so good.

Wed Apr 05, 11:19:00 PM  

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