Protect and Defend

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, April 27, 2006

Time to Wake Up

Washington D.C.’s ABC news affiliate reported during the six o’clock newscast that tonight on over a thousand Spanish language radio stations across the country a new song was going to debut: the National Anthem in Spanish.

On Tuesday, The Miami Herald reported, “A British-born immigrant and Latin music producer has put together a stellar group of Latino artists to record a Spanish language version of the Star-Spangled Banner that is shaping up to be a We Are The World for Latinos eager to be heard on the immigration debate. Set for release to radio later this week, Nuestro Himno (Our Anthem) with the voices of Olga Tañon, Aventura, Andy Andy, Ivy Queen, Reik, Wyclef Jean (who sings in Spanish) and many others is being recorded in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, Mexico City and Madrid…Adam Kidron, head of Urban Box Office… said he was inspired to create Nuestro Himno by TV reports on immigration last week and by his own experience as a successful immigrant… Kidron also promises to e-mail the song to congressional offices this week.”

From an article on dated April 22, 2006, “"We chose to re-record 'The Star-Spangled Banner' to show our solidarity with the undocumented immigrants and their quest for basic civil rights," UBO President Adam Kidron said in a news release.
The recording, dubbed "Nuestro Himno" or "Our Anthem," is set to "rhythmic Latin musical arrangement" but respects the song's traditional structure, UBO said. The song will be primarily in Spanish with a few words sung in English.
The song is on the album "Somos Americanos," which will be sold for $10, with a portion going to Washington-based National Capital Immigration Coalition, UBO said.”

They have changed the words of the American National Anthem to Spanish, they have changed the score to be more Latin, they protest waving foreign flags, and are making no attempt to assimilate into American culture and society. I do like that the album is Somos Americanos, We are Americans, or at least we are people who speak a foreign language, wave foreign flags, but live on American soil.

Is there anyone who still wants to argue that this flood of illegal immigration is not changing the national identity of this country? At what point will you think we have a problem? Is there anyone who can’t see the dominoes are beginning to fall? Bilingual and bicultural societies can no exist but that is the road we are heading down and too many are asleep at the wheel.


Blogger Oncorhynchus Mykiss said...

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz with the immigration infatuation.......too many white people here anyway.

Thu Apr 27, 11:45:00 PM  
Blogger el said...

I agree there is a problem that is both noticeable in Florida and Texas. I think the major problem in Texas is that the Mexicans think that they have every right to be there and consider it to still be part of their country. Something really needs to be done with the immigration. The problem is that I don't really see any politician really willing to stand up for the American people on this issue.

Yeah, I've been told time and time again I need to learn spanish. It'll probubly get to me enough eventually where I decide to learn it. For now I still believe that I should be able to get by with english in my own country. Thanks for coming by my blog too!

Thu Apr 27, 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

people choose to ignore this issue because they do not wish to be bothered with it.

However, a lot of people got a wake-up call when they saw the masses of people that took the streets protesting HB 4437 of just how serious this problem is.

We have taken our way of life for granted believing that it can never be threatened. Then came 9/11 and the destruction of the twin towers

it is just like when I was growing up and I saw all those animated shows about saving Christmas. never in my wildest dreams, did I think that Christmas would ever have to be saved. I was wrong
well, now it is not politically correct to say "Merry Christmas" and Christmas trees have been banned from public buildings.

the same goes for illegal immigration. We turned our backs on illegal immigration for generations because its suit our needs, now, the illegal immigrants are no longer content to just working in our fields.

We exploited them for cheap labor, and now they want a piece of the pie.

Pay attention on May 1 because it is going to be painfully obvious of just how serious the situation has gotten.

el: someday you may not have a choice whether or not you wish to learn Spanish. It is becoming a job requirement. Schoolteachers are being required to learn Spanish. The State of Oregon offers a 5% bonus if you are bilingual. The city of Eugene has a job opening for librarian for the Bethel school district where speaking Spanish is required and tested.

And this is only the beginning.

Fri Apr 28, 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all are right, I say we start shooting them on sight, this is my land and no stinking Mexican is going to tell me how to live or what language to speak. You're talking around the obvious, time to get them out in a language even they can understand, Ka-boom!

Fri Apr 28, 01:09:00 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Anon: that type of thinking just causes more problems than it really solves.

but you're right about one thing however, internally, we need to force our representatives to do their job and not sellout America.

in the meantime, we have a weapon that is more powerful than any nuclear weapon on this planet...

the power of the consumer.

Fri Apr 28, 01:09:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Robin, we should have the power of the government though which should be behind the people of this country and not behind the people of another country.

Fri Apr 28, 02:46:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Anonymous’ comment was inappropriate and in poor taste. I don’t know if the comment was serious or meant as some kind of poor joke, but it is wrong and I will take no part in it. Violence should not be used in any form in this situation. Violence in civil matters is never the solution and I can not express in any stronger means than this, “I do not advocate violence,” and saying we should shoot them or blow them up is wrong. Comments like that whether they are joking or serious are incendiary and can lead to nothing but trouble and suffering of innocent people.

Fri Apr 28, 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh? Poor taste? Inappropriate?
They're CRIMINALS! A drag on our society, sucking away my tax dollars that should be going to build a fence and protect our borders.
I think its very appropriate to use any means neccessary to keep foriegn criminals out of our country and send Pedro packing.

Sat Apr 29, 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

I agree that every legal means should be used to protect our border and solve the illegal immigration problem. But, only legal means. Want to make a difference? Write your Senator and Congressman an email, and write to your Governor and any and every other Senator and Congressman too, especially the ones who are thinking about running for President and tell them what you want done, it’s free and it is easy to do and it is the most American course of action to take.

Sun Apr 30, 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a criminal is trespassing, you can legally shoot them. What's the difference here? It's not just trespassing, it's invading. If you're being robbed, do you write a letter to your congressman or defend yourself? Heck, this site is called Protect and Defend!

Tue May 02, 08:30:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

Actually, simply because someone is on your property you do not have the right to shoot them. If they are in your house and pose a threat to you and your family then you do have the legal right to defend yourself. But, if I walk across your yard to go get my dog it doesn’t mean you have some right to shoot me. In fact the self-defense argument is actually rarely a defendable excuse to commit violence because you have to show that you didn’t have the ability to run away or escape and therefore had to defend yourself.

Tue May 02, 02:59:00 PM  

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