Monday, April 10, 2006
Signal Flags and Warning Signs
This ironic picture of a "protest" by Hispanic High School students, shows all too clearly the flaws of our policy regarding our Southern border and immigration. Michelle Malkin covers the story.
When I first saw this picture, I thought, "What?...weird." because it gives off a very clear meaning to someone who knows about flag protocol.
First of all, the Mexican Flag on top would seem to indicate that the picture was taken in the country of Mexico, because the flag of one's homeland is always flown above all other countries flags in one's homeland. However, this picture was taken at Pioneer, California at aforementioned Hispanic protest which send the signal that said students wish for Mexico to reconquer California. Interesting object for those who support illegal immigration INTO the United States FROM Mexico to support...
Then we look at the American flag on the lower part of the pole. Here is the rule for flying a flag upside down.
" The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property".
So it would appear that these students are attempting to say, "Up with Mexico! Down with the US!" are in fact saying, "We are taking over this land!" while the US flag is calling our nations attention to the danger of illegal immigration.
One of Miss Malkins readers sent her a Teddy Roosevelt quote which goes very well with this topic.
"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American..."
"...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
We have to get our borders locked down and fast. If this picture is any reflection of the loyalty and support that these people will give our nation, I suggest they return to the country who's flag they are defiantly waving.
I have no grudge against their color or race, but I would denounce any and all who promote their nation at the expense of the United States whether they be white, black, brown or purple for that matter. I know not the offence for attempting to disgrace the Mexican flag in Mexico, but I would guess that such an offender would be mobbed at the very least.
If someone Mexican or any other nationality wishes to come into the good ol' USA because they desire to raise their families, own their own home, work hard, or worship God free of government oppression, I say to them "Welcome Aboard! and I would be proud to shake their hand as a fellow countryman. But if you come over here with the intent to support "the old country" at the expense of the new, I say to you, "Return from whence you came." Being a citizen of the United States means a little more then flouting authority at your school and singing the praises of another country. I have included below the Oath all immigrants must take after legally immigrating and when they are applying for citizenship.
THE OATH OF AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God. In acknowledgement whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature.
Anyone who is not willing to take such an oath or the equivalent according to the dictates of their faith, of any color or race, or anyone who is not willing to abide by the terms of the same, should not be allowed citizenship. It is as simple as that.
Thoughts? Questions? Comments?