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Stars and Stripes at Montebello High

Posted on 10 April 2011 by Editor

Originally posted 2009-07-07 20:01:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Even though the incident I am about to describe took place 3 years ago, its meaning is just as applicable today (perhaps even more), as the American identity is continually attacked and diluted through the indiscriminant influx of foreign nationals. While we wholeheartedly support and welcome immigrants who willingly accept our nation as their home, who accept our customs, traditions and way of life, incidents such as this one serve as pointed evidence that we need to recapture the spirit and original intent behind immigration into the United States.

Around noon on Monday March 26, 2006 a group of predominantly Mexican students from a neighboring high school district entered the grounds of Montebello High School (in the suburb of Los Angeles, CA) and in protest over the pending immigration reform legislation, vertically reversed the American flag and replaced the California state flag with that of Mexico, which was flown atop the American flag on the school’s main flagpole.

mex_flag      us_flag      cheerstwo_flags                 

For those not familiar with the codes of flying the “stars and stripes,” an inverted US flag is a sign of distress and call for help. Furthermore, the flag code specifically forbids flying of any flag above the American flag. The symbolism of having placed the Mexican flag above the American flag is deeply saddening and by our customs, a desecration of our national symbol.

No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America.”
Flag Code, Section 8
The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.”
Flag Code, Section 8j

Read the full Flag Code

All of us are offspring of immigrants who once came to these shores and labored to build this country into the magnificent land that we call the United States of America. It is our home. Each of our ancestors made it better for the next generation of immigrants. Each of them, brick by proverbial brick, contributed to the amalgam that we now call the American culture. We’ve drawn our strengths from the positive contributions that each wave of immigrants contributed to the nation as a whole.
 
However, with the passing of the Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965, a social experiment gone awry, the profile of new immigrants arriving to the US dramatically changed. Skill-based quotas which favored productive workers from developed nations were replaced with regional quotas, favoring immigration from “under-represented” (a.k.a. poor) regions of the world. Waves of immigrants contributing to the welfare of the nation were replaced with immigrants who themselves needed support from the social system of their host country. Forty some years later, instead of being the wealth of the nation, immigration has become a cost center.
 
We need to recognize that the present situation is nothing short of a crisis. Uncontrolled immigration is beginning to fundamentally change the very social, political and cultural core of our nation. Districts with large immigrant populations are beginning to enact laws to further benefit an increased influx of more immigrants. Because immigrants draw so heavily on government social programs, their voting record tends to be highly liberal and socialist-leaning, which plays into the hand of statist-liberals favoring a greater influence of government on our lives. And this, of course, will perpetuate until all of our national resources are finally exhausted leading to either a violent national awakening or a disintegration and collapse of our culture as we know it.
 
We should be frequently reminded of the incident at Montebello High School as it is a vivid reminder of the dangerous path we are presently on. The consequences of the vicious circle that uncontrolled immigration produces are not easily reversible. Borrowing a statement from an email being circulated to concerned citizens: 
 

“Pass this along to every American citizen in your address books and to every representative in the state and federal government. If you choose to remain uninvolved, do not be amazed when you no longer have a nation to call your own nor anything you have worked for left since it will be ‘redistributed’ to the activists while you are so peacefully staying out of the ‘fray’.. Check history, it is full of nations/empires that disappeared when its citizens no longer held their core beliefs and values.”

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Taking a Stand Against Political Correctness

Posted on 10 April 2011 by Editor

Originally posted 2010-12-12 21:34:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

by Nancy Morgan
RightBias.com
December 12, 2010


Political correctness is loosely defined as “avoidance of expressions or actions that can be perceived to exclude or marginalize or insult people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.”

In other words, millions of Americans have willingly allowed themselves to be placed in the losing position of continually being forced to prove a negative. “I’m not a racist,” “I’m not homophobic,” “I’m not a greedy capitalist”…ad nauseum.

Political correctness is a hugely successful campaign that has effectively altered traditional standards of behavior in order to advance the political agenda of mostly left-leaning groups. From gay rights, to feminism to open borders, PC rules dictate that you conform with the prevailing group-think at the risk of social ostracism.

The amazing thing about PC is that no-one has yet fought back against the complete idiocy and transparent manipulation that is its very essence.

Until now.

I have decided to quit enabling useful idiots by continuing to mouth the politically correct group thoughts that threaten to snuff out opposing opinions under the guise of tolerance and compassion. I never voted for these idiotic rules. I never agreed to them. And I refuse to abide by them.

I will not let others dictate manners to me. I was brought up to be respectful of others and to live by the Golden Rule. In other words, I have good manners. So why should I allow others to impose their “manners” on me? Especially when their “manners” only apply to favored groups.

Conservative women can be called whores, and the Virgin Mary can be covered in dung and called art, but God forbid anyone acknowledge that many blacks have willingly let themselves be enslaved to the government entitlement system. Or that some people will always be poor because they are just plain stupid and lazy – and subsidizing them with my tax dollars only encourages more stupid and lazy behavior. The majority of them have chosen to rely on others for their existence – but that doesn’t mean I must grant them “oppressed” status.

Acquiescing to political correctness only serves to enable it. And I will no longer enable arbitrary rules whose main goals serve only to contradict traditional values and undermine American and individual exceptionalism.

Here are a few basic facts. America is the greatest country the world has ever known. We have equality of opportunity, not outcome. Respect must be earned, not granted, and promoting self-esteem is just a subtle message that it’s OK and even desirable to be selfish.

Most politically correct “elites” who purport to speak for you have been educated way beyond their intelligence. Life isn’t fair and everyone is not equal. If any of your “rights” are paid for by others, they not rights, they are entitlements. And redefining words to make them politically correct does not change the underlying reality. A rose is a rose and a jerk is a jerk.

Shakespeare once said, “There is no right or wrong, only the definition that makes it so.” I have decided that I will no longer allow politically correct idiots with a vested agenda to define my words for me. I am not willing to adopt someone else’s definition of right and wrong at the expense of my own.

With a black man in the White House, I have also decided that I will no longer lower my voice when discussing race. And since I graduated from high school long ago, I’ve decided that I will never refer to words by their first letter. Those that refer to “the n word” or “the p word” are  people who have willingly allowed others to set the rules. They are sheep who have acquiesced to group-think in a vain attempt to appear “with-it.”

From now on, I will call a lie a lie, not a misstatement. Just because many people lie does not make it right. And I will not allow my opinions to be called judgments. I will not allow debate to be redefined as argument, and I most certainly will not have anyone tell me that my point of view is invalid unless they can prove it.

Instead, I will do as Thomas Sowell does when faced with politically correct statements made by self-righteous busy bodies. I will ask myself these four questions that will determine the validity of any statement:

1. At what cost?
2. Compared to what?
3. According to whom?
4. What hard evidence do you have?

By Sowell’s standard, pretty much every politically correct statement and/or idea doesn’t pass this simple test. All the main shibboleths of the left are shown to be lacking in both substance and foundation if put to this test. But political correctness demands that you not question crucial assumptions for fear of being branded stupid. How stupid is that?

If you’re content to allow others to define you, by all means, keep playing by the politically correct rules. If you’re OK with allowing others to manipulate your sentiments to achieve their own agendas, feel free.

If, however, you value individual freedom and common sense over group-think, maybe it’s time you joined me in starting to fight back against all this PC nonsense. It’s easy. Just say no.


Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for conservative news site RightBias.comShe lives in South Carolina

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