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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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