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Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by LadyEagle, Mar 30, 2006.
Whats the problem with a Mexican flag flying below the American flag.
I guess you would have all the American flags flown at hotels, companies, etc around the world hauled down as well?
This is not a hotel or other private company. It is a public school financed by the people of Texas.
A large part of the kids who have been skipping classes don't even undertstand why they are doing it, other than just to get out of class.
I can tell you this...local folks, of the legal and native type, are getting pretty angry about all of this. The local radio stations have had several days now, going on a about a week, where they will have several segments featuring callers who are fed up with the marches and pushes for amnesty, etc. This is true of the several different types of stations I listen to.
If the politicians in Washington don't start enacting laws and enforcing them on this issue, then they will be held accountable by all of the angry, legal voters.
I guess I can understand the frustration, but is there a problem with a school flying an Irish flag on St Patricks Day?
For the population concerned there are a huge number of Irish illegals in America, even though Ireland is one of the richest nations in the world.
When there is a rally to protect Irish illegals politicians show up in hordes.
Why the difference?
I have never heard of a rally to protect Irish illegals in America, nor of any politician supporting such a thing here. I guess here that is not the problem we are facing.
In fact, I don't even know anybody from Ireland, let alone someone here illegally. I do, however, see Mexican and other Latinos here illegally on a daily basis.
Are there 11 or 12 million Irish illegals in this country that I don't know about?
btw, the students at Reagan are now calling for the flag to be flown "at least" above the Texas flag, which in my estimation, means they are shooting to have it flown above the U.S. flag.
Either way, it is a violation H.I.S.D. rules.
Terry Herrington works for H.I.S.D., I believe. I would like to know what he thinks about this.
No, but there are about 50,000 out of the 12 million total.
Do the numbers really matter? Should all illegals be teated the same?
There is a Kennedy/McCain bill that would give Irish illegals a special status.
IMHO illegals are illegals and they should all be treatred the same. If there are no Mexican flags to be permitted, than no other national flags should fly at schools either.
As far as I know, the Irish flag isn't being flown at any high schools in the United States. I don't see illegal Irish in rallies burning the American flag and waving Irish flags, either. And I don't see illegal Irish demanding that we speak Irish. Oh wait, they speak English, don't they - that seems to assimilate quite nicely in these parts.
Illegals are illegals - they ALL desreve the same treatment, even if they do have cutesy little Irish accents and their own "National Day" in America.
If huge amounts of public dollars can be spent celebrating Irish, even with their high per capita number of illegals, why cant a Mexican flag fly below the American flag at a high school?
I think flag code is that the banners of sovereign nations should fly at the same level.
In a related case, US Senator Wayne Allard, Republican of Colorado, had a Mexican flag in the header of his official Spanish language website, no US Flag in sight. After Denver talk radio host Peter Boyles brought it out on the air, the Mexican flag was taken off the website.
And the Mexicans all have their special days celebrated in America. The issue isn't about celebrating days of ethnic groups, it is about raising the Mexican flag above a US public school. I've never heard of the Irish doing such a thing or demanding it - legal or illegal Irish.
This is nothing to do, IMO, with anyone's ethnic background.
I don't care if there are 50 million illegals from Mars living here, they should not be raising the Martian flag over the public schools. The same goes for Mexico and Ireland, and whomever else.
BTW, I think the Kennedy/McCain bill is appauling.
If someone is here illegally, they should be deported. If they want to live here badly enough, without being under the radar and avoiding the "little government hassles" that the rest of us face, then they can get in line behind the others out there who want to come here and follow the rules.
Many Senators are trying to get around the laws by saying "there's no way we can deport them all." Well, there's no way cops can stop every speeder, but does that mean we should do away with speed limits? The same logic applies.
If you break the law, then you should be punished. Those who have lived here illegally for 20 years have just been breaking the law 20 years longer than the illegal who is stopped crossing the border today.
They have absolutely no right whatsoever to be here!
A flag over a public buildling such as a school or government office (local, state, or national) symbolizes the authority under which that institution is run. Unless the school is submitting itself in some way to the Mexican government, it should not be flying at the school.
Flags are powerful symbols and I don't think we should take this lightly.
Do any schools in other countries fly a U.S. flag outside the school buildings (other than U.S. run or sponsored schools)? I highly doubt it.
On this I agree 100% - as do an amazingly high number of my Irish friends.
I know a quick resolution to this problem:
Fly a christian flag underneath the US flag at said High School.
There would be a conniption, a court date, and an immediate ruling: "No flags but US and Texas flags flown here."