Say what you will about the flag issue and the pics posted above....
But do you truly believe that this is a wanton display of repulsion for the American flag or just people being ignorant about flag protocol?
They do not teach respect for the flag in schools anymore or the rules/etiquette involving the flag.
Any incidents like you show in above pics ....I only know of this one you showed. Otherwise the rest of the incidents involved only people carrying nothing but the Mexican flag or even displaying the two together (but with both flags upright)
And before you say they should not be displayed together....they have been done that way at many festivals as far back as 1910.
Just because of the stupidity/foolishness of a few young people...who have not been taught any better....does not mean that you should put the blame for a few incidents by a few individuals on all of the group.
Yes, immigration reform is needed.....
And I'm not going to lay the blame at any one political party's door as neither has doen much to help with the situation....but the one that is in charge during this time when we have to worry about terrorists sneaking into our country to do harm is the one who merged the INS in under Homeland Security's control...just as was done with FEMA. And we all know how well that turned out.
This is not going to be an easy problem to fix. Saying ship'em all back to where they came from is just not going to do it.
The news tonight said that most of the people who marched in these protests did not necessarily know what they were marching against. That's why educators are now trying to set up forums, assign papers, etc to get everyone to sit down and fully read the proposed bills.
Is it wrong to protest when you don't know or understand what all the yelling is about? Probably...but it's not the first time that people protested against something without doing the research.
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