I was watching Lou Dobbs on Monday and he got into a heated debate with Janet Murguia, President of the National Council of La Raza over the immigration issue. Here's what he had to say about our beloved American flag.:
DOBBS: Why are all those demonstrators out there carrying Mexican flags?
MURGUIA: Well there's a sense of pride with anybody. We just had St. Patrick's Day. Are you saying that Irish, because they're holding up their Irish flags, that all of a sudden they're not loyal or they're un-American? It's a double standard to say that people from one country can wave their flag, but people who want to be Americans can wave another flag, but they're not being loyal. That's a double standard. Irish Americans...
DOBBS: ... Are you accusing me of a double standard?
MURGUIA: Well, I'm just saying.
DOBBS: Because I want you to look me in the eye and I want you to hear me loud and clear.
MURGUIA: Yes, I'm right here.
DOBBS: OK, are you ready to listen to me loud and clear?
MURGUIA: I'm here.
DOBBS: I don't think that we should have any flag flying in this country except the flag of the United States. And let me tell you something else, since we're talking about double standards and I think you're right about people who would believe that.
But let's be clear. I don't think there should be a St. Patrick's Day. I don't care who you are. I think we ought to be celebrating what is common about this country, what we enjoy as similarities as people. And as Peter Viles was reporting, talking about the culture and the heritage of their people and that's why they want to hold up the Mexican flag or Ecuadorian flag.
Then I read Michelle Malkin's very frightening post about a Florida condo community that had the audacity to fly the Mexican flag:
The Stars and Stripes have been replaced by the Mexican flag at Chasewood North, and residents of the condominium community off Central Boulevard are puzzled as to who made the switch. "I woke up Sunday morning and looked up from my patio and then realized that the American flag wasn't on the flagpole," said Sue Miller a Chasewood North board member. "What captured my attention were the colors -- at first I thought it was an Italian flag, but one of our residents said it was the Mexican flag.
Michelle was then kind enough to say:
Just thought you should know, because, well, you probably aren't going to hear about it from Katie Couric or the NYTimes.
I was shocked! Outraged. Katie Couric is a traitorous-anti-American who wants the enemy to win at all costs. Michelle and Lou made such an impression on me that I am therefore proposing a new bi-partisan amendment that I hope both Democrats and Republicans will embrace. This new campaign will signal a new dawn in American spirit. It will now be considered a felony to wave, purchase, manufacture, or otherwise exhibit any other flag within our U.S. borders except the American Flag. There can be no compromise. Our nation's very existence stands in the balance unless we address this egregious situation immediately. Please contact your State and local representatives to get this proposal initiated. We can't let American values be deluded any further by outburts of a non-American flavor.
( John Amato is the the creator of Crooksandliars.com)