In treasonous acts across our great nation this week, traitors have begun flying the Mexican flag above our own stars and stripes.
Old Glory has been desecrated in Texas, Florida, and Oregon, as well as many other places.
One may say that people have the right to do what they want in their own homes; so be it. However, this act of war has been taking places at schools (at the encouragement of the Principal), entrances to housing developments, and even government agencies.
Some say that these folks are simply exercising their rights to display their heritage. To the contrary, this anti-Americanism is as blatantly illegal as the immigrants for whom these people are advocating.
United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10: Â§175:
Position and manner of display:(c) No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America, except during church services conducted by naval chaplains at sea, when the church pennant may be flown above the flag during church services for the personnel of the Navy. No person shall display the flag of the United Nations or any other national or international flag equal, above, or in a position of superior prominence or honor to, or in place of, the flag of the United States at any place within the United States or any Territory or possession thereof:
A flag is a symbol of a sovereign nation. A nation flies a flag to declare it's authority over all territory within it. This disloyalty should be treated as an invasion. How are we to pledge allegiance to our flag when it is submissively placed below that of another, or worse yet, completely banished from the pole on which it used to be flown with pride?
I realize this blog is about Iowa's First District, but immigration has been a hot topic in the GOP primary, and some have dismissed it as irrelevant to Iowa. If the Mexican flag is taking prominence in Oregon today, will it be in Iowa tomorrow?
Democrats, let me ask you this: Is illegal immigration still a "wedge issue" we shouldn't be talking about here in the 1st District? You say Republicans use it to rile their base, but the GOP can't even come together on this issue. I am an Iowan who wants answers, results, and patriotism, not partisanship.
UPDATE: Marshalltown, Iowa:
From the Des Moines Register 3/31/06:
The protesters carried signs and flagpoles with the Mexican flag flown above the United States flag. Walker said he didn't know what the signs said because they were in Spanish and he has no Spanish-speaking officers. He said Marshalltown citizens were upset by how the flags were flown.