Thursday, March 30, 2006

INVASION!


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: §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.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there are plenty of Democrats who do not adopt the party line on illegal immigration, which is, as far as I can see, to pretend it's some kind of benefit to us all.
No, the demonstrators waving Mexican flags certainly harmed their cause more than helped. I am also tired of hearing about "immigrant rights." The only such "right" that I endorse is the right to get in line with everyone else who wants to be a citizen, wait your turn, and go through the process. It's not a right to break the law.

6:04 PM, March 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this satire or reactionary bs? Act of war? Breathe, man.

6:36 PM, March 30, 2006  
Anonymous publius said...

You just lost a ton of credibility in my book. While I agree that schools should have the US flag above all others, to call this kind of thing an invaision is just ridiculous. I'll look back in a few months to see if you've grown a sense of perspective.

6:39 PM, March 30, 2006  
Blogger Scoop Iowa said...

Anon 8:36 and publius, this post is about half and half.

Satire towards the amount of "fanning the flame" the media has done with these rallies, but also serious because of the points Anon 8:04 makes.

7:03 PM, March 30, 2006  
Blogger Scoop Iowa said...

Publius:

Don't take everything so seriously around here...it's a blog, hardly a form of accredited media.

I generally stick to the issues and campaigns of the First District presenting facts and well formulated ideas (in my opinion), but once in a while have to vent a little too. I've never considered myself an extremist, but I do feel passionately about our flag and our country. If you don't like my "perspective" please do feel free to blog elsewhere. Or, you can stay and heckle me here...that's fun too.

7:24 PM, March 30, 2006  
Anonymous publius said...

Fair enough. There's too much stuff here to pass up anyway.

10:38 PM, March 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scoop:

Unbelievable. While the "immigrants rights" people think they scored some major points last week showing the power of their masses, I think in the long run they will have hurt themselves.

People may be compassionate and understanding and willing to work for a sensible compromise.

But not when they have their faces rubbed in the fact that millions of people, many of whom are here illegally, are marching in the streets waving another country's flag and speaking a foreign tongue.

I'm no xenophobe, but does anyone think that a bunch of illegal Americans in Mexico waving the Stars & Stripes and marching through the streets wouldn't result in some backlash?

7:28 AM, March 31, 2006  
Anonymous RINO Hunter said...

Remember the Alamo!!!

7:33 AM, March 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha. Santa Anna at least had the courage to march in a unified manner and face his enemy.

This is becoming more like the Mariel boat lift after Castro dumped the prisons free.

7:41 AM, March 31, 2006  
Anonymous Davey Crocket said...

Santa Anna too was an illegal alien.

FYI....

8:11 AM, March 31, 2006  
Blogger Dan Kauffman said...

RINO Hunter said...

Remember the Alamo!
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Update that good buddy


Remember Montebello High


Now some have mocked this website for using words like invasion.

The La Razia Aztlan crowd thinks of it as such, they think that only THEY have a right to be on this continent.

Being part Cherokee I took exception to this in



¡Este no es su Bario Vato


This is not your Neighborhood Homeboy.

3:57 AM, April 01, 2006  

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