For anybody paying attention to the Trump protesters in California, it is a lesson in how not to handle immigration. They burn the American flag, but proudly wave hundreds of Mexican flags. If Mexico is so great and the United States so evil, why are they here? It’s not just the flags that should be getting attention either. They have assaulted American citizens, police, cars and anything else they can get to. One other thing I’ve noticed is that the vast majority of the rioters are young. The so called “Dreamers.”
We have been told that Dreamers are for all intent and purposes are Americans without the documentation. Life in the United States is all they have ever known. If that’s so, why are they burning American flags and waving Mexican flags? Liberals also love to say that these illegal aliens are no different from the other immigrants who came to this country. That is a lie.
When they Irish and the Germans came to this country late in the 1800s and early 1900s, they assimilated. Speaking German at home was not permitted. They were taught to speak English, so they would be prepared for living in this country, yet they continued to honor their heritage.
Broadway legend, George M Cohan, the Yankee Doodle Dandy really was born on the Fourth of July. He was the son of Irish immigrants, who fell head over heels in love with America. Cohan was named for George Washington. In fact, his father wanted to name him George Washington Cohan. His wife agreed to George but wanted his middle name to be Michael. No one can deny the author of such songs as “That Grand Old Flag”, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “Over There” was American as anyone who was born here. He won a Congressional Medal for his contributions to this country.
Lou Gehrig, The Iron Horse, was born of German immigrant parents. His mother would not allow the family to speak German in the home and she worked tirelessly as a cook and housekeeper to send Lou to Columbia University to study to be an engineer. His mother became gravely ill and he was forced to drop out of college and sign a contract with the New York Yankees, who had been seeking him for quite a while. On Lou Gehrig Day at the ball park, Gehrig thanked America in helping him be the “Luckiest man on the face of the Earth.”
As compassionate Americans, we should do all we can to reunite these protesters with the country they love…Mexico. The sooner, the better.