Prepadoodle· Mod Squad
I have two very close friends and one family member who are of Mexican decent. One came here illegally, but ultimately went through the necessary steps to be here legally, without "encouragement" from the government. Pedro is as red-blooded american as you or I. "If I can do it, so can they." he says.I have no problem with legal immigration. I do have a problem with a refusal to assimilate into an American way of life, however.
Being in Texas is an ongoing social experiment, as I'm sure it is in the other border states. We obviously have a huge Hispanic population. I think we probably have as many illegals as we do legals. I have no problem with the legals as the Texas/Mexico cultural intermingling is a part of our heritage. Hell, there were quite a few Mexicans who fought along side our founders for freedom. The funny thing is, almost to a person, the legal immigrants I know have a real chip on their shoulder about illegals who choose to go around the system when you talk to them in private, but I rarely see any public statements of disapproval.
Thee is only one flag that is legally allowed to fly at the same height as the Red White and Blue, and it's because we fought alone for our independence. I have no problem with cutural loyalty, but if were to ever see something like the video I would do the same thing, although I think I would run Ol' Glory back up solo.