Mexican flag, seen at Trump protests, has long history in US
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s a flag seen at many protests against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. It also can be spotted at immigration rallies, on murals in cities with sizeable Latino populations and at Mexican National team soccer games held on U.S. soil.
The flag of Mexico has a long history in the United States, despite being a symbol of a nation south of the border. It became a topic of discussion last week after a violent anti-Trump protest in Albuquerque.
The Mexican flag was never a prominent symbol in the United States, outside of some small Mexican enclaves in the south-west. It’s only in recent decades, with the high number of Mexican illegal aliens, that the flag is becoming mainstream. It is only “mainstream” in the United States to the extent that Mexicans are becoming mainstream and aren’t assimilating.
Of course, assimilation is anathema to liberals anyhow. “What! Assimilate to an evil country? Besides, how can they be expected to abandon their rich heritage?” I’ll tell you how: we built this country. It is a reflection of us, not the Mexicans. If they want to come to our country, we have every right to dictate whatever terms we wish for entry. If they don’t like our terms, then they have every right to stay in their own countries. There is no ‘right’ to come to the United States. Additionally, we haven’t the slightest obligation in the world to let them come. It is purely our own choice whether or not we do so.
And the liberals can’t figure out why Trump is so popular…