Respect a Casualty of Lax Enforcement American Patrol Report Comment -- August 1
Top: Storming the Bastille? -- Thursday, July 29 - Mexicans block entrance to jail in Phoenix. -- Bottom: Saturday, July 31 –Trampling Old Glory in Phoenix. Sunday (photo by PN) – Sign reads: "Deport Brewer"
We have seen it for years across America; Mexican flags waiving in the streets and American flags burned and trampled upon. When a nation does not respect its own laws and sovereignty, why should others?
Four years ago an American was arrested by Tucson police for burning the Mexican flag as part of a political protest. This year, American students were suspended for doing the same thing. (Both incidents involved Hispanic authorities.) But when the American flag is burned and trampled upon, nothing is done.
Failure to protect our borders and enforce our laws shows weakness and cowardice. Sensing this, people react with disdain and disrespect, and, sometimes, outright hostility -- especially those who have been taught that much of the American Southwest was stolen from Mexico.
With the President of the United States now showing open disdain for our nation, we can expect more of the same -- and worse.
With the President of the United States now attacking Arizona for showing courage, we can expect more of the same -- and worse.