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Mexican Flag Burned After Week Of Protests
Arizona Republic ^ | 31 March 2006 | AP

Posted on 03/31/2006 8:28:06 AM PST by buccaneer81

Mexican flag burned after week of protests

Associated Press Mar. 31, 2006 07:10 AM

Tensions over immigration got a little heated Thursday in Apache Junction.

A Mexican flag was brought to school by a Hispanic student in response to what he said was a racist remark directed at him the day before. After he and other students raised the flag on the school's flagpole, the newspaper said another group of students took it down and burned it.

The burning and ensuing shoving match between the two groups of students happened before most students arrived at the school.

The school's principal said all six students involved will be disciplined.

Security was beefed up after the incident but there were no other problems at the school Thursday.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aboutime; burnbabyburn; buzzardbanner; directaction; fightback; patriots; redwhitegreenrag
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Nice to see a flag burning for a good cause. Good on those patriotic students standing up to la raza.
1 posted on 03/31/2006 8:28:08 AM PST by buccaneer81
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To: buccaneer81

Nice to see a display of American patriotism.


2 posted on 03/31/2006 8:29:29 AM PST by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: buccaneer81

Isn't that a hate crime???


3 posted on 03/31/2006 8:30:27 AM PST by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: buccaneer81

I will flick my bic for that.

This is the USA. Not Mexico. Get over it.


4 posted on 03/31/2006 8:30:37 AM PST by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: buccaneer81

I disagree.

I do not like it when Americans adopt the tactics of our overseas enemies.

We are better than this. Let la raza bring their wierdly colored flags... petty... our focus is the legal system making sure our country is not flooded with the 'flagbearers' themselves.


5 posted on 03/31/2006 8:30:55 AM PST by AmericanRepublican (There are fools on both sides. Only the true Americans will prevail.)
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To: buccaneer81

Excellent - but, I wonder if MSM will cover this....hmmm, if they do...get ready for 3rd world riots in OUR streets.


6 posted on 03/31/2006 8:31:11 AM PST by MadeInAmerica ( - Tested in the Middle East)
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To: buccaneer81

Well I'm a compassionate conservative and I hope somebody urinated on it to put the fire out.


7 posted on 03/31/2006 8:31:37 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: MadeInAmerica

I am ready now.....
7.62mm


8 posted on 03/31/2006 8:32:11 AM PST by joe fonebone (Vote YES! on Lake Iran......)
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To: AmericanRepublican

Have you ever seen or been around a Cinco De Mayo festival?


9 posted on 03/31/2006 8:33:06 AM PST by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: buccaneer81

This is America, not Mexico. Get over it.


11 posted on 03/31/2006 8:33:40 AM PST by D-Chivas
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To: buccaneer81
Mexican Flag Burned After Week Of Protests

What took so long?

12 posted on 03/31/2006 8:33:53 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: buccaneer81

I have no desire to see anyone's heritage trashed, but when it's used under the guise of showing a desire to stay in the United States, it deserves what it gets.


13 posted on 03/31/2006 8:34:53 AM PST by Ptaz (Take Personal Responsibility--it's not fun, but it's the right thing to do.)
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To: AmericanRepublican

Excellent point, but I'm torn on this. Seeing another country flag fly on our soil, over our public land is wrong and many people have died to have OUR flag fly...no other. A simple lesson of..."you fly that flag and it burns" will certainly stop that IMO.


14 posted on 03/31/2006 8:35:01 AM PST by MadeInAmerica ( - Tested in the Middle East)
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To: oyez

Too late. Congress is gonna make all the illegals legal. It's a short jump from there to making them voters. It's gonna happen.


15 posted on 03/31/2006 8:35:06 AM PST by kjo
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To: AmericanRepublican

If the enemy has the right to burn the American flag, then our allies also have the right to burn the Mexican flag.

You may not like the tactics being used, but as someone once said, "If you take the high road too often, you'll get altitude sickness."


16 posted on 03/31/2006 8:35:11 AM PST by JillValentine (John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt: Modern-day Julius Streichers.)
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To: AmericanRepublican

I disagree with you. If we are free to burn the American flag, then we are free to burn the Mexican flag. Ironically the hispanics are waving the flag of a government whose oppressive/ineffective policies their parents chose to flee.


17 posted on 03/31/2006 8:35:25 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: oyez
Notice to prospective aliens, immigrants, wetbacks,,, whatever. If you come to America still declaring allegiances to your native flag you do not belong in America.

TEDDY: "AMEN!"

18 posted on 03/31/2006 8:35:44 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: buccaneer81
The flag burners were wrong and should be punished along with the others. If they wanted to burn a Mexican flag, and I am with them there, they should have supplied their own.

The Mexican flag should not have been flying on that flag pole, but that's no excuse for destroying someone else's property.

19 posted on 03/31/2006 8:36:08 AM PST by magslinger (Pray for your enemies, It's like taking a B52 to a gun fight.)
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To: NY Attitude
Have you ever seen or been around a Cinco De Mayo festival?

No... I prefer my local Cheers like tavern. But I'm curious? What happens at Cinco De Mayo?

20 posted on 03/31/2006 8:36:08 AM PST by AmericanRepublican (There are fools on both sides. Only the true Americans will prevail.)
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To: joe fonebone

I am ready now.....
7.62mm
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I imagine if they did 3rd world riots in our streets....there will be millions of Americans "ready" to unleash alot of frustration over this.


21 posted on 03/31/2006 8:37:03 AM PST by MadeInAmerica ( - Tested in the Middle East)
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To: AmericanRepublican

It that kind of thinking that got us here in the first place!

"Now let's be civil>"

Meanwhile, the damn house is burning.

Take your peace weenie "lets not be like them" attitude and go sit on the sidelines and stay out of the way those of us who KNOW that the enemy doesn't respect anything but getting their asses handed to them.

Lead
Follow
Or Stay out of the way.


22 posted on 03/31/2006 8:37:09 AM PST by Al Gator (Remember always to pillage BEFORE you burn!)
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To: buccaneer81
These are children. This poorly written article doesn't even say if this is a high school or an elementary school.
Six students get in a p!$$ing contest and we have replies here that are talking about guns.

I just about ready to whip out my common sense and use it on somebody...
23 posted on 03/31/2006 8:37:14 AM PST by ishabibble
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To: buccaneer81

Burn baby burn.


24 posted on 03/31/2006 8:38:19 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: buccaneer81

So there are some patriotic students out there. For the protesters: Since you love Mexico so much, feel free to haul your asses right back there.


25 posted on 03/31/2006 8:38:56 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: magslinger
The Mexican flag should not have been flying on that flag pole, but that's no excuse for destroying someone else's property.

The invaders forfeited their property rights when they raised their rag on a pole belonging to and paid for by American taxpaying citizens.

26 posted on 03/31/2006 8:38:56 AM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: AmericanRepublican

Mexicans do not live "overseas".


27 posted on 03/31/2006 8:39:02 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: AmericanRepublican
A lot of people with their bodies and cars draped with flags, a lot of public drinking and drunkenness, including fights and civil disobedience.
28 posted on 03/31/2006 8:39:15 AM PST by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Ptaz

There was some lib on TV last night making the "if you don't like us flying the Mexican flag you are trashing our heritage" argument on TV last night.

We've already pretty much outlawed the flying of Confederate flags in this country. Heck, most states that had it, are removing the very picture of a Confederate flag from their symbol.

So don't buy into this "don't trash our heritage" bullcrap.


29 posted on 03/31/2006 8:39:28 AM PST by uncitizen
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To: RobbyS
I disagree with you. If we are free to burn the American flag, then we are free to burn the Mexican flag. Ironically the hispanics are waving the flag of a government whose oppressive/ineffective policies their parents chose to flee.

See... I'm totally against burning the American flag, legal or not. It's wrong for SO MANY reasons. But not only that, those who burn the flag are sissified whelps who have no other show of power other than to be a flatulent, arrogant ass for a crowd.

That's why I say we as Americans are better than to emulate the type of behavior exhibited by Pakis and Iraqis. In the end it just makes us look stupid.

Expell the flagbearers... that's a better solution than wasting time and energy burning a flag.

30 posted on 03/31/2006 8:39:54 AM PST by AmericanRepublican (There are fools on both sides. Only the true Americans will prevail.)
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To: buccaneer81
The invaders forfeited their property rights when they raised their rag on a pole belonging to and paid for by American taxpaying citizens.

You are correct.

31 posted on 03/31/2006 8:40:07 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: NY Attitude

Yep. It's a great opportunity for a white boy like me to get his a** kicked by a bunch of drunk Mexicans.


32 posted on 03/31/2006 8:40:08 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: buccaneer81

We should not sink down to their level, I'm thinking.


33 posted on 03/31/2006 8:40:27 AM PST by Utahrd
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To: magslinger

It's not wrong to burn the Mexican flag.


34 posted on 03/31/2006 8:40:42 AM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: AmericanRepublican
I do not like it when Americans adopt the tactics of our overseas enemies.

When I read things like this, I wonder what Marquis of Queensbury rules we, or in this case the teenagers, are supposed to be playing by?

NO ONE likes to have their tactics turned back against them. That's why it's the most effective way to fight back.

As for me, I'm boycotting Mexico. A year without a mexican. As much as possible. Let's see if we really CAN survive without the unskilled labor.

To answer, back when I was a kid it was hard to hire unskilled help because it was too expensive. The influx of illegals fixed that. But as usual, people don't know how to work a good thing, it got out of hand, and now it's war.

35 posted on 03/31/2006 8:41:07 AM PST by Flavius Josephus (War today is always cheaper than war tomorrow.)
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To: ishabibble

These are children. This poorly written article doesn't even say if this is a high school or an elementary school.
Six students get in a p!$$ing contest and we have replies here that are talking about guns.

I just about ready to whip out my common sense and use it on somebody...
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Tell that to the "children" from Columbine. If they are old enought to walk out of school, raise another country flag over the public school and march in protest in the streets, they loose the "I'm just a baby" excuse for ignorance. They just graduated to adults


36 posted on 03/31/2006 8:41:13 AM PST by MadeInAmerica ( - Tested in the Middle East)
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To: buccaneer81

This could get ugly. Unfortunately, the MSM will portray the "white" students as racists.

I am offended when I see a Mexican flag displayed or flown on American soil. I wouldn't burn the Mexican flag.

My great-grandparents came here legaly, from Germany. But they were Americans.

I have a German name. No flags.


37 posted on 03/31/2006 8:41:21 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Islamic Terrorists, the Mainstream Media and the Democrat Party Have the Same Goals in Iraq.)
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To: buccaneer81

I wonder if the ACLU will come and help them out if they get suspended from school.


38 posted on 03/31/2006 8:41:42 AM PST by Jim_Curtis (Massive immigration is a modern day slave trade with the poorest citizens feeling the whip)
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To: mlc9852

Yup, Mexico is "overseas". So is Canada. So is France.


39 posted on 03/31/2006 8:42:00 AM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: buccaneer81
Its difficult to understand how Mr. Bush cant see how his open border policy will make incidents like this common place.
40 posted on 03/31/2006 8:42:08 AM PST by Butcher Kilroy
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To: buccaneer81
Nice to see a flag burning for a good cause. Good on those patriotic students standing up to la raza.

And we all know that flag burning is protected speech. Oh wait, only AMERICAN flag burning. Silly me.
41 posted on 03/31/2006 8:42:11 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Al Gator

Uh, sorry to burst your bubble buddy, but burning a flag is not handing their asses to anyone.

It's weak, it's what we see those 'weenie' pakis doing everyday, chanting around like a bunch of savages burning OUR flag.

We retaliate with FORCE. I don't think you know what that is, but a marine is MUCH more effective than a bic lighter.

So to you I say,
Lead
Follow
Or Stay out of the way.


42 posted on 03/31/2006 8:42:17 AM PST by AmericanRepublican (There are fools on both sides. Only the true Americans will prevail.)
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To: MadeInAmerica

Oh, the article doesn't mention it, but my local talk show host said they were mad yesterday because the principal wouldn't fly it, so today they took and raised it ABOVE THE AMERICAN FLAG. That's what started the fight.


43 posted on 03/31/2006 8:42:44 AM PST by Flavius Josephus (War today is always cheaper than war tomorrow.)
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To: buccaneer81

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1606660/posts


44 posted on 03/31/2006 8:43:15 AM PST by AmericaUnite
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To: AmericanRepublican
Let la raza bring their wierdly colored flags

When a foreigner or someone with loyalty to another country takes down the American flag on US soil and raises the flag of a foreign country, that is a symbol of victory and an act of war. It is a symbol that the United States is no longer sovereign over that piece of real estate.

Those who raised that flag should be deported immediately without hearing and those who burned it should be given medals.

I am hoping by your comment that you failed to realize that this flag was not merely waved, but was used to replace the American flag on American soil. If that doesn't get your blood boiling to the point where you would gleefully burn that Mexican flag and stomp it into the earth, then you are not a patriot.

45 posted on 03/31/2006 8:43:26 AM PST by P-Marlowe (((172 * 3.141592653589793238462) / 180) * 10 = 30.0196631)
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To: AmericanRepublican

... our focus is the legal system making sure our country is not flooded with the 'flagbearers' themselves.
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Uh, what legal system?? What enforcement ?? What Congressional support for our border laws ?? Hello ??


46 posted on 03/31/2006 8:43:30 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: AmericanRepublican

Nice thought but this is going to come to blood in our streets.


47 posted on 03/31/2006 8:43:47 AM PST by riri
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To: buccaneer81

I'll say it again... If we don't enforce the current laws, and deport all illegals now (I don't care where they came from) we just may be looking at riots in our streets that are equal to those (Muslim not young workers) that took place in France.

Oh, by the way... will someone please do something about all the signs and product labels written in Spanish.

My mother is Mexican. She has been here legally for almost 50 years and she still promises to hurt me if I ever refer to myself as anything other than American.


48 posted on 03/31/2006 8:43:49 AM PST by Patriot Hooligan ("God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." General George S. Patton)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
Isn't that a hate crime???

Indeed, you could say that Andy! But I prefer to see it as a cry for help.

Of course I'm shocked, we must have overlooked this batch. So, it's not their fault; we mustn't try to assign blame.

Looks like these kids are in for a tall helping of sensitivity training and multicultural workshopping! That'll fix 'em good!

49 posted on 03/31/2006 8:44:06 AM PST by tsomer
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To: Flavius Josephus

Oh, the article doesn't mention it, but my local talk show host said they were mad yesterday because the principal wouldn't fly it, so today they took and raised it ABOVE THE AMERICAN FLAG. That's what started the fight.
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Wow, That's even worse. I wonder why that part was dropped from the article...as if I have to ask. LOL


50 posted on 03/31/2006 8:44:35 AM PST by MadeInAmerica ( - Tested in the Middle East)
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