Skip to comments.Phyllis Schlafly: Are Mexican Immigrants Assimilating Or Invading?
Posted on 11/30/2001 7:47:46 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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Eeegads. Makes us more and more irate when our parents, friends parents, ect...cannot get adequate medicare coverage because there "isn't enough to fund". I saw it (questionable billings to medicare) on a smaller level, but it's that eveyone takes a piece of the pie. There are barely crumbs left, thanks to those leeches.
Amazing, isn't it that of all the nationalities you mention the Mexicans are the only to date that in their unwillingness to assimilate have had Spanish become almost an official second language. Spanish is the only language found now on government documents, banking transaction devices and most telephone answering systems.
It is not difficult to draw the inference that Mexicans do not wish to assimilate, to embrace the culture which many nationalities have contributed to nor become Americans. What I ask you gives the Mexicans the right to be so arrogant compared to all other nationalities that make up this great country.
The Mexicans are storming across the borders at a time in history after all the other immigrants have built this nation to be the greatest in history and the Mexicans are now like locusts swarming across the boarders to partake of the bounty which was achieved without their assistance.
Yes, many Americans of a vast diverse national background resent the illegals sneaking in during the night to scoop up the gravy. The American people are oh so giving but even the most generous will get fed up with hordes of ungrateful illegals that are here not as guests but have come here as 'looters' of our values, customs, traditions and the culture of many that have made us so great.
Resentment runs deeper than most folks would like to admit.
America for Americans and those that wish to become Americans!
You know, I have to wonder why a Mexican would want to come to the US (namely, Arizona) and have their kid educated. AZ's education is in shambles, rating #49 in the nation.
Here's an illustration. I was talking to a 7th grader, who has been here w/ her family from Mexico for 2 years. I asked her how things were going in school. She said "okay...it's all review for me". I asked her when she learned this material. She told me that she learned the current material she was studying, three years ago in Mexico. SAD! Maybe we should start telling the Mexicans that they would be better off keeping their kids there for school, don't come to Arizona!
History repeats itself and the USA is currently following the Roman Empire's recipe for self destruction with the help of your Spanish speaking friends.
I am confident that these America haters are inordinately aware of this.
mvscal should move over to San Jacinto/Hemet CA area and meet the stickiest-fingered breed in So. Cal. Daylight, night, doesn't matter - you had better have everything under lock and key or glued down. Friendly neighborhood garage sale, mothers send their tiny tots over to swipe any small item that strikes their fancy.
You know, a lot of Yankees think that the battle of the Alamo was a battle between Mexicans and white settlers from the East, but it wasnt. Many, perhaps most, of those white settlers had intermarried with Hispanic settlers, and so early Texas was made up of many mixed-race people. I say mixed-race because many Mexicans are a mix of Spanish and Indians. Once Cortez landed in 1519, the mixing began. (Actually, it began earlier. Cortez found Spanish men married to Mayan women when he stopped off at Yucatan. The men were from earlier explorers ships.)
Did you know that all of Central America, from Guatemala to Panama, was part of Mexico in the early 19th Century, and that each country now was a former state in Mexico? The main reason Mexico gave up the Southwestern U.S. and Central America was because it didnt have a large enough military to maintain and hold that much territory.
And of course you know that Mexico used to belong to Spain. Are we going to run history backwards for a while? Is Mexico going to give California back to Spain?
When Mexico fought and obtained independence, California lost virtually all its centralized support. As members of an isolated community, Californios spent three decades in political confusion (at one point, a Californio-based republic was declared). The richest families turned to the one industry guaranteed to earn a comfortable living -- selling hides and tallow generated from the virtually free cattle that roamed vast ranchos. In an attempt to increase the non-Indian population, foreigners of all types were admitted. Soon a sizable minority of Yankees grew, dominating the merchant class and entering into important positions in the political and social structure.
The Bear Flag Revolt and the Mexican-American War
The defense of California, completely neglected by Mexico and lacking support from unstable Californio administrations, led to the unusual condition where any of several world powers could have easily occupied California. In point of fact, the Yankee residents themselves were the first to do it, in the Bear Flag revolt of June 1846. Just one month after, due to the Mexican-American war that in turn stemmed from the Yankee takeover of Texas, the American Navy took control of California without firing a shot. Most Californios were resigned to inevitable Yankee rule, though a revolt at Los Angeles led to a pocket of Californio resistance lasting from September 1846 to January 1847.
California was officially made a territory with the end of the Mexican-American war February 2, 1848, nine days before gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill. Through some local PR efforts, and support in late 1848 from President Polk himself, a gold mania swept the States and the world resulting in the remarkable 49er migration. The population soared, quickly (and brutally) overwhelming the Californios and Indians. Political leaders seized the moment to obtain a constitution and voter's ratification by November 1849, with recognition by the U.S. congress in October 1850. Meanwhile, the great influx of miners was redirected to farming, trade, and business. The beauty, richness, and climate of California -- as well as a lack of options for bankrupt miners -- kept the population here long after the gold mania died down. The State of California, a chaotic mix of ethnicities and incomes, hopes and cynicism, was born.
(quoting Led Zepplin)
...."and the song remains the same"....great post!
There has always been a fairly good number of immigrants who decide that the U.S. isn't for them, and head back to the "old country." Ellis Island has an exhibit at their museum about this phenomenon.
You're reaching here with that comment. Her ethnic background is irrelevant.
Here is what Joseph Warren wrote:
Mistakes" have been made along the way? ...Such as the 15% felons Gorebot and Meissner made democrat voters?
...Such as the aggressive leftist 1965 immigration law which morphed a merit-based, generally educated immigrant class to a teeming third world horde.
Oh well, Rome was invaded by barbarians, and the Germans turned out OK. They produced Bach and Goethe, and fine machinery. As a matter of fact, about two thirds of Americans (used) to be descended in part from Germans.
...And Bush won, even though rotund Yvette Loranzo (wasn't that her sweetnesses name?), democrat of Texas, went to prison.
That's a pretty clear reference to her ethnicity. Why make a reference to Yvette Lozano in that post, unless he was trying to make the point that she did what she did because she is of Mexican descent? Her ethnic background *is* irrelevant -- there are slimy Democrats all over; why make a point of her, unless it is to prove some point that Mexican-Americans are disloyal?
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