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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

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From The Dustin Inman Society blog (h/t to euphoricreality.net)

A day without Americans - April 17, 2006!

"In response to the recent mass national rallies fearlessly staged by the illegal alien lobby, The Dustin Inman Society is suggesting that Americans nationwide stay home from work and not spend any money on April 17. 2006 - income tax day.

The country and its government needs to witness a day without Americans.
It is not an overstatement to observe that the federal government has abandoned the American people and we teeter on the brink of national suicide.

The well-funded illegal alien lobby has been successful in galvanizing the millions of illegal aliens in the nation to march in American streets demanding no less than open borders, continued selective law enforcement and amnesty for people who should be in fear of apprehension and deportation.

It has also galvanized many Americans who are seeing for the first time the true nature and result of our intentionally unsecured borders.
Enough!

The message to the U. S. government and the world is that another amnesty for illegals is tantamount to erasing any pretense of a nation of secure borders, rule of law and a common language. Amnesty - by any name - does not stop illegal immigration.
We have reached the point in our national history at which we as a nation must choose whether to resist …or to wave the white flag of surrender.

We are suggesting that Americans who do not work in medical, law enforcement or emergency capacities stay home from work on April 17 and that we, as a united people, reply to the government that has refused to protect us by refraining from spending any money. Those who have nothing to fear from violating any law that is not beneficial to them are not the only group with power in these United States.

We are demanding that the American government offer the same protection in the United States that the Mexican government provides its people.
This is our country. We dishonor our grandfathers if we do not try to protect the republic that was lovingly passed on to us.

A national day of public opposition to illegal immigration April 17, 2006 !"



03/28 : Student protest

"Whittier area students from Pioneer, California and Whittier high schools walked out of classes to protest the proposed federal immigration bill March 27, 2006. The protestors put up the Mexican flag over the American flag flying upside down at Montebello High." (Leo Jarzomb/Staff photo) Malkin

We're in "Distress", all right!!

United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1 — The Flag

§8. Respect for flag

"~No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
~The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
(emphasis mine)
~The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
~The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
~The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.
~The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way. (emphasis mine)
~The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
~The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
~The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
~The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.
~No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.
~The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning..."

From my area:

March 29, 2006

Day two of protests turn violent at Pajaro Valley High

by ToM RAGAN and daniel lopez

sentinel staff writerS

"WATSONVILLE — Nearly 1,000 high school students came precariously close to clashing with dozens of officers armed with batons Tuesday after a demonstration on immigration rights turned into a tense standoff above Highway 1 near Pajaro Valley High School and ended with five arrests.
The demonstration was one of many held across the country to coincide with the first day of immigration reform talks by the U.S. Senate. It was the second protest staged by Watsonville students in as many days.
A carefully orchestrated march on Monday, California's holiday recognizing labor rights leader Cesar Chavez, disrupted traffic and erupted in violence among protesters, according to police.
Tuesday's showing of students turned into a free-for-all that closed Highway 1 and overwhelmed police..."

Read the rest here.

Another article in my local paper:

Inside L.A. Schools, Lessons From Walkouts
By CHRISTINA ALMEIDA and JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press Writers

Oh, and another one for good measure:

Mexico Cheers Passage of Immigration Bill
By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer


Oh, and you have to read "The Letters to the Editor".

I'm just waiting for the University students to don their black and protest whatever comes up.