Monday, May 01, 2006

Not Our Anthem

The day is breaking, do you see it?
In the light of the dawn?
What we so acclaimed at nightfall?
Its stars, its stripes, flew yesterday
In the fierce battle in a sign of victory,
The glow of battle, in step with liberty
At night they said: "It's being defended!"

Oh say!
The voice of your starry beauty is still unfolding
Over the land of the free
The sacred flag?

"Our Anthem"? Not hardly. The phrase "the meaning is lost in the translation" takes on a whole new perspective when one compares "The Star Spangled Banner" to "Our Anthem". "Our Anthem" may be somebodies anthem, but it is not the anthem of true Americans that believe in the values embodied in the only anthem sanctioned by Congress support.

Those same real Americans have an edge up on the Mexican flag bearing illegal aliens who have decided to boycott the same country that they are demanding to be given amnesty by. We are legitimate citizens, the illegals are wannabe's. Sneaking into the country doesn't make the act any less illegal regardless of what flag you wave or song you sing or who you choose to boycott.

Should Americans support those who spit in our faces? Apparently, the old adage you can catch more flies with sugar than vinegar (usted puede coger más vuela con el azúcar que el vinagre) doesn't translate well either. What if speaking English became the criteria by which businesses did business? Just exactly how irritated does the Pan-Latin community wish legal US citizens to become? Imagine a boycott in reverse on a mucho grande scale. What if the illegals found themselves without work, without housing, without transportation, and turned away by the hospitals?

Anything is possible, given enough momentum. Entienda?

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posted by Is It Just Me? at 2:41 PM