"Burn the Mexican flag!": A look back at the hateful anti-immigration rhetoric from 2006

Mar 18, 2010 | Posted by: RadicalTim | Full story: mediamatters.org

Right-wing rhetoric: Immigrant rights marchers are "racis[t]" Right-wing rhetoric: Immigration is an "invasion" Other hate speech and outrageous rhetoric Right-wing rhetoric: Immigrant-rights marchers, immigrants are seeking to reclaim the Southwest for Mexico "Reconquista" is a discredited smear used by the right to generate fear of Latino ...

Thursday March 18th 2010 mediam matters.org Reported in this article.. Pro immigrant right group posts articles on illegal immigrants....
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Since: Dec 06

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Mar 18, 2010
 

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This is a travesty against Americans....
Has any one watched any of their immigrant right marches?
They were the U.S Flag drag it some times...
No respect for this country or it's citizens...
Tim
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Mar 18, 2010
 
media matters is a big joke...total progressive/libtard organization just like la ratza...

Since: Dec 06

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Mar 18, 2010
 
This video shot in Chicago says it all....
Watch the display of the flag, here the demands.
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Mar 19, 2010
 
RadicalTim wrote:
This video shot in Chicago says it all....
Watch the display of the flag, here the demands.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =5_eiSXYDXlkXX
They should have all be arrested, jailed, then deported!
Exactly

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Mar 19, 2010
 
Oops: been arrested
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Mar 19, 2010
 
RadicalTim wrote:
This video shot in Chicago says it all....
Watch the display of the flag, here the demands.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =5_eiSXYDXlkXX
Your video proves nothing, those pro-immigration supporters had more American flags being displayed than Mexican flags and once again flag desecration is protected by the 1st amendment to the U.S. constitution.

Does the sight of Hispanics protesting for immigrant rights tickle your funny bone?

If it was all White Europeans protesting would you still be ranting about it?

In conclusion, you have no clue other then bias assumptions that any of those protesters are US. Citizens, legal immigrants, or even illegal immigrants.

I'm for immigrant rights, does that mean I'm an illegal immigrant?

most likely you and your ilk would probably consider me to be un-American but then I say to you that any American who attempts to call flag desecration disrespectful or people protesting as not their right is completely and utterly un-American as it's Constitutionally protected by the U.S. Constitution and that seems to have you up in arms. Recognize your own laws amigo. Its rather hypocritical to demand others to comply with our laws when you in fact cannot even recognize the law.

So un-American.
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Mar 19, 2010
 
Exactly wrote:
<quoted text>They should have all be arrested, jailed, then deported!
On what grounds? Expressing their Constitutional rights?

What a joke.

Be realistic.

Just go burn a Mexican flag so you can vent all your hate.
Im from Meheeko

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Mar 19, 2010
 
mediamattersnot wrote:
media matters is a big joke...total progressive/libtard organization just like la ratza...
So is NumbersUSA, FAIR, CIS, FOX NEWS, World Net Daily, Rush Limbaugh and all your right wing white supremacy linked groups.

HA

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Mar 19, 2010
 
Just the plain FACTS wrote:
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On what grounds? Expressing their Constitutional rights?
What a joke.
Be realistic.
Just go burn a Mexican flag so you can vent all your hate.
Umm, I thought only CITIZENS had Constitutional rights. Illegals have HUMAN RIGHTS protections, and ONLY THAT.
REALLY

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Mar 19, 2010
 
how short of a memory span do illegal supporter think i have.

i remember the day with out of immigrant in 06'
i saw there signs with my own eyes.

may 1st 2006 is the day they the Immigration Reform started and died. all illegal supporter are doing is beating a dead horse(amnesty)

the "solution" of amnesty died that day, and its the illegal themselves that killed it.

i remember a group of illegal supporters raised a mexican flag at one of out states post office.

illegals have already shown us what they think of our country and our laws that day.bit doesnt matter how many makeovers you give the movement you true colors came out that day; and they were not red, white, and blue

Since: Dec 06

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Mar 19, 2010
 
To drag a U.S .flag or wear it is not freedom of expression. It's disrespect for active military and retired vets, American citizens,,,

Please ignore any inappropriate post...
Tim
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Mar 19, 2010
 
Leanie wrote:
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Umm, I thought only CITIZENS had Constitutional rights. Illegals have HUMAN RIGHTS protections, and ONLY THAT.
You thought wrong...

False Claim: Undocumented immigrants have no legal rights.

Truth: Undocumented immigrants DO have legal rights under the U.S. Constitution, as well as many federal statutes. As far back as 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that:

Wong Wing v. U.S., 163 U.S. 228 (1896) The 14th Amendment to the Constitution is not confined to the protection of citizens.

Detention or temporary confinement, as part of the means necessary to give effect to the exclusion or expulsion of Chinese aliens is valid.
The United States can forbid aliens from coming within their borders, and expel them from their territory, and can devolve the power and duty of identifying and arresting such persons upon executive or subordinate officials, but when Congress sees fit to further promote such a policy by subjecting the persons of such aliens to infamous punishment at hard labor, or by confiscating their property, such legislation, to be valid, must provide for a judicial trial to establish the guilt of the accused.
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"The fourteenth amendment to the constitution is not confined to the protection of citizens. It says:'Nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.' These provisions are universal in their application to all persons within the territorial jurisdiction, without regard to any differences of race, of color, or nationality; and the equal protection of the laws is a pledge of the protection of equal laws."

All persons in the U.S., therefore, have constitutional rights. Among these are the right to equal protection of the law and the right to due process.

Also, undocumented persons have a constitutional right under the Fourth Amendment to deny any officer from entering their residence without consent, absent a search warrant.

Further, ALL CHILDREN, regardless of their immigration status, are entitled to free public education, as required under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Plyer v. Doe 457 U.S. 202 (1982)

Additionally, under federal law publicly funded hospitals must provide emergency medical services to all patients, regardless of their immigration status. Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1986 (EMTALA)

Moreover, under federal law, a person may recover money damages for loss of property, personal injury or death where damages occurred as a result of the "negligent or wrongful act or omission of any employee of the Government while acting within the scope of his office or employment, under circumstances where the United States, if a private person, would be liable to the claimant in accordance with the law of the place where the act or omission occurred."

These are just a few of the rights that our constitution and federal laws grant to all persons living in the U.S. These rights are intended to protect all U.S. residents from discrimination and arbitrary government action.

These rights are especially critical in times where hatred based on race, color, and national origin is on the rise.
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Mar 19, 2010
 
RadicalTim wrote:
To drag a U.S .flag or wear it is not freedom of expression. It's disrespect for active military and retired vets, American citizens,,,
Please ignore any inappropriate post...
Tim
It might be disrespectful to some people but thats the entire point of American flag desecration. Its been ruled by the Supreme Court that any person can desecrate the American flag and is protected by the 1st amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Respect is given where it's deserved. Thats something I hear you and your ilk pontificate on a daily basis over illegal immigrants who don't deserve American respect due in part to what they do.

Obviously those who desecrate the America flag feel that the flag deserves no respect whatsoever due in part to their political reasons or maybe they just want to get under your skin.

Freedom of speech doesnt only apply to whats convenient or acceptable to you. I'm not all that crazy when the KKK has rallies and waves neo-nazi flags but you might not care at all.

We call that freedom of Speech.

Now please excuse me, I have an American flag to go desecrate.

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Mar 19, 2010
 
Wrong that Americans suffer with out health care?
Or millions that have lost their jobs and homes....
In Mexico a U.S. immigrant has no rights so why should A illegal Mexican citizen they have rights here?

Since: Mar 08

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Mar 19, 2010
 
Just the plain FACTS wrote:
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These rights are especially critical in times where hatred based on race, color, and national origin is on the rise.
An the American people have every right to forcefully argue for and demand the removal of the illegals for they have broken the law.
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Bringing up race is immaterial to the arguement. Illegal entry IS illegal entry.
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Mar 22, 2010
 
man ppl like this that are hateful sure make americans look bad like we have nothing better to do than to judge ppl but let me just say i'm privleged to know other wise their are good americans god bless america !!!!!!!!!!

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Mar 22, 2010
 
Media Matters is reliable news.

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Mar 22, 2010
 
The Mexican flag represents hate and arrogance.

Burn that ugly flag.
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Oct 12, 2010
 
Rico from East Los II wrote:
Media Matters is reliable news.
lets put rico in the mexican flag and burn it.maybe then he would remember the alamo.

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