Thursday, March 30, 2006

Peggy Noonan on Patriotism and Immigration

Peggy makes an interesting point about how many current immigrants are being assimilated culturally and economically but not patriotically, "And if you don't do that, you'll lose it all."

I think this keys in on one reason the demonstrations earlier this week were so troubling: This country is so free that thousands of people here illegally could demonstrate without fear of reprisal, yet those same demonstrators thought so little of that freedom and our country that they would march with the flags of another country, or fly the American flag upside down under the flag of another country.

What a different sight it would have been if the marchers had been waving thousands of American flags, chanting "U.S.A.!" and singing our nation's patriotic songs. I think that probably would have changed the current immigration debate significantly.


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