So, some observations. Any school administrator that feels display of the American flag is offensive....then just say so....in public....to the parents, the local newspaper, and the community. Thats all you have to do. I'm guessing that we won't be able to find a single one willing to stand up and say it's offensive.
Kid's suspended out of school for the American flag? Well....I'd like to hear the county attorney who represents the school system....cite the county or state law involved. I'm guessing there is no state or county law....and certainly no school rule as such.
Mexican kids flying their flag? Well...if you really feel that proud gut feeling....then I think you pretty much need to get into dad's car and let him drive you across the border to live with relatives there. The Mexican Army will take you in at 18.....and you can help to run your Uncle's gas station later in life.
Cinco de Mayo Day? Well....the last time I looked.....the majority of states in Mexico don't observe the day. El Salvador doesn't observe it. Honduras doesn't observe it. Guatemala doesn't observe it. Belize doesn't observe it. Oh, Malta does observe it but it's traditionally a day when the locals drink Mexican beer....and sing happy songs.
The impact of this immigration reform episode? The administration has tied itself to the Latinos and voiced the idea that all immigrants are affected by this massive movement. This week....after watching MSNBC and CNN....I ended up watching Latinos, some blacks, and a handful of Democrats chat over this. Never once did they bring in an Italian, a Russian, a Chinese guy, or even a Aussie to offer enthusiasm for the reform effort. They can't find these folks to talk about support.
So it kinda bothers me. Something is out of place....when the media's best effort....is sinking like an anchor.