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Old 08-26-2011, 08:16 AM
 
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No hyphen for me either. I do not give my allegience to any foreign nation, the USA is my one and only.
Agreed, and no allegiance based on one's ethnic identity above one's national identity either.

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Old 08-26-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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Yeah, allegiance to ethnic groups would be barbaric, thank god we have countries.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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by Mauricio Julian Cuellar Jr.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 2:30 PM CDT
"I don't really believe in being a hyphenated American".

"I am tired of being a part of a community that choses to look in from the outside. I have pride in my name, and pride in my heritage. That pride also will not allow me to use my ethnicity as a crutch. Because I am Hispanic does not mean I need help, or a leg up, or preferential treatment. I do not need a place at the front of the line, unless of course I've earned it by the same criteria every other American must abide by".

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Nueces County Record Star > Editorial > No hyphen for me, I'm an American
This is admirable. You don't often see people like this.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: 77006; Houston
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Well, young man, as much as I am very much patriotic , I am a Mexican-American. I have dual citizenship in both countries. And it does not divide me from other pure Americans or pure Mexicans.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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Well, young man, as much as I am very much patriotic , I am a Mexican-American. I have dual citizenship in both countries. And it does not divide me from other pure Americans or pure Mexicans.
What are your views on illegal immigration since most illegals are Mexican nationals?
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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Well, young man, as much as I am very much patriotic , I am a Mexican-American. I have dual citizenship in both countries. And it does not divide me from other pure Americans or pure Mexicans.
Teddy Roosevelt said

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In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...

There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, ...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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No hyphen for me either. I do not give my allegience to any foreign nation, the USA is my one and only.
I like the way you think malamute. Every one i know feels exactly as you do.
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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He also said he had pride in "his heritage", but shows that he has referred to it in a (self-defined) derogatory manner before. As well as calling Americans "his people", he has also called himself "a big, fat Mexican". Which is it? Based on the entire editorial I really don't know if he is going to say something different in another week, and excuse these statements by "It was wrong.".

Isn't he running away from what he has said before?...

Saying that he would stay to fight if the same thing happened here, but acknowledging that he knows why they are fleeing their country?...

He shows doubt in his own convictions, much less for anyone else to make the observation...

Yes that is true, but everyone i know, no matter the heritage, has pride in their nationality. I love being Italian, luv luv luv it. What person does not have doubt about something in their life.

ciao ciao
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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Yes that is true, but everyone i know, no matter the heritage, has pride in their nationality. I love being Italian, luv luv luv it. What person does not have doubt about something in their life.

ciao ciao
The gist of the writer's article about himself was that he is also proud of his heritage but is an American first and objects to illegal immigration regardless of the fact that the biggest violaters are from his former/ancestor's nation.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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The gist of the writer's article about himself was that he is also proud of his heritage but is an American first and objects to illegal immigration regardless of the fact that the biggest violaters are from his former/ancestor's nation.
...that he had made fun of...

That is, he is going from (falsely) calling himself "a big fat Mexican" to calling himself "an American"...

This may have some aspect relating to malamute's Mexican obesity comments...
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