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Old 08-25-2011, 11:51 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

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Old 08-25-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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Great post.

I never hyphenated my nationality. I believe hyphenation balkanizes everyone.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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I believe hyphenation balkanizes everyone.
but building a big wall to keep THOSE people OVER THERE, that doesn't balkanize people?
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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but building a big wall to keep THOSE people OVER THERE, that doesn't balkanize people?
Balkanize people that do not belong here.

One nation should not be Balkanized.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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I am sure some people would refer to him as a "coconut" or a "vendido". I however, would call him a true patriot.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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Balkanize people that do not belong here.

One nation should not be Balkanized.
No diversity?...
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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...I however, would call him a true patriot.
And what is your calling him "a true patriot" based on?...
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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And what is your calling him "a true patriot" based on?...
You actually had to ask? I think his patriotic statements speak for themselves. For one thing he puts his Americanism above his ethnic heritage. He is the type of man who puts our national interests above his ethnic group in regards to our laws which are in place to benefit the majority. He isn't an advocate for illegal foreingers in our country.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:36 PM
 
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No diversity?...
What is diverse about Balkanization?
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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Well for one thing he puts his Americanism above his ethnic heritage. He is the type of man who would put our national interests above his ethnic group in regards to our laws which are in place to benefit the majority. He isn't an advocate for illegal foreingers in our country.
Where does he place his nationalism? He leads into his editorial thusly:

"Frequent readers of this column will remember occasions when I've referred to myself in ethnically derogatory terms for humorous effect, such as calling myself a "big fat Mexican." But I was wrong."

He has falsely identified his nationality in the past, even to define that it is for a purpose of being derogatory towards his own ethnic background. So of course he is putting his ethnic heritage lower than his nationalism. He makes fun, wrong impersonating himself as a "foreigner" in a derogatory manner, of his presence in the United States.

That is being "a true patriot"?...
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