This land is your land, this land is my land? Apparently not. Every day (as Americans are continually pressured to welcome illegals with open arms) it becomes more apparent that our country is suffering from a true identity crisis. Recently, high school students in Colorado wanted to celebrate ‘Merica Monday as a part of their school’s spirit week. Their request, however, was immediately shot down by the school’s administration because it “might be offensive” to immigrant students (ignore the fact that all students were forced to participate in the school’s Cinco de Mayo celebration).
How did we get to the point where celebrating our country in our own country is considered anti-immigrant? How did we get to the point where we give special, elevated status to people living in violation of our law? Kudos to that student council for wanting to celebrate and stand up for America… it’d be nice if our elected government representatives felt a desire to do the same.
Matt Barreto - Co-Founder of the Poll and Research firm Latino Decisions
Janet Bodnar - Personal Finance editor of Kiplinger, mother of three, nationally recognized expert in the field of children's and family finances