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What does Independence Day mean to you as an American?


Independence Day is a U.S. holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.

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    It is very dangerous that our government continues to allow millions of people from Mexico who continue to identify as Mexican to settle in parts of the US that they believe rightfully belong to Mexico. For an example of what can happen when two groups with divided national loyalties occupy the same geographical territory that they believe belongs to their respective countries, one only has to look at the history of Northern Ireland.
    Check out the following 2013 documentary about present day Northern Ireland produced by Ross Kemp’s show Extreme World at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE_wHMcv9p8 .

    Northern Ireland remains heavily segregated with “peace walls” as high as 60 feet tall separating Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods, and over half of the “peace walls” have been built since the end of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement for peace. 90% of Northern Ireland’s schools are currently segregated. There are city parks with walls dividing the Catholic side from the Protestant side.

    Recently there has been a significant increase in tensions with more bombings and assassinations as IRA splinter groups who feel they have been sold out by Sinn Fein resort to violence and Protestant Loyalists retaliate. Both sides fear the other is going to take them over and eradicate their culture.

    This year’s marching season has already started with Protestant Loyalists marching through Catholic neighborhoods and past Catholic churches and vice versa. The Protestant marching season will culminate with their largest parade day, the July 12th anniversary of the Protestant victory at the Battle of the Boyne. In the most recent years there have been riots for days.

    Things have not gotten as nearly as bad as they as they were at the height of “The Troubles”, but Northern Ireland should serve as a warning. It is dangerous to allow millions of people who identify as Mexican and are not assimilating to settle in areas of the US they believe belong to Mexico, and were stolen from them when their country was defeated by the US in the Mexican-American War.

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      You are absolutely correct about the walls in Northern Ireland. It was all documented on 60 Minutes months ago. Everyone thinks it ended with the peace accords some years ago, but the “peace” is dependent on strict segregation of neighborhoods. And don’t be caught in the wrong place after dark.

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    And now our politicians are surrendering us to foreign powers without a whimper. It’s funny how we get preached at about the “rights” of Mexicans in this country. I say we follow the Mexican Constitution in this matter. Article 33 states:

    “Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country”.