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Soldier With Immigrant Grandparents: Never Had Mexican Flag, Said Be Proud of USA

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My family has been in the United States since the late 1800s, so perhaps I’m not the person to ask about this, but the waving of other countries’ flags at rallies protesting immigration policies seems self-defeating.

After all, if individuals want to protest as a way of staying in the United States illegally and/or converting to legal status, why would they be waving the flag of the nation they don’t want to be returned to?

One soldier doesn’t get it, either, and he managed to own a Twitter debate with his tale of how his immigrant grandparents instilled American values in his home.

Ruben D. Sanchez Jr., a member of the National Guard, was responding to a thread on the Twitter feed of our favorite former Army colonel and Townhall.com columnist, Kurt Schlichter. Schlichter had posted a story about current left-wing goddess Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and how the former bartender apparently didn’t like sharing tips equally with other employees she was working with. (Some socialist.)

Another Twitterer used one of the arguments I’ve seen frequently online of late, which is that if you point out someone’s flaws it means you’re scared of them. (No, I don’t get it, either.)

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Extreme Idiot, indeed. Sanchez, meanwhile, said what we were all thinking about this argument, particularly as it pertains to Ms. Ocasio-Sanchez.

Extreme Idiot decided to use a piece of extreme idiocy and call Sanchez a traitor to his ethnicity for insisting immigration laws be enforced and that candidates for office in America actually like what America stands for:

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Oh snaps. Oh snaps. Identity politics shenanigans have been called. That argument is about as shopworn and tired as saying “oh snaps,” mind you, but that’s never stopped anyone from using it.

Sanchez, however, had the perfect response. (Which, we must warn you contains NSFW language. Viewer discretion advised, etc.)

Our troll kept on living up to his/her name, however, and getting smacked down every time.

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And the beat goes on…

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“(T)he dates of your story don’t really add up?” I’m sorry, I didn’t know we were dealing with immigration history expert Extreme Idiot, who is able to determine someone’s familial emigration timeline through pure clairvoyance since it wasn’t actually given beyond the fact that his grandparents came during World War II.

Do you agree with this soldier's arguments?

I mean, beyond the awesomeness of Mr. Sanchez’s argument, this exchange manages to not just win the internet but speedrun it thanks to one of the densest internet trolls I’ve ever come across.

However, let us not focus so much on extreme idiocy and more on Mr. Sanchez’s family.

They had a dream, and, unlike “other families looking for the same dream,” they followed the law. They got in line, obeyed the rules, and they showed love for their adopted country.

You can love where you came from, but if you’re going to make somewhere your home for the rest of your life, you should probably show it the kind of respect it deserves.

Our hats are off to you, Mr. Sanchez — not only for your service but for passing on your grandparents’ ideals to a generation that desperately needs to hear them.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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