I read a really bad joke about the 5th of May...you can read it on Law Dog's page. Just click on my link...over there on your right, in the link section. But, I warn y'all, it's a groaner.
It's kinda strange, when I stop to think about it. Mexico has had this holiday since 1862. But it wasn't a big holiday HERE, in the Texas, until about what...1985 or so? Why? Did the numbers of Mexican immigrants, legal and illegal, reach a level that it finally became profitable for marketers of beer and other party supplies to sit up and take notice? Or is it something else.
I first started to REALLY notice the big City-wide, city sponsored celebrations in the mid-90's. That was about the same time we began to be inundated with the diseases of Political Correctness and Diversity, IIRC. Politicians were starting to court more "minority" votes and so this Mexican National Holiday became a day for them to make appearances among their Hispanic voters. A day to "press the flesh", get some "face time" with potential voters, register voters, and present themselves as a"Friend to the Hispanic Community".
Now, some of those same political panderers want to grant full citizenship to aliens who snuck into our country illegally. They want to do this so those aliens will be able to vote for them, thinking the "New Citizens" will be forever grateful to their "patrons" for granting them citizenship and the rights that accompany it. There's just one problem with their little plan... humans, as a general rule, rarely value that which they have not EARNED! And these illegal aliens, the ones who swam the river, or snuck in under, over or through the fence, or came in with the assistance of a coyotero, haven't earned the right to be citizens. I don't care if they have been here 2 months or 20 years, if they cut in line to get here, they didn't earn the right to be here! If they haven't been paying Social Security and Income taxes, they don't have a right to be here! And they should go back to the country which gave them birth whether that is Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, or some other Central or South American country or it's a different third world nation. We have enough UN-educated, UN-skilled labor in this country already. How about we increase the quota of educated, skilled immigrants we allowed in from Europe and Asia and decrease the number of immigrants we allowed from our Southern border, unless they can prove they are in possession of a skill or knowledge our workforce needs?
And how about we put pressure on our politicians to STOP using OUR tax dollars to celebrate a Mexican National Holiday? I mean, really, how hard is it to defeat a French occupation force, anyway? Unless, and until, Mexico wants to start funding July 4th and April 21st celebrations.