We’re right in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month (15 September to 15 October). I know, we need to stop the “balkanization” of America, and I concur. But what I want to recognize is not that which separates us — that’s what progressive socialists do. I want to highlight that which unifies us — the American heritage.
Now of course there are those who say we have no such thing. That we don’t have an American culture or heritage to which I say that’s foolish — just the same as an American president who says American exceptionalism is just like anyone else’s concept of their own country’s exceptionalism — not true.
You see, the problem here in America — and indeed the West — is that the apostles of multiculturalism who advocate a belief in cultural relativism fail to understand the concept of the American dream and what has made this nation great.
Our American heritage is based on simple concepts of the preeminence of individuals and their unalienable rights which emanate from their Creator as part of the theory of natural law. It was classical liberal theorist John Locke who termed these rights as life, liberty, and property. Our author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, refined it to be life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
That is our American heritage and is certainly a part of the Hispanic experience in America — and why so many have come to our shores, through the front door legally, not in disrespect to our rule of law.Our American heritage, in which the Hispanic heritage is nested, is based on the ideals of growth, opportunity, and promise and you find it reflected in the values of the Hispanic community of faith, family, freedom, individual responsibility, entrepreneurship (small business ownership), and service to our nation. It is the message of progressive socialists and the four radical “Hispanic” organizations in America – League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), and National Council of La Raza (La Raza) – who champion discrimination against non-Hispanics in general and European-Americans in particular, and do not support the American heritage — as a matter of fact’ they don’t support America’s sovereignty or security of our borders. Instead these groups’ aided by a complicit progressive leftist media, seek to undermine the American heritage and therefore that which is exceptional about the Hispanic heritage.
These groups promote the aspect of illegal immigration and refer to those here illegally as “dreamers” — heck, all Americans are dreamers. Ours is a constitutional Republic that began as a dream. It is a dream that states, no matter where you come from and no matter where you are born, you can achieve success here. Instead’ using the progressive socialist model, these radical Hispanic groups promote an equality of outcomes, not the American heritage of an equality of opportunity. It is the difference between the constitutional conservative principle of economic empowerment versus the progressive socialist principle of economic enslavement.
I did a little research and here are the facts about Hispanic heritage in America.
Hispanics make up 16 percent of the armed forces, there are an estimated 1.1 million vets, and there have been 43 Hispanic Medal of Honor recipients. Some of the highest awarded and most decorated CIA officials are Hispanics. We don’t need to promise citizenship to illegals to join our military and serve our nation — it is an inherent part of their heritage to do so, with honor and distinction. Anyway, why would anyone believe that individuals who have disregarded our rule of law to be here would honor the oath to support and defend that same Constitution?
On the business front, Hispanics are among the fastest growing segment of small business growth in this nation. Yet Hispanics are represented by Hollywood as maids (69 percent), criminals (25 percent) and other bad actors. And if left up to the radical Hispanic groups like LULAC and La Raza, the American Hispanic community will be relegated to nothing more than an extension of the welfare nanny-state, part of the dependency society, as advocated by those who will use the largesse of America as a means towards political bribery of the electorate.
In 2012 half of all Hispanics did not vote — how do you get them to vote for you? There are two means; either promote growth, opportunity, and promise — the American and Hispanic heritage’s roots — or advance the idea of free stuff and amnesty for illegals — the trap of the progressive socialists.
So as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I hope we all realize that we are just celebrating a subset of our American heritage. However, if the Hispanic community forgets that premise, that defined relationship — then it will succumb to the demise, despair, and despondency of the black community, which forgot its heritage was a part of the American heritage.
And the results are clearly visible in any American inner city.
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month — and I pray you don’t lose your opportunity to pursue happiness in trade for the false guarantee of happiness.