By JAVIER MANJARRESThe Democratic Party continues to espouse its new Mexican-sovereignty narrative that is meant to wedge a divide among Americans, and pander for Hispanic votes. With the immigration reform debate sucking the air out of Washington, D.C., President Obama’s recent remarks to Mexican students in Mexico City, Mexico, about how the current U.S. immigration system didn’t “reflect our values” as a country, prompted Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to make a statement on Democrat.org regarding ‘Cinco de Mayo.’
In Wasserman Schultz’s “in honor of Cinco de Mayo” statement, she stressed that it was important to “honor a singular moment in Mexican history.”
Wasserman Schultz sneaks in that on May 5, 1862, “Mexican fighters and workers joined together and defied the odds, beating a much larger and better-armed French army at the Battle of Puebla,” adding that ” Cinco de Mayo represents an historic moment of triumph for the people of Mexico.”
The Battle of Puebla, which it is historically know as, occurred in the Mexican state of Puebla. These “Mexican fighters and workers” Wasserman Schultz talks about were primarily comprised of the Mexican army.
Interestingly enough, Wasserman Schultz and others are quick to praise the military efforts of Mexico against the French, yet have never praised or even mentioned the brave U.S. military efforts against Mexico in the “Mexican War,” which ended a few years prior to the Battle of Puebla.
The Mexican war ended when Mexico signed a peace treaty that resulted in the secession of Alta California and New Mexico in exchange for cash. Radical Mexicans-Americans living in the U.S. have always contended that the Southwest United States, including California, was stolen from Mexico. These extremists, many who believe in the racist and combatant “La Raza” movement, would like to see “a new Mexico” rise up in the western United States.(Immigration Reform and La Raza)
Some Mexicans may think America disrespects Mexico, that we seek to impose ourselves on Mexican sovereignty, or, alternatively, wish to wall ourselves off- President Barack Obama
While the Democrats “honor” Cinco de Mayo, which to many Americans is just another day to reap the benefits of alcoholic drink promotions at their local bar, perhaps they should focus on a few other “singular” moments in the history of other foreign countries, whose citizens have immigrated to the U.S. Like Mexican immigrants, several of the “other than Mexican” immigrants also make up a considerable portions of the overall Hispanic voting bloc?
Since the Democrats like to boast that they best represent the “Latino community” and that this community believes in “shared sacrifices” the redistribution of wealth, they should also “honor” other “singular” moments in Hispanic history like Cuba’s Independence day and Colombia’s declaration of independence against Spain.
Here is Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s full statement-
“Cinco de Mayo is an important opportunity to honor a singular moment in Mexican history. On May 5, 1862, Mexican fighters and workers joined together and defied the odds, beating the much larger and better-armed French army at the Battle of Puebla. It was an improbable victory – a day of communities standing together in the fight to secure a better life for their families and for future generations. Cinco de Mayo represents an historic moment of triumph for the people of Mexico.“Today, that same spirit of determination and resilience is embodied in the more than 50million Americans of Latino descent across the country. They work hard every day to build a greater future for themselves, their children and for future generations. Their countless contributions to our nation and to the American story are and must always be recognized and honored.
“We know that securing our future depends on making sure that all Americans have the opportunity to reach their potential. And that’s why we’ve worked hard over the last four years to create jobs, to improve access to health care, to make college more affordable, and to ensure that everyone who works hard and does their fair share has a shot at the American dream. But as President Obama made clear on his trip to Mexico this week, there is still work to be done. We must recommit ourselves to working together to surmount the challenges that lie ahead like implementing common sense immigration reform.
“Today, we celebrate a day 151 years ago, when a group of patriots made a brave stand against the invading forces of a world-renowned European army – a familiar story for all Americans. And as we do, we are reminded that the United States and Mexico are more united than ever — in friendship and in common purpose.”-Democrats.org
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