Recently a video had popped up, from woman who berates another person for flying an Mexican Flag on their own property.
America is founded on the concept of rugged individualism, individual liberty including property rights . A person has the right to display whatever flag they want because it is their property and have the exclusive right to free expression on their property.
Stunts like this is why I left the conservatism and Republican party for libertarianism; it is because both betrays the ideas of individual liberty and limited government by embracing populism. It amazing me when Conservatives talk about La Raza but act like La Raza. Now before you all get you panties in a wad, let me explain: there is a thread that run through Conservative populism and La Raza: both are collectivist at the core. It is about one group rights at the exclusion of the individual rights of those outside the group. Such collectivist become oppressive over time. By the way populism the same reason why I am uncomfortable with the Hawaiian Sovereignty movement and the Tea Party.
Still there some reasonable people even though I do not buy into the multiculturalism. In the video posted by Capps, text appears on the screen that suggests the Banuelos family was violating codes and would face fines. Ontario City Attorney John Brown disputed that claim by issuing the following statement:
“The City of Ontario takes great pride in being one of the most ethnically and racially diverse cities in Southern California. Many of our residents also take great pride in both honoring and celebrating their, or their relatives’ countries of origin. Those expressions of ethnic and racial diversity take many forms throughout our City, and the City has always taken the position that such speech is absolutely protected by the both the United States and California Constitutions.”
We are in America with right protected by the Constitution. It is un-American to infringe on the right of others. I can fly the Klingon Flag and refuse to display the American flag if I want on my property.