8/10/12

The 'guns' of Navarrette

Ruben Navarrette has written a good opinion piece about Leo Manzano:

US Olympic athlete, Mexican flag?

Manzano won the silver in the 1500 meter run.

When he accepted his medal, he had the usual US flag with him. And then ... he brought out a Mexican flag.

Navarrette's commentary, among other points:

It wasn't unlike the choice your parents made when they chose the United States over Mexico a quarter century ago. They voted with their feet. It would be nice if you haven't left your heart behind.

This country took you in during your hour of need.

Now in your moment of glory, which country deserves your respect -- the one that offered nothing to your parents and forced them to leave or the one that took you all in and gave you the opportunity to live out your dreams?

Indeed.