Arkansas Congressman Criticizes Constituent for Wearing Mexican Flag Shirt

Fox News Latino, September 10, 2013

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., admonished one of his constituents last week for wearing a T-shirt featuring a Mexican flag during a town hall meeting where the man asked a question about immigration.

Womack answered the man’s question about the possibility of legalizing the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. by saying that it is possible but unlikely given the current state of Congress. The man, whose name is unintelligible in a YouTube video from the town hall, identified himself as a Mexican-American from Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Womack goes on to say that he finds the man’s choice of shirt interesting.

“[I]t does strike me as a bit odd that I would get a question as to why we shouldn’t just automatically make it legal for people who didn’t come here in a legal circumstance, with a flag of another country hanging around his neck,” Womack said.

“This is just some good old friendly advice,” Womack added. “If you want to win friends and influence people on the issues that you are talking about, I would suggest a little different approach in terms of my attire when I’m appealing to an audience like this.”

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  • D.B. Cooper

    Maybe I’m paranoid, but could this have been staged?

    • Spartacus

      Paranoia is good. It keeps you sane and alive.

      • Stentorian_Commentator

        If you’re not paranoid, you’re nuts!

        • White Mom in WDC

          Right on. Whites have every right to be paranoid now. Being anxious and paranoid means you are ready for what is coming at you.

      • Carney3

        Wrong.

        It’s fine to be cautious and skeptical.

        Paranoia is Stalin butchering hundreds of totally committed Old Bolsheviks for supposedly having been in the pay of the West and capitalists from the beginning.

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        But we aren’t paranoid. They ARE out to get us.

    • Jeremy laws

      As a constituent in his district, I can say that it’s pretty reflective of his views. He was a mayor in the area for years and is quite conservative. I sent him an email regarding my thoughts on amnesty and he responded within a couple of days with an incredibly detailed and fiery opposition to it himself. We just have to hope he and the rest of his party don’t cave

      • me

        Would that the rest of our traitorous political whores have this man’s integrity.

    • sbuffalonative

      I don’t believe it was staged.
      Remember the protests a few years back when these idiots were marching wearing Mexican flags while claiming to want to be Americans?
      These people love to cram their ethic identity in our faces. They aren’t smart enough to figure out this works against them.

      • NorthSea

        We definitely need to legalize millions of people this stupid.

  • IKantunderstand

    Look, I want to go on record, that I am sick to death of the whole “we are a nation of immigrants” meme. Pretty much every nation on Earth is a nation of immigrants! If you believe the Bible, humans started somewhere in the Mideast, and IMMIGRATED to everywhere else. If you believe Darwin, etc., humans started in Africa, and IMMIGRATED everywhere else. Go back far enough, and every single solitary human being was an immigrant. So what? How has this taken on mystical properties? The so called “progressives” that CURRENTLY run this country, change history, and cultural icons, on a dime. (They will happily do it for less). Make no mistake. If the world elites and the colored hordes have their way, Thomas Edison will be turned into a descendant of Nigerians, Bell will be French Haitian, Einstein will be, well, still Jewish, the Wright brothers will become the Wright brothas! The elites are currently working on ways to include all the minorities of the world into being contributors to Western Civilization. As far as I am concerned, I will no longer call our enemies, the “elite”, shoot, I’m gonna simplify and just call them: the ENEMY.

    • IstvanIN

      The men who founded this country were not immigrants, they were born here. A fact our enemies forget.

      • Sick of it

        First generation immigrants fought alongside them. I had 2 ancestors from the same family who were born here that fought against the Brits, another from that family who was born in Germany and fought against the Brits, yet another who was probably born in England but also fought against the Brits.

        Unless you’re talking after the American Revolution…there I agree with you.

        • IstvanIN

          The majority of the population of the 13 British Colonies were born and bred here.

      • IKantunderstand

        Exactly my point. It is bull sh*t to claim this country is a country of immigrants. All countries are made up of immigrants. What really counts, is how long your ancestors have been in this country. What really counts, is how many lives your ancestors gave up in the defense of this country. And, finally, what really counts, is how well your your ancestors have assimilated into this country. If you can say “hell yeah” to at least one of these, and you are White, God bless you. Join us. And please, write: S.P.O.O.C. everywhere.

      • DonReynolds

        Better still….when British subjects came to the American colonies, they were not immigrants. This was British America and any British subject that came here was guaranteed by the Crown that his lawful rights would not be changed by coming here…..where there were British courts, British law, church, money, customs, language, tradition, and rights. An immigrant is a person who goes to another country. America was not another country when my ancestors arrived in 1687 in Fairfax County, Virginia Commonwealth. I do not doubt there are many people who came to this country as immigrants. (The History Channel says 40 percent of Americans are descended from those who came through Ellis Island.) But that still leaves a large portion of the people of this country who did not arrive as immigrants, nor were they ever immigrants.

    • Eagle_Eyed

      Immigration and colonization/pioneering are quite different.

      • Carney3

        ExACTly. The men at Jamestown, the families at Plymouth Rock, had nothing to immigrate TO. There was no polity to join, no laws to enter under. Just a vast uncharted wilderness with a few Stone Age savages who enslaved and exterminated each other.

      • IKantunderstand

        Look, I don’t give a sh*t what you call Whites coming to America: Immigration, colonization, pioneering. Here is what I call it: People of a superior culture vanquishing people of an inferior culture. Period. End of discussion. What is going on today, is that we Whites are supposed to feel guilty for being smarter than everybody else in the world. We did not consciously set forth to be smarter and more accomplished and more civilized than everybody on the face of the Earth, nope, that was evolution, baby. We Whites seem to be engineering our own end. We are so welcoming to other races, but, if we really cared about others, we should take care that we breed Whites, because frankly, the coloreds of the world would die off without us. That’s right. How many Africans do you think would exist in the world today, without White people intervention? Once upon a time, I cared about starving Africans, South Americans, etc. To put it bluntly, I no longer care. I am unaffected by small Black children with flies congregating around their orifices. The truth of the matter is this: White people can no longer afford to give money to the colored hordes. We Whites must conserve our assets for ourselves. By, the way, if you are a volunteer, who in any way, shape, or form, helps non-Whites; please cease and desist. Remember:S.P.O.O.C.

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      I agree with you fully that America (and my native Canada) are no nations of immigrants. In my view only a native-born white English-speaker can be “American”.

      • IKantunderstand

        Amen, homo.

      • Wethepeople

        Amen to that.

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        Me three.

  • John Smith

    (For this admittedly unrealistic analogy, you have to use your imagination a little bit here and assume Mexico was half way civilized…oh well)

    If a white man showed up at a Mexican town hall meeting wearing an American flag talking s*** about immigration rights and giveaways for his fellow “gringos”, he would not make it home alive.

    • Stan D Mute

      A writer on Vdare, Allen Wall, has written extensively on this. It is unlawful in Mexico for a foreigner of any kind to have ANY involvement with politics. The locals would not need to do anything because the Mexican police would have handcuffed the guy and dragged him off to a Mexican jail.

      Just as we corrupt the idea of native citizens to include children of foreigners who just happen to be born here, we corrupt out First Amendment to include foreigners who are not entitled to its protections.

  • borogirl54

    It shows you where this guy’s loyalties lie. Why doesn’t he go back to Mexico?

    • Juan Outtamany

      Fashion notwithstanding, he’s out of options. Coincidently, so are we. I’m all for the tired huddle and meek…. but America never signed on for the bottom of the barrel.

      • borogirl54

        True but those who came to Ellis Island were no different than the illegal immigrants that we have today. They were uneducated, some may have had skills but not all did. They had to pass a medical exam in order to admitted into the country. If they failed, they were returned to their country of origin. What they offered us that they were able bodied and could work. Even those who came without papers and if they passed the physical exam, they were allowed to stay and work. New industries were being built that needed immigrant labor such as the steel mills, the sewing factories, and meat packing plants.

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          The difference today is that many come with their hands out for taxpayer largesse.

          Stop the handouts and watch the number of illegals drop precipitously.

        • NorthSea

          And they wanted to become Americans; they assimilated, enlisted, went to work, farmed.

          • capnmorgan5150

            Don’t forget that they actually learned English!

        • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

          …those who came to Ellis Island were no different than the illegal immigrants that we have today
          .
          They were overwhelmingly White. They had genetic potential. The mestizo illegals have no such potential.

  • MarcB1969

    That congressman handled the interaction as adroitly as humanly possible, but I suspect there still will be some outrage from the predictable sources. Supporting amnesty in any form is a traitorous.

  • evilsandmich

    The only thing that gives me (a little) piece of mind: these open-border zealots are their own worst enemies.

  • Claudius_II

    Clearly someone doesn’t know how to influence decision makers. However that someone wasn’t the Mexican National wearing the T-Shirt but Rep. Steve Womack. Sorry Steve but California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas are going back to Mexico. They were pissed we’took ’em in the war of 1846, haven’t forgotten, and now want ’em back.

    Problem with you is that after a lifetime killing off white populations and favoring unlimited immigrants they now have the populations to take ’em back. Didn’t you know that Steve? That’s why that guy can wear a Mexican Flag shirt to your silly gringo town hall meeting. Cause he knows you’re just a dead man walking.

  • jackryanvb

    Birth control Si!

    Illegal alien amnesty no!