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Posted on 04/03/2006 8:12:30 AM PDT by conservativecorner
As one of those American rarities -- a Los Angeles native -- I looked at recent, mainly Mexican protests against proposed restrictions on illegal immigration with more than just outrage over lost U.S. sovereignty. I was also reflexively examining aerial photos to pinpoint where in Los Angeles those hundreds of thousands of Mexican-flag-waving demonstrators were marching.
It was downtown Los Angeles, a section of the sprawling city I rarely visited growing up. Then it hit me: As a kid in the 1960s, my mother had taken me on an outing to Olvera Street, an old section of downtown ("old" for Los Angeles being mid-to-late-19th century) where visitors went to enjoy folkloric Mexican food and crafts as -- it sounds unbelievable now -- a colorful tourist attraction. And visitors still go there. But then it really hit me: There weren't that many Mexicans in Los Angeles back then.
Or, to put it another way, citing the online encyclopedia Encarta: "In 1960, non-Hispanic whites made up 82 percent of the population of Los Angeles County." Forty years later, the 2000 census showed that the white population had dwindled to 31 percent, while Hispanics -- 79 percent of whom hail from Mexico -- accounted for 44.6 percent of population. This colossal surge has made the Mexican population of Los Angeles second only to that of Mexico City. Little wonder Los Angeles voters in 2005 elected Antonio Villaraigosa, the city's first Hispanic mayor since 1872 when, as the research site notes, Los Angeles was "a small frontier town of about 6,000 people."
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why not give california to mexico? nothing good has come out of there since Reagan.
California is one of the most beautiful states in the Union. Plus its the breadbasket of the US.
I agree, I'm not willing to give up an inch of America.
I prefer Maine meself, but to each his/hger own.
frankly we'd be better off without a lot of californians IMHO
All you have to do is drop LA and SF into the Pacific.
Nonurban California is pretty conservative as witnessed by my Republican majority county.
If only you knew how many Californians cringe when you mention that city as being representative of California.
"why not give california to mexico?"
FR is in California.
dropping LA and SF into the ocean works for me;-)
I have lived in California my whole life. Almost everyone I know is Conservative. We want these illegals out of here. Its the government and the media that is not supporting us. We do not want to give an inch of our state to them, THEY need to leave. It would be nice if the rest of the country would stop thinking we are all wackos. LA and San Francisco are relatively small portions and that is where the wackos are. We are Reagan country....and don't forget the home of FR too.
FR and h ollywood all in the same state. who'd a thunk?
I couldn't have said it better. Only difference is, hubby and I are ceding California to the Mexicans. We are leaving. Good luck with your fight.
Don't forget the wackos in SACRAMENTO.
Tom McClintock for governor!
What's interesting is that the Maxine Waters variety of Southern California politicos haven't quite popped wise to the fact that being black no longer will fly as a tool to get elected....they'll get a clue come their next election cycles.
Within 25-50 years there will be no Western Civilization. Even Russia is being invaded.
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