Thanks to Michelle Malkin, we have the photo at left, which reflects someone's idea of how to change hearts and minds on the immigration issue. There are more photos at her site.
On my way to an appointment Tuesday, traffic on the 405 Freeway near my home was stopped. Not slow, dead stopped. The Highway Patrol was diverting cars off the freeway. The unexpected delay -- in the late morning, long after any rush hour traffic-- surely ruined the plans of thousands of people. I feared the cause was a horrible accident, but learned later that Hispanic high school students were actually on the freeway, protesting proposed immigration legislation.
As Mickey Kaus said, "Skipping school to block freeways and flying the U.S. flag upside down under the Mexican flag . . . Those anti-anti-immigrant student protesters in L.A. know how to win over a majority of ordinary voters!"
I think there is great cynicism underlying the immigration protest marches. It saddens me to see an issue so important in the lives of so many people trivialized by politicians on both sides who are seeking their own fortunes. The high school kids in this story have been ill-served by their "leaders."