Luis Gutierrez supports national sovereignty, language, culture

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is a sleazy ethnic demagogue who spoke at March's illegal immigration rally in Chicago. In 2001, he had this to say:

"The existence of nations is not a matter of whim... Nations have a common land, language, life and history, which translates into a common culture." ("Guitierrez Says Puerto Rico Is A Nation", August 29, 2001, EFE News Service)

Just one problem with the quote: he was talking about Puerto Rico, not the U.S. Based on his history, it's highly questionable whether he would ever say anything similar to that about the U.S., the nation that he supposedly represents.


It's still a little politically difficult to say the same about the US because -- as we all already know, but are nonetheless bombarded with regularly -- the US is a "nation of immigrants", and so has none of these things, intrinsically, itself.