Ruben Navarrette, Jr. in the San Jose Mercury-News:
As someone who writes often about immigration issues, I’m accustomed to hearing readers complain about those who insist on looking backward and obsessing over their heritage. They have little tolerance for those who seem intent on separating themselves from the rest of us by defiantly maintaining their culture and customs rather than blending into the mainstream. And they have even less patience with those who would dare wave a foreign flag in public — especially if it happens to be the colors of a republic that was, just 150 years ago, literally at war with the United States.
I have to agree. All of which leads me to ask: When exactly are Southerners going to assimilate?
Not anytime soon if Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has anything to say about it.