Poor Lorenzo Garcia. He is quoting the wrong “founder” and may need to go back and re-take history. Lorenzo Garcia and his chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas are under fire for a controversial “catch an illegal immigrant game,” which calls for students to apprehend people wearing “illegal immigrant” labels in exchange for $25 gift cards.
According to Buzz Feed, Lorenzo said:
“They think if you are their race and don’t agree with them you’re an Uncle Tom, you’re a racist,” he said. “At least I stand up for my beliefs. I quote one of the founders, I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees.”
But it was Emiliano Zapata, a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution against the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz that said that, and last I checked, Zapata was not a founding member of the United States.
Mexican American / Chicano Activist, Viva Ramirez chimes in on Lorenzo’s confusion:
Wait just one minuto TIO TACO!!—That was a quote from Emiliano Zapata. Which one of the ‘founders’ were you referring to? Unless you were trying to quote “one of the founders” of the Mexican Revolution, then you just set a new standard for racist ignorance (pretty hard to do while standing next to Ted Cruz) DESGRACIADO!!! UT Austin should kick you out for embarrassing the institution with your stupidity. You’re obviously NOT a history major, so I’ll share a another quote with you that’s more fitting to your situation: “Ignorance and obscurantism have never produced anything other than flocks of slaves for tyranny…”–who would you attribute this one to, YOU GENIUS HISTORY SCHOLAR? Heres a hint: it wasn’t George Washington! BABOSO PENDEJO!
Was Lorenzo confused because a famous Republican President said something similar? Guess which Republican President quoted Zapata?
I’ll give you a hint: It involved a President who gets accused of amnesty, and if you still don’t know you can see the former GOP President’s speech here.
In any event, and if Lorenzo thinks Reagan was a “founder,” he still receives an F for attributing the wrong quote to the wrong Nation.
Stay in school, Lorenzo. It looks like the “Cucuy” via Sen. Ted Cruz may have indoctrinated you into the wrong belief system.