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Anthrax, America and the flag 4930
Anthrax, America and the flag 4930
Fri, 19 Oct 2001 18:21:51 GMT
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma School officials remove "God
Bless America" signs from schools in fear that someone might be offended.
Channel 12 News in Long Island, New York, orders
flags removed from the newsroom and red, white, and
blue ribbons removed from the lapels of reporters.
Why? Management did not want to appear biased and
felt that our nations flag might give the appearance
that "they lean one way or another"
Berkeley, California bans US Flags from being
displayed on city fire trucks because they didn't
want to offend anyone in the community.
In an "act of tolerance," the head of the public
library at Florida Gulf Coast University ordered all
"Proud to be an American" signs removed so as to not
offend international students.
I, for one, am quite disturbed by these actions of
so-called American citizens; and I am tired of this
nation worrying about whether or not we are
offending some individual or their culture. Since
the terrorist attacks on September 11, we have
experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of
Americans. However, the dust from the attacks had
barely settled in New York and Washington D.C. when
the "politically correct" crowd began complaining
about the possibility that our patriotism was
I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a
grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life
by coming to America. In fact, our country's
population is almost entirely composed of
descendants of immigrants; however, there are a few
things that those who have recently come to our
country, and apparently some native Americans, need
First of all, it is not our responsibility to
continually try not to offend you in any way. This
idea of America being a multi-cultural community has
served only to dilute our sovereignty and our
national identity. As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society, our
own language and our own lifestyle.
This culture, called the "American
Way" has been developed over centuries of struggles,
trials, and victories by millions of men and women
who have sought freedom. Our forefathers fought,
bled, and died at places such as Bunker Hill,
Antietam, San Juan, Iwo Jima, Normandy, Korea,
Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, for our way of life.
We speak English, not Spanish, Arabic, Chinese,
Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore,
if you wish to become part of our society -- learn
"In God We Trust" is our national motto. This is
not some off-the-wall, Christian, Right Wing,
political slogan -- it is our national motto. It is
engraved in stone in the House of Representatives in
our Capitol and it is printed on our currency. We
adopted this motto because Christian men and women,
on Christian principles, founded this nation; and
this is clearly documented throughout our history.
If it is appropriate for our motto to be inscribed
in the halls of our highest level of Government,
then it is certainly appropriate to display it on
the walls of our schools.
God is in our pledge, our National Anthem, nearly
every patriotic song, and in our founding documents.
We honor His birth, death, and resurrection as
holidays, and we turn to Him in prayer in times of
crisis. If God offends you, then I suggest you
consider another part of the world as your new home,
because God is part of our culture and we are proud
to have Him.
We are proud of our heritage and those who have so
honorably defended our freedoms. We celebrate
Independence Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and
Flag Day. We have parades, picnics, and barbecues
where we proudly wave our flag. As an American, I
have the right to wave my flag, sing my national
anthem, quote my national motto, and cite my pledge
whenever and wherever I choose. If the Stars and
Stripes offend you, or you don't like Uncle Sam,
then you should seriously consider a move to another
part of this planet.
The American culture is our way of life, our
heritage, and we are proud of it. We are happy with
our culture and have no desire to change, and we
really don't care how you did things where you came
from. We are Americans, like it or not, this is our
country, our land, and our lifestyle.
Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to
express his opinion about our government, culture,
or society, and we will allow you every opportunity
to do so. But once you are done complaining,
whining, and griping about our flag, our pledge, our
national motto, or our way of life, I highly
encourage you take advantage of one other great
American freedom, the right to leave.
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