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News ::
Telling it like it is ... (english)
10 Mar 2003
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma School officials remove
"God Bless America" signs from schools in fear that
someone might be offended.
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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 DC when
the "politically correct" crowd began complaining about
the possibility that our patriotism was offending others.

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 to understand.



First of all, it is not our responsibility to continually
try not to offend you in any way. This idea of
America being a multicultural 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 our language!

"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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