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 U.S. 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. ==== In yet another fine example of politically correct vermin emerging from their holes, the Madison School Board barred children from saying the Pledge of Allegiance in class. "What I wanted to do [with this motion] was eliminate that which would be repugnant to those who believe very strongly and would have their personal and political beliefs violated by group coercion," claimed Madison School District board member Bill Keys. 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 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 comprised 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 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, 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,
for God's sake. 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. 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 their opinion about our government, culture, or society, and it allows you, as a citizen or non-citizen, every opportunity to do so. But the soft rich underbelly of our society, not in uniform, has grown an insidious cancer of complacency and cowardice, and once you are done complaining and whining about being politically correct, griping about our flag, our pledge, our national motto, or our way of life, I highly encourage you to take advantage of one other great American freedom, ...the right to leave! Please, please do so, for you have become
politically correct,and reek a putrid, cowardly stench in our land which is TRULY offensive.
Signed... A citizen of these United States.
Apathy - The Killer of America Martin Luther King in his famous speech stated, "I have a dream", well, I too have a dream. My dream is there will someday be found a cure for apathy. That this dreaded problem will be eradicated and people will wake up from this nightmare and realize what has happened to our country. My dream is that a spark will happen that will cause people to pay attention to what they have lost and how they have been deceived by corrupt officials. My dream is that when people hold a rally elected officials and police will be mingling with the crowd shaking hands and being patted on the back, not hiding behind windows or be on the roof with snipers rifles. My dream is the officials and agencies of this nation will cease to be drug importers, will stop kidnapping and selling children, will quit the search for and deployment of diseases such as aids so they can murder millions of people world wide. My dream is media will use the rights that our fore and founding fathers fought and died to give them will be used to inform and educate the public, instead of being used to deceive the public. My dream is when people take the oath to defend the Constitution and laws they intend to uphold that oath, not prostitute it every chance they get. My dream is that elected officials will run for office so they may truly be a service to their country and districts, and not to line their pockets and deceive people. My dream is that Christians and people that support the Constitution will cease to be classified as terrorist by government officials. My dream is someday having a copy of the Constitution and/or a copy of Jefferson's quotes will not be considered anti-government literature. My dream is that all our children and grandchildren can grow up in a country that has a government by the people and for the people. Yes, my dream is that there will be found a cure for apathy, and, our people will wake up.