This Is America ! !

> > >>
> > >> 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. s
> > >> 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 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.
> > >>
> > >> 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 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,
> > >> if it was so superior, go home.
> > >>
> > >> 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.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> If you agree,
> > >> pass this onto other Americans!!
> > >> It is time to take a stand!!
> > >>
> > >> MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA
> > >> LAND THAT WE LOVE!!!