> >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, ordered flags >removed from the newsroom and red, white & blue ribbons >removed from the lapels of reporters. Why? Management did >not want to appear biased and felt that our nation's flag >might give the appearance that "they lean one way or another".
> >Berkeley, California banned 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.
> >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, >etc.
> >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.
> >If you agree, pass this onto other Americans! >It is time to take a stand!!!