IMMIGRANTS, NOT AMERICANS, MUST ADAPT.
I am tired of this nation
worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their
culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans. However, the dust from the
attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct" crowd began
complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending
This is some of the most disgusting stuff I have ever read. America is a nation of immigrants. We are anation of diversity. The notions that imingrants should adapt would mean we'd all hold pow-wows. All Americans come from imigrants.
I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone
who is seeking a better life by coming to America. Our population is
almost entirely made up of descendants of immigrants. However, there are
a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and
apparently some born here, need to understand. This idea of America
being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and
our national identity.
Our national identity is an eclectic mix of many others...
As Americans, we have our own culture, our own
society, our own language and our own lifestyle.
No we don't. There are many culured that maske up America. Forgetting imigrans, comapre a New Yorker to a Texas farmboy.
This culture has been
developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions
of men and women who have sought freedom.
Yet the author thinks now that we have "freedom" we are not free to live as we please.
We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese,
Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to
become part of our society, learn the language!
don't speak anything. WE
don't have an official language. If by "we" you mean Americans, then "we" speak everything.
"In God We Trust" is our national motto. This is not some Christian,
right wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto because Christian
men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is
clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the
walls of our schools. 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.
Separation of church and state??? I was laughing so hard at this one. God is part of the Author's individual identity. What about atheists? We're all Americans. Who is he to say what a "real" American is. God does not offend me, the author does. I though the UUS was a place for relligious freedom. If god offends me, should I not stay here free to be offened???
If 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. 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. This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle.
He's back on this "we" and "our" crap again. Arguing this is getting lame.
Our First Amendment gives every! citizen
the right to express his opinion 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.
So if we use our right to complain then we should leave? Not much of a right, is it. Perhaps we should not complain when the Japanese were intered? Or slavery? Is the country allways right? It was complaining that got us to seperate from thr crown! Complaining is an American pastime.
Again, I'm shocked that anyone would even write this. Even more shocked anyone would agree. Blind nationalism is a dangerous; look at Nazi Germany. America is dynamic and diverse. No one person is the embodimet of an American. No one view or culture is American.