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DD    Posted 05-26-2004 at 21:08:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
After hearing that the state of Florida changed its opinion not to let a Muslim woman have her picture on her driver's license with her face covered, this is an editorial written by an American citizen, published in a Tampa newspaper.
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 others.

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. As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle. This culture has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.

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!

"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.

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. 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 to take advantage of one other great American freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.


deadcarp    Posted 05-27-2004 at 02:24:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I grew up in a world of Sons of Norway, the swedes were the woodsmen, the germans ran the bar & churches that held services in Finn. We attended a white school without question (that's all there was) and we all kinda tolerated catholics. Trouble is the picture often changes faster than out perspective, so now we're more a mixture not a solution. I even know married couples who lean on their heritage in an argument. (that irish temper again ay?) Younger kids get more ethnic exposure in school than we did so when a few generations die off, the survivors will get along easier. Til then we'll be stubborn germans. heh heh

Alias    Posted 05-27-2004 at 01:28:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
My sentiments exactly. I think it would set the state of Florida back if all drivers applied for a new license and declined to have their picture on the new one. A good grass roots movement and the tv cameras might bring that double standard to a screetching halt. .........gfp

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