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post #1 of 18
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I am so sick of The United States of the Offended! I heard something on the news earlier about American college students possibly not being able to display the American flag on their basketball uniforms because some of the non-American students might be offended. I think if they are offended by the sight of the American flag displayed on Americans, maybe they should play basketball in their own country!
post #2 of 18
Ya know Krazy Kat, I had received this in the mail not to long ago and this guy really summed my feelings up! This guy didn't kid around nor pull any punches on his beliefs and I have to say that I too feel the same way...here ya go:

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

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 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.

Barry Loudermilk
If you agree, pass this on to other Americans!!
It is time to take a stand

I hope this didn't offend anyone, but I can't say I blame the guy
nor myself for feeling this way too.

post #3 of 18
Political correctness? What's that? I wouldn't know.
post #4 of 18
I, too, am sick and tired of political correctness — no matter what it's regarding. From my point of view, I see one primary reason for the current management penchant for timidity regarding visible patriotism here at home:

Corporate and organizational management in the U.S.A. is comprised in the main of people who were either draft dodgers (males) during the Viet Nam War or who bought into the anti-U.S.A. dogma of academe (females and males) during that era — a dogma which continues throughout tertiary education to this day. A secondary factor is that much ownership of so-called U.S.A. corporations is held by citizens of other nations, who love to take our money but want to display their anger at various and sundry U.S.A. policies unpopular in their home countries. It's called "spite."

Needless to say, none of those management types and none of their progeny will be called upon to stand in harm's way during the present military action.

post #5 of 18
I sent that to you! And thank you for posting it, as you know, my browser is messed up and I hate to ask favors, but I really wanted to post that and I truly am grateful that you did!

I have no problem with any race, religion, creed, etc that have chosen to live here, but I am Very offended by anyone who tries to deny me the right to display MY flag, or express my belief in my God!
The United States of America is a melting pot for people of all religions, color, and so many things that make us who we are, and to restrict us in these ways is ludicrous!

Ok, I dont want to invite any flaming, so I'll shut up now....but our Nation welcomes Everyone,, and once you are here, and recieving benefits, loans, grants, starting your own small business, driving a new car, buying a house, paying Social Security, sending your children to be taught by our underpaid teachers so they can prosper, then you may want to proudly display our Flag and say God Bless America!
post #6 of 18

Cool Cleo

I knew someone sent it; damn Alzheimer's! :laughing2
But, I saved this baby in my filing cabinet cause it was definitely something I truly appreciated to read and to read again! Thanks for the email! Glad I posted it for ya! hahaha

Love & Peace,
post #7 of 18
I have a neighbor who is from Norway. She is so patriotic (USA) that her place almost looks like one big American flag. She told me I had better get a big flag and put it up. I told her we couldn't find any and we put a picture of a U.S. Flag in our front window. She said she would find me a big one and I should fly it since my husband is a Veteran. So, I guess a lot of adopted Americans are more patriotic than some of us USA born citizens.
post #8 of 18
I posted a flag in my front window of my apartment complex. Keep in mind that my building is privately owned, unlike the rest of the buildings that are managed by Folly Brook Management. I got a call one day at work from the management telling me that I HAVE to remove the flag. Her reasoning was "We have to keep everything uniform and consistent throughout the whole complex." "If we let you keep the flag up in the window, what's to stop someone else from putting a Bud Lite sign in his window??" she said. She also said that they don't allow ANYTHING in front windows. She obviously doesn't come around here at Christmas time where there are flashing santas, reindeer, etc. That made me all the more determined to express MY constitutional right to freedom of expression. I told her that I was not taking it down. I then called my landlord and asked him. He told me to keep the flag up and ignore the idiot in the mangement office. So, in the front window it stays. Since then, more flags have popped up all over the complex (along with Halloween decorations, etc.).
post #9 of 18
Political Correctness.

to krazy kat2, catarina 77777, mr.cat, cleo and donna and any others that feel this way - I say RIGHT ON !!!!

I'm of the 'old school' that says "America - Love it or leave it"

post #10 of 18
KrazyKat....thanks for starting this thread, I totally agree with you!!!!!!!!
And thanks Catarina for posting the e-mail Cleo sent you, it is a good one, and I will be copying it to send it on to others......

This really angers me, that Americans can't show pride for their country or mention God for fear of offending someone.......I agree with the previous posts....if you are offended....then move somewhere else.
post #11 of 18
I'm way beyond sick of the political correctness
post #12 of 18
Hey, I was born in Mexico, but I adopted the U.S.A. I love both countries and when I have my own property, I will post both the Mexican and American flags. If people don't like it, fine! But this America, land of the free. Hey Donna, next time the idiot or anyone tells you to put down the flag, just show him the amendment of freedom of speech and expression.
post #13 of 18
Very well said Nena! I agree!!!!
post #14 of 18

Cool...It's so good to see people standing up for their beliefs...I was listening to this radio show..."Dr. Laura Slesinger(sp?)...(I really never listen to her that much...she's a bit hard to digest at times...:laughing2) nevertheless; there were these kids that had t-shirts on that said God Bless America. They were pulled into the principle's office and they were told that they weren't allowed to wear anything with "God" inscribed on it. Well...the kid went home and told his parents what happened. From what I gather, the parents called show and her advise was to have the kids fold up dollar bills in 3rds and cross it like a ribbon...the back side of the bill has "IN GOD WE TRUST" on it...pretty cool huh? So, from what I understand all the kids are pretty enthusiastic about their patriotism and joining in on the idea.

I hope they didn't take the dollars from them...I just don't get these people...UNBELIEVABLE!

Love & Peace,
post #15 of 18
While I am not American, as your closest neighbor to the north I see and hear many things American. I have always found your patriotism a thing to be proud of. If you can't show your love and pride in your country, then why are you there. I have spent alot of time in te States (mostly Ohio - relatives there)& I have always enjoyed my time there. I will not let terrorism keep me from celebrating America & visiting it when I want - if I do they win. If that isn't politically correct - too bad.
post #16 of 18
I believe anyone who is afraid of showing their love for their country is denying it. I mean, other countries do it. America is a country that is free. The United States maybe the only country that is multi-culture, multi-race, and multi-religion. Many men and women in history fought to preserve liberty and justice for all citizens and noncitizens living in this country. They lost their lives in exchange for freedom. The United States is a beautiful country because of its many lands and people. Stand up and be proud of that flag that represents the country we love.
post #17 of 18
When I was still in the US I also hated the political correctness. I grew up and went to university in the Northeast and both my undergrad school and my grad school were very PC. Now, living in Hong Kong I almost miss it, maybe not the political correctness but the individualism and pluralism that makes it possible.

HK is an international city but more than 90% of the population is Chinese, and many people never interact with those outside their own group. We have in theory all of those Western democratic ideas of tolerance; however, most people simply have no true awareness of these concepts. To them, racism is simply something the British and other foreigners did and do to Chinese; it does not apply to behavior like staring at Caucasians, being rude to darker-skinned Asians such as Filipinos and Thais, or running away laughing when a black person sits down next to you on a bus. Most don't really understand that their behavior is offensive or don't understand that the other person has a right (and a subjectivity) to be offended.

So be grateful for what you have, even if it goes a little overboard at times.

post #18 of 18
I love living in Canada. I think that we are a nation that allows not only freedom of expression & religion, but we thrive because of it. While America is known as a "melting pot" (thank you grade 10 geography), Canada is known more of as a collage. Every one together still maintaining their individual customs but uniting together as a country. This does however allow for some very politically incorrect actions. The mayor of Toronto was reactly in international hotwater for a comment he made about Africans. It was in poor taste.
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