[Homestead] Recieved this, thought to pass it along
clhw at InfoAve.Net
Tue Oct 19 23:26:01 EDT 2004
You do realize that it was illegal to observe Christmas in the colonies,
America has always been a multi-cultural country, with many languages
spoken, but English still is the official language. To become a citizen,
you have to show a rudimentary understanding of English, including
answering some questions that many native-borne Americans don't know the
answers to. But there have always been non-English speaking homes and
"In God We Trust" didn't appear on coins until 1864.
The flag design has changed numerous times, including at least twice in my
life time as new states entered the Union.
We are a land of change and have not been static. Many of the things taken
for granted now were brought to this country by immigrants. Think of
horses, law, food, clothing, architecture, etc.
And some of us were standing on the shore watching the first European boats
>My wife forwarded this mailing from a friend of hers. Thought it would be
>appropriate to send, in light of some of the recent threads.... Enjoy (or
>Will we still be the Country of choice and still be America if we continue
>to make the changes forced on us by the people from other countries that came
>to live in America because it is the Country of Choice??????
>Think about it . . .
>All I have to say is, when will they do something about MY RIGHTS? I
>celebrate Christmas, but because it isn't celebrated by everyone, we can
>say Merry Christmas. Now it has to be Season's Greetings. It's not Christmas
>vacation, it's Winter Break. Isn't it amazing how this winter break ALWAYS
>occurs over the Christmas holiday? We've gone so far the other way, bent over
>backwards to not offend anyone, that I am now being offended. But it seems
>that no one has a problem with that.
>This says it all!
>This is an editorial written by an American citizen, published in a Tampa
>newspaper. He did quite a job; didn't he? Read on, please!
>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,
>from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct" crowd
>began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending
>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
>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
>we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own
>lifestyle. This culture has been developed over centuries of struggles,
>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
>on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly
>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
>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
>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
>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
>or our way of life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great
>American freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.
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