I received this email from a friend today. I just felt the need to put this out where (hopefully) more people can see it.
SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT! Hip Hip Hooray!! Finally, someone has said what I think has
been on every American's mind!!!!! This is an editorial written by an American citizen, published
in a local newspaper.
"IMMIGRANTS, NOT AMERICANS, MUST ADAPT!!" I am tired of this nation worrying about
whether we are offending some individual or their culture, here in the USA. 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 comprised 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 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 has been developed over
centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought
We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other
language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language! ENGLISH.
"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, of 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 and always will be part of our culture.
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. 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.
Remember, "Delta is ready when you are and they can have you there by nightfall".
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. If you agree with this message, pass it on
If you don't agree, pass it on anyway. What the heck! This is AMERICA, after all!
Agree? Disagree? Your option. I can't help but notice, however, that no where else in the world that I'm aware of does the government bend over backwards to accomodate non-native-language speakers. How many street signs do you see in France in both French and English? (note to Bigwig
: I learned a new French word yesterday - "surrender").