This should be required reading for everyone! I received this via email. An unidentified 78-year-old former nun penned the source of this tract. I have modified items somewhat, but the genius of it must be credited to this anonymous lady.
"There are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some 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 and fought for our freedom.
Our forefathers fought, bled, and died at places such as Bunker Hill, Antietam, San Juan, Iwo Jima, Normandy, Korea, and Vietnam. Our military men and women today are willing to follow our President and his orders wherever it may take them. We don't need any bleeding heart liberal Hollywood pseudo-intellectuals writing letters or mouthing platitudes to the news media about how wrong our President is to put our "boys and girls" in harm's way. My advice to you is - honor your word and leave this great country. Try to find one that will let you in, and your traitorous words be spoken.
We speak American, which is our variation of 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.
The God of the Holy Bible is in our pledge, our National Anthem, nearly every patriotic song, and in our founding documents. We honor the birth of Jesus Christ, His death, and His resurrection as holidays, and we turn to Him in prayer in times of crisis. If the God of the Holy Bible offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because the God of the Holy Bible is part of our culture, and we are thankful to have Him.
We honor Christmas, Easter, and Hanukkah, and we go to worship on Sundays as part of our spiritual heritage. If that doesn't fit in with your beliefs, then find a country where your atheistic views are accepted, but don't drag us into court to try to change our expression of our beliefs. Another thing: To those who do complain about the usage of words like 'God' and 'American' and speaking the language of our great nation, Try Going To Another Country And Speak Against What You Don't Like. You Will More Than Likely End Up Jailed Or Even Killed.
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. 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!
In America, you take your right to complain for granted. The more patriotism that is removed from where our children are taught, the less our children will learn about what it is to be an American, and our nation's spirit will slowly be killed. Keep patriotism alive."
If you agree, pass this on to other Americans! It is time to take a stand! May the Triune God Of The Holy Bible Bless America! our Military and Veterans!
Edited by: Dr. Robert E. Bliss
1482 N. Ramah Dr.
Pueblo West, CO 81007