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John G
08-15-2005, 12:38 PM
Sent: 8/11/2005 6:53:01 PM
Subject: Fw: Story in Tampa Newspaper

Story in Tampa Newspaper

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 no
longer 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,

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 communit y
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 speakENGLISH, 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
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 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 na! tional motto, or our
way of life, I highly encourage you
take advantage of one other great American freedom,
It is Time for America to Speak up
If you agree -- pass this along;
if you don't agree -- delete it!


I figure if we all keep passing this to our friends
(and enemies) it will also, sooner or later
get back to the complainers, lets all try,

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched - they must be felt
with the heart ~ Helen Keller

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08-15-2005, 03:23 PM
Right On..

I can understand people from other countries wanting to live in the USA, it was a great country until a few years ago. If people want to come to America, they are welcome to come & live among us, if they come legally and abide by the laws of the land after they arrive.

Our chosen language is English and speaking English in public should be the norm, for proud Americans. If you want to speak your "home town" language in your home, I can easily understand that practice & why that practice might be chosen. Practicing your culture & customs at home is your right, practicing the culture of our homeland in public should be a want of yours, because you wanted to come to America. The old saying, "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" is a good suggestion for new citizens to adopt.

If the people of another country come here & choose to speak their "original country's language", maybe they just came to enjoy the fruits of America's toil, but not to be an American. That kind of attitude is something the people of America don't want or need. Coming to America & establishing a new "where you come from" is like planting trees in a corn field or wheat field. That will haphazardly cause trouble in the future & spoil the harvest. There too many "trees" in America's Cornfield & the trouble will soon begin. The yellow bellied members of Congress & State Governments are to blame for this upcoming conflict, which we all will become embroiled in.

America may soon be torn within...

08-16-2005, 03:31 AM
Firstly, this should not be posted here in the pool forum. There is a non-pool forum (http://www.billiardsdigest.com/ccboard/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=npr) for these types of posts.

Secondly, of all the things you mentioned, I feel that there should be an "Official Language" of the country simply because a country with citizens that can't communicate with one another isn't likely to be very united. English would be the obvious choice because of it's current usage, it's vast number of words, it's great adaptability in absorbing words and thoughts from other languages, and it's ability to create new words. If another language can do the job better I'll learn it.

Lastly, and most importantly, free means free. "Think about it". We're all immigrants here. As much as I want to I'm not going to pick apart the rest of your post. I feel your pain at times but I'll repeat what I just said... free means free. We're in for some serious changes in the next 50 to 100 years. White people will become a minority (although they will likely always possess a vast majority of the wealth). When that happens you better hope that American culture has gotten through to recent immigrants or you and your children will learn to hate the phrase "majority rules".

08-16-2005, 06:01 AM
"White people will become a minority (although they will likely always possess a vast majority of the wealth). When that happens you better hope that American culture has gotten through to recent immigrants or you and your children will learn to hate the phrase "majority rules"."

Like it hasn't already happened? sid

08-17-2005, 01:11 AM
Too true Sid.

John G
08-17-2005, 03:42 PM
Your correct, I did post it in the wrong forum.I thought it would be of interest to everyone.I am not an immigrant I am an American citizen, born and raised here. I am 3rd decendant from immigrants that became part of the American culure. They left their old culture behind in a place they no longer wished to be for the obvious benefits of becoming part of the American culture.

You immediatly made this a race issue. This is not about white and then everyone else.It is about being an American. You have no idea what my ethnicity is, nor will I say. It appears your thinking is so twisted with political correctness or librealism that your closed to any idea but your own. Perhaps you didn't read it completely, I'll say it again, I am an American. What I want is what is what is best for all the American people, natural or otherwise, color of skin is not an issue.

Our freedoms were paid for in blood and are far to precious to be wasted upon people that arn't willing and eager to blend into our culture, the American culture. Enough said, perhaps you will never understand. And that is truely sad for you, me and America.