America Love It Or Leave It

            What in the world has gotten into so many people in this land of America.  There are many of our statesmen who seem to be afraid of offending someone if we as a nation want to stick to some of the ways of the past, which are even Biblical.

                                                 For a start; the dust from the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001 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.  Speaking of the multitude of immigrants, which have come to America.  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 about America.

                                                 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma School officials removed "God Bless America" signs from schools in fear that someone might be offended.  In Long Island, New York, U.S. flags were ordered to be removed from the newsroom and red, white and blue ribbons removed from the lapels of reporters of Channel 12.  What brought this about?  Management did not want to  appear  biased  and  felt  that  our  nations  flag  might  give  the  appearance that "they lean one way or another".  What has happened to freedom of speech in our land?   Then in  Berkeley, California there  has been  a prohibition  of U.S. Flags 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 students.

                                                 This idea of America being a multi-cultural community has served only to  water-down Americans.   We  Americans 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, and Kuwait.  In our land we speak English, not Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if one wishes to become part of the American society, let them  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 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.  Yes, one of our freedoms is “Freedom Of Religion”, but America was built on Christian values, and let’s not forget it!.

                                                 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  constantly  turn  to  Him in prayer.  If  our God offends one, then possibly  they should  consider moving to another part of the world, because God (the Creator of  this world)  is part  of  our culture  and  we  are  proud  to  have  Him and  do  not  plan on giving Him up for some man-made god.                                        

                                               We are proud of our heritage  and  those  who  have  so  honorably  defended our freedoms. We celebrate;  Memorial Day, Independence 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  o 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 offends one, or they don't like Uncle Sam, then they 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 this opinion about our  government,  culture,  or society and  we will  allow  everyone  this opportunity to  do  so.   But once one  is finished complaining, grumbling 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.

Posted in Articles By Brother Hoyt.