Enough is enough

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To the Editor:

The following was an editorial that was written by an American citizen and published in a Tampa, Florida, newspaper. I’m just giving people food for thought.

Darrell Kasson

Patriot

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I am sorry, but after hearing they want to sing the “National Anthem” in Spanish – enough is enough. No where did they sing it in Italian, Japanese, Polish, Irish (Celtic), German, Portuguese, Greek, French, or any other language because of immigration.

It was written by Francis Scott Key and should be sung word for word the way it was written. The news broadcasts even gave the translation – not even close. Sorry if this offends anyone, but this is my country!

I am not against immigration, just come through like everyone else. Get a sponsor, get a job, get a place to lay your head, pay your taxes, live by the rules, and learn the language as all other immigrants have done in the past.

Will we still be the country of choice and still be America if we continue to make changed 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 we have to say is, when will they do something about my rights? We have gone so far the other way; bent over backwards not to offend anyone, that I am now offended. But it seems that no one has a problem with that! This says it all.

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 September 11th, 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 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 by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.

We speak English – not Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Greek, Polish, Italian, French, or any other 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 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 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 the planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change. 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 his or her 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 freedoms – the right to leave!