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Friday, May 7, 2010

Glenn Beck, American T-shirts in Public Schools, and Moving to Mexico...I Feel a Rant Coming On

How is it that, IN AMERICA, a few teens were made to leave school ~ of which their parents pay the taxes that support the school & pay the liberal teachers ~ b/c they were wearing AMERICA/USA t-shirts on the day of a FAKE so-called "Mexican holiday"? Are you aware that Cinco de Mayo is NOT a real 'holiday'? It was invented by the Corona Beer Company!!

Now, I appreciate heritage...I'm very proud of my Scottish-to-Cherokee heritage & enjoy aspects of all of it. But once you CHOOSE to come to a country to live & make the best of your life for your family & your faith...once you CHOOSE to become a citizen of that country...to be a LEGAL immigrant...do you then expect that country to cater to the unique qualities, customs & language of the country you CHOSE to leave b/c it couldn't meet your needs & THIS one could?

Pardon me, while I vent here...

America USED to be a "Melting Pot." Silly me, I had always assumed that meant that no matter where you came from ~ or where your ancestors came from ~ once you were here, you found your niche & you 'melted in' & blended into the society. You BECAME American! Certainly, everyone kept bits & pieces of their heritage ~ that's why we have cities w/their own China Towns, our area has a Germantown...that's even why we have awesome ethnic restaurants & festivals to celebrate the differences that are just enough to bring us all together. But in their everyday lives, these people are Americans.

No one wants to take away the parts of our past or heritage that make us special, but if we cater to one nationality then where does it stop ~ why stop at having labels & job applications printed in English AND Spanish? Doesn't that offend people who come here from Israel, or Greece, or France, or Africa, or Egypt, or Japan, or China, or Russia, or Germany, or...? If I visit another country that doesn't have English as a primary language, I expect to either have a translator close at hand OR I learn that language. If I CHOOSE to LIVE in that country, I AM EXPECTED TO learn that language. Why is that not expected here...anymore?

Oh, I'm so sorry to burden you w/my rant...but I'm tired of how hard SO MANY are working to make America UN-American!

Below is a transcript from the Glenn Beck Show about the farce of a school that sent a few teens home for wearing America/USA t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo...SENT HOME! Oh...Homeschool, people!! (Sorry...another rant!) Below that, is a related e-mail ditty that my DH sent me.

So, thanks for letting me rant. I hope no one was offended. I, for one, happen to be glad that the Lord blessed me w/ancestors who came to America & WANTED to be Americans!

Blessings from Ohio...USA...Kim<><

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GLENN: From the Bay Area, California. On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T shirts with the American flag on them. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day on this campus. Galley says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when — brunch break? Well, there's step — there's problem number one. Brunch break? When the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove their American flag bandanas and that wearing — that they were wearing on their heads and for others to turn their American flag T shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal's office. "They said we could wear it on any other day but today was sensitive to Mexican Americans." Why would it be sensitive to Mexican Americans, the American flag? If you were a Mexican American, you wouldn't have a problem with the American flag, would you?
PAT: Wouldn't think so.

GLENN: But it was offensive to Mexican Americans because it is their holiday. I'm — excuse me? Then maybe Mexicans should celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico because technically it is their holiday. It is their Fourth of July. Our Fourth of July in America happens on... the Fourth of July. Do they celebrate the Fourth of July and ask their students in Mexico to remove Mexican shirts? The boys said the administrators called their shirts incendiary, the American flag. They said if we tried to go back to class with our American T shirts not taken off, it would be defiance and we would get suspended. The boys saw really no choice. They went home to avoid suspension. They say they are angry that they weren't allowed to express their American pride. How about freedom of speech? How about the d*mn American flag? Their parents are upset, calling what happened to their children total nonsense.

Excuse me. Should we elevate total nonsense maybe just a bit? Do you think it's a little more as a parent than total nonsense? It's absolutely ridiculous, said one of the mothers. All they were doing was displaying their patriotic nature; they're expressing their individuality. But to many Mexican American students at Live Oak, this was a big deal. They said they were offended by the five boys and others for wearing American colors in America on a Mexican holiday, end quote. "I think they should apologize," says one Live Oak student. It's a Mexican heritage day. We don't deserve to be disrespected like that. As for the apologies, the families say fat chance. "I'm not going to explode, I'm not going to apologize, I did nothing wrong — I'm going to explode." I went along with my normal day, said one of the students. I might have worn an American flag, but I'm an American and I'm proud to be an American. The five boys and their families met with Morgan Hill unified school district. The district released a statement saying it does not agree with how Live Oak administrators handled the incident. As for the boys, they will not be suspended and they will be going back to school later today. They may even wear their red, white and blue colors again, but there won't be any controversy because today is not a Mexican holiday.

PAT: Can you imagine being sent home for wearing an American flag on St. Patrick's Day? I can't, I can't fathom it. I can't — how did we get to this point?

GLENN: You know how we got to this point. Again, the story comes from the Bay Area. I'm going to — you know, we love immigrants in America. We're not France. We're not France. We're not Germany. We're not England. We're America. We were built by Americans. But immigrants that want to be here because they want to be Americans. We've gone from a country that people used to — they loved it so much, they wanted to blend in so much, they would change their name from Jorge to George. They would change their name so they would sound more American. Now, I don't think we need to change people's names, but I don't think that we should be celebrating Mexican holidays at the expense of America. We used to be something called a melting pot. Melt in! You don't melt in by being offended by people who are wearing the American flag. If you want to be an American, it's your flag now, too, not the Mexican flag. You want Mexico? Go back to Mexico! You want Germany? Go back to Germany! You want Sweden? Go back to Sweden! Canada? Go back to Canada!

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Dear President Obama:

I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.

We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico , and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements. We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws. I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I'm on my way over?

Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

1. Free medical care for my entire family.

2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.

3. Please print all Mexican Government forms in English.

4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.

5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.

6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.

7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch.

8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy access to government services.

9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico , but I don't plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won't make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.

10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.

11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my housetop, put U S. flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.

12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.

13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.

14. I want to receive free food stamps.

15. Naturally, I'll expect free rent subsidies.

16. I'll need income tax credits so that although I don't pay Mexican taxes, I'll receive money from the government.

17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Government pays $4,500.00 to help me buy a new car.

18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I'll get a monthly income in retirement.

I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all his people who walk over to the U.S. from Mexico . I am sure that President Calderon won't mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.

Thank you so much for your kind help.

10 comments:

  1. oh Kim, I can not add a thing to this rant other then I can say I wholeheartedly agree! I too am proud of my heritage but first and foremost I am an AMERICAN! We are created to a country of ONE made from many.. Praying we as a country regain our common sense and integrity!

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  2. I agree with every single thing! Rant away!I didn't hear about the school kids as I was out in the garden the last few days. I am amazed and that isn't really the correct word!

    Could you let me know how you decided to homeschool? We have considered it for years now...I even went so far as to pull the kids out and buy curriculum when we lived in NY. Then we had a very unexpected move to Ohio. 2 weeks and we were here.

    Then we decided to give a new school a chance. My husbands school he graduated from. Long story short...having some problems there. We have been praying about it but apparently now is not the time for an answer. :)

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  3. Julia ~ We chose to homeschool b/c I believe that the Lord put us in the paths of ppl who showed us the writing on the wall. If you really need reasons to back-up the urging that the Lord has put on your heart, go to my "Post Categories" section on the left-hand side of this blog & click on "The Biblical Basis for Homeschooling Christian Children." That is actually my thesis from a couple of yrs ago when I got my Associate's Degree in Biblical Studies. Since I posted it as a 6-part series, you'll have to start at the bottom of the page & work your way up. :-/ I think you'll be amazed at the info I have on there!

    Blessings, Kim<><

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  4. All I can say is AMEN and AMEN! You go girl!

    Lynn

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  5. Mega Dittos gals...

    Where are we headed?

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  6. Keep up with the ranting. I love the "letter to Obama". Well worded post!

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  7. Amen!!

    I moved from Ohio to Texas in July. I can't hardly understand people here. There are billboards in Spanish. Everything is in both. I asked a lady in the store where I could find shoestrings and she said No hablo English. She refused to speak. I applied for a part time job and was told that I won't get a call since I don't speak Spanish. I forget that I am still in America.

    My Mom's grandparents were legal immigrants. They came in thru Ellis Island in the teens. They didn't call themselves German Americans or Polish Americans. They were very proud to be Americans. My great Grandma didn't go out much because she was afraid that her English wasn't good enough. All the boy children born to them went in the service during WWII. They were proud to be Americans.

    God Help us. We have lost our way.

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  8. Oh how I 110% agree with you!!! I watch and listen to Glenn Beck, as well, as was appalled at this! I have been praying, continuously for our nation.

    Thank you for sharing this...as there are some who don't think the same as us. I know everyone is entitled to their opinion...but sometimes I just can't understand why people don't "get it".

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  9. I agree 100%! I love immigrants. We all come from lines of immigrants at some point or other. That is what makes this country so rich. Groups of people from all over the world sharing a common philosophy based in liberty. If you don't feel that way get a visa and then go home when it runs out. Don't come here for a job and leech off Americans. Come here because you are infected with the love of liberty. And, if you love liberty you will respect the system and people who protect it.

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