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    THIS DOES SAY IT ALL!!! AND, IT'S IN ENGLISH!!!

    After hearing that the state of Florida changed
    its opinion and let a Muslim
    woman have her picture on her drivers license
    with her face covered, I
    believe this is even more appropriate. Read on,
    please!

    This is an Editorial written by an American
    citizen, published in a
    Tampa
    Newspaper. He did quite a job; didn't he?

    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 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 comprised 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 of
    struggles, trials, and
    victories by millions of men and women who have
    sought freedom.

    We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, 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 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 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 COUNTRY, 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 ONLY
    after you become a citizen. 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 freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.

    Please pass this along if you agree.

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    Isolationism kicks ass. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    I firmly agree in the part about adapting to our language.

    [ June 06, 2002, 04:28 AM: Message edited by: FanHalen ]
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    That is a great point. We shouldn't have to change for people coming in, either they should change and live like we do or get the hell out if they don't like it. Great post EVH

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    Originally posted by MikeL:
    Isolationism kicks ass. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    What is isolationist about that, Mikey?
    Can't stop...addicted to the shindig...

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    Originally posted by MikeL:
    Isolationism kicks ass. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    Bullshit! There is absolutely nothing isolationist about that article.
    "Gully, watch yourself. I am dead serious." - Brett Norton, Emperor of VHLinks.com

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    Originally posted by SactoFan:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by MikeL:
    Isolationism kicks ass. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    What is isolationist about that, Mikey?</font>[/QUOTE]Mike is confused. He has patriotic feeling for the U.S.A. but at the same time he is a big time supporter of Globalism. Mike wants the world to be as one. Just like Marx did.

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    Originally posted by MikeL:
    Isolationism kicks ass. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    Can't agree with you there, Mike.

    In one of my classes, we got into a discussion about this American-born Muslim guy that evidently for the Taliban. Not the John Walker Lyndh guy - the other one. Who was advocating "stringing him up" the most? Not the guys, but the young girls. Never would have thought that.
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    My opinion on the U.S. involvement with the United Nations is that.....well, I won't even go there.
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    I have this political theory course with this nutbag Pakistani kid who is the biggest USA hater I've ever seen in person. He the biggest critic about everything from foreign policy, to national holidays.

    If he hates it here so much, why the fuck did he get a student visa to get his education in this country!

    He's an asshole.
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    The Pilgrims/Americans/Somersets whatever you want to call them, have NEVER displayed "SOX" anywhere on their caps, jerseys, or merchandise, therefore they shouldn't be referred to as such. However, the White Sox have used "SOX" since 1912.

    The SOX are in Chicago...we just allow the Pilgrims/Americans/Somersets to use the name.

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    Originally posted by Pabs:
    I have this political theory course with this nutbag Pakistani kid who is the biggest USA hater I've ever seen in person. He the biggest critic about everything from foreign policy, to national holidays.

    If he hates it here so much, why the fuck did he get a student visa to get his education in this country!

    He's an asshole.
    That stupid Pak is just mad because Americans look down on goat fucking. We make him/them feel uncomfortable about their sexual orientation.
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    I'm all for a multi-cultural, multi-religion, even multi-language, come-one-come-all, send-me-your-tired-your-poor nation, but for fuck's sake, when it comes to making concessions, exceptions and special circumstances for everybody, it's starting to get out of hand. We shouldn't have to.

    Why is it that all this talk about not mixing religion and state seems to only apply to Christianity? "My RELIGION says I have to have my face covered." The STATE says pull the shit off and take yer fuckin' picture. Your choice: unwrap your face or don't fucking drive.

    Don't want to learn English? No problem, nothing wrong with that... but don't expect everyone to make allowances for it. I worked in the EMS unit at a local amusement park where a guy died after entering a restricted area and climbing a locked eight-foot fenced area into ANOTHER restricted area, where got hit by a roller coaster and died. His family sued the park because the signs on the fence weren't written in English AND Spanish (Splatman apparently only spoke Spanish...turned out he was an illegal immigrant with a stolen ID, but that's another story...). I'd say an eight-foot fence with a locked gate is pretty uni-fucking-versal.

    Why is it some "patriots" are more concerned with not offending other cultures than they are about preserving their own? Sad, sad state of affairs. But it's far from isolationism... it's just a simple matter of laying the ground rules and actually sticking to them. Laws, rules and regulations apply across the board. I never went to law school, but I'm fairly certain there aren't too many federal or state codes that begin with "Any person (excepting Buddhists)..." or "All persons (aside from Uzbekistani immigrants)..." They apply to everyone (except maybe former football stars). Full stop.

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    Was her face clearly visable on this drivers license? Usually they just wear a kinda shawl that covers their hair, not the full on taliban burkha look. If you can see her face, whats the problem? Are truck drivers license photos ever taken with a cap on? I suspect someones got half a story and gone off on a tangent. We have a big muslim population here too, and usually, this kinda thing is just over the top nationalistic chest-beating based on half the story, started by people like Gully that like to run round calling people goat fuckers.

    If its obsuring her face then fine, its pretty stupid (and bloody hard to drive in!). Kinda like issuing a 'wanted' poster of a balaclava! LOL

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    Some of you guys might wanna take a breath now.

    http://www.snopes2.com/rumors/american.htm

    in a nutshell:

    Incidentally, whoever tacked on the prologue to Mr. Loudermilk's piece was incorrect: Florida did not "change its opinion and let a Muslim woman have her picture on her drivers license with her face covered." As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported:
    A little zen....... Headed your way.......

 

 

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