Skip to comments.“…And another great day in this, the greatest country on God’s green earth.”
Posted on 02/05/2014 11:27:16 AM PST by Starman417
That is the opening and closing tagline to the Michael Medved Show. And it annoys some people. Whether true or not (and it's true), apparently taking pride in one's country and expressing it so blatantly and unapologetically is an offensive "no-no". At least to some. And those "some people" I am talking about are most assuredly somewhere left of center.
While I did not find the Super Bowl Coca-Cola commercial offensive nor "un-American" like some Americans (remember the old "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" Coca-Cola commercial?), I do find this deeply un-American, idiotic, asinine, and blockheaded:
Students and parents at a Colorado high school are outraged after administrators turned down their request for a spirit week day honoring America because it might offend non-Americans.
They said they didnt want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants, a 16-year-old member of the student council told me. They just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable.
Um...."not offend anyone from other countries or immigrants"?! Say what?!? If I'm visiting another country, one of the things I look forward to is that country celebrating its own culture. I find beauty in a people who take pride in their customs and express love for the land they live in. I don't go to Japan to eat KFC and be made to feel at home by my Japanese hosts by taking me out to a Japanese McDonalds. I want to be immersed in the local culture and customs of the place I am visiting. And I would be no more "offended" by Japanese taking pride in Japan than I would an American in his own backyard celebrating the beauty of the United States.
Furthermore, how can these school officials fear offending "immigrants"? If they are immigrants, wouldn't you expect that they are immigrating to this country to become American and would have a love of American culture and celebration? Why would you immigrate to a country whose culture and customs offends you?
The student council at Fort Collins High School had proposed having a day to celebrate the United States during next weeks Winter Spirit Week. The young people pitched Merica Monday and invited their classmates to dress in patriotic colors. Their proposal was promptly shot down by administrators.
They said they didnt want to be exclusive to any other country, a 17-year-old member of the student council told me.
So in America we can't celebrate "Americanism"? What happens at this school during the 4th of July? Multi-National celebration?
In an act of appeasement:
After the administrators rejected the day to celebrate America, the teenagers offered a compromise My Country Monday.
We opened it up to everyone no matter what country you are from, the 17-year-old student told me. That got declined, too.
The irony, said the students, is that they are required to participate in Cinco de Mayo celebrations. One member of the student council pointed out the hypocrisy and noted that students were not being forced to dress in red, white and blue for Merica Day.
We were confused why we couldnt do one day that was for America, the student told me.
The parents said they are so tired of political correctness.
The principal at Fort Collins High School did not return my phone calls and neither did the assistant principal. A spokesperson for the Poudre School District sent me a statement acknowledging that they rejected the Merica Day celebration.
Building administration met with the students to discuss the inconsistency of this day versus the other planned theme days including PJ day and Twin day, the statement read. The students then suggested changing the first day to My Country Monday and administration agreed. This theme day allows students to showcase their pride in America and for international students, their country of origin.
However, parents and students said thats not accurate. They said My Country Monday was originally rejected last week and was only reinstated midday Monday shortly after I called the school district and began making inquiries (a coincidence, Im sure.)
I asked the district spokesperson to clarify their statement. The spokesperson did not return my message.
They said they didnt feel comfortable having a day celebrated where students might feel uncomfortable with the patriotism that students are showing, one of the students told me.
Unbelievable. This is the United States of America. We welcome the huddled masses yearning to be free with arms wide open. But if you come to our land and take offense at our values and traditions, then as we say down South, "dont let the door hit you where good Lord split you."
And shame on the administrators at Fort Collins High School for treating American school children like second-class citizens.
Like the "War on Christmas", the misguided, convoluted thinking of those crammed full of political correctness would culturally impoverish the whole world for fear of being exclusive and risk offending anyone.
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It’s long past time that we start “taking offense” at those who are “offended”.
And long past time we up their ante and start bring cannons to the gunfight that they thought would be a knife fight.
And I no longer give a smelly Obama about what they “think”...or “feel”. They can shove it.
Medved is a brilliant RINO wuss.
Medved detests Cruz and tries to inform everyone of that every chance he gets.
So you can destroy that country's culture and customs, while you still observe the culture and customs of your homeland.
Then you demand the citizens of the country you immigrated to, to be compelled by law to celebrate the culture and customs of your homeland.
Although I agree with the writer and the students, STILL, nothing is preventing them from just showing up in patriotic attire every day of the week. Who’s going to stop them?
If Medved doesn’t like him-—I like Cruz even more!
According to those on the American left, the only people that should not be allowed to take pride in their country are Americans. If there’s someone from a mud hole of a 3rd world country, however, we’re expected to have more pride in that mud hole than the person who’s from it.
The picture accompnanying the article is Tim Kennedy, former Green Beret and present MMA fighter. Do you know if he is “wordsmith”?
The kids should grow a pair and do it anyway, THAT’S the American spirit.
I knew I wasn’t alone. I can’t stand most of what he says and turn the station. He is on 920am in Atlanta. I rather listen to sports talk or music than his elitist tripe.
The full content could be posted but is not.
Maybe if he posted it complete people would realize that the piece is not by
I hope the school gets a crap load of mail from Patriotic Americans.