||[Jun. 28th, 2006|04:52 pm]
Thanks for making this community. Here's my B_H deleted post:|
There has been a bit of discussion lately, about a 1st LT (army) who decided he didn't want to follow his orders and go to Iraq with his unit because he thought the war was "morally and legally wrong"... This guy was commissioned in 2003, after the war started, and suddenly when he gets orders to go, he decides it's wrong?
Then again, with the news that the anti-flag burning law missed by 1 vote also brings up other issues...
I hate what this country is coming to, slowly, but it's picking up speed.
We have become a nation of bleeding heart, politically correct, "carry a big stick but be afraid to use it", pussies.
The politically correctness issue is my personal pet peeve. We used to be able to call people what they are... Black, mexicans, handicapped, idiots, whatever. Now they're african americans, hispanics, physically challenged, mentally challenged...
I'm sick of it.
We're so afraid of insulting people it's unreal. If your not sure about some of it, read this story about a Michigan professor who sent out an email requesting muslims leave:
These are the same people who get upset when someone is using their 1st amendment rights to speak, or in his case email, a dissenting opinion, when they are using their rights to spread hate. If they don't get their way, they'll probably try to use the race card (don't leave home without it...).
This country was made by founding fathers who had no problem pissing people off. Look at the Boston Tea party for one great example. And yet look at what has become of the country they formed.
I am an american, despite the fact I am half swedish. Yes, I claim that heritage, and use it against people who try to say my ancestors owned their ancestors... I tell them it's not possible, since my ancestors raped, pillaged, and murdered... and didn't take (many) slaves. If they did, it was usually for reasons other than to work a cotton field. And these slaves weren't sold into slavery by their own people.
*edit* - As for my stance on flag burning, I do believe it should be allowed to be done, even though I don't personally like it.