It has been long assumed that being un-American is doing that which is opposed to American ideals, for example a belief in socialism, communism, fascism and the like--things that are in conflict with core American values. Hey if you believe in those things, more power to you. I don't agree with you but then it takes all kinds of people to make a world. Think how boring life would be if we were constantly surrounded by people who agreed with us. At first it might seem kind of cool but it would get boring real quick.
The word un-American is tossed around a lot but what really does it mean? Surely having a certain set of beliefs, any beliefs, no matter how unpopular, can't possibly clash with core American values, right? I mean America is all about people having different beliefs, opinions, and values.
New York Mayor Bloomberg believes that Nancy Pelosi's requested investigation of who is behind the funding of the proposed cultural center/mosque at Ground Zero, is un-American. It's certainly Bloomberg's right to believe that but really what right does he have to call someone with a dissenting opinion, un-American?
Nancy Pelosi is calling for an investigation to determine who is behind the funding of the anti-Mosque movement. It is certainly her right to believe there's some "rogue" element behind the dissent but any investigation into this would be a blatant violation of one of our most sacred freedoms and it would in fact be un-American.
Dissent, disagreement, and protest is in fact--AMERICAN! What is un-American is the attempt to discourage it. Our nation was founded on it. Our Founding Fathers risked their lives to sign a document declaring it. Millions of Americans have died to protect it.
So, to hell with this crap. To Bloomberg and Pelosi and the rest of them...you can kiss my un-American ass. :)