Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Exactly what does it mean to be un-American?

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. :)

3 comments:

  1. Wow...why do you make it so difficult to post a reply? You always have such good arguments. I personally feel that anyone who's beliefs go against what America has always stood for, is un-American. Yes, I know, we all have the right to say and think whatever we want. That's what makes America a truly free country, but this leaves a wide open road for those fanatics who spend their lives spreading hate and intolerance of others whose race or religion is different from theirs.

    And so for the anti-Mosque movement..it's totally wrong to blame every Moslem in this nation for the evil of a few. If they stop a mosque from being built now, which religion will they target next, and for what reasons?

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  2. Oh mom you've always got something to say LOL :D Or wait is that grams who always has something to say? :D

    We have to take the bad with the good and so I feel like hey, if think the guy next to me is an idiot, it's still his right to be one. Who am I to shut him up?

    Personally I don't care about the mosque in NYC. Why? Because I don't live in NYC. Frankly I think it's up to the zoning board, planning commission or whoever the hell approves this kind of thing. The rest of us ought to just stay out of it.

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