Thursday, November 18, 2010

Teach Your children Well - About Patriotism, America, and the American Flag

Teach your children

Teach your children well.

Teach your children that we are either immigrants, or the sons and daughters of Immigrants, to America, but that we are all Americans.

Teach any children that we are not of one race, religion, or ethnicity, but are Americans.

Teach your children therefore that our flag is America’s unifying symbol.

Teach your children that our national anthem, the Star Spangled banner, celebrates our flag.

Teach your children that we may be African-Americans, Chinese Americans, German Americans, Greek Americans, Irish Americans, Italian Americans, Japanese Americas, Jewish Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, Vietnamese Americans, but we are Americans first.

Teach your children that we may be Alaskans, Georgians, Hawaiians, Hoosiers, and New Yorkers, but we are first Americans.

Teach your children that we may live in Chinatown, Dutch Harbor, French Lick, Germantown, Holland, Japan Town, Little Ethiopia, Little Italy, Little Korea, Little Saigon, Little Tokyo, Moscow, Poletown, Spanish Harlem, and Thai Town, but that we are Americans.

Teach your children that the Marines raised the American Flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.

Teach your children that the firefighters raised the American Flag at Ground Zero.

Teach your children not to wear an American Flag to Live Oak High School on Cinco De Mayo in Morgan Hill.

Teach your son not to celebrate America and display patriotism by attaching the American Flag to the back of his bicycle to Denair Middle School on Veteran’s Day.

Teach your children that some school administrators are supine and pusillanimous.

Teach your children that some administrators and teachers worship at the altar of political correctness.

But teach your children that the American people do not tolerate the trashing of the Flag.

Teach your children that when we stop being Americans, we stop being Americans and America.

Teach your children well.

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