Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR NAVY SEALS & MEN & WOMEN IN UNIFORM & UNDER COVER!!!
posted at 5/3/2011 5:44 PM EDT
In Response to Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR NAVY SEALS & MEN & WOMEN IN UNIFORM & UNDER COVER!!!
In Response to Re: A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR NAVY SEALS & MEN & WOMEN IN UNIFORM & UNDER COVER!!! : Why do we have to rank America best? Is this nation not filled with human beings with the same challenges, emotions, etc. as other nations? And does God bless America and not other nations. I don't think God blesses nations. God blesses the good, wherever it exists.
Posted by SpacemanEephus
I'm a bit surprised with you. Not angry!
There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with any American saying, "God bless America." I think you're looking at this common saying as being mutually exclusive of any human being asking God to bless their own particular country. People from every corner of the Earth who are rightfully proud of THEIR country do this every single day. Furthermore, people from every nation on Earth more often than not view THEIR country as "superior" to all other nations. It's called national pride, and it certainly is not EXCLUSIVE to citizens of the United States of America. In fact, political correctness & multicultural education have been steadily eroding our willingness to stand firm in ANY national pride whatsoever. Don't get me wrong! Multicultural education is a wonderful thing when it teaches Americans to be tolerant and inclusive of all races, cultures, & creeds within this GREAT MELTING POT we call the USA.
However, I can assure you that as an educator I have considerable experience with SOME of the rabid multicultural education, which more often than not tend to focus on the NEGATIVE aspects of the history of the U.S. We have allowed & enabled our schools, especially our institutions of higher education, to paint the history of the U.S. with a decidedly dark & broad brush!!!! We are quite literally teaching / indoctrinating our young citizens to, at the very least dispise our own past. Judging every mistake the U.S. has EVER MADE throughout our proud & noble history under the the microscope of today's standard, norms, & values.
NO NATION ON EARTH could ever withstand that retrospective scrutiny!!!!!!!! Today's educators are often more than willing to subject ONLY the U.S. to that type of hindsight, but conversely, they tend to COMPLETELY excuse & even glorify Brutal behavior by modern nation states....... i.e. Most Middle Eastern countries & third world nations throughout the world. Not to mention China, Venezuela, & other such civil rights abusers throughout the world who are in vogue.
Anyway........ Back to my point! EVERY OTHER Nation on earth haven't the slightest problem with asking for their God's blessings!!!!!! Your average citizen from ANY OTHER nation on earth would not even hesitate to do so, nor would they be shy in proclaiming their absolute pride in THEIR country!
We, the citizens of the United States of America, MUST STOP HOLDING OURSELVES HOSTAGE, because WE (like every other nation on earth) have made mistakes along the way. Hindsight is always 20/20 & those who want to exclusively hold the U.S. to this retrospective judgement are sadly misguided!!!!!!!
So........ Say "God bless America!!!!!!" and mean it. Let's stop being embarrassed of LOVING & being proud of OUR OWN COUNTRY!!! A STRONG & PROUD U.S. has often been the only thing standing in the way of tyrants throughout the globe. YES!!!!!!! WE CONTINUE TO MAKE MISTAKES...........................
BUT we are still a GREAT, & more importantly, GOOD country!!!!
Those on here, NOT YOU, who want to perseverate on the negative with respect to the U.S.......... I have to wonder why????? "God Bless America!," is not a mutually exclusive term!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!