I’m probably going to make some enemies with this, but, honestly, I do not care. I received this earlier today and felt the need to reply with some of my thoughts to each of the “points” contained within. I have put my initials by all of my responses as Iâ€™m not about passing my opinions around in secret. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have on my views, I have plenty to say on all of them!
This actually was never said by Andy Rooney, but I still do think whoever said it makes some very good points….
GOD BLESS AMERICA
I don’t think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers.
If only the basic logic of this statement would make its way through to everyone, minorities in the United States would not be victims because of the majority either. Unfortunately, too many people use this statement as a crutch against modifying their inappropriate behavior, rather than as the guideline it should be. -sbj
The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America.
Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss White America; and see what happens… Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door.
This would actually be a good point, except for the victim issue raised above and the Boy/Girl Scouts issue used as an argument below… you canâ€™t have it both ways… either exclusive clubs are okay, or they are not. -sbj
Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game.
The real question here is the abuse of guns and how to police it. I personally think restricting peoples rights to have guns is just a lazy mans solution, however I do not know of a good way to do this… I’m open to suggestion. -sbj
I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason; that is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts!
ARE YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE?
I could not agree more on this one. I absolutely think any group of people should be able to get together with like minded people and form a private club. However, our government, public schools, or any other public entitys are not, nor should they ever be, nor should they act like private clubs. -sbj
I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is an opinion.
It might or might not be a phobia, it is certainly an opinion. However, the latter does not preclude the former, that is a case by case thing that is certainly true of some. -sbj
I have the right “NOT” to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick you off.
Absolutely true, so long as you do not infringe on their rights in doing so. Not being tolerant is fine, grabbing a bat (and a car???) and abusing them, however, is not a right. It’s that not so fine line that causes the problems. -sbj
When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling; it is the Law of Probability.
Cute, but unless you live in Detroit (81%) this is simply not true, there are no major cities with that high a percentage (Baltimore is a distant second at 64%). The overall US population is 12% black, however the overall black prison population is disproportionate. Here are the facts, directly from the US Department of Justice “At yearend 2005 there were 3,145 black male sentenced prison inmates per 100,000 black males in the United States, compared to 1,244 Hispanic male inmates per 100,000 Hispanic males and 471 white male inmates per 100,000 white males.” -sbj
I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English!
I think this is the first time I have actually seen a stupid argument for the national language thing. Hello????, we live in the United States, bill of rights mean anything to you, how about free enterprise. Just the stuff this country was founded upon, thats all. If you have the best damn milkshake, sell it speaking whatever language you want… as long as I’m allowed to buy it, I’m cool. Now, if you want to buy something from me, and we are in the United States… don’t try to make me speak your language, cause I’ll just sell it so someone else… same rules apply. -sbj
My father and grandfather didn’t die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours.
Can’t stop laughing at this one, what did they “die in vain” for then??? If you are so fond of the english language learn how to use it!!!
I think the police should have every right to shoot your sorry butt if you threaten & fail halt after they tell you to stop. If you can’t understand the word “freeze” or “stop” in English, see the above lines.
I don’t even know where to start on this one… but I’m sure any combination of my previous comments should address it. -sbj
I don’t think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store, or any other business.
Could not agree more. -sbj
We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution is a living document; and open to their interpretations.
I have to admit, I missed this in the news… at least as stated, so I have no comment on this one either way. -sbj
I don’t hate the rich; I don’t pity the poor.
Yep, I’m with you on this one as well
I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and television.
That doesn’t stop you from watching them.
I do not enjoy wrestling, boxing, NASCAR and many other things, however I fully support anyone who does. Do your thing, have a ball doing it, and leave me to enjoy my things as well.
I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent the next operating system that’s better, and put your name on the building
Hell yeah… this guy is on a roll now. -sbj
It doesn’t take a whole village to raise a child right, but it does take a parent to stand up to the kid; and smack their little behinds when necessary, and say “NO!”
No a villiage is not required, however, it is valuable and will enhance the raising of the child… so why not sue what is there and do the best possible job for your child!??!??!?!? -sbj
I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them, but please don’t pretend they are a political statement. And, please, stay home until that new lip ring heals. I don’t want to look at your ugly infected mouth as you serve me French fries!
I’m with you right up until the first comma… after that its just a bunch of personal opinions which are great for you… but as discussed before, not within your rights to force on others. if you don’t like the way someone looks, move on. -sbj
I am sick of “Political Correctness.” I know a lot of black people, and not a single one of them was born in Africa ; so how can they be “African-Americans”? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don’t go around saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was from Europe . I am proud to be from America and nowhere else.
Good for you, and when it becomes law for me to pray to your god and wear your clothes and eat yoru choice of foods, I guess it will also become important for me to identify myself as you do. Until then, check out the bill of rights… again. -sbj
And if you don’t like my point of view, tough…I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL! AMEN!
I was asked to send this on if I agree or delete if I don’t. It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having “In God We Trust” on our money and having “God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don’t we just tell the 14% to Shut Up, lay down and BE QUIET!!!I’m cool with the God stuff, and don’t understand the fuss, myself. -sbj
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