I so love the influx of folks here who are less likely to assimilate than I am to play professional basketball at "5'3'. One of my friends, a young reservist who came from Morocco but is thoroughly integrated, has a young daughter. He did 2 tours of duty in Iraq, and now has an illness that involves facial deformities. One thing multiculturalism DOES NOT take into account is some of these arrivals ARE NOT open to other cultures, nor open to seeing that they are in the minority and need to adapt to someone else's rules. My friend joined the reserves in part to complete his education. He got called to Iraq through no fault of his own. Can any of these folks, I don't know, pray for him or wish him well? Oh, no, now they're saying he's sick 'because he attacked his own people' as if this were his choice. I'm sure if he were stationed in a Muslim non-Arab country no one would say anything. It's time to abandon diversity.Answer Question
Answer by deadheadjen at 2:31 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
Answer by urkiddingright at 2:47 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:46 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:02 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
You should read what the prime minister of Austrailia had to say to immigrants in his country. He basically said you live in Australia now, we speak English here, and we are Christians. You can accept us as we are or go back home!!!! Too bad he can't run for US president, I'd vote him.
I wouldn't! We have the freedon to practive ANY religion here, you don't want that? What is YOUR religion? What if that was deemed NON-American?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:10 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
Answer by waldorfmom at 4:18 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:46 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:47 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools.
Here is my rub with saying that in the USA.
The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretext, infringed.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:52 PM on Aug. 28, 2009