What makes America so prodigious is not only the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution–principles that composes “freedoms” and “rights” to protect Americans, but also its wealth in race and ethnic diversity.
The people in this country constitutes all of the world’s regions, building a human bridge which connects the multitude of cultures together. Nevertheless, there is a large subset of Americans who fail to recognize or care to understand that the cultural qualms that are indigenous to each of us doesn’t make anyone less American than the other.
Perhaps someone should have told this to the Texan protesters who decided to invade a fundraiser sponsored by Sound Vision–a Chicago-based Islamic group–promoting “Stand With the Prophet Against Terror and Hate.” The fundraiser was being held at a “Texas conference center owned by the local school district,” when protestors infringed on the civil liberties of the Muslim group.
According to one protestor, “We pay our taxes to that school, and I don’t want them here,” while others proclaimed, “You are not Americans. Don’t fly our flag.”
As protestors impudently protested for their racist cause, conference attendee Page Spence explained, “I want for people to see that we are kind peaceful people. We’re not here to fight, we’re not here to argue. We’re just here to show that we’re Americans too.”
The temerity of one American to obscenely inform another that they are not American is utterly absurd. And to believe that the protestors were riled up with the Garland Independent School District for “allowing the group to use the facility.”
Who are these people to suggest, “If they want to live their life like the middle east, they can go back to the middle east?” Since when did American citizens have the right to demand another citizen to live a certain way? Citizens don’t govern other citizens or do they dictate which rights are applicable to the other.
The first right in the constitution explicably guarantees the Freedom of Religion. All Americans have the right to practice any religion of their choice or none at all, without having another bark at them to “go back” to their home–assuming they weren’t born in America.
News flash, the only people trying to destroy “the American way of life” are those that are violating another’s first amendment right. The constitution protects minorities and individuals from discrimination and oppression on racial, religious, and other grounds. If the “American way of life” is to be preserved, the “fraction of people who are trying to destroy us” need to abide by the laws that are to protect all American citizens and give respect to everyone of all ethnic backgrounds, regardless of their religion of choice.