Did you ever think you would live to see the day when America’s National Anthem would be banned?
I never thought I would live to see the time when America was so hated within our own border, a time when God was banned from all aspects of public life, a time when Christianity would be openly mocked, ridiculed, targeted and persecuted and a time when homosexuals and illegal aliens had more rights and privileges than normal, natural born American citizens.
Sadly, that is the America we are leaving for our children and grandchildren, and it’s an America that makes many of us weep.
A few years ago, a high school in California banned students from wearing American flags on May 5 because it would be offensive to Hispanic students attending the school. The courts upheld the school’s right to ban the American flag on Cinco de Mayo and to allow the school to fly the Mexican flag instead.
Other schools have ordered students to remove American flags flying on poles in the beds of their pickup trucks.
Some schools have banned the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance because one or two students (and their parents) were offended. Other schools say that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is too risky.
A student association at UC Irvine voted to ban flags, including the American flag from an ‘inclusive space’ on campus. Sounds more like an ‘exclusive’ space doesn’t it?
A growing number of homeowners’ associations have restricted residents from flying American flags. In some places, military veterans are being told to take their flags down. Makes you wonder what they fought for, doesn’t it?
About four years ago, a firefighter in Maywood, Illinois was suspended because he had an American flag decal on the door of his locker at the firehouse.
A few years ago, a panel of judges ordered the removal of an American flag display from the courthouse in Portsmouth, Virginia. Members of the Portsmouth (Virginia) Fire Department used old firehoses to create the American flag display and gave it to the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Department as a gift. The display read: ‘A Tribute to Public Safety.’ Sheriff Bill Watson was grateful for the patriot gift and requested that it be displayed on the lobby wall in the county courthouse. In the hearing, the judges wouldn’t even allow Sheriff Watson say anything.
The past two years, National Football League players have been protesting during the playing of the National Anthem. Their disgraceful and unpatriotic displays have offended tens of thousands of football fans, driving them away from attending the games, watching them on television or from buying NFL memorabilia. I for one have not watched an NFL for over a year, but I’ve been enjoying college basketball a lot more than ever before.
The effects of a socialist anti-American driven public education system are rearing their clenched fists in victory as the students at California High School in San Ramon, California voted to ban the playing of the National Anthem at pep rallies.
According to the Associated Student Body at the school:
“It was brought to our attention that the national anthem’s third verse is outdated and racially offensive. We had nothing but good intentions by removing the song so that we could be fully inclusive to our student body.”
Many other students and parents, who are more patriotic, are quite upset over the decision, but it seems that is not changing the decision of the student association who voted to ban the National Anthem.
This is the America that I never thought I would ever see and regretfully leave to my generations to follow. They will never know the America that once stood tall and proud, who respected our nation, our veterans and each other, and where Americans had more rights than illegal foreigners.