As the melting pot of the world, we Americans are known for being tolerant. We welcome immigrants who wish to share the American Dream with us. We openly embrace anyone who wants to become an American, who wants to learn our language, our values, and our culture.
But, like all things in life, there must be limits. No one can argue that water isn't good for you, but you can drink too much of it, so much so that you can kill yourself. The lesson here is that common sense should prevail, and consequently, water should be ingested with care.
I know that sounds kinda dumb, but there's a point I'd like to make.
We have enemies. They come in various shapes and sizes with various backgrounds and ideologies, but they share one goal: they want the destruction of our way of life. They look upon us as evil and deserving of any foul fate that should befall us. They look upon themselves as the final arbiter and decider of all that is good, freedom be damned.
Like these people after 9-11.
Or these fine folks...
In case you missed it, the guys in the second video were in New York.
The fact that they weren't attacked but instead allowed to voice their opinion is testament to our national tolerance. I don't care for their rant, but they're free people exercising their rights.
I just wish they truly loved the country as much as the rest of us do. Which brings up an interesting question. If America is so bad in their eyes, why do they give their obvious approval to the country by living here? I mean, it's quite clear that the guys don't like America, they proved that by desecrating our flag, but since they live here, are they really that serious? Shouldn't their conviction that America is evil compel them to live elsewhere?
Anyway, since most Americans are Christians, we don't spend much time studying Islam or its tenets, as Christianity is more than enough to learn by itself. Especially if you're from Alabama, where we can be somewhat slow on the uptake, IYKWIM. But there are a few things you should know about Islam: it is customary for Muslims to erect a mosque on conquered land. It's just their little way of sending a friendly greeting to the defeated infidels, just marking their territory. Here are a few other things you should know about Islam that is widely known everywhere but here.
How does this fit in with political correctness? In Islam, we have an enemy that is cunning, patient, and adept at using our own way of life against us. Remember the planes that brought down the Twin Towers were American, commandeered by Muslims after murdering the crews.
In the fight over whether to allow the Islamic victory mosque at Ground Zero, Islam is couching their insistence on American values, specifically our tolerance of other cultures. This is a fight that goes straight to the heart of America.
How tolerant are we supposed to be of those who openly want our destruction?
At what point do we say, "We've had enough."?
That point should be at Ground Zero. We have a right as Americans to say "no" to a mosque that is correctly seen as an affront to our values, that looks like a victory mosque towering over conquered land. Naturally, anyone who opposes this mosque is automatically called a bigot, or racist, or some other false label. Once again, America is the bad guy for not wanting as simple an expression of religious freedom as a mosque to be built. How intolerant!
Well, it's about time we started to become intolerant of those who don't like us and wish us ill. If you think America is that bad, then by all means, please relocate yourself to another country more suitable to your delicate sensibilities. Do you want Sharia law? That's OK. We don't want it here. We like our democratic republic just fine the way it is, warts and all. Kindly remove yourself from our company if you find our way of life so disagreeable.
We are correct and well within our rights to say no to the Ground Zero mosque. Don't like it?
Tough. It's a big wide world out there. And don't let the door hit you on your way out.
I'm sorry, was that intolerant?