Loss of freedoms

Dear Editor:Thank you for printing my letter "Where is Christmas?" How much more do we have to give up for the politically correct crowd? Not only Christmas and Easter, but I just heard on the radio that a 13-year-old California middle school student was told to remove the U.S. flag from his bike, so as not to create racial tension and possibly cause problems. I think back to when President Obama, running for office, was criticized when he wouldn't wear the American flag pin. I was offended when I learned that Cambridge, MA students now have a day off from school to honor the Muslim religion. Our president recently stated that "the Muslim religion was a great religion of the world." I agree, but so is the Christian religion, which he professes to embrace. I've heard nothing from him honoring the Christian religion. It seems to me that the One whose life and death established the counting of time, B.C. and A.D., should be honored. Not so with Mohammed or Buddha, etc. It isn't just our time-established holidays we aren't allowed to celebrate, so as not to offend anyone - it's our sovereignty also. Our state department (Hillary Clinton), even before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had the opportunity to hear the case of Arizona's SB 1070, took it before the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Council on Human Rights at the United Nations. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon lauded the process as having "great potential to promote and protest human rights in the darkest corners of the world." No wonder Gov. Brewer was outraged that the U.N. thought Arizona to be one of the "darkest corners of the world." Also, Oklahoma just passed a law that would ban Sharia law there. Guess what? Our state department (Clinton again) turned this law over to the International Court to see if this law is valid. Wake up America, make your voices heard. It does little good to vote on issues. Our federal government won't enforce their laws, and they sue the states when they try to correct issues, or the courts knock them down, or some International Court decides what is best for America. Again, wake up America. I strongly suggest that those who are offended by the U.S. flag please return to the country whose flag you honor. -- Elsa Van Leuven, Downey

********** Published: November 25, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 32