posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 02:19 PM
reply to post by narwahl
Honestly, I don't really care for the laws of Islam but I would never in a million years desecrate any holy book or site or artifact of theirs out of
respect for something a whole people identify with.
The same way it unites for good it can be used to insult unilaterally.
I would never take a national symbol of any nation and desecrate it.
That is how I was raised. I was taught to live with honor instead of looking for pipe dream ideals that cause more discord than good.
Dafuq does burning our flag accomplish except insult every single person that still finds solace and union as well as identity with it. It is childish
The same way I respect people enough to disagree with me, I expect them to remember WHY I do. Because I was raised with AMERICAN ideals where we were
drilled about free speech and the the right of others to have ideas that I may not appreciate.
You start insulting my Americanism or our symbols and our institutions and guess what, that aspect goes right out the window too. I resort to being a
HUMAN whom you just insulted and made clear you don't really like my country and so wouldn't appreciate my respect of the First amendment. You
don't get to cherry pick ( see allot of that)
Either you respect and honor the USA or you lose the respect and honor we can show you...little or much that it can be.
So if I see a fellow citizen being a complete idiot with our country I will actually in my mind be looking at a foreigner with an American passport
whom should REALLY MOVE if he is that uncomfortable in the US.
I am a first generation American. Born from an immigrant who didn't even speak English that well when he arrived yet was received and made to feel
welcome by warm intelligent people who believed in something noble and really lived it.
I F-ing love the USA and when you do something so intentionally insulting as this, I lose what courtesy and respect you might expect.