Monday, January 15, 2018

Put U.S.A. Culture First

A little diversity of opinion is nice. It gives us some perspective into our own values and why we have them.

I am fascinated by people from other cultures who complain that they want Americans to accept their cullture The question is: Why should Americans accept their cultures instead of them accepting ours?

Take Saudia Arabia as an example. Try to bring alcohol to Saudia Arabia. My neice was a Lufthansa stewardess; she told me Swiss citizens have to cover the the cross on their passports when they arrive. There is not one official church in Saudia Arabia.

Some of these cultures have religion-based laws, female genital mutilation, polygamy, marriage to underage children ,honor killings and other "cultural practices" abhorrent to American values.

When I was sworn as an American citizen, I was required to pledge allegiance to this country. These are not empty words. We stand during the Pledge, as we do to the national anthem, put our hand over our hearts or render a proper salute.

If you won't do that, why do you want to live here?

Written by Dr. Rida W. Boulos, Retired M.D. (6/17/17) as appeared in the Journal Star

Amen,and thanks Rida for speaking out and being my friend.

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