@casinoannie97 wrote:I don't think anything I said comes under race, nationality, sex, politics, etc. It seems sad to me that this great nation has become a different one that I grew up with. All your points are taken and appreciated. I do love the Ray Charles rendition of America the Beautful. It was and is the best. Good thread.
Message Edited by casinoannie97 on 08-18-2008 09:08 PM
@marty56 wrote:I am not suprised that they acted this way given her father.
But because this is the melting pot, and pretty much has been since the founding of the country, we have to accept that our notion of what America means in terms of culture and tradition is going to evolve.
The rapidly changing face of the American people is revealed in new census projections that predict that groups who are now labelled minorities will form the greater part of the nation's population by 2042.
According to the US Census bureau, the dominance of white people excluding Hispanics, who today account for two-thirds of Americans, will be whittled away, falling steadily to less than half in 2042 and 46% by 2050. In the opposite trajectory, those who describe themselves as Hispanics, blacks, Asians and native groups will increase in proportion from about a third now to 54% by 2050.
@casinoannie97 wrote:It seems sad to me that this great nation has become a different one that I grew up with.
I am a very proud American and I DON'T put my hand over my heart during the National Anthem. I am a former Marine and therefore I stand at attention during the National Anthem. No one knows that I am doing this, so at first glance, it might "seem like" I am not a "good American", but I am doing what I was taught and what resonates best with me.
I agree that we shouldn't judge one's patriotism by what public gestures are made. I, like HTSU, had better shut up now, or face a self ban.
But because this is the melting pot, and pretty much has been since the founding of the country,
@jerseygurl4 wrote:They are also Jehovah Witnesses and that is the reason they didn't place their hands above their hearts.