Celebrating Our Nation is Not P.C.



My Prayers Are With You...

Good Morning Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Pop has invited me to speak with you this morning. I have some news that I believe you should all be made aware of. Administrators at a high school in Colorado do not believe it is politically correct for their students to celebrate and honor America during spirit week. The concern is that such a celebration might offend non-Americans! At first I thought I hadn't heard right. How could this be happening in a nation that I have adopted as my own, a nation that I respect and pray for every day? I suppose it may offend some people to hear that I pray. After all, that is who I am and what I do. I am also extremely patriotic, especially for a bug. Clearly, such sentiments are no longer in vogue or welcome in America.

Our Flag...


The plan to celebrate one day of Spirit Week by honoring America originated with the student council at Fort Collins High School. They asked their fellow students to dress in patriotic colors. The misguided powers that be at the school swiftly turned down the proposal, because "they didn't want to be exclusive to any other country." I couldn't believe my ears! Do I even have ears? The only thing I am quite sure of is that I went ballistic. For a bug like me, that means I began praying like crazy. Correct me, If I'm wrong, but isn't a day celebrating America supposed to exclude other countries. This is, after all, America. When did that become a liability? When did celebrating this great nation become an embarrassment? When did this country give up being the land of the free and the home of the brave? This trend, in my view, really took hold when your President Obama came into power. He began his term with an apology tour on behalf of America. Apparently, the administrators at this high school took his words and actions to heart. Shame on them!

Lady Liberty is in Mourning


This Bug's View

I have no interest in being politically correct. I love this nation and I believe that a celebration of its existence is a beautiful thing. Anyone who is offended by such a celebration doesn't belong here. Would you willfully choose to live in a nation you detested? People came to this country in search of freedom. They fell in love with a nation and a people that welcomed them with open arms. Becoming a citizen meant something and hopefully still means something. International students who are taking advantage of our school system are here presumably because they admire all that we have to offer. If they feel otherwise, they should go home. If they cannot tolerate one day in celebration of the country they chose to be in, then their reasons for being here become very suspect.

The school changed the name and the meaning of the day to "My Country Day." The administration believed that in doing so international students could celebrate their own countries. How politically correct...how inane and insulting!

I will leave you with these words:

The moment I woke up

And heard about this nightmare

I said a little prayer for you...


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taxlarry 2 years ago

Manny, the school administrators should be fired and banned from any school in the future, As to offending people from other countries, I say f-them and they should leave if they don't like it. Pray they get hit by a bus.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

How very politically incorrect are you! See you at the Inn. You are most welcome there!

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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Manny - You certainly have a knack for digging up bits of information that most likely will not be discussed anywhere else.

The subject you covered in this hub is just part of a growing trend being imposed on the citizens of this once great country. We are slowly but surely being stripped of pride and love for our nation. You will take note that many of the new PC Police rules take place in our school system. It is important to teach these young minds that being proud of your country is something that should be discouraged. That pride is a means of holding onto individual freedoms and liberty and should be discouraged whenever possible.

You see Manny, it is very difficult to control individuals who love freedom and liberty and will fight back when threatened. It is better to teach the masses that these character traits are wrong and have them help discourage individuals from thinking this way.

Using our school system to teach this "new thinking" may accomplish this goal in just a few generations.

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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Little by little, the liberals are taking over America. They make up only about 20% of America, but they now 'teach' our kids, create our 'entertainment', and report our 'news'.

(They don't actually teach, entertain, and report so much as they indoctrinate, so we need to take all that away from them.)

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

You are very perceptive. Always begin with the children if you are trying to brainwash and "change" a nation. I can only suppose that this is all part of the New World Order. One huge ugly entity! See you at the Inn where PC is "out" and truth and freedom are "in". Drinks are on me tonight and dinner too!

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Will,

I heard the President say that what was always considered "sensible" is now considered liberal. To him, they are one and the same. Talk about being misinformed and misguided. See you at the Inn where people still respect the Constitution and have no respect whatsoever for being PC!

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Tom Whitworth 2 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Manny,

Reading this about the school administrators brought some questions to mind, Where did these people grow up and when did Colorado secede from the Union?

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

There is no reason for me to even get started on this one...I might offend someone and heaven forbid that I do that. I can't afford to be jailed by the PC police. I'll just say right on and let people read between the lines. :)

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

Colorado is now part of the Soviet Union! That explains everything. See you at the Inn tonight!

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning billy,

I am reading between the lines and I see a great deal! See you at the Inn. Drinks are on me!

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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

Not being politically correct is a badge of honor I wear. If they don't like this country, administrators or students, then I'll help them pack their bags and drive their sorry asses to the airport.

The Frog

Pino Krisio 2 years ago


We are still the land of the free (cell phones, food, etc.,) and the home of the brave, but I cannot find any brave souls. Why on earth would we a high school in Colorado honor any other country but the US? As for offending anyone, if they don't like it, they can move!!! Let them go!

If you live in America, you act like an American! If you don't want to dress in red, white and blue, so be it! I don't care. But I do care about school administrations that are afraid of their own shadows. This is getting my blood pressure up. Need to get to the Inn. Save me a seat....

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Frog Prince,

I volunteer to assist you! See you at the Inn!

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Pino,

This is what we have become. It is not PC to love America. The administrators of this school should be fired. Why? God knows what these kids are learning in school. We already know that at the lower levels, thanks to Common Core, the Boston Tea Party is described as a terror attack. See you at the Inn. In fact, I will be heading there in a few minutes. I need to relax!

Anita Francine 19 2 years ago

Hi Pop,

My blood is boiling. How much of this insanity are we supposed to be able to tolerate? We are no longer free to celebrate being American. It's unheard of. I was aghast when I heard that New York City's new mayor, Diblasio, refuses to march in the Saint Patty's Day Parade. It's not enough that it is open to gays, he is objecting because they can't advertise their gay pride during the parade. I thought this parade was about being Irish, not being gay. What is wrong with these people? Now Manny is telling us that we can't even celebrate our great country because others will be unhappy.Get a life!!!I really need a drink. I hope you will still be at the inn, because I am headed there NOW!!

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Anita,

The inmates are now fully in control of the asylum. Politically correct behavior requires that we shun being American and instead celebrate other countries. Pretty soon our identity as Americans will vanish for all time. I can only suppose this movement is part of an effort to create a New World Order. We can thank Obama and his comrades for that. I never left the Inn, so come on over!

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teaches12345 2 years ago

When did we become so concerned about PC that we compromise our own beliefs? Just saying ...

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning teaches,

I would say things began to escalate when Obama took office! See you at the Inn.

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