Here my 2 cents

(Dittohead) #1

Although it’s not my letter it reflects my own feelings and beliefs:

After hearing that the state of Florida changed its opinion and let a
Muslim woman have her picture on her driver’s license with her face
covered, I believe this is even more appropriate. Read on, please!
This is an editorial written by an American citizen, published in a
Tampa newspaper. He did quite a job; didn’t he?
this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or
their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, we have experienced
a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans. However, the dust from
the attacks had barely settled when the “politically correct” crowd began
complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others.
I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone
who is seeking a better life by coming to America. Our population is
almost entirely comprised of descendants of immigrants. However, there
are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and
apparently some born here, need to understand. This idea of America being a
multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our
national identity. As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society,
our own language and our own lifestyle. This culture has been developed over
centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women
who have sought freedom.

We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any
other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn
the language! In God We Trust" is our national motto. This is not some
Christian, right wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto because
Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and
this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on
the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider
another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our

If Stars and Stripes offend you, or you don’t like Uncle Sam, then you
should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with
our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don’t care how you
did things where you came from. This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our
lifestyle. Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his
opinion and we will allow you every opportunity to do so. But once you are
done complaining, whining, and griping about our flag, our pledge, our
national motto, or our way of life, I highly encourage you to take advantage
of one other great American freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.
If you agree – pass this along; if you don’t agree – I don’t want to hear
about it.


(fullback) #2

This decision is rather confusing. What is the point of having a “photo ID” when the person on the ID is basically incognito?. Also, when did driving an automobile in Florida become a right under the Constitution, and not a privilege?

If you don’t want to, or can’t, be identified photographically (for religious or other reasons) on your liscense, then you shouldn’t be extended driving privileges. Period.

(theeth) #3

This decision is rather confusing. What is the point of having a “photo ID” when the person on the ID is basically incognito?.

What’s the point of a photo with the face uncovered (which I doubt they will accept) if she is always covered?

The same goes for passport photo, and I don’t think that is a problem.


(fullback) #4

That is a good point.

Here is the picture I plan to use for my California renewal in October.