Posted by MMMMarcia on October 06, 1999 at 09:31:01:
In Reply to: Could I respectfully ask... posted by Doctor M on October 06, 1999 at 08:42:08:
: That the DAR discussion be dropped, like NOW??? Both of you
: have valid points, neither one of you is going to convert the
: other to your point of view, and when the discussion degenerates
: into name-calling it's time to cease and desist. I for one
: don't need to read this stuff while trying to inhale my
: morning coffee. Is it any wonder Rich sometimes dreads
: checking this Board in the morning??
: Doctor M
Good Morning, Doctor M!
I agree with you that the DAR posts probably need to wrap it up, however, I would like to ask your permission to say one little, tiny thing, myself, regarding issues mentioned in one of them. I stayed out of the whole discussion, being ignorant of any great knowledge on the subject, though I suspect that like most things in life, the DAR has many positives and some negatives associated with it. But it is very hard for me to NOT take a stand on Patriotism. I was born in this country, and will no doubt die in this country, and I am PROUD of this country. I stand happily to pledge allegiance to America, and I sing the National Anthem with pride, and while there are certainly MANY issues to debate regarding our government, past history, present issues, and future possibilities, I love being an American. I'm not blind to injustices done, and certainly am willing to try to prevent new ones from being perpetrated, but all things considered, I think this is the greatest country in the world.
If being patriotic makes anyone feel like "throwing up," I say hurl away...Doc Mary can probably recommend a stomach specialist.
Just my thoughts, and I don't mind at all if this post gets deleted, now that I've had my say.
Color me Patriotic and Proud,
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