Over the past couple of decades, liberals have been downplaying American patriotism in favor of globalism and other countries. A number of schools, especially in the southwest, have discriminated against displaying the American flag for fear it offends Hispanics. Some students have been suspended for wearing t-shirts with the American flag on May 5 (Cinco de Mayo – a Mexican holiday that has nothing to do with Mexican independence as so many think).
In our public schools, America is being taught as being the enemy of the world. Students are taught to be more loyal and patriotic to globalism than to America. Our history is being re-written and perverted in ways that completely distort the true events that made our nation great. Even Barack Obama has declared that Muslims played a very important role in early American history when that is nothing but a complete lie.
Now our own State Department is placing the 4th of July on the back burner to appease other countries. The US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia decided to celebrate the 4th of July on June 4 because it would conflict with Ramadan, an Islamic holiday which starts June 17 and runs for one month.
Thomas Lifson puts this in perspective when he wrote:
“If you think any Islamic countries – there are 57 of them (not counting ISIS) that count themselves officially Islamic – will move their DC embassy’s celebration of Ramadan to accommodate our Independence holiday, I have some bridges to sell you.”
“Officially, embassies are the national territory of the country being represented, not of the host country. So there is no need to accommodate local sensibilities in celebrating our most sacred national holiday…”
“It is a bedrock of Islamic scripture that infidels must bow down in submission to Islam and Muslims, being tolerated so long as they endure humiliations and pay a special tax. Muslims have no obligations at all to infidels, which is why you will never see an counterpart to the submission just demonstrated by the US Embassy in Jakarta.”
“This is a moment of national dhimmitude and deep shame. I hope someone will ask Marie Harf to explain if any Muslim countries plan on moving their embassy’s Ramadan celebrations to accommodate our Independence Day.”
Not only has the State Department bowed to Islam by moving the celebration a month earlier, but they also made the celebration not about our independence, but about ‘promoting a green economy and more environmentally sustainable development’ in that area of the world.
Our State Department should be celebrating American independence on July 4th and centering the celebration around our nation and what made our nation great and free. We should not be pandering to other nations like Indonesia. You can bet their embassies won’t pander to America and our traditions and holidays.
This is part of what is making America weak and causing us to lose the respect of most of the world. With Obama at our helm, we have become the laughing stock of many nations. Instead of fearing our might and resolve, they are mocking us and planning our demise.
Now consider who has run the State Department over the past 6 years. First there was ultra hyper-liberal Hillary Clinton and now hyper ultra-liberal John Kerry. Both of them have openly embraced many of the United Nations’ policies that give them sovereignty over the US. And Hillary wants to be our next president? I hope and pray that never happens.