POSTED: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 5:06pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 2:40pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — This has been in the news the past few days: at a high school near Fort Collins, Colorado, the kids wanted to have a celebration of America.
Ox News reports that the student council wanted to designate a day during Spirit Week to celebrate the red, white, and blue. The young people called it "Merica Monday," but the school turned down their request.
"They said they didn't want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants," said a 16-year-old member of the student council. "They just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable."
Then, the local sheriff and a hose of parents who are fed up with political correctness raised a holy caion about all this and it hit the news wires. Then the school backed down and the next Monday would be America Day.
The principal said this, "We apologize for our recent decision regarding 'My Country Monday' and that it was seen as not patriotic. This could not be further from the truth. The original intent of 'Spread the Love' week at Fort Collins High School was to unify the student body. When students first proposed 'Merica Monday,' we felt that it was against this unifying theme and disrespectful to our country. Merica is a slang term that is often used in a negative stereotypical way to describe life in the United States."
Those in the know said it didn't happen that way.
The staff was just crawfishing after being called on their dumb action.
I never thought in my lifetime we'd be so happy to hand over everything that makes this country great.
Well that's my point of view what's yours?
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