Proud to be an American

Only 3 days until the open Ceremony for the 2104 Winter Olympics! I always have enjoyed watching the games-women’s figure skating is probably my favorite but I also love down hill skiing, the snowboarding, the freestyle skiing, and the ski jumping! Cheering for the USA is awesome….but apparently…according to Fort Collins High School -here in Colorado-it’s greatly frowned upon.
Yep…that’s right! A 16 year old Student Council member proposed “Merica Monday” –a day where students were encouraged to wear red, white and blue in support of our US athletes competing in the games. The request was denied. The reason….it might “offend” non-Americans who attend the school.
Reeeeeaaaaallly! Reallllly????….I mean….seriously….are you kidding me!!!????
Although Cinco De Mayo is excitedly celebrated at that same school….”Merica Monday” is offensive.
 I don’t even know how to respond to this….I really don’t. 
 What’s next…let’s ban the 4th of July!??
 I mean we have soldiers willing to die for us and we don’t want to sport our American colors because some might take offense!!!??? Ughhhh!
 We have become so terrified that we might insult someone in this country that we are literally afraid to stand for anything any more!
I can’t believe that Patriotism is now seen as taboo! Am I the only one that thinks this is crazy pants!!!??? Come on people!
Hey-I got news for those people who might be offended-This IS AMERICA and I am PROUD to be an AMERICAN! I’ll even go a step further….America has my heart! I love this country with all my heart and I am not ashamed to cheer and chant “USA,” proudly wave the American flag, loudly state the Pledge of Allegiance, or dress in red, white and blue!
 This country stands for Freedom and the ability to be free! If you are offended at freedom….well fyi….this country just might not be the best suite you…. mmmmkay!
(Update 4:55pm/mt : They are now allowing America Day at the school….so all hope is not lost! Geeez! ) 

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