Chris R. Taylor
Would you like to go ahead and take a guess as to what my biggest pet peeve is with our society right now? Oh, come on, guess. Nope, it’s not that, but it’s pretty close. My biggest pet peeve is hyphenated Americans. You may rightly ask, what does he mean by hyphenated American? Well, let me tell you. It would be African-American, Chinese-American, Franco-American (by the way, Spaghetti-O’s are disgusting), etc… This is the way I see it: unless you are a first generation LEGAL immigrant, you need to drop the hyphen. You’re an American. If your ancestors came over on the Mayflower, landing at Plymouth Plantation, Massachusetts, in 1620, you are not an Anglo-American. You’re an American. And, so you know, LEGAL is in all capitals not because I am yelling, but because if you are here ILLEGALLY, you are not an immigrant. You’re a criminal. Plain and simple. Not a difficult concept, unless you are a liberal Democrat. And in that case, breathing is a difficult concept. And I can hear it now: “You horrible person! How can you even suggest that a person who comes to America should disregard their heritage!” Well, because I’m not at all saying that, so put away your liberal indignation. What I am saying is this, if you immigrate to America, there must be a reason, and that reason is usually to escape some form of tyrannical government. If that’s the case, why is it so important to you that things here in America be done the way they are in the tyrannically run nation you just emigrated from. If you came here from Venezuela because their Socialist system in breaking down to the point that grocery store shelves are now completely empty,
why would you want to support a party, the Democrat party, that wants to turn the United States into a Socialist nation? Make no mistake, that is the ultimate goal of the Democrat party. But beyond that, I am also suggesting this hyphen drop in order to rid ourselves of self-imposed labels that are allowing us to be divided by the administration currently running the US into the ground. A person should be proud of their heritage, even if, at some point in history, that culture was guilty of some gross atrocity. If your family came to the US through Ellis Island
from Ireland during the potato famine, and they were able to gain citizenship and establish a successful business, that is something to be proud of. If your great grandfather crossed into the US from Mexico because he was escaping what he perceived to be a corrupt government, and gained citizenship, and found gainful employment, that is something to be proud of. But that does not hyphenate you. And don’t come here expecting that were all going to like tacos and speak Spanish. In America, I should not have to press 1 for English. English should be the National language. If you want to speak Spanish in your home so you can pass it on to your children and grandchildren, wonderful. But make sure they also learn to speak English, because outside of the home that should be the expectation. If I were going to move to South Africa, I would take the time to learn to speak Dutch Afrikaans, and not expect everyone there to speak English, or learn English, just to suit me. That’s just selfish. Anyway, there is enough division in America today- black, white, gay, straight- do we need to further separate ourselves with hyphens. Besides, it would take me too long to explain to anyone that asked me that I am a Franco-Finnish-Anglo-Native-American.
But that’s just my opinion
I am a conservative, Christian, pro-life, pro 2nd amendment, anti 16th amendment, Republican patriot. I am opinionated. I’m not afraid to share my opinions. I enjoy making people think, and stepping on toes. If you disagree with me, that’s fine. You’re entitled to your opinion. But if you do disagree I only want to hear about it if you can reasonably and rationally explain why you think I’m wrong.