Is This The Writings of a "Squish"?
This was my letter to my school newspaper which will be published tomorrow. To the Purple Tide- I am writing to express my frustration with your newspaper. I have felt that the past few issues of the paper have been biased, and to me the paper has lost all credibility. In the December issue of the Purple Tide, you all ran an article on the persecution of Muslim students at Chantilly. Well to me, you all turned right around in that paper, and spat on all the Christian students at Chantilly. I did not see one mention of Christmas in the paper, nor Christmas mentioned on the calendar. As the majority of Chantilly students are Christian, I would have imagined you would at least discussed the holiday. In the most recent issue, I was appalled at the article by Hayley Stewart titled “The Pledge of Allegiance”. First off your paper is given out to a mass of public school students. Public schools are paid for by the government. Thus-without the country, they would not exist, and your liberal views could not be heard. The various quotes you have from students “refusing to stand for the pledge” simply express to me those students dislike of their country. Millions of Americans have died defending that flag, the flag of freedom, and for your paper to give those disrespectful students the time of day is upsetting. You quote students who say “more people would be willing to show their patriotism to the county if they just that stupid phrase”(under god). What kind of tolerance is your paper showing now? That “stupid phrase” is respected and revered by an overwhelming majority of Americans. America was founded on Judeo-Christian values, and by quoting such derogatory comments, you all are making a direct assault on God. These students pretend to me “open-minded” , well calling my faith in God a “stupid phrase” is very, very close minded. I hope as the quoted students, and The Purple Tide staff grows older, you will grow out of your rebellious phase, and come to realize the significance of the flag and the pledge of allegiance. My family fought and died during World War II defending that flag, and anyone in this nation who does not wish to stand and appreciate it, has problems in my book. Your paper has lost all credibility as an unbiased organization, and I hope in the future you all will stop pushing your rebellious agenda on the entire student population, and talk about stories a majority of people wish to hear. ..and next year, put Christmas on the calendar. Sincerely, Vincent Thoms Chantilly SAC Representative Chantilly Republican President