Dear friends let me make one thing perfectly clear, there is no place in the world where it is better to be offended than in America. I mean, of course, the United States of America. Only in America could someone be offended by the national flag and a 13 year old boy is told to take it off his bike. Only in America.
Only in America could someone be offended by the nation's history and the names of schools, streets and buildings are changed. Only in America could someone be offended by the mascot of a university and the rush to change supposedly offensive names is on.
Only in America could people who share the culture, religion and ethnicity of terrorists be offended at being scrutinized and we immediately began feeling up grandma and her 3 year old granddaughter. Only in America. Only in America to keep others from being offended we treat ourselves as criminals. Only in America.
Only in America could we fight for people's freedom and safety half way around the world and refuse to protect our own border. Only in America could we watch aliens enter daily and provide them with free health care, education and a plethora of other benefits. Only in America.
Only in America can people from other countries come here and be offended that we don't speak their language and we immediately require government documents to be printed in their language. Only in America does the government not simply require aliens to learn the native tongue.
Only in America are we willing to trash ourselves in order to attempt to please the offended. The sad truth is that there will always be people offended about something and if we wish to live in a fair and orderly society we better tell them to get over it. Only in America are the rights of the offended put first.
So America, I am offended. I am offended that you don't use common sense and profile airline passengers rather than patting down aging nuns. I am offended that you care more about obtaining government power than using it to protect us. I am offended that you create new entitlement programs then tell me that you need to raise taxes. I am offended that you are willing to grant the rights of citizenship to anyone who happens to be here. I am offended that I am not in a class you care about offending.
Only in America does the offended rule.