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Offline Dharma Flower

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July 4th 2018
« on: July 04, 2018, 07:16:53 am »
There are more Buddhists in the United States than any country outside Asia. This is largely because America is a nation of immigrants, with a long-standing tradition of religious freedom, something which should be remembered and celebrated, especially today.

Before his death, John F Kennedy championed what later became the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_and_Nationality_Act_of_1965#Long-term_impact

The most decorated military unit in American history was made up of volunteers from Japanese internment camps during World War II, who wanted to prove their love and loyalty for their country. It only made sense for the United States to then liberalize its immigration policy for people from Asian countries:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_American_service_in_World_War_II

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Re: July 4th 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 05:27:37 pm »
There are more Buddhists in the United States than any country outside Asia. This is largely because America is a nation of immigrants, with a long-standing tradition of religious freedom, something which should be remembered and celebrated, especially today.

Before his death, John F Kennedy championed what later became the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_and_Nationality_Act_of_1965#Long-term_impact

The most decorated military unit in American history was made up of volunteers from Japanese internment camps during World War II, who wanted to prove their love and loyalty for their country. It only made sense for the United States to then liberalize its immigration policy for people from Asian countries:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_American_service_in_World_War_II

We were talking about this today.  I gotta say that I am so tired of every damned national holiday being about the military.

The 4th is to celebrate our independence and NOT our defense of it.

What next?  Honoring our heros in the Armed Forces at Christmas?  Easter?  My sainted mother's birthday?

"Yes on this, our dear mother's day of birth, let us remember our men and women in uniform and do honor to their service in the defense of our freedoms.  Thanks, Army Guys!"

That sounds like a frikkin great idea.  Not.

 


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