Remembering Pearl Harbor by bowing to UN?

Today’s newspapers and TV stations didn’t shout out any “Pearl Harbor Day” specials. That’s the good news. The bad news is that so few of our younger citizens know what Dec. 7 stands for or what occurred on that date 71 years ago. To most people, Pearl Harbor would conjure up images of a Florida condominium community or a marina somewhere in Miami. American history going back 25 years or more is considered ancient, useless and uninteresting to our buckling school systems. There is much more interesting information for our kids to learn about, such as the West’s imperial conquest of Latin America, South America and Africa, as well as the brutal treatment of the Third World by Christians and Jews.

We are becoming a nation embarrassed by what this country stands for. Michelle Obama only recently mustered up some pride in her country. Our leaders are frantically reaching out to the United Nations for leadership to change our Constitution. Obama’s decision to join the U.N.’s Human Rights Council presents our judiciary with problems. Just what laws are supreme in this country, our Constitution or international law? We are moving away from our Founding Fathers’ ideals for this country. We are straying from our roots, getting wooed by the laws, mores and morals of those who have no idea what America’s freedoms stand for. Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Libya and Kuwait sit alongside us as members of the Human Rights Council. Will this group one day decide to condemn this country for what it claims are violations to our Muslim community? Are our laws being eroded by the waves of international pressure?

Unless more patriotic Americans take a stand to stiff-arm leaders who wish us to emulate and blend in with the likes of most of our planet’s nations regarding freedom of speech, religion and thought, we will lose what so many of our citizens have died for since the creation of this great nation. Our educational system has the prime responsibility to keep the spotlight on the greatness of this country, what we stand for, fight for and why we were created. We have to rekindle the images of our past leaders and make certain that our kids know of their sacrifices and contributions to our history. To fail in this endeavor would be national suicide, and it would heap shame on our fallen warriors.

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Alan Bergstein

Alan Bergstein comes to our pages as a Brooklyn native. Father of four, retired NYC Principal, Korean War Veteran, patriot and Jewish and Israel activist.
About Alan Bergstein

Alan Bergstein comes to our pages as a Brooklyn native. Father of four, retired NYC Principal, Korean War Veteran, patriot and Jewish and Israel activist.

  • ROBERT

    Alan, thank you for saying what so badly needed to be said. And, you have the credentials to say it.

  • "Daisy"

    As usual, Alan, you are absolutely correct. Our schools are teaching a one-sided view of America…not like when I attended school. Pride in our Country and patriotism seems to be "old fashioned" & viewed suspiciously by too many ignorant people.

    The U.N. has NO right to dictate to America what we should do. At the same time, America has NO right to dictate to Israel what they should do in their own country. God Bless Netanyahu and God damn you know who.

  • Juan

    Well said, Alan — as always. Our history-challenged and geography-challenged students (to use politically correct terms) are a national disgrace that will some day haunt us as a nation. Our membership in the U.N. Human Rights Commission is also a national disgrace, not so much for what the commission is SUPPOSED to stand for, but for the governance style of most of its members. Shame on our government.

  • Juan

    Alan: We need people like you at this time when the likes of Oliver Stone are revising, re-writing and dirtying U.S. history!!!

  • MORT KUFF

    Alan has nailed it; the ignorance of today's school-age children regarding what happened on December 7, 1941 is directly attributable to the curriculum in our public schools that has migrated away from the true history of the United States.

    Thanks to the corrupted morals of this nation's Liberals and their inexplicable love affair with the failed policies of Socialism, we've become for all practical purposes, a nation that is becoming progressively more suicidal. This is not an exaggeration.

  • RUSerious

    This mini-minded, anachronistic fear-mongering nonsense about the U.N. only displays the ignorance of America to the other residents of our home planet. Earth. There is no planet 'B'.

  • Michael Ackwrman

    http://www.UNmeMovie.com

    important film, not to be missed.

  • bessie morro

    as i was born on the anniversary of the day the United States declared war on Japan after Pearl Harbor. my kids and grandkids know of the history. i even got my teachers in college on that one (asked them when the US declared war on japan) you wouldn't believe how many people think it was Dec 7th but it WAS NOT. it is just as important to know when

    Pearl Harbor happened as it is to know that WHEN it happened Japan was in Peace Talks with the US. we may remember

    all of this even though i wasn't even thought of back then but as it stands today in 20 – 30 years our offspring won't know what

    Pearl Harbor was or the many innocent lives that were lost then.

  • JanSuzanne

    Dear Alan…THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. (Thomas Paine) You represent the best of us and I so appreciate your commitment to fight the good fight.

  • tony d.

    Not too many years ago, I read to my college students the words "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their

    Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness …". I asked them

    to identify the source of those words. Out of a class of approximately 25 students, one female student got it

    right. Most were graduates of Long Island, NY high schools where the cost per pupil is one of the highest in the country.

    My guess is most of them were voters last month.