To the editor:
Lapel pin patriot (LPP), this is what I call people who believe that having an American flag on their house or on their lapel makes them an American. Well there is a lot more to being an American than that. LPPs strut around, declaring that this is a land of majority rules and quoting the Constitution, waving a tea bag in the air declaring that this is the land of the free and the brave and at the same time proposing laws and constitutional amendments that abolish the rights of others in the minority.
Well, LLPs have it wrong. The Constitution is there to protect the rights of all, and it doesn’t matter if you’re Christian or not, rich or not, male or not, white or not, native born or not, or straight or LGBT. We are a nation of differences, and these differences have made us a strong nation. This is a nation of rights, and to force your beliefs upon another through constitutional amendments and laws that limit the rights of others isn’t what our founders envisioned.
So all you lapel pin patriots need to read the Constitution and respect the rights of others or take that pin off your lapel because you aren’t an American where it counts.