I am OK with people not liking the United States of America. We are a country founded on individual freedom, and freedom of speech was guaranteed as one of the Bill of Rights. That being said, if you are embarrassed, ashamed of, or hate what America stands for, don't let the door hit you in the ass when you leave. As Ken Hamblin wrote; "Pick a Better Country". Go ahead, I dare you! Find a country in the entire world that has the freedoms that we have. With all of all of our bickering, political discourse, and disagreement, we are still a pretty homogeneous country. If you think not, try attacking us and find out what happens!
I read a story today that a Mennonite College, that seems like an oxymoron, in Goshen, Indiana, has banned the National Anthem at all sporting events because it is too "war like", their words not mine. First of all, what sports do Mennonites play anyway? Checkers, no, that requires someone to be Kinged. Certainly none of the contact sports, because they have to be fully covered at all times. Maybe debate society. But that would require independent thought. Nope, I can't think of one Mennonite sport. Can you come up with a great Mennonite sports hero. Did they do well in an Olympic sport, Football, Lacrosse? No. They live in the 19th century and treat their women like Muslims do, terribly.
Just the same, if the Mennonite Church does not like America and what we stand for, go back to Germany where you came from. Try your life style there! At this point, I would really like to add some expletives to describe how angry I am. I spent 40 years defending these druids?! They don't deserve it. I don't even believe they serve in the Military. My view is, no national service, no voting, and no land ownership. But that is my view.
However, for the Mennonite College in Goshen, Indiana, stick your pacifism in your antique clothed behind and pack you bags and leave America. I have had my fill of people who hate America.