|For God & For Country!
Throughout the year 2004, The Olathe Poste witnessed an alarming amount of artistamps bearing
highly negative imagery and verbal messages that were being produced by independant stamp
artists. The stamps ranged from flipping 'the bird' to America in general, to
anti-American politics following the November elections, to anti-anything that seemingly
had to do with our Country in general and especially the fight against terrorism. An
unsettling amount of these stamps were even being released predominantly during the month
of December and the Christmas season.
Well, enough was enough! Besides the fact that our own Nation's USPS -- more
specifically the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee -- has repeatedly refused to listen to
the desires of the American public to make certain topics of generic interest the subject
of US postage stamps. And patriotism with any more bite to it than an American Flag is
seemingly too much to ask of the CSAC. The Olathe Poste decided
that we would take a positive stand against the whiners, complainers, and any others
in-or-outside the US who seem to think that America is not the greatest Country on this
planet and, who seem to have forgotten the hows and whys that America is the greatest
Nation on earth. But more specifically, while everyone else seems to belittle this fact,
America's strength comes from only one place -- it's rock-solid foundation. A heritage
built around one premise, which besides being our National Creed, the phrase "In God
We Trust" has also been taking a severe beating for far too long.
So, this opportunity to accomplish several purposes with one stamp sheet issue seemed
the obvious thing, and the right thing, to do. Besides, it gave
us the opportunity to do something with a few scenic photographs from the
"The hottest places in hell are
reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis,
maintain their neutrality."
Dante ~ 1265-1321
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