THE TRUE DEFINITION OF AN AMERICAN…

Posted on April 3, 2009. Filed under: Inspirational... |

 
In spite of everything that’s going wrong in this country, there’s a lot that’s right in it.  To balance out the "sting", I wanted to post a bit of "honey"…
 
"People willing to trade freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both."  —Benjamin Franklin
 
This is supposedly written by an Australian dentist.  I don’t know for sure if it’s true, but someone wrote it, and I’m posting it here because I believe every word of it…
 
QueenBee
 

To Kill an American 

 
You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American. 

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found one.

An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.  

An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.   

An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in  Afghanistan . The only difference is that in  America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.   

An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.    

An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.

The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of  Independence, which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness. 

An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return. 

When Afghanistan
 was overrun by the Soviet Army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country! 

As of the morning of September 11, 2001, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan. Americans welcome the best of everything–the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services. But they also welcome the least. 

The national symbol of  America, The Statue of  Liberty , welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America. 

Some of them were working in the Twin  Towers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families.  I’ve been told that the World Trade Center victins were from at least 30 different countries, cultures and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists. 

So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world. But, in doing so, you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American. 

 
 
 
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Can a country truly be free when it has Government and Legal laws to control it? There is no true freedom especially when money and society is involved thats only enjoyed by tribes. Also when you have a country joined by states then it is naturally BIG so dwarves other nations. Hmm..wonder how it would be if it was like Europe where \’states\’ are countries. The reverse being what if Europe\’s countries were a combined states like America? In reality we are ALL human beings of planet Earth.

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