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What is an American?

posted 4/6/2009 7:43:32 PM |
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I've pondered and wondered how to explain to someone what is an American. It seems like a simple task, I've been one my whole life. As it turns out, it’s not so easy. There are many ideas of what an American is under certain conditions.

I have heard American described as someone who votes. But that only happens, voting, once in a while. I've heard American described as someone who has freedom and liberty, but liberty is a matter of viewpoint. To one who is happy to work, watch TV and get a little nooky, Liberty is relatively easy. So, that doesn't cover it.

Well, all at once it hit me. What an American is. Also, why we are so upset by the way things are today and going tomorrow.

An American is a member of a family. The American Family. Just as your brother would defend your honor, so will an American. Families love, adore and cherish each other. They fight like cats and dogs. Families bring new members in thru a ceremony. They have patriarchs who guide and mold us. Families live and breath to support and help each other.

The problems with this country all connect to the idea of family.

Illegal Immigration = non-family trying to break up the family.
Wall St. = family that is stealing from Momma purse.
Foreign relations = family that supports non-family and forsakes family.
Police State = family that try to run our lives for us.
Low wages = family that uses us for their own gain.
Taxation = family that takes our money to support the lazy family.

When I travel to another state I can find a person who will treat me like family. That is what an American is. FAMILY!

I for one will always be an American. I would give my life to protect my daughter. I will give my life to defend my family.

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Apr 6 @ 7:59PM  
Every family has undesirable relatives.

Apr 6 @ 8:18PM  
Greenie Sir!!!

Apr 6 @ 10:26PM  
Well said Sir....well said.

Apr 7 @ 11:36AM  
..... Stated clearly

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