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What ia a American

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by OLD ONE EYE, May 16, 2011.

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  1. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    Written by an Australian Dentist

    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. (Good one, mate!!!!)

    '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 over-run 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, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan ..
    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. It's been told that the World Trade Center victims 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.
     
  2. hoot619

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    This should be a Must Read! With all the stuff going on today it makes you want to think. Have we changed? Where is all the compassion etc for our own people.
    We are quick to help other countries in their needs. What are doing for our own country. We are sending others money, our manufacturing plants are gone or going. Where is our wage base..

    My country yours and mine, seems like it is changing fast for the worst. Watch the news , can't they just report it. No they have to give their opinions on it.
    Some of the questions they ask make you wonder how the hell did they graduate sixth grade.

    What about are own. I don't mean hand out money freely, start some programs like the CCC . Work and you will get paid. I mean work too, goof off and no paycheck. A lot of people don't know what work even means. You don' necessarily have to like it just do it. I do realize some can't work. Ken Uhlbeck
     
  3. grntitan

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    I like it.
     
  4. Catpower

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    That was good, and a fact
     
  5. Steve W

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    Good read. We should teach this in the class rooms.
     
  6. Beretta687EELL

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    The linked commentary was first aired in 1973 ... Bill Malcolm
     
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