Kill and American
Kill and American
which made its rounds in the blogosphere last
year, attempts to define what an American is:
probably missed it in the rush of news last
actually a report that someone in
Pakistan had published in a newspaper
an offer of a reward to anyone who
an American, any American." Reads
So an Australian dentist wrote the following to let everyone
know what an
American is... so they would know when they
found one. (Good on ya, mate!!!!)
American is English, or French, or Italian,
Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or
American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African,
Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian,
Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani, or Afghani.
American may also be a Cherokee, Osage,
Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of
the many other tribes known as native Americans.
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.
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.
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.
American is generous. Americans have helped out
just about every other nation in the world in
their time of need.
the Soviet army overran Afghanistan 20 years
ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to
enable the people to win back their country!
of the morning of September 11, Americans had
given more than any other nation to the poor in
welcome the best, the best products, the best
books, the best music, the best food, the best
athletes. But they also welcome the least.
national symbol of America, The Statue of
Liberty, welcomes your tired and your poor, the
wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the
in fact are the people who built America.
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 victims were from at least 30 other
cultures, and first languages, including
those that aided and abetted the
you can try to kill an American if you must.
So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao
Tse-Tung, and every bloodthirsty
tyrant in the history of the world.
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.