I'm an AMERICAN, Jack!

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    I'm not a European American.

    I'm not an African American.

    I'm not a Jewish American.

    And I'm not a Native American.

    I'm a little bit of all of these, including an Irishman. But...that was only four hundred years ago. Something to do with leaving Scotland for Ireland, a few steps ahead of the Sheriff. A trumped-up treason charge, I believe. So I'm not sure the family is considered to be true Irishmen yet. I mean, four hundred years isn't a really long time by the standards of English History.

    I'm an AMERICAN, Jack. I think some of you have forgotten what that means.
     
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    What's your point? Yeah, you can be simply an "American" if you want... but there's no harm to other people acknowledging their heritage.

    Being an American is no better than being a European American.

    Being an American is no better than being an African American.

    Being an American is no better than being a Jewish American.

    Being an American is no better than being a Native American.


    We're a country built by immigrants. We can keep our ties to our heritage.


    Quit being a sourpuss. You're playing a stupid game of semantics.
     
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    Good for you. Have a hot dog and a slice of apple pie.
     
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    Being an American doesn't mean what it used to.

    I'm an American that doesn't mean I'm also an alcoholic or drug addict. I'm an American, that doesn't mean that I can't read, write or do basic arithmetic. I'm an American that doesn't mean I'm going to tell you want to eat, what to say, who to hire, fire or do business with. I'm an American, but no, I won't sue you just because I think I will make a buck. I won't demand that you fully fund my social life and see to it that my sex life is healthy.
     
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    The goal isn't one country, it's different tribes of people all competing against the other tribes.
     
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    The real stupid game of semantics followed by the the weak rational behind it.
    Oh well. :dunno:
     
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    My sig.
     
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    You aren't ........You're Scottish.
     
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    I'm an Antarctican-American. Love my heritage.
     
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    Just wondering how that works in the melting pot that this nation was known for?
     

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