To Kill an American

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    I didn't write this but I thought it was interesting,,,

    To Kill an American

    You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, 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. 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. 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.
     
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    I am an American!! :)
     
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    I am an American. :)
     
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