Monday, October 20, 2008

What is an American?

Recently the idea has come about that those who do not believe in certain values are not Americans.

Palin said at a campaign rally that "she enjoys visiting pro-American cities" in America. I did not realize there was places that are not American enough in America....

There is a congressman who is saying that all of congress should be investigated to see who is anti-American.

When did being an American become a certain lifestyle? Is not being an American about our unity even though we are a diverse nation?

I believe that our core rights allows each one of us to interpret how we see the American dream and how we each choose to live it. Some get married. Some smoke pot all day. Some work and some lay around and play video games. But is this not what America is about? Being able to be an individual and do what you want, when you want as long as it hurts no one else?

I am tired of these power hungry politicians trying to create a sense of nationalism in this country. It is the same path as Nazi Germany pursued and a very dangerous line of thinking. By creating a false idea of what a real American is, you are creating fake boundaries. You are isolating people. That is not what America is about....

I am an American and my beliefs and how I see the world have no implications on that fact.....I question the patriotism of those who wish to divide us with fear when our country is about unity.

Remember, the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.

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