Bless The USA
You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in another country had published in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.
So I just thought I would write to let them know what an American is, so they would know when they found one.
American is English, French, Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish,
Russian or Greek. An American may also be Mexican, African, Indian,
Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani, or Afghan.
An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, 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 is from 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 man and woman to the pursuit of happiness.
An American is generous.
Americans welcome the best, but they also welcome the least. The national symbol of
America 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 on the
morning of September 11, earning a better life for their families.
So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and every bloodthirsty tyrant in the history of 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.
So look around you. You may find more Americans in your land than you thought
were there. One day they will rise up and overthrow the old, ignorant,
tired tyrants that trouble too many lands. Then those lands, too, will
join the community of free and prosperous nations.
© Peter Ferrara
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