Monday, November 28, 2005

To Kill an American

Below is one of the most movingly patriotic pieces of writing I've seen in a loooooooong time, and it wasn't even written by an American! I found it on the Canadian blog North American Patriot, and am reprinting it here with permission. All you left-wing, Michael Moore types who think that patriotism is about spewing hate-filled "dissent" at your country, take a good, hard look at the article below. Maybe you'll learn what true patriotism is really all about. God bless America!

To Kill an American

To anyone who hasn't figured it out yet...yes, I am an American lover. Wanna know why? Well, it's all summed up pretty well in the words of a very wise Aussie...
Passed on by the great Nickie Goomba...
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 the following to let everyone know what an American is... so they would know when they found one. (Good on ya, 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 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.When the Soviet army overran Afghanistan 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, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best athletes. 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. I've been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 other 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 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.Author unknown
Pass this around the World
...Happy to!

3 comments:

Wonder Woman said...

Looks good...Thanks for passing it on.

PoorGrrl said...

You're welcome!

Trevor said...

Thanks for sharing that and for donating at my web site. I'll use it to continue blogging from Baghdad.

I'm going to link to your site! Cheers.

Sgt. Snyder