To Kill an American

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    I got this in and email from Dragger.




    This is an absolutely beautiful tribute to our United States of America.
    Say what you may ~ we still have the best country in the world. I thought
    this to be worthy of passing on. And an Australian wrote it. Many people love A
    merica - many people don't. But it is what it is and we are blessed (my
    humble opinion).


    Written by an Australian Dentist....and too good to delete....

    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
    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.


    :cat: :cat:
     
  2. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    man ace, that definataly gets reps and stuff in my book. excellent post brother.
     

  3. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    great post!

    Very good!
     
  4. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    I like your post and have read that before. We like to pass around things like that in the military. i have traveled to over 12 different countries and was in darwin, australia last year its an awesome country and the people there really like us. the United States has a strong influence all over the world. no matter where ive been in any country either they have been wearing our clothes playing our music or using are styles. alot of these countries might not like us but i feel alot of them just want to be an american deep down. i was in Bahrain in the middle east close to iraq and was going to a few clubs and bars and there were people in almost every bar in Full robes listening to american music and some of them were actually really friendly but, you have your bad apples also but, thats any where. thanks
     
  5. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    very good post, thanks for sharing.:big_smile:
     
  6. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    Great Post!!! Thanks for sharing!!
     
  7. YeeHaw

    YeeHaw New Member

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    Great post thanks a lot for sharing.
     
  8. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    That was great, keep em coming.
     
  9. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    FANTASTIC POST reps for sharing
     
  10. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    I was giving out reps right and left to to all those who replyed to this post. I ran out again they say I have to wait 24 hours to give out more .Wish I had more to give {Sorry brothers and Sisters}.



    :0a32: :0a32: :happy: :happy: :happy: :look_down:


    :cat:
     
  11. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    excellent post! It makes you think of why we are fighting this war and doing the humaritarian things we are, thanks for reminding us all of how lucky we are to be able to have this website, and go catfishing, and all the other great things we sometimes take for granted!
     
  12. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    Great post brother. Reps!
     
  13. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Ernest for world leader. Just walk around the earth and have everybody read this and if they don't like it we will spank them...real hard.

    Great post
     
  14. BamaCats Lady

    BamaCats Lady New Member

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    Reps to you. Thanks for reminding us why we are the greatest country on this planet!
    Lisa
     
  15. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Great post Ace!:0a31:
     
  16. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I wish they would post that in every paper in the world. It really touches home.
     
  17. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Thanks for the post Ace, you are a great American!!