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mojo    Posted 09-01-2004 at 12:24:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I stole this from another site, thought some here might appreciate it.

Subject: AN AMERICAN

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 the following to let everyone know what an American is, so they would know when they found one.

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 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 person 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 Afghanistan was overrun 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, 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


Len....NY    Posted 09-01-2004 at 13:17:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mojo,that is excellent food for thought. But it seems many of those tribesmen recognize and respect only deadly force. Just look at the way they destroy their own in their desire to kill Americans.It certainly can't help when they watch the NYC street demonstrations and the many Michael Moore types.The fact that many of these individuals are there merely for a good time,and have no concept of what's really going on is happily lost in the reporting.Remember CNN & Al Jaserra have cameras everywhere,and stirring up trouble is their stock in trade.Yes Americans are kind and generous people, but sometimes a little butt kicking,both here and there, becomes necessary.IMO


SusieQ    Posted 09-01-2004 at 13:22:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mojo, I love this, don't care where it came from, or from whom....it says it all, Proud to be an American. And thanks.......we all need a reminder of how great this American is.


Peanut    Posted 09-01-2004 at 12:28:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that is a great post. Thanks mojo.


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