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Old 01-28-2003, 09:20 AM
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Kill an American? A Must Read!
Finally someone says it right !!!


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, 2002 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.
 
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Very poignant.
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Very good. One correction though...it was September 11, 2001 not 2002.

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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.
Or any combination of the above
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If more people in our great country would take a little more time to reflect upon things such as this, and really appreciate the awesome place we live, instead of finding so many faults, I think we could be a little more complacent and truly enjoy the wonderful assets beset upon each and every one of us.
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Old 01-28-2003, 05:27 PM
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GOD BLESS ALL AMERICANS< AND GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY.
 
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Old 01-28-2003, 08:06 PM
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RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 01-30-2003, 06:07 PM
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Wanted to bring this back in case you missed reading it. It's too good to pass up.
 
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