Being American

We The People

In my opinion, being an American is an honor not a privilege. As a citizen to this great country you must embrace and abide by the laws that our country is built on.  We are often considered the melting pot of various nationalities.  Being an American comes provides us with a multitude of freedoms and liberty’s that not all nations have.  None would be possible without our forefathers who fought valiantly to provide us the freedoms we have today.  It is because of their sacrifice we have freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to vote for our leaders.  We also have the right to bear arms, get an education, and the right to protest.

Being a citizen is supporting the troops that are fighting for our country. It means that if there is a disaster like 9/11 you don’t just give up you keep fighting. It means that you treat your fellow Americans with respect. It means that you don’t judge people because of their color, religion, or their beliefs. Being an American is being loyal to this Country and helping out in any which way you can. It’s important for all American citizens to understand how lucky we are to be living in this great country. Many people are not aware of how well off they are to live in this Country.

Ultimately, being an American means loving one another, freedom and opportunity.  Being an American is not as simple as being born in the United States. More importantly, being American is about embracing the culture and way of life. When we can set aside difference and embrace the culture we then become a part of it regardless of where we were actually born! As a natural born citizen I’m proud of my heritage and the liberty’s afforded to me because of the brave sacrifices of the men who stand in the forefront and fight for our precious country.  We are truly One Nation Under God!

Twin Towers
Our lives changed forever. 09/11/01
Home of the free and the brave
To our men and women in uniform past, present, and future…God bless you and thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We the people image – http://www.merchantcircle.com

Twin tower image – http://www.pintrest.com

Home of the brave image – http://www.policetees.com

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5 comments

  1. I could not have agreed with you more about what you view as being American. If your not willing to lay down your life, or to at least honor and respect the one’s who have then that’s not doing justice. When I joined the military and was shipped off to basic I learned that these would be the type of guys i’d have to be willing to lay my life down for inorder to make sure my family slept safe at night. And i’ll tell you, you’ll never meet a more great group of people then the one’s you meet along the way in the military. Such god send people who just want to do for their country because they feel like they own it to a place that has given them freedom and right’s. You are exaclty right to mention that we must embrace this country for what it is and it’s truly up to us to make it what it’s seen as.

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  2. After reading your blog, I can conclude we have similar views on what being an American means to us. I think that in this day and time we are very fortunate to have the freedoms and rights that other countries do not have due the fights our forefathers put up. Just as we are lucky to live in this country, I think that as Americans it is our duty to respect this land and its people as well as contribute positively to it. I also think that being an America can be seen as both a privilege and an honor due how one sees what America has done for us and what we can do for her.

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  3. I completely agree with you! Many people take for granted what our founding fathers and fellow American’s established. It is very unfortunate that some immigrants come into our great country that we love so dearly, America and want to instill their laws. Many individuals take for granted the opportunities that come with being an American. For example, freedom of speech, education, and the opportunity to vote, no matter if you are male or female. I am honored to be an American and will gladly stand up and defend my country under any circumstance. There were many men and woman who have sacrificed their lives to ensure the freedom of The United States of America. God Bless the USA!

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  4. Hello, I totally agree with you that being an American is an honor not a privilege. We have very similar views on what it means to be an American. Being an American means we do have lots of freedoms. We are free and we must continue to protect and fight for our freedom. I agree with you as a good American we must live by the laws of the land and love one another. We must be kind and tolerant of other people’s religion and beliefs. We must support our troops and leaders. We must be united and stand by one another.

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  5. I love how you acknowledge that being an American is an anointed or earned identity. An alarming number of our citizens are born on American soil and unfortunately do not enjoy the full benefits of American rights, so I wholeheartedly agree with you that liberties should be afforded to anyone that may identify as an American. I don’t know that I concur that institutional violence has always been necessary in preserving that freedom (ex: going to war with Iraq and citing a terrorist attack in which they had no involvement as the reason), but I think it’s great you so feel so passionately about what it means to be an American.

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