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!
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