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An American credo
Jewish World Review ^ | Don Feder

Posted on 05/22/2009 12:41:24 PM PDT by Caleb1411

On the day when we memorialize those who gave their lives so America would endure, we should ask what it means a citizen of this republic.

Here are the thoughts of one American, a credo for the coming millennia.

I am an American. I was conceived at Plymouth, born in Lexington and Concord, and reached maturity at Philadelphia.

I went through the fires of Shiloh, Gualdacanal, the Chosin Resovoir, Khe Sanh and a thousand other battlefields, and emerged rededicated to the ideals on which America was founded.

I am an American. Ever ready to defend my liberty and independence, to make any sacrifice and bear any burden - still, I seek no quarrel.

I march to the sound of the guns out of necessity alone. I fight not for glory or territory, or to make others bend to my will, but to vindicate my rights and preserve my freedom.

I am an American. I'm proud of my past. Words like Valley Forge, Gettysburg Address and Pearl Harbor — names like Washington, Jackson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt — make my blood stir.

Glancing behind me, I see generations of men and women who labored and struggled, lived and died to let me stand where I am today — who cleared the land, planted the crops, built the factories, raised the cities and made the discoveries that created a civilization which all the silent, suffering ranks of slaves, serfs and subjects who came before them could never imagine.

I am an American. While recognizing the errors that were made in nation-building (has a nation ever been built exclusively on light?), I proclaim America's past glorious indeed, a boon to humanity, and consider myself among the blessed of the earth to share this nation's destiny.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: memorialday

1 posted on 05/22/2009 12:41:24 PM PDT by Caleb1411
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To: rhema; wagglebee; LiteKeeper
I am an American. I cringe at the collection of connivers, cowards, clowns and quacks that passes for our political leadership. I wonder that so many of my compatriots have no idea what America means and show no gratitude for the blessings that are theirs.

I am an American. My ranks grow thin; the night closes in. Whether I will be the last of my kind or the vanguard of their resurgence, only time will tell

2 posted on 05/22/2009 12:43:03 PM PDT by Caleb1411 ("These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own." G. K. C)
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To: Caleb1411

Another good one from Don.


3 posted on 05/22/2009 12:57:40 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: Caleb1411

I proclaim America’s past glorious indeed, a boon to humanity, and consider myself among the blessed of the earth to share this nation’s destiny.

Amen I am proud to be an AMerican.


4 posted on 05/22/2009 1:03:40 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Caleb1411

Wow.


5 posted on 05/22/2009 1:32:57 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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