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To Kill an American
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Posted on 01/26/2006 8:09:22 PM PST by GeekDejure

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 an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!)

"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 Comanche, 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 lives in 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 to 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, never asking a thing in return.

When Afghanistan was over-run 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 of everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services. 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. It's been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different 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 other blood-thirsty tyrants in 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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Miscellaneous; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 25september2001; american; nationalreview; peterferrara
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1 posted on 01/26/2006 8:09:23 PM PST by GeekDejure
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To: GeekDejure

Excellent. Thank you.


2 posted on 01/26/2006 8:11:29 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Brad's Gramma

yeah, but I'm a TEXAN :P


3 posted on 01/26/2006 8:12:11 PM PST by gop4lyf
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To: GeekDejure

Wow. Just. . . wow.


4 posted on 01/26/2006 8:12:55 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: GeekDejure

Well said...thank you...an American.


5 posted on 01/26/2006 8:13:08 PM PST by Cornpone (Who Dares Wins -- Defame Islam Today -- Tell the Truth About Muhammad)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Excellent. Thank you.

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6 posted on 01/26/2006 8:13:29 PM PST by GeekDejure (LOL = Liberals Obey Lucifer !!!)
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To: GeekDejure

EXCELLENT POST!! Thank you, GeekDejure! I'll be passing this one along. :)


7 posted on 01/26/2006 8:15:07 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: GeekDejure

I know you noted your source as "email," but do you have a url for the newspaper this ad was published in?

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ON THE NET...

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=%22kill+an+American%22&btnG=Search+News


8 posted on 01/26/2006 8:16:31 PM PST by Cindy
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To: gop4lyf

Texans don't count. :)


9 posted on 01/26/2006 8:17:21 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: GeekDejure

:)


10 posted on 01/26/2006 8:17:38 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: gop4lyf

Yup and Texans wasn't even on the list. I guess we are safe , huh.


11 posted on 01/26/2006 8:18:07 PM PST by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: GeekDejure

Great post!


12 posted on 01/26/2006 8:23:02 PM PST by jcb8199
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To: GeekDejure
$100. Even for a lib?

13 posted on 01/26/2006 8:23:18 PM PST by I see my hands (Until this civil war heats up.. have a nice day.)
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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.>>

Not true. Four million in the US. 28 million in the 'Stan.


14 posted on 01/26/2006 8:27:50 PM PST by Appalled but Not Surprised
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To: GeekDejure
Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place.

I hate to be a stick in the mud, but we most are definitely from a particular place, and are a particular people. We're from the United States, it has borders, language, and culture (to quote Michael Savage). We speak English and the borders can be found on a map of our country.

The bit about our power and appeal coming from the Declaration of Independence, however, was spot on.
15 posted on 01/26/2006 8:29:01 PM PST by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: Brad's Gramma

"Texans don't count. :)"

Actually, one Texan is worth 2 of everybody else.


16 posted on 01/26/2006 8:31:57 PM PST by garyhope (Happy, healthy, prosperous New Year to all good Freepers and our brave military.)
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To: Appalled but Not Surprised

Tks for the clarification. Was aboutta comment on the same!


17 posted on 01/26/2006 8:34:03 PM PST by voletti (Awareness and Equanimity.)
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To: GeekDejure

Awesome! Thank you.


18 posted on 01/26/2006 8:34:04 PM PST by OLDCU
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To: garyhope

Y'all outta go on a diet or sumthin' then! ;)


19 posted on 01/26/2006 8:34:22 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: gop4lyf
Don't tell us what a TEXAN P is. Let us guess. LOL
20 posted on 01/26/2006 8:34:59 PM PST by fish hawk (creatio ex nihilo)
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