One of the major problems in America today is that people are always separating the parts from the whole. By saying (or pandering) to the concept of “African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, etc..” is wrong on so many levels and down right Un-American. You’ll hear it in the news all the time. Example: “Well, Obama will have to curb his policy on this, that, or the other if he expects to get the Latino vote.” First of all, if you’re an American, you should be putting America first – in your heart, mind, and your verbiage. Second, Americans should be voting for things that benefit America and her citizens…first. If you’re voting to benefit another country’s agenda, then you need to renounce your U.S. citizenship and move there.
Why is it that in the land of “equality” we’re still segregating citizens (verbally) by race, geographical origin, and/or ethnicity? The only difference between now and 40 or 50 years ago is that it’s self-segregation, not “the man” doing it. Be proud of your heritage, absolutely, but be an American first.
When I’m asked where I’m from, I always say America, even though I’m half Hungarian. My Mother came to the States with her parents when she was 5 years old at the end of WWII. They risked life and limb to get there. I’m very proud of my heritage. However, I’d never put a foreign government or its citizens’ agenda above that of America. I’d never say, “Well, if you don’t absolve illegal Hungarian immigrants of their transgressions and give them the world on a platter, then there will be hell to pay.” My grandparents would never allow that sentiment either. They fought and struggled to become U.S. citizens, made sure their children spoke the language, and followed the laws of the country that opened its doors to them.
This is a message to all REAL Americans no matter their parentage. Be proud to be American. If asked, “What’s your nationality?” say AMERICAN. If a State wants to crack down on “illegals,” support it. Vote your conscience as an American, not out of false guilt or media driven idealism. Raise your children to be proud of their citizenship first and their heritage second. Vote and support laws for the good of the Nation and not for the good of the foreign, lazy, or the criminal.
No matter your heritage always remember: One Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for ALL.
For All, means all citizens of the Nation making this pledge.
GOD, means a being greater than ourselves. In other words, the only thing that trumps the power of the Nation’s unity, is the higher power of an allmighty Deity (whether you believe in said deity or not).
Knappdawg has spoken