When I first sat down to write this piece I had a rant about the word Un-American, What the hell does that mean, Un-American? Well really we do know what that means in the political lexicon of today, he/she/or it ain't like me, don't think like me, don't vote the same way and looks, prays or plays differently than I do.
If that is the case then we is all Un-American folks because trying to define American into those little groups that rail against change, difference or patriot outlook all want to make the word AMERICAN smaller.
From our very beginning there have been small groups that want to play the exclusionary game, Nativists, anti-Irish, anti-German, Eastern European haters, Anti-Catholics, Race baiters, geographical and social Manifest Destiny Manipulators, class warfare Monkeys, political party Pushtists and just plain stupid groups who need a megaphone just to hate on another American they dislike because of a difference of some sort.
I AM DIFFERENT than you BUT I am still an AMERICAN!
History is full of small minded Americans. With the fear factor racheted up, these people get louder and then fan flames they have kept burning for a long time. These "embers of hate" are explained away as a strong sense of right and wrong, patriotic duty, moral fiber and plain old Americanism.
Have we all had enough of this YET!
We are a big country so we need a big definition of what American really means.
Here is your opportunity to tell us what an American is and not what an Un-American American is. This weekend begins an American celebration of who and what we are, Celebrate it, don't continue to denigrate the word!
say it loud BABY " I AM AN AMERICAN and so are YOU!
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Have a great fourth of July.