Proud To Be American, Sad To See What America Is Becoming...

I live in America. I am a US Citizen.  I could be considered a mutt with all my ethnic heritage, but I don't refer to myself by any of them.  I am not German-American.  I am not Swedish-American.  I am not French-American.
I am simply American.
I don't understand why people feel a need to separate themselves from this great country by refering to themselves by anything other than "American".  White, black, yellow, green - we are all Americans.  If you don't love this country, then you have the right to leave.  If you choose to stay, then be American, be proud of America, and treat her with respect and pride.  Many people have laid down their lives for the priveleges we all share - respect those sacrifices by respecting America.
It's time to come together, regardless of who you voted for NOV 6, 2012.  It's time to ask what we can do for our country, and stop waiting for our country to do something for us.
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7 Responses Nov 14, 2012

Thank you for your service.

I couldn't have said it any better....thank you.

Excellent share - thanks! Once the Kardashians and Twitter became more exciting than who is running for President, we knew our country was in the *******.

And all should respect our great country and learn and SPEAK ENGLISH!!!

Truer words seldom said!

holy ****! That is how i see it exactly! I think we keep ourselves segregated this way. I also think the government does to with "affirmative Action". We are all americans and our blood is red and it should stop there.
Thanks for sharing yoiur thoughts.

While much of what you say, I agree with, I think the country that you come from or know of it's history will help others understand the thinking process you will bring into the dialog. It is not a perfect model, but an assist in better understanding of their thought process. It show's the perspective of their identification, and their perspective of what they have as personal values. This is useful. It also will show how they will think about events when presented with them.

I see your point iron guy..but I agree with dragon1464. Even if we are Americans, most of us have mixes that make us who we are and add to our personalities, etc. so I feel like saying Im American, really doesn't say who I am as a whole...I am proud to be American of course but there is more to me!