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Dec 1, 2005
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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,
South American, Central American,
African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean,
Australian, Iranian,
Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.
An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee,
Osage, Blackfoot, Navajo, 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 MaoTse-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.

Please keep this going!
 Pass this around the World, then pass it around again.
Do it for freedom, for peace, against war and terror.
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