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To Kill an American
8/3/2007 3:14:55 AM
I received this in an email from a friend. Read on.

"To Kill an American"

You probably missed this in the rush of news, 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 Australia dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone
know what an American is.  So they would know when they found one.

"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

An American is also free to believe in no religion.  For that he will answer
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 overrun 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 Septermber 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

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."

Judy Smith

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Re: To Kill an American
8/3/2007 9:26:14 AM

Hi Ken!

WOW - how perfectly true!!  Thank you!


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Re: To Kill an American
8/3/2007 2:07:58 PM
This is great, I will forward it to my friends. Tom
"Opportunity doesn't knock. You knock and opportunity answers!" Thomas Dinnocenzo
Re: To Kill an American
8/3/2007 4:32:15 PM
Greetings From Gary and Janice Hawkins Of Lewiston, Idaho. Thank you for sharing this wonderful message on Americans. People are so quick to judge and usually they are the ones who are in the wrong in the first place. We are proud to be Americans and ask all to invite us to join your friend's list. You are certainlt welcome to join ours, respectfully, Gary and Janice Hawkins of Lewiston, Idaho.
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Re: To Kill an American
8/3/2007 8:29:49 PM


Thank you so much for sharing this. How awesome! People from all over the world need to realize that we are more alike then we are different. We are all created in His image.

Peace, Health and Prosperity,
Barb Doyle, Sc.

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