What is an American? '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, 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
An American lives in the most
prosperous land inthe 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..
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.
We have staked the whole of all our political institutions
upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control
ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.' - James
So give your servant a discerning heart to govern
your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?
— I Kings 3:9