reply to post by Cuervo
You do sound like an American. I too am proud to be an American.
To me, to be an American doesn't necessarily mean to have to be born in America, or have ancestral ties to this land for many generations; to me, to
be an American means to love liberty and to be willing to defend it against anyone who attempts to take it away.
My family has been here in the States for only a few generations, my ancestors came from Poland, Italy, and England - my mother's great-grandfather
was even royalty (we have the Queen's orders to him), yet I feel no ties to those countries. I am American; I am completely enamored with the ideals
our nation was founded upon, and though I may not know you, or most other Americans, I am willing to defend your liberties as well as my own.
Like you, I am a "born-again patriot". In my teens I wanted to bail from this country as soon as possible; I was disgusted with our politicians, our
war-mongering, the hypocrisy - I didn't want to be associated with it. Then something clicked. At twenty-years-old now, I am one of the many who
became fired up after hearing Ron Paul speak, and no matter how you feel about that man he has done a great job at making people realize the current
situation America has placed itself in.
I began reading older texts, memorizing the Constitution, studying the Federalist Papers; then moving on towards texts regarding the current issues we
face... and I got angry, frustrated, broken-hearted. That's when the gears really set into motion and I decided to fight back in any way I could.
I may make a difference or I may not, but I will not sit on my (you-know-what) and let things continue the way they are without attempting to change
it. When I speak in public and when I write online on my site I tell people to have "frostily bones" because it is an anagram for "Sons of Liberty",
and I can't explain how I felt when I overheard someone in my local coffee shop talking about having "frostily bones"
I am an American, I am proud, and I will fight for what I believe in. I have frostily bones!
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