posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 08:00 PM
Originally posted by poet1b
The US was not built by immigrants. That is pure nonsense. The US was built by the people who fought the revolutionary war, and founded the US
government, and the vast number of them were natives, born on the land they founded, in the towns and cities they built, and the economic prosperity
The people who settled the US centuries ago carved a nation out of the wilderness.
I am so sick of these lies people tell, mainly out of pure jealously that the countries they came from are not nearly as successful.
No Chinese, or Irish, or Poles working on the infrastructure? You're sure about that?
No Germans or Dutch settling?
No mercenaries in the revolutionary war? Absolutely sure?
Carved a nation out of the wilderness? But nearly died of starvation....
The indigenous people were treated absolutely fairly? Or was there a bit of a genocide in there somewhere.
The "people who settled the US centuries ago..." were (a) illegal immigrants, and (b) not Americans. The US was formed centuries later.
History. Read it. I love the US, but the "We're Number One" foam finger isn't as clean as some would like to think.