American

“The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism. … It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.”
-George Washington

What does being American mean to YoU?

8 Responses to “American”

  1. Terry_Jim says:

    It means freedom
    To succeed, or fail.
    To live in liberty, or license.
    To live where I have rights that are inalienable,
    Like – but not exclusively life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
    Inalienable rights, because they come not from government,
    but from the Creator.
    It means freedom to learn and live
    who I am, why I am here, where I am going.

  2. kevin says:

    The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the homeland!
    God Bless America

  3. DL says:

    It means a country moral enough worth dying for. Even John Wayne knew that! It’s not the stars and stripes but the moral fibre and goodness of the men and women who carry the stars and stripes. It is not capitalistic profits, but the souls of those who would risk all to make a go of it for themselves and those they can share that wealth through employment and education. It is a set of values that exceed borders and become the envy of the world. America to be great is more than just a way of life, but embodies in itself a reason for living. America is the unlimited synergy of its components – its individuals, its families, its people watched over by its God!.

  4. ABF says:

    I’m not American but whatever it means, it is the envy of the world, and I really hope it’s defended and respected for all time. God bless those who protect her, and God bless America.

  5. karl M says:

    IT NO DOUBT MEANS QUITE ALOT…EVERYONE IS TRYING TO GET IN..

    I AM PROUD TO BE BORN HERE, LIVE HERE, AND SALUTE THE STARS AND STRIPES…..GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!

  6. Barb says:

    It means freedom to serve God without persecution, the right to succeed or to fail – my choice. Freedom of speech on all things without the fear of being punished. It means much more than mere words can tell. Being American means I am blessed!

  7. benning says:

    True Liberty. : )

  8. Always On Watch says:

    As Reagan put it, America is “the city on a hill.” American means supporting what our Founders so believed in, particularly the Bill of Rights, which spelled out the new ideals, all of which are based on respecting others who share the dream. And with all those personal freedoms, we are the envy of the world and the greatest threat on the planet to totalitarianism.