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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-27-2010, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Written by an Australian Dentist....and too good to delete....

To Kill an American

You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistanhad published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!)


"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 Americathan in Afghanistan. The only difference is that in Americathey 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 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 Afghanistanwas 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. 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 TwinTowersthe morning of September 11, 2001earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the WorldTradeCentervictims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

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.
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Thanks for sharing that. You are correct, in saying that it is to good not to keep. And I, for one am proud to be American, At one time, She took us in and gave us dignity

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Right on, Dave!

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Somebody should print this up in bold letters as a poster and maybe ship a few million of them around the world. I really have nothing against other people or other religions, but it has been very hard for me to accept/ understand a religion that exhorts it's believers to KILL those who don't share the same religious beliefs.
I guess its because I have been an American too long. I'm the first to admit we are not always right or always the best but I can't recall the last time one of my Baptist neighbors tried to kill the Catholic guy across the street.
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We tend to have that effect on the world it's a love hate thing.
Lately more hate than love especially when the Gov decides they no whats best for the rest of the world.

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I saw this thread a few minutes ago. Now, in 2017, it is more relevant and important than ever!

Never mind that only one of the above people have shown any RouterForums activity in 2017!

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thanks for the find Tom...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Not sure how post counts is relevant (?).

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Not sure how post counts is relevant (?).

(This from the guy who's short 2,500 Router Forums - View Single Post - I'm Blue) (And yes, I'm going to get them by any means possible; Blue is my favourite colour!)
Is this post in the right thread Dan?

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