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- And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_the_Beautiful: "America the Beautiful" is an American patriotic song. ..... The song is one of the most beloved and popular of the many American patriotic songs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pie_(song) : "American Pie" is the title of a song by American folk rock singer-songwriter Don McLean. ...The single was a number-one U.S. hit for four weeks in 1972. In the UK the single reached No. 2 on its original 1972 release and a reissue in 1991 reached No.12.
Toby Keith - Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American) Lyrics : ..American Girls and American Guys
We'll always stand up and salute
We'll always recognize
When we see Old Glory Flying ..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Woman_(song): "American Woman" is a song by Canadian rock band The Guess Who (Apparently Canadians have no issue referring American to the USA)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_United_States: "American Flag" redirects here. The national flag of the United States of America (or the American flag) ....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Sam: Uncle Sam (initials U.S.) is a common national personification of the American government that according to legend came into use during the War of 1812 and was supposedly named for Samuel Wilson. ...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/mar/27/us-jobs-market-peoples-panel: (First line) Write for us about … jobs in America ... The US job market seems to be getting better. When last month's official statistics came out, Americans discovered that the economy added a better-than-expected 227,000 new jobs, and that the national unemployment rate held at 8.3%, the lowest in four years. (The Guardian doesn't have a problem calling USA Citizens Americans )
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer) (the whole world loves Madonna right?!) Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone (/tʃɪˈkoʊneɪ/ chi-koh-nay); August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur.
If not then surely http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britney_Spears BritBrit is loved by the world.... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American recording artist and entertainer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Airlines American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is the world's fifth largest airline in passenger miles transported and operating revenues. Surely everyone accepts them world wide as meaning the USA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Express : American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) or AmEx, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. ( Pretty sure nobody has confused this before either )
And last but not least: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americans: Americans, or American people, are the citizens of the United States.
Now here is my point... If you have a problem with it, complain to the other countries that also refer to the citizens of the United States of America as Americans. Tell them not to write "Americans" in their news reports, not to call our movies "American", and not to call our Actors, Actresses, and our Musicians "American" nor call Obama "The American President". Urge the world, please, because it is such a huge problem the world is facing right now that everyone references USA citizens and products as American. For those who showed concern for why we are only concerning ourselves within our nation of Americans... it is because we need to get the message out to our own. Let us work on something of our own people instead of everywhere else. Crazy how people of other countries keep saying we Americans need to stop going everywhere else in the world...but when we have a fake poster on the internet mentioning something we want to focus within our own country, we get scolded for that too. Geesh.Apr 15, 2012
- Let us not forget that Women serve in active combat.
"And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won't forget those who died,
who gave that right to me."
And I will always honor them.Apr 15, 2012
- I know, I was only directly quoting the song :) They played that song when I received my EGA when I graduated Marine Corps Bootcamp. ;)
I wanted to add also that the recruiting station I came from was right there in Manahawkin, at the corner of Rt 9 and I believe the road that you turn on to get to LBI :)Apr 15, 2012
- "And please people! READ THE POSTER !!! this post was not about being human or not human, it was about patriotism and that's why it says "a real American" "
Now this is the most honest comment in here. Good old patriotism/nationalism. Pretty much the root of bigotry and racism if you think about it. Now the discussion is really getting somewhere!Apr 15, 2012
- Ted Ewen+1Noyou have taken the conversation absolutely nowhere. It's not nationalism_. It is anti-nationalism. Real Americans are not Nationalists. Real Americans embody the principles of tolerance and acceptance, stand up for the weak, fight for the Truth. You know, ideals.Apr 15, 2012
- Real Americans? Really? I'll tell you who real Americans are, they are all of you. This is everyone who has a citizenship. The term 'Real American' is an ignorant phrase which really means "People who I like and believe as I do". It's meaningless, and moreover is used to bully and coerce belief.
Love one another, even those you hate. If you don't stand together, there won't be any Americans, 'Real' or otherwise.Apr 15, 2012