Written by an Australian Dentist ...
You probably missed this in
the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in
Pakistan had 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,
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..
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 Twin Towers the
morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families.
It's been told that the World Trade Center victims 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.