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                                                                                                                                                                          By: J.R. Kays
I’ve been an American for eighty years and I’m damn proud of it! I’m not a German-American, French-American, Italian-American, Russian-American, Irish-American, Jewish-American, African-American, Asian-American or any other kind of an American! I’m a plain old, born and raised American!  I have been all over the world and let me tell you, no matter what the naysayer’s may say about America, there is no better place to be than in the “Good Old US of A!”
Since the beginning of these United States, there has been a steady flow of people from all corners of the globe trying to get to America! On the other hand, there has never been a rush of Americans trying to immigrate to other countries. Why not? Because they know deep down in their souls that there is no other place like America on this earth.  It is truly “God’s Country!”
It’s true, things are not as they were at once; we do live in precarious times, but that’s the way the world is today. It’s a place where a few try to intimidate the whole world; with that said, America will survive! Simply because Americans are resilient, resourceful, determined, generous, and are on the whole, “God fearing” people, who will fight to the last man to preserve their freedom, their way of life and their beloved homeland at all cost!
There will always be newcomers, legal or not legal. My advice to those individuals is to quickly learn the language and customs, so as an American each time you see the Stars and Strips waving in God’s blue sky, you may feel that tearful surge of pride, and think… “I am an American!”
If there are any newcomers who disagree with this simple message, then please, go back to where you came from! You do not deserve to be an American!
Jackie R. Kays
A Proud American!
© 4/17/13

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