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Old 01-04-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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It is time to change from "You might be a REDNECK" to "You might be aTRUE AMERICAN!"

Only it isn't not seen as HUMOR, but the correct way to LIVE YOUR LIFE!

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: It never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, 'One nation, under God.'

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You've never protested about seeing the 10 Commandments posted in public places.

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You still say 'Christmas' instead of 'Winter Festival.'

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You bow your head when someone prays.

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You stand, remove your hat and place your hand over your heart when they play the National Anthem.

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You treat our vets with great respect, and always have.

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You've never burned an American flag in protest, (but only to properly retire it))

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You know what you believe and you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You respect your elders and expect your kids to do the same.

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You'd give your last dollar to a friend.

If you read this, it is because you, like me, have just enough TRUE AMERICAN in us to have the same beliefs as those talked about .

God Bless the U S A ! Amen

AND PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IN ENGLISH

God Bless the U S A ! Amen

courtesy of "Brian Basset"

Last edited by mkfarnam; 01-04-2008 at 07:18 PM..

 
Old 01-04-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Helena, Montana
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Guess I'm a TRUE AMERICAN, and damn proud of it.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Evidently I'm not a true American in spite of having been born and raised here.

Its a sad sad thing when a group of right wing fundies can make such an arrogant claim as the one I read here.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Originally Posted by Lindsey_Mcfarren View Post
Evidently I'm not a true American in spite of having been born and raised here.

Its a sad sad thing when a group of right wing fundies can make such an arrogant claim
Quote:
as the one I read here
.
Which is?

If anyone pertains to you, your a True American.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
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Separation of church and state- One of the most fundamental American ideals. I do not understand how not standing up for this principle would make someone not a "True American". Religion has no place in public or governmental affairs, PERIOD! Secondly, the thing about putting your hand over your chest, there is ABSOLUTELY nothing in the Constitution that makes it mandatory, it is a sign of respect but people have different feelings about patriotism. Patriotism cannot in any way be shoved down someone's throats. Redneck America feels a lot like North Korea or Iraq. Long live freedom of thought and expression.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Originally Posted by lukeache View Post
Separation of church and state- One of the most fundamental American ideals. I do not understand how not standing up for this principle would make someone not a "True American". Religion has no place in public or governmental affairs, PERIOD! Secondly, the thing about putting your hand over your chest, there is ABSOLUTELY nothing in the Constitution that makes it mandatory, it is a sign of respect but people have different feelings about patriotism. Patriotism cannot in any way be shoved down someone's throats. Redneck America feels a lot like North Korea or Iraq. Long live freedom of thought and expression.
There is no language "separation of church and state" in either the Constitution or Bill or Rights.

And, with respect, you know nothing about showing respect to American or Americans - you showed that when you said our men and women in uniform were stupid
 
Old 01-04-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Originally Posted by mkfarnam View Post
It is time to change from "You might be a REDNECK" to "You might be aTRUE AMERICAN!"

Only it isn't not seen as HUMOR, but the correct way to LIVE YOUR LIFE!

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: It never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, 'One nation, under God.'

I find the god reference offensive and it was not a part of the original pledge, it should be removed.

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You've never protested about seeing the 10 Commandments posted in public places.

Seperation of church and state, should go both ways, the ten commandments are fine to display in your church if you choose but they have NO place in government buildings.

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You still say 'Christmas' instead of 'Winter Festival.'

I don't care about this because I know the origins of Christmas are not christian anyway. I do however want to be sensetive to people who are not christian and usually say happy holidays instead if I am not aware of their background.

>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You bow your head when someone prays.

I do not bow my head when someone prays but I would not do anything to distract either because I have respect for other peoples religion, whether it be a jewish person, a christian or a muslim.


>You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You respect your elders and expect your kids to do the same.

I respect people who have earned it, age has nothing to do with it.
Its unfortunate you can't be more openminded.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Easy there folks.

Suffice to say I can respect all of the posters' points of view here..............
 
Old 01-04-2008, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Originally Posted by Lindsey_Mcfarren View Post
Quote:
Evidently I'm not a true American in spite of having been born and raised here.
Its a sad sad thing when a group of right wing fundies can make such an arrogant claim as the one I read here.


Being a True American is not manditory either.

But if you take offense to the whole list,,,,,I guess your right.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Originally Posted by mkfarnam View Post
Being a True American is not manditory either.

But if you take offense to the whole list,,,,,I guess your right.
Well if you would take a moment to read my second post you would see its not your whole list but some of them I find offensive.
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