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Why not just be an American (standard:humor, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 02 2012Views/Reads: 1107/665Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
As we celebrate another birthday of this great country, I cannot help but think back on some of our history. What a grand history we have had. I know some people are ashamed of our history and so we have revisionists rewriting American history. Neverthele
 



As we celebrate another birthday of this great country, I cannot help
but think back on some of our history. What a grand history we have 
had. I know some people are ashamed of our history and so we have 
revisionists rewriting American history. Nevertheless, I certainly want 
to celebrate the real America. 

My wife and I were relaxing after a scrumptious supper and were watching
a little bit of TV. I was half dozing, as is usually my condition after 
such a supper, when my wife startled me with a question. 

It was a news program on television updating us with the latest
political scratch-talk. If it were not for politics, the airwaves would 
be silent. Oh, for those wonderful sounds of silence. Personally, I 
would be glad to double my tax rate if in doing so we could put to 
silence all this political-scratch-talk. I call it "scratch-talk" 
because whoever is talking is trying to scratch somebody's back even if 
it is just their own. I guess we have a lot of itchy backs in this 
country. Thankfully, we have an endless supply of backscratching 
politicians. 

It does not matter which way the wind is blowing each political party
says it is blowing in their direction. I guess you have to go to eight 
years to Harvard and have a student loan debt of $120,000 to understand 
how that works. If you do not mind, I just do not want to know how it 
works. 

With the politicians unable to create work in our country for common
Americans, the real Americans, they sure know how to work a situation, 
usually to their advantage. If they could put all of this to work for 
the good of the ordinary American, I would feel happier about paying my 
taxes. As it is, I pay my taxes but not happily. 

Back to my wife's question. "Who are," she said very carefully, "the
real Americans in this country?" Then she paused for a moment and 
followed it with this question, "Who does America really belong to?" 

Well, those two questions got me thinking. 

Who are the real Americans? Are they Republicans, Democrats or
Independents? I know there is a bunch of other miscellaneous political 
parties but I cannot think of them right now. Which one is the American 
Party? 

If I do not like any political party, where does that leave me? I am all
for parties, but the whole idea of a party is for people to have fun. I 
do not see any political party where I could have fun. The strange 
thing today is, if I do not "belong" to some political party I am not 
able to vote in this country. Moreover, if I do vote, who in the world 
do I vote for? 

My wife and I got to talking about this and I, for once in my life,
posed a question. How would you describe the average American? 

Is the average American black, white, yellow, red or a mixture of
colors? Do you define an American by the color of his or her skin? What 
about gender? Is the average American male or female? Then there is 
age. How old is the average American? 

We bounced these questions around for a long time and did not come up
with any good answers. Then there was silence. 

I come back to one thought; why can't we just be Americans. Why do we
have to have all the emphasis on variations, colors, temperaments and 
the people we elect to office who cannot tie their own shoes without 
conducting some poll? Why can't we send ordinary, common sense 
Americans to Washington DC who understands the American life? 

Most of the politicians, if not all, live in a bubble and cannot relate
to the average American in this country. I challenge these politicians 
to act like, live like common, everyday, normal Americans. 

We normal Americans have to live on a budget. If I do not have enough
money, I have come to the end of my buying spree. I think this concept 
ought to be copyrighted and sent to Washington DC. It is a new concept. 
It will need somebody to interpret it to those who are living in that 


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