What is American?

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    Jun 17, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    So I hear a lot about being American, but I don't really know what it means?

    No matter what definition I think of there's always reasons why that definition doesn't fit.

    I'm just so tired of hearing about being American and not even knowing what it is to actually be American!
  • jock_1

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    Jun 17, 2012 7:40 PM GMT
    You are kidding arent you? I dont understand what you are asking. Being American is just like being Italian or Canadien. To be American you have a pride and love for your country and your freedoms.
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    Jun 17, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    Baseball is American....and Canadian and Japanese and Cuban and maybe others I dont know about.

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    Jun 17, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
    jock_1 saidYou are kidding arent you? I dont understand what you are asking. Being American is just like being Italian or Canadien. To be American you have a pride and love for your country and your freedoms.


    I thought it was that simple too! But then I got to thinking that hey not all people who have a pride and love for America even live in America. Being at a university I know plenty of internationals, and a lot of them have had a pride and love in America since before even visiting it. Also a lot of people living in america who aren't citizens who have a pride and love for America.

    Are these people more or less American than myself? Do they deserve more or less benefits of being American.

    I'm really serious here. Maybe it's just a bigger question about nationalism, but I just hear "being American" soooo much. And when I hear that it's normally not inclusive of "illegal/undocumented americans" who have a pride and love for america as well...
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    Jun 17, 2012 7:56 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 saidBaseball is American....and Canadian and Japanese and Cuban and maybe others I dont know about.

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    This image is probably the most succinct definition of American I have come across thus far. Everything about it makes me want to be MORE AND MORE AMERICAN!

    Thank you