To Be an American?
TO-BE or NOT-TO-BE— AN AMERICAN is each American citizen, resident immigrant, or business owner's choice.
This "choice" seems to have gotten lost in regional confusion over the difference between "Freedom" and "Liberty", a misguided reverence for a "consumer" economy supported by endless debt, growing trade deficits, political slight-of-hand, rampant injustice, and inappropriate military activities.
America did not become America by out-sourcing manufacturing jobs, expanding public bureaucracies, becoming a tourist attraction, or subscribing to religious fascism. America became America by selling products-at-a-profit to the world.
The leading opposition to being an American today are Christians whose Tea Party is the descendent of Dixiecrats and the KKK, and whose ancestors fled or were driven-out of the victorious American colonies after the American Revolution. About 600,000 Christian colonists sought refuge from "the consent of the governed". It was USA's first exercise in ethnic cleansing.
The Time is Now —
for an American Renaissance -- a Political, Legal and
Economic American Renaissance. Resident American
citizens and businesses need to stop living like fleas
on the dogs of public welfare, grants, subsidies,
government contracts and U.S. political factions'
inappropriate wars — and become "Americans" —
competent, competitive, productive Americans who
believe in "initiative", "Free Will" and standing on
their own two feet.
An American Renaissance must start with Working
Americans (Working = Productive). Working Americans
are an endangered species in the USA today, they
may be extinct in Christian States like Florida.
The first challenge is to identify and recruit who
are Americans, who are willing to join the USA's
technology-driven 21st Century by taking advantage
of the individualized supplements and work-arounds
available for those members of a community's
entrepreneurial enterprise business community —
Who are ready, willing and able to build a better
world for themselves and their children in the their