The American Breed

Americans are made up of a melting pot breed ....

....Joined together by our strong held beliefs:
The belief that every man has the right just to be,
and die in a country where the air is free;

The right to bear arms, and use them against
aggression if need be; if that's what it takes to
keep America free.
The right to come and go unhindered by any
in the home of the brave and the Land of plenty;

The right to worship God, or to worship no god at all,
according to how one's own conscious does call;
Yes! Americans are of the melting pot breed
Nurtured and raised on Liberty's seed.

Not of one blood- but made up of many bloods you see
All striving together to keep America free.
By our beliefs we are joined under the red, white, and blue
As shown by the things together we've done and are still

[for liberty] willing to do.

We tackle the problems that face us each today,
as did our forefathers-in much the same way.
We guard those things new Americans might take for granted
not knowing the history of the country they chose as their own
Knowing if given enough time they too will come to understand
That not only are we Americans- we are the Spirit of this great land.

Let there be no doubt- to new Americans, that while Americans
will always respect the differences in each of us;
Americans know the dangers, in not always

putting the United States of America first.

Americans are a melting pot breed joined by our heartfelt beliefs:
The belief that individual rights, if abused long enough, and by
enough people~ will in time destroy all the good things past
generations did leave.

By Jan Tetstone/Heartsong


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