Posted on Nov 1, 2014
SPC(P) Jay Heenan
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I really mean no disrespect, but I am so tired of everyone having to be [fill in the blank] -American. It is probably the one thing that annoys me so much. Can't we all just be American? I get it, learn about your heritage, be proud of your heritage but at the end of the day we are all just American's. As Americans, we are so quick to label ourselves and then get pissed when someone else labels us, it makes no sense. My heritage is Irish, matter of fact, my Great Grandfather immigrated to the United States. I am still American and I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American. Look at all we have overcome. Are we perfect? Not even close. Yet people make careers out of trying to tear us apart. People come from all over the world to get a piece of the 'American Pie'...be proud of who we are collectively and never be ashamed being 'just' American!
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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Labeling, classifying, segregating, equal opportunity, quotas, call-outs, statistics, percentages, special interest groups, caucuses, lobbyists - they ALL need to go. You are an American, you earn your place on your merits and nothing more.
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SPC(P) Jay Heenan
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Cool article, thanks for sharing!
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If you are a US citizen then you are an American. If you have papers that say you are a citizen then you have every right to be considered an American!
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