American vs. US Citizen

Posted: November 9, 2012 in America, Election 2012, Opinion, Politics
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Today I’m wanting to talk about the difference between being an American and being a citizen of the United States of America. Some of my most vivid memories as a kid are of Independence Day, my favorite holiday. Waking up early to find some flag themed clothes to wear and to tape some little flags on my bike to ride in the neighborhood parade, and going to the big family cookouts that afternoon. Then going either to the lake to watch the firework display, or to buy our own fireworks to put on a show at home. All this might sound familiar to most Americans, and most have memories similar to those I have.

Barrack Hussein Obama…. does not.

In Indonesia, where he spent his childhood, people do not celebrate our Independence Day. He doesn’t have, etched into his mind, the mixed smell of hamburgers, hotdogs, and charcoal wafting through the whole neighborhood, or smiling neighbors waving old glory in the parade.

Since he grew up in a Muslim school in Indonesia do you think he learned about the founding fathers, or the meaning of the red, the white, and the blue on our flag? Did he learn why our flag has thirteen stripes, and fifty stars? Actually I doubt he even knew how many there are. In 2008, while campaigning, he said:

“We have campaigned in fifty-seven states, one more to go!

And after the GOP lost this election, in his victory speech in Chicago, he said:

“over two hundred years ago a colony gained the ability to decide it’s own destiny”

Of course we all know there are not 58 states. Of course we know there were thirteen colonies, not one. We know this because we learned it so early in life that we don’t remember not knowing it. He did not.

Some people may say the only reason I’m pointing this out is because I’m biased, some would even say it’s because I’m “RACIST”. They would defend him by saying, he misspoke, it was an accident. He did not mean to say that just like he didn’t mean “you didn’t build that”. What do you think? Do you think you would ever, ever, in any circumstance, misspeak to this degree? I know I wouldn’t.

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