Being an American isn't hugging the flag or claiming that you are, it's in honoring the premise expounded in the preamble to the Constitution and the claims made in the Declaration of Independence. A true patriot doesn't pick and choose what makes an American. When a newcomer takes the oath of citizenship, he or she becomes an American regardless of skin color, religion or where he or she came from. An American has read those documents and knows where he or she stands in their regard. Where do you stand?
Robert M. Prowler