What does it mean being an American

What is the definition of being an American?

Many unfortunately in the present day atmosphere have no idea what it means to be an American. A vast majority of those individuals either represent in some way what it was most of us tried to escape with the formation of this nation, and others are just criminal, but still clueless to the actual ideals put forward by the founders.
So many examples can be given to demonstrate what has gone wrong with this society it’s hard to imagine that least some can’t be recognized, but first, a few questions must be asked to clarify what it is we should all be striving for;

1, what is it we all seek and wish for? It is the opinion of this writer it is safety and security from outside influence and protection against any actions from within that would threaten that safety regardless of who that may be, whether it’s a foreign body or a domestic group. So it is written in the constitution that we all as Americans who we have voluntarily submitted to be bound by that constitution, that we should always confront any threats to the goal of security. Certainly there is a right to petition the government either in writing or peaceful acts of gathering by a number of citizens, but nowhere is it written to allow violent protest, and anyone who partakes in any violent act are criminal and should be dealt with as a criminals.
Which also causes me and should cause many others to examine certain remarks made by General Mattis and others like him, both in the present and the past, even though in their own mind they believe those statements are patriotic and well-founded, their patriotism is obviously misguided, wondering then how many others are misguided also who are charged with everyone’s safety.

Another example of either being misguided or misunderstood is individuals like Colin Kaeperneck who has dominated the news lately by kneeling for the national anthem and showing disrespect for our flag thinking that can solve an issue with any government action, when that flag and corresponding anthem does not represent any one person or a small group as in most other case, but in truth concerning the U S it represents everyone including himself, so by his actions he is dishonoring his own position and calling himself a fool. There are better ways to bring attention to any corruption voting is only one of those methods that would not paint everyone with the same brush.

2, Prosperity is another point to consider, who can guarantee prosperity with the kind of criminal acts being undertaken with present day occurrences, when personal property own by individuals who have nothing to do with any grievance that may be present, and in fact takes away from that very foundation of what’s being argued. Those that perpetrate such violence or destroying their own prosperity and a future that could guarantee their own comfort, unless there is a corrupt purpose behind there acts.

I ask, what is it you wish, is that you can feel safe and make the best out of your life? Then isn't treating everyone well and as equals the way to promote that!

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