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An Australian definition of a Canadian


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Written by an Australian Dentist...

To Kill an American or an Canadian
You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was
actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a
newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American or
Canadian, any American or Canadian.

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the  following day to
let everyone know what an American or Canadian is,
so they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!! )

An American or Canadian is English, or French, or Italian, Irish,
German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be
Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian,  Chinese, Japanese, Korean,
Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.

An American or Canadain may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage,
Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes
known as native Americans or Canadians.

An American or Canadian is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or
Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America or
Canada than in Afghanistan . The only difference is that in America
they are free to worship as each of them chooses.

An American or Canadian is also free to believe in no religion.
For that he will answer only to God, not to the government,
or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government
and for God.

An American or Canadian lives in the most prosperous land in the
history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in
the Declaration of Independence (or in Canada, the Bill of Rights),
which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

An American or Canadian is generous. Americans or Canadians have
helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time
of need, never asking a thing in return.

When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago,
Americans and Canadians came with arms and supplies to enable the
people to win back their country!

As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than
any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan.

Americans and Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best
products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best
services. But they also welcome the least.  The national symbol of
America, the Statue of Liberty, welcomes your tired and your poor,
the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest
tossed. These i n fact are the people who built America .

Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of
September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their
families. It's been told that the World Trade Center victims were
from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first
languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

So you can try to kill an American or Canadian if you must.
Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and
other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you
would just be killing yourself.  Because Americans and Canadians
are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the
embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds
to that spirit, everywhere, is an American or a Canadian

Please keep this going!
Pass this around the World ?
Then pass it around again.
It says it all, for all of us



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from Snopes.com http://www.snopes.com/rumors/america2.htm

"The "What is an American?" article quoted above was not penned by an Australian (or a dentist), but by Peter Ferrara, an associate professor of law at the George Mason University School of Law in Northern Virginia. Mr. Ferrara's commentary was originally published in the National Review on 25 September 2001."

It's been going around for a few years. I've had it e-mailed to me several times. Now somebody's added "Canadian" in there too.

All of those cute stories circulating via e-mail should be checked before passing them on.


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That's why a "radio chatter" forum was created...for drivel.