Being An American


americansFellow Americans:

This week begins the Republican National Convention where factions will be shouting they are more Conservative than the others.

In two weeks, the Democratic National Convention will begin with factions shouting they are more Liberal and Progressive than the others.

Each Political Party will claim they are best suited to lead Americans, but what do they really believe?

Personally, I am not beholden to either Political Party; I’m simply proud to be an American.

Today, everybody wants to live in America but not everybody wants to be an American.

What does it mean to be an “American”?

Here’s what I believe.


  • I believe our individual rights come from God, not government.
  • I believe our nation’s government comes from the United States Constitution, not political platforms.
  • I believe our nation’s ideals come from the Declaration of Independence, not political ideology.
  •  I believe our nation’s peace comes from superior U.S. Military Forces, not political negotiations.
  • I believe our nation’s authority comes from sovereignty of the United States, not membership in the United Nations.
  • I believe our personal liberty comes from self-government, not government consent.
  • I believe our nation’s democracy comes from equal justice for all, not special privileges for a few.
  • I believe our nation’s prosperity comes from private enterprise, not government bureaucracy.
  • I believe our nation’s progress comes from budgetary restraint, not government excess.
  • I believe our nation’s greatness comes from individual success, not mass mediocrity.
  • I believe our personal achievement comes from unlimited opportunity, not limited opportunity.
  • I believe our personal property comes from private ownership, not public allocation.
  • I believe our personal worth comes from principled values, not measured wealth.
  • I believe our personal happiness comes from self-respect, not public praise.
  • I believe our nation’s goodwill comes from charitable fellowship, not government welfare.
  • I believe our nation’s public service comes from selfless sacrifice, not selfish opportunism.
  • I believe our nation’s commonality comes from being Fellow Americans, not hyphenated-Americans.
  • I believe our nation’s future comes from American patriotism, not political loyalty.
  • I believe in Americanism.


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  1. save us from Amerikans. If this had been written by a German then just imagine what this brings up yet Amerians are so blinded by their exceptionialism they are to all intents and purposes mentally challenged to cope with the complexities of reality. As for god, the less said the better

  2. Simpsons Donkey

    I did not say we had peace, I stated that I believe our national peace comes from superior Military Forces, not political negotiations.

    We had a superior Military under Ronald Reagan and it won the Cold War without firing a shot, which is consistent with Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” — “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting,” hence, having superior Military Forces to back down the enemy without a war.

    This worked, and I believe it will work again.

    No question we are a weaker nation militarily because Barack Obama said that he was going to “fundamentally transform America.” He was given the Nobel Peace Prize before serving one day as President, but there’s more war and turmoil now than ever — Islamic terrorism has certainly invaded U.S. soil and America is at war among our own citizenry, thanks to Obama’s divisive and race-baiting rhetoric.

    Obama’s administration has been anti-Americanism.

    On the other hand, I believe in True Americanism.

    And you are entitled to your own beliefs.


  3. John Z … your ignorance in not knowing the difference between Iran and Iraq is what’s stunning. I did not mention Iraq — I mentioned “Iran” and the deal that your “Nobel Peace Prize” winning president negotiated to give them nuclear weapons is what’s stunning. Mr. Peace Prize has created more war and turmoil in the past seven + years, including on American soil, this is what’s stunning. .

  4. If you are short of everything but the enemy,you are in combat.In combat zone,American flag and words of true patriots have always been so much more than ´´rhetoric´´- Thank you Mr.Rosebrock,you made every patriot´s day. Et pluribus unum…

  5. DC J

    Thank you for your comment … You say: No, the U.S. military has not made us or anyone else free.

    #4 is about national peace ….

    In his 1964 “The Speech,” Ronald Reagan said: “There is no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there is only one guaranteed way you can have peace — and you can have it in the next second — surrender.”

    His own presidency was an emphasis of “Peace through Strength.”

    Under Reagan, Superior U.S. Military Forces ended the Cold War without firing a bullet and that is the intention — being superior in Military strength and hopefully never having to use it.

    On the other hand, if you think “political negotiations” are the answer to peace, then look no further than the Iran deal and the chaos world-wide with uncontrollable Islamic terrorists because of a weak commander-in-chief who has downsized our Military and refuses to even acknowledge or name the enemy.

    Like it or not, a superior U.S. Military is necessary for national peace and hopefully we never have to engage in any more wars.

    “The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” ― General Douglas MacArthur – “Duty, Honor, Country” speech.

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