(405 posts) Sat Sep-18-10 10:17 AM
Original message I am really tired...
of hearing about "Real Americans" and how they are not being treated properly by the black, brown, red, yellow and non-Christians among us. Who are these people to decide what an American is?
My ancestors to this country came to Virginia and Massachusetts in the 1600's. They fought in every war and sometimes on both sides. Some owned slaves and some were abolitionists from the start. Yet I have a daughter-in-law who is a naturalized citizen that probably knows more about our history than I do. She certainly understands the ideal and concept better than most "real americans" I have met who spout on and on about their specialness.
It seems to me time to call out those who, like Palin and Beck - et al, call themselves Americans and have no idea what they are talking about. They really ought to shut up.