Being an American

Posted 7/8/21

To the Editor: Being an American is mostly an accident of birth, aside from new immigration. There is no requirement to think a particular way. No opinion makes someone more "American" than any other opinion. No flag waving, no prejudice, no belief, no

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Being an American

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To the Editor:

Being an American is mostly an accident of birth, aside from new immigration.

There is no requirement to think a particular way. No opinion makes someone more “American” than any other opinion. No flag waving, no prejudice, no belief, no religion, race, gender nor sexual orientation makes anyone more America than any other citizen.

There is only us. No them, no those, no lesser among Americans. We should be equal as Americans as a rule. We may have vastly different ideas about what the country, the USA, should be and do. But those differences make no one less or more American. Opinion may show one more or less tolerant, more or less moral, more or less understanding. But none make us more or less American.

For my part, I choose justice for all humans, so all Americans. Examine what you choose. And if not justice for all, then for whom?

Sean Hagberg, PhD
Cranston

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