What It Means To Be an American
America is an amazing place filled with many wonderful peoples, cultures, places, and goods. When I think of what a true American should stand up for are their beliefs, country, and the freedom that fought so very hard for.
Why stand up for our beliefs when they usually just get thrown on the ground and spat on by others? Because if we stick to our guns, no one can take away from you what our ancestors so proudly won. And why stand up for our country? Just think of all the loyal men and women out there fighting to protect our country from threats both foreign and domestic. I feel amazing knowing that I can sleep soundly in a bed and not have to worry about the boogeyman coming out from under the bed. The Americans fighting for us protect us from all that want to hurt us.
And last but not least, our freedom. The thing that this country was founded on. No other place in the world can you pray to any god, vote, or have an opinion about anything, to be able to be anything you want. To be an American is to stand up for your beliefs, your country, and most importantly, your freedom. How can we be true Americans if do not stand up for any of these things? How can we ever realize how great America really is if all we do is moan and complain about all the problems we face?