Oct 22 2008

I AM an American

Because I love my family.
Because I include in that family people who have chosen their own gender.
Because I am a mother.
Because I am a mother who works outside the home and still holds motherhood first.
Because I am an atheist.
Because I believe in religious freedom.
Because I would never want to take away your ability to disagree with me respectfully.
Because I believe in questioning authority, especially government.
Because I’ve already voted for Obama and against Prop 8.
Because I was born here.
Because I think we should take care of our citizens.
Because I think we should be good neighbors in our global community.
Because I believe in equality.
Because I embrace diversity.
Because I believe in the freedom of speech.
Because I would never have an abortion, but I want it to remain legal and safe.
Because I am patriotic in my own way.
Because I live here and contribute to the country’s success.
Because I love apple pie. And pecan. And pumpkin. And strawberry-rhubarb.

I am an American.

“They can only divide us if we let them.” ~Jen, one plus two

5 Comments

  • By HeatherPride, October 22, 2008 @ 11:16 am

    Right on, girl! I love you stand up for what you believe in and stand up for the rights of others to believe differently!

  • By nrp, October 22, 2008 @ 2:28 pm

    Mmmmm… Strawberry-rhubarb. With freshly whipped cream.

  • By otis, October 23, 2008 @ 8:15 am

    na-UH!

    California isn’t part of REAL PRO-AMERICA AMERICA! Oh wait you do live in a small town. So maybe your are an AMERICAN. I guess we’ll have to wait for some sort of committee to determine your Americanyness.

  • By Vikki, October 23, 2008 @ 10:00 am

    That’s right!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my No on 8 post.

  • By Jennifer, October 23, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

    *applause* *applause* *applause*

    I found the link to you over at Jen’s place and I’m so glad I did. I feel like standing up and saluting the flag after reading your list. (Right after I eat some pie, while wearing my Obama button, of course!)

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