Brandy Tucker - Define American

Brandy Tucker

Deltona, FL

My ancestors were natives to the land before it was America as well as founders of the New World. I think as a nation we have an obligation to protect our citizens. We have rules and laws that are supposed to provide safety to those who participate in the preservation of peace here and abroad. We have a distinct culture of multi-culturalism but this means we have a culture within a culture. It’s a slippery slope when we say everyone is American. I think everyone should have the same rights but that still would not make them American. Being born here makes us automatic Americans.

When you come here from another country you have to earn the title by participating and becoming part of the culture not by coming in and forcing another culture on us or reaping the rewards of citizenship without honoring the people who made it possible.

I respect other cultures and I am fascinated by them but I think there is a line that is crossed when we are forced to support people who come here without permission.

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