There will be those, mainly those on the left, who will state that I do not have the right to ask that questions. By them questioning if I have this right, they proved they have no understanding of the liberties protected in the Constitution. If I were to state that they have no right to questions me, it would be because I did not understand the Constitution.
For our purposes, I will define what I mean by an American. An American would be a person who believes in the same principles as our founders. These principles can be shown by paraphrasing Patrick Henry. In this quote by Patrick Henry, I have changed his word peace for my word safety.
““Is life so dear, or SAFETY so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
An American will value liberty over safety.
Our founders said our nation would honor the Natural Rights of life, liberty, and property. They said these rights are given to us by God, and are inalienable, which means we can not surrender them to government or anybody else. Non-Americans would surrender their natural rights to government.
Our nation was founded on the principle of individualism where the rights of the individual are valued above the dictates of the collective. If you value limiting the aspirations and accomplishments of the individual by punishing them for their achievements in ways such as excessively taxing them, demonizing them, or punishing them for their achievements in any way, you are not an American.
Our nation was founded on the principle that government must be limited. If you value big government that picks winners and losers, that indoctrinates and does not educate, that controls what you can or cannot do, that controls what you can or cannot say, and that controls your life, you are not an American.
Our nation was founded on the principle of rule of law. If you favor a judicial system that will apply law in a different manner because of economic, political, or social position, you are not an American.
I could go on and on, but in fact, what I am defining as an American would be those who value the freedoms and liberties our fathers instituted and believed they were protecting when they drafted and ratified the United States Constitution, including the Bill of Rights.
Specifically, if you favor the platform and proposed policies of today’s Democrats, you are favoring the opposite of what our founders intended, therefore you must ask yourself the question, “Am I an American.”
If you favor federal control over education, you must ask yourself, “Am I an American.”
If you are supporting the lock down, which is putting safety above liberty, you must ask yourself, “Am I an American.”
If you support Democrat candidates, you must ask yourself, “Am I an American.”
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.