I Am Un-American25 October, 2008
According to Bachmann of Minnesota, I am Anti-American. According to the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate, because of where I live, I am not a real American. I support a candidate for President who is not, according to the McCain campaign, a Patriot. According to such fascist organizations as Focus on the Family, I, as an atheist, am not a real American. In the 1950s, I suspect that I would be under investigation by HUAC. Actually, no. I’m small potatoes.
So I am un-American. I have been told that I am un-American to my face.
So what counts for more — actions or beliefs?
I am not trying to brag, but I view my life as having been pretty strong on service to our country. I volunteered at two different National Park Service sites and volunteered for the US Army when I was younger. I work for the Federal Government even though, in private industry, my skills could bring higher remuneration. I voluntarily work at forest fires. I spent three weeks supporting the rescue/recovery efforts after 9/11. I worked in New Orleans after Katrina.
So obviously, because of where I live, what I believe (or (more accurately) don’t believe), and the candidate I support, I am un-American.