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Do you have the right to be an American?

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  1. T. A. Gardner

    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    And now for a relevant joke:

    Two Pakistani families immigrate to the US. Upon arriving they make a bet between them on who can become more American in a year. They agree to meet in a nearby park a year from now to decide the bet.

    A year passes and the first family is in the park. Dad is BBQing hamburgers and hot dogs, the kids are playing frizzbe, a top 40 station is on the radio. The wife in her jeans and logo clothes sets the picnic table for the event.

    The dad sees the second family arriving and goes to greet them. The second dad is smoking a Pall Mall and wearing a "wife beater" T shirt. He and the "old lady" are fully "sleeved." The kids begin to run wild and graffiti everything in sight.
    The second dad looks at the first and says "Get the F--- away from me you fuzzy furrener before I kick the S=== out of you!

    Who's more American?
     
  2. Miguel B.

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    I got 12 right... Does that make me worthy??:rolleyes:




    Cheers...
     
  3. Totenkopf

    Totenkopf אוּרִיאֵל

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    9/19 :(
     
  4. Richard

    Richard Expert

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    17/19

    Give me a gun and lets kick communist butt. :D
    And put up a fooking great big wall to keep them blasted Canadians out, oops sorry I meant Mexicans. ;)
     
  5. C.Evans

    C.Evans Expert

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    Sorry Richard but, Lorne Greene, Michael J. Fox, John Belushi and John Candy-all already made it here ;-)) Just kidding and Reat in Peace Lorne and both Johns.
     
  6. Erich

    Erich Alte Hase

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    damn ! I got 21 out of 19, what happened ? guess I am a god now
     
  7. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

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    Are you sure you didn't run the quiz twice, Erich?
     
  8. XcombatX

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    I've got 14 out of 19.
    Those darned states! :p
     
  9. SaltyShellback

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    Interesting question. IMHO, there is no "right" to be an American. You are guaranteed certain inalienable rights given to us by our creator (paraphrased) when you are an American, some by birth, some by naturalization. I believe that being an American is a privilege. Alexis de Tocqueville described that democracy in America was an interesting experiment. It still is. It is constantly growing and changing, although I do not believe that our constitution is "a living, breathing, ever changing" document. I do believe that our democracy (actually we are a republic) has expanded within the confines of this great document, albiet quite stretched at times. So, you would have to define what is "an American". That my friends is a very tough question. We are everyone, a huge melting pot of humanity with all of it's good parts and all of it's bad parts.
    To be cont...

    Take care,
    SaltyShellback

    P.S. I got 19/19 on the test.
     
  10. Joe

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    Hmmm. it won't let me do question 7...
     
  11. C.Evans

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    Well said sir, well said. Also, im glad somebody else here besides me, knows that we are a Republic.
     
  12. rainbowtrout

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    I went to the same site (Nov 19) and it was a 30 question test. I got 30 out of 30. The test I took was equal to the chapter tests in a commonly used home-school textbook called, "Land of Fair Play", for the upper elementary grades. You must have had a better test that the one I got.
     
  13. rainbowtrout

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    :crab: The Right to be an American. Is that the Right to be a citizen or the right to be a sovereign?

    Historical: The source the United States derives its authority from is the Constitution which is an organic law established by the People. The people in their capacity as Sovereigns made and adopted the Constitution; therefore, the United States, emanates from the People.
    The words "People of the United States" and "Citizens" are synonymous terms, and mean the same thing." (Dred Scott vs Sanford 1857) Every citizen is a Sovereign.

    1960s Supreme Court Judicial activism introduced two paradigm shifts: The sovereign individual paradigm : the individual is sovereign, and senior/superior to the likes of the state, the government, and the law. The feudal paradigm : where the individuals are the subjects of authorities like kings, states, and governments. (14th amendment citizenship stuff)

    Since the 1960s, it sure looks like you have the choice to make, sovereign citizen of a State, or subject/citizen of the United States.
    :crab:
     

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