Every muscle in my body hurts today - how about you?
by: A Grateful Immigrant
I am familiar with this
feeling. The constant feeling of exhaustion. And guilt that I feel
relief that I wasn't on the plane(s) that day, that Tennessee was not
struck, that I cannot do anything to help. That horror has returned to my
tiny little life. Am I Jonah?
It is so new and means
everything to me: this feeling of safety and security and I finally
was beginning to find my smile again. Relief at being - at last - in a land
where peace and safety reigns. Where all people are treated the same.
All the true American expects in return is that we all work hard, be honest and live in
But, of course, with in influx of
the 'stranger' countries comes the Trojan Horses. Those communities who
refuse to blend in, to espouse the America value system, the American way of
life. The Moslems are the Trojan Horses of today.
The influences of different
cultures are all fine and dandy, that is inevitable but the line should be
drawn between those that will not take and defend this land of liberty. It
may not be perfect - no country is - but it is the only country where true
freedom is aspired to.
I thank America for allowing me
to become part of her community.
I will defend her as if it is the
last place on God's green earth.
For me, it is the last
place on earth.