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不自由，毋宁死! Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:17 am
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Most countries in this world are founded by and with a common racial heritage, a common border, a common language, a common cultural tradition， common ancestors.... In one sentence, they are not founded by a vision for a common human future, rather, they are founded by the constraints of their environmental past. There is only one country in the world which is established on an ideal with a vision for a future of mankind. And no surprise, it is America. --- Kai Chen
We are from Africa; we are from Europe; we are from Latin America; we are from Pacific, Australia; we are from Asia.
Yes, indeed, we are from everywhere; and we are human beings. Yes, indeed, we are all individuals; we are all Americans.
We are feeble; we are strong; we are poor; we are rich; we are young; we are old; we are men; we are women; we have different beliefs; we have different religions.
Yes, indeed, we all love life; and we are all unique human beings. Yes, indeed, we are all individuals; we are all Americans.
We had been all oppressed in our so-called motherlands; we had all been made unequal by our ancestral rules and laws; we had felt less of a human with demeaning cultures by our rulers; we had not realized our potentials as unique, creative beings. In the land of our ancestors, we felt not appreciated as individuals with unique talents and yearnings. In the land of our birth, we couldn't see our own meaning as individuals with dignity and integrity. In our ancetral lands that command us to love them out of obligation and duty, we felt only contempt and nothingness.
Yet, we have all come here to fulfill our purposes in life, as unique individuals, as meaningful human beings. Yet, we have all come here to create, to produce, to enjoy, to love, to feel happiness. Yet, we have all come here to savor life, to envision future, to be a human being with self-respect and selt-actualization.
Yes, indeed, we all love liberty; and we are all free beings under God. Yes, indeed, we are all individuals; we are all Americans.
We are builders, we are doctors, we are athletes, we are artists, we are labors, we are entrepreneurs, we are scientists, we are preachers, we are teachers, we are students.... We are all citizens of the United States, equal before the law, with freedom and justice for all.
Yes, indeed, we love the pursuit of happiness; and we are here to realize our own dreams. Yes, indeed, we are all individuals, we are all Americans.
No matter where you are on earth, no matter what conditions you are in, no matter how you come into being, the moment you realize that you are a unique being, the moment you realize that you are an indivisible individual, the moment you realize that you have a destiny to fulfill, the moment you realize you are equal with others under God and before the law, the moment you realize you are not nothingness, but a marvelous existence by God, you are already an American.
Yes, indeed, we are full of love, joy and life, and we are here to enjoy every moment of our existence. Yes, indeed, we are all individuals; we are all Americans. We sing, with our heart and deepest gratitude, in praise of you - America: May God bless you, my beloved America.