My Grandmother came over from Ireland. I have been an American all my life and have served in the US Military for 12 years defending the constitution and our American way of life around the world. My definition of an American is “A member of a body of people created by God as equals and living under a set of common laws which seeks to protect their unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. We Americans have a steadfast insistence that our government of, by, and for the people should continue to strive for the realization of these noble concepts for all the citizens of our nation. We the people should most of all strive to secure freedom and liberty for all Americans now and those that will come in future generations. We do this by constantly monitoring our government operations and activities to insure they are following the precepts laid out by our founding fathers. We also do this by being active in the process of electing those officials who shall represent us to the rest of our nation and to the world.