Listening to the whining emanating from the political Left, it is apparent their un-American rhetoric is accepted by many people living in the United States. Sadly, too many of those people are American citizens. Much of what the Left believes is more socialist than republican in nature.

So, what does it mean to be an American? What would a true American believe? With proper deference to Jeff Foxworthy, One Black American has the answers to keep you grounded as an American.

  • If you believe the powers of the federal government should only be those delegated to it by the U.S. Constitution, you might be an American
  • If you believe people should be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin, you might be an American
  • If you believe free markets provide the best economic model, you might be an American
  • If you believe only Congress (not the courts or the President) holds legislative powers, you might be an American
  • If you believe the U.S. Constitution limits the power of the federal government, you might be an American
  • If you believe in the right of people to exercise free speech, you might be an American
  • If you believe in a free press, you might be an American
  • If you believe in the right of people to peaceably assemble, you might be an American
  • If you believe in the right of people to practice their religion without harming others, you might be an American
  • If you believe in the right of people to petition the government for a redress of grievances, you might be an American
  • If you believe in the right of people to keep and bear arms, you might be an American.
  • If you believe in the right of people to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures, you might be an American
  • If you believe in the right of people not to be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process, you might be an American
  • If you believe that private property should not be taken by the government without just compensation, you might be an American
  • If you believe in the right of those accused of a crime to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury, you might be an American
  • If you believe in the right of those accused of a crime to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation, you might be an American
  • If you believe in the right of those accused of a crime to be confronted with the witnesses against him, you might be an American
  • If you believe in the right of those accused of a crime to obtain witnesses in his favor, you might be an American
  • If you believe in the right of those accused of a crime to have the assistance of counsel, you might be an American
  • If you believe the U.S. Constitution delegates certain limited powers to the federal government, you might be an American
  • If you believe CFLs are more dangerous to the environment than incandescent bulbs, you might be an American
  • If you believe students should earn the grades they receive, you might be an American
  • If you believe ALL parents should have a choice where their kids attend school, you might be an American
  • If you believe free-market capitalism is the best path to prosperity, you might be an American
  • If you believe NGOs are better than government at providing charity, you might be an American
  • If you believe in freedom for all law-abiding citizens, you might be an American
  • If you believe people should be free to make their own choices in life, you might be an American
  • If you believe people should be able to keep what they earn, you might be an American
  • If you believe the federal government should not go into debt just because it can, you might be an American
  • If you believe a lack of economic freedom is the equivalent of economic slavery, you might be an American