So CNN is running a small story today that I think is worth mentioning on the 4th of July. While presiding over a citizenship ceremony for a group of soldiers who are naturalizing today (it is actually quite common for immigrants to use the military as a path to citizenship), Biden said, "As corny as it sounds, damn I'm proud to be an American. Thanks for choosing us. You are why America is strong."
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Biden said this to a group of military people naturalizing after years of serving in the Army or Marines etc. But the same sentiment is appropriate for any immigrant. It is fitting to think about immigrants on the 4th of July. Where would the United States be today without immigrants like Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Paine, John Paul Jones, and eight (out of 56) signers of the declaration of independence.
Posted by Raised By Republicans at 10:16 AM