“Being an American is a very simple task.
“America is a political entity, therefore, the phrase refers to how we live under the US Constitution – to which we pledge allegiance from early ages and which all our elected and bureaucrat government employees swear an oath to support and defend. Being an American means living, governing, acting in accord with the principles included therein.
“We are a political entity which was founded on religious moral values, and therefore, even though our GOVERNMENT has no official religion, to be an American is to live the values which arise from our common, collective religious beliefs.
“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is the ultimate American Dream. Working toward that dream is to be an American.”
-Hamilton R. Hanson