What It Means To Be An American Quotes by Bruce Springsteen, Mitt Romney, Ronald Reagan, Malcolm X, William J. Clinton and many others.
I’m interested in what it means to be an American. I’m interested in what it means to live in America. I’m interested in the kind of country that we live in and leave our kids. I’m interested in trying to define what that country is.
And this President wakes up every morning, looks out across America and is proud to announce, ‘It could be worse.’ It could be worse? Is that what it means to be an American? It could be worse? Of course not. What defines us as Americans is our unwavering conviction that we know it must be better.
And children, if your parents haven’t been teaching you what it means to be an American, let ’em know and nail ’em on it. That would be a very American thing to do.
Sitting at the table doesn’t make you a diner, unless you eat some of what’s on that plate.
Each generation of Americans must define what it means to be an American.