November 27, 2003

America is a Land of Pilgrims and Pioneers
It is not a land of immigrants

pil·grim (p?l?gr?m) n.
4. One of the English Separatists who founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620. *
 im·mi·grant (?m??-gr?nt)  n.
1. A person who leaves one country to settle permanently in another. *
WHEN THE PILGRIMS ARRIVED, THERE WAS NO COUNTRY. THEY WERE NOT IMMIGRANTS.

pi·o·neer (p?'?-nîr?)  n.
1. One who ventures into unknown or unclaimed territory to settle.*
MOST OF THE EARLY PIONEERS OPENED UP THE "WILD WEST" BEFORE IT WAS AN OFFICIAL PART OF ANYTHING. THEY WERE NOT IMMIGRANTS.
America is not a land of immigrants. It was opened, settled and developed by pilgrims and pioneers.
*Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

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