Who was the greatest American to you and why?

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    He lives in Wales.
     
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    Billy Graham.

    He gave Christian evangelists a good name. He believed what he said and he lived it out. He helped fight racism with MLK and was instrumental in breaking through the Red Wall as he traveled to Russia to evangelize the world. Everyone knew he was genuine, and everyone saw the power of God in his life, which is why world leaders across the globe sought him out for advice and prayer.

    But as with all people, there comes a cross roads in terms of what we believe. One such night came for Billy on a cold snowy night in North Carolina as he was out walking an talking with God. He was struggling with those who questioned the veracity of the Bible, people who had various clever arguments to plant doubt in his mind. So there he was as he placed his Bible on a tree stump, looked up to heaven and declared to God that although he had some doubt, he was choosing to believe........

    And the rest is history. Had he not taken that leap of faith, none of us would even know who Billy Graham was.
     
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    Ted Nugent who defines Amerrykin xsepshinnalism still to this day

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    The problem of the war in Vietnam was not to start this war - after you had learned a short time ago in Korea what the murderous "humanity" of the Soviets was able to do. The problem was to end this war. And it made the USA to one of the greatest nations of the world, when your people decided you do not want to do this war any longer, because it makes no sense anymore to wipe out the people, which you liked to make free. You - the people of the USA - stopped this way after you found out this way is wrong. You stopped the automatisms which made you sick. This was an unbelieveable victory of the democratic power of the people of the USA. But this makes John F. Kennedy not more little. The spirit of John F. Kennedy changed the world.

     
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    The Greatest American- huh- greatest in what terms? It has to be a long list, that "greatest" person- since our inception there have been many Individuals who have contributed to the betterment- depending on the Individual perception of better- the one we knew/know? Personally, or through reading about them? (I especially enjoyed Bluesman's [sp?] story about a regular guy, an Individual, who actually left his space better [defined by him not the gov't] than he found it through his own efforts, not the groups)There have been Individuals vilified who were actually pretty dang good at what they did- many consider them criminal, but looking from a different perspective they actually were "great" at what they did and they were American- from what I've read I have a great deal of admiration for many Individuals- I despise the *groups* regardless of their stripe- has anyone noticed that every depiction and thought about the greatest, just happens to be an Individual- so, why the clamor to belong to a group? I haven't seen a group mentioned in this thread- I wonder why that is?
    The long list has to include everyone who does his thing, everyday, according to the rules, which are constantly being changed to obstruct his efforts by the "groups"- sometimes it's the guy who finds a loop hole in the rules and uses it to his advantage- he should be applauded and lauded as a hero-
     

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