A J'MAC Attack!
I'm tired of hearing people identify themselves as something else first and an American when its convenient. One is either an American or an Irishmen, a Mexican, a Muslim or whatever, one can't be both.
My people left Ireland over a hundred years ago and I'm damn glad they caught the boat. Proud as I am of where they came from, they left the old country for a reason. They left because--to a lot of immigrants--living in the old country was like living in a burning house in the middle of the night.
They came here to be Americans. Ireland means nothing to me; I'm an American, this is my home. My ancestors, as well as the children of countless other immigrants who became Americans, fought for the right and the privilege to be called American.