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What makes someone a Texan? Arizonan? Californian?

My daughter moved to Texas a few weeks ago.  She posted on her Facebook wall asking when she would be considered a Texan.  Apparently, Texans take their state citizenship seriously and most don’t consider you a Texan unless you were born and raised there. That’s not true of every state. Some are melting pots and are, therefore, more welcoming. Others are downright exclusive. Here were the responses she received: 1. not unless you were born there 2. not unless you were raised there 3. not unless you are still living there 4. not unless have never lived anywhere else 5. not unless you LOVE everything about it! By these strict standards, I guess I’m a woman without a home.  I...

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