It is what makes up the character of a nation — of our traditions; our literature; our legal system; what makes us — Us. Some might argue that we have no such identity — that as a land of immigrants, a mishmash of other cultures; a haberdashery of otherwise discarded human detritus; the last refuse of all scoundrels, not quite as bad as that “other” castaway of the British Empire — you know, that huge penal colony where the island of last resort was purposed to get rid of the undesirables: i.e. Australia.
Americana is the quilt of discarded nations, the amalgamation of half-breeds and mixed-breeds; the nation where losers in other countries chose because they couldn’t make a proper living in their home nations. That’s why we always have a big heart for the story of lost causes; because that is the only cause really worth fighting for.
Americana is the uniqueness of the illegitimate country created from a cauldron of past misgivings — of Slavery’s dark past which became the foundation for a compromised Constitution; of protected and excessive freedoms too liberal and tempting; of the genocidal treatment of an indigenous population; of excesses — always, of excesses.
Americana has always been that patchwork quilt of bright colors and beacons of wealth, and whether you thoroughly and blindly love the character espoused by the term itself, it nevertheless represents a dominating nation of unending possibilities.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who have worked for the government of this amalgamation called, “Americana”, but have suffered from the misfortune of deteriorating health, it may be time to consider another aspect of Americana — a generous benefit known as FERS Disability Retirement through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Robert R. McGill
Lawyer exclusively representing Federal and Postal employees to secure their Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.