I hope someday you will have enough pride to consider yourself something other than a hyphenated American (Italian-American) and consider yourself an American. Nothing wrong with Italians, they just live in Italy, not in the country that is the greatest experiment in liberty in all human history......America.
Now there's some commentary that makes sense. On the other hand, I've come full-circle to the place where I now consider myself a hyphenated American (Redneck-American). It seems that all manner of logic, reason, and accountability have begun their mass-exidus in this fine nation, and while I'd certainly never allow ethnic lines to separate me from my natural citizenship, identifying myself in the same category as the vast majority of those who dwell in Los Angeles has become a point of embarassment.