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View Poll Results: Proud & happy of being American?
Yes 109 84.50%
No 20 15.50%
Voters: 129. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-05-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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i am proud because my family participated in making this a great country from farming, to government to business to clergy, to culture and politics--we all make it what it is, it just isnt america because it is a large piece of soil, it is America because we are living the Ideals of the constitution and our forebears forged a country out of the forests and mountains and praries
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I voted yes, even though i wasnt born here. I kinda voted for my kids. Yes i am proud they were born here. If they were born back in Ireland id be just as proud. I live in a great part of the country, and would reccomend and brag about it to anybody.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I voted yes. I'm another proud American going back for seven generations to America.
I have done some traveling outside the USA but I still prefer to live here.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:23 PM
 
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I'm both happy and proud, but if I had to move outside the main continent, it would be to Hawaii, or Australia.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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And where would you like to live if not in the US?
Southern Ireland, or at least some other place that isn't filled with self-important people who are the world's best entertained, though worst informed.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:47 PM
 
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Yes, because we are a country of freedom, no dictators, and all you have to do is follow the law
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:58 PM
 
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Yes, because we are a country of freedom, no dictators, and all you have to do is follow the law

Life could be so much easier for all of us --if we could follow the laws

What a double-edged sword--'Freedom'

It's not enjoyable our political process but I know I don't want to live in Venezuela, for example.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Forgot to add if i didnt live in the US my next choice would be Denmark, then home to Ireland!
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I love america, but for adventure I would love to live in Italy, Ireland or Germany.
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:15 PM
 
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Does anybody ever think about the fact that Europeans are on vacation like 4 months out of the year and we here in the ol' USA are working 40 to 60 hours a week and possibly with one week vacation. And to top that off I still can't afford to buy the least expensive barrio house in Orange County Calif.
Is it possible that we've been brainwashed so much through schooling here to believe that we are the worlds greatest everything.
Just a simple example and I have to be honest about this I really don't know the numbers I just remember reading something like this. If we are such the greatest country in the world why is our infant mortality rate something like 15th in the world. Why do we have so much higher rates of cancer than many other countries. Why do we force our children to have 15,000 vaccinations that many European country do not have. What about education. Shouldn't we be number one? Why are our high school students testing so much lower than so many other countries?
You know I could go on and on.
I don't hate the USA at all I just sometimes think that we are force fed how great we are and we are never told the truth about many things.
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