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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

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Old 02-05-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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And where would you like to live if not in the US?
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:42 AM
 
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i am very happy and extremely proud to be born and bred in the USA--very very pro american patriot

but I am not a xenophobe and have travelled and lived abroad and there are wonderful things there, but I love my home USA because its my home
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:49 AM
 
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Default Yes, and...

Yes --I cherish the opportunities/heritage of this nation. Fly my flag proudly. I fly a small flag---but I am quietly proud. If necessary--I would defend my country--any way I could. Female and older but still I would Do Something if the occasion arose.

Far from perfect--and I often agree with Bill Bryson--feeling like that, today.

I have long known that it is part of God's plan for me to spend a little time with each of the most stupid people on earth.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:54 AM
 
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I have lived in each region of the Country, and have travelled to all the states.

I have lived also in canada and central america and if I had another choice outside of living in the US, it would be the carribean, Argentina, tuscany or new zealand

but I love my country and fly my flag proudly and my homestate flag as well, everyday
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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I'm grateful as hell to be an American and to have been born in a country where visions and hard work actually do pay off. I've traveled the world and lived and worked abroad in Europe and southeast Asia, as well as two years in the Caribbean. There's no comparison to America. It truly is the land of milk and honey compared to most of the world and there's nowhere I'd rather live, even with millions of dollars.
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:33 AM
 
Location: in a house
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We are so very fortunate to live in this great country, but: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety" Benjamin Franklin
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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It's a blessing to be lucky enough to have been born here. I'm a proud patriot.
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Thank you, Dad, for immigrating to the U.S. from Germany when you were only 16 years old, meeting Mom many years later, and allowing me to be born in this great country. Thanks to my maternal grandparents as well who also immigrated from Germany in 1909 and lived the American dream.

Rest in peace, Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Grandpa. I love and miss you more than anyone can imagine.
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Outer Space
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I am not proud of being born an American because I didn't have anything to do with the fact that I was born an American. It was just the luck of the draw. I feel fortunate to be from America though. Bob knows there are a lot worse countries to come from in the world.
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:59 PM
 
Location: NOVA - retiring to OKlahoma
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Thumbs up Proud as Hell!

Damn skippy!

I curious about the three (3) NO votes registered at the time I voted. Why haven't we heard the reasons they're not proud to be an American or proud of U.S. of A.?

The silence is deafening!
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