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Old 02-12-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I AM! This is truly a gift from God to be an American!

We are the greatest country in the world. We are also have freedoms that most people in other parts of the world have to die for.



I got to thinking I dont care anymore about North-South or EAST-WEST

WE ARE ALL AMERICANS! United under God!

I love this great country. Whether you're in the hills of TN or the Prairies of Texas or the Rocky Beaches of New England- Its America!

I love being an American. How about you??
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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sometimes

It can be REALLY immoral at times but i'd rather be here than anywhere else
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I am proud to be an American - I also like other people who are also proud of their countries. We live on an incredibly beautiful planet where only overbearing and corrupt governments can make a place undesirable.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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I am proud to be an American - I also like other people who are also proud of their countries. We live on an incredibly beautiful planet where only overbearing and corrupt governments can make a place undesirable.
I agree. Even if your country isn't "considered" to be "the best", you can still love it anyway. I love mine and served my country, but I believe in putting that into proper perspective too.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I'm a VERY proud American, except for all that religion stuff. We are a people united under a common goal, to be treated fairly and equally, regardless of what you believe in.


I love living in such a beautiful country, but unfortunately it's becoming more and more negative as the days go by. Can't we all just get along?
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I wish everyone just saw each other as Americans rather than black,white,hispanic, blah blah blah, although skin colors and culture may be different and that is good but people need to realize that we are all the same and we are all Americans.
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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I would never want to live in any other country.
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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We are all Americans regardless of race, religion, etc. I love this country the most but I also love other countries across the planet.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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I am proud to be an American because of the opportunities that this country has afforded me. We all should realize that we could have been born and raised in some Third World country, where opportunities are nearly impossible to come by if you are of a certain class.

That said, I am not always proud of my country. This country has a lot of faults that a responsible person should not ignore. Blind patriotism, calling others "un-American" if they have different views, don't support every action of the U.S. military, and don't shower the U.S. with incessant praise, and supporting every move our presidents has never been my style.
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Absolutely. But the OP's temperament is a little too "Lee Greenwood" for me. The whole "United by God" thing is really not what America is about. I'm much more like the poster above.
I think it is extraordinarily insightful to have traveled a bit in other countries, where one comes back with a greater appreciation as well as a more realistic impression of our great country. That is, while we are generally an admired and benevolent force in the world we also have a very distorted view of our overall influence and presence for other people's world view. We are rightfully considered along with several other developed and emerging countries as a force of influence but we are not the end-all and be-all for all other citizens aspirations. We are in fact woefully backwards (and falling behind) in so many social, medical and educational areas, our technology is near, but not at the top and our ideas of democracy while solid are not universally accepted as the model right now for others to follow.
A strong democracy and true love and pride for one's country comes with a responsibility to recognize and point out our faults, our need to continue to change and improve, while projecting a confidence in our ability to do so based on our solid traditions and values.
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