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View Poll Results: How worried are you today for the future of America?
Extremely worried 48 52.75%
Very worried 26 28.57%
Not worried too much 15 16.48%
Don't care 2 2.20%
Voters: 91. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-10-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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Right, Bush has done alot of the dirty work and taking the political heat for it. The next Admin will have the luxury of focusing on domestic issues and being a hero.
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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On the opposite side, I've always been proud to be an American, and will continue to be proud to be an American till I die. For all its problems, for all the strange politics, the United States is STILL the best thing going, in all the world.


Thank you. Finally somebody who see's the glass at least 1/2 full. I refuse to throw in the towel and join the misery loves company crowd. I will always be proud to be an American. Instead of complaining we should discuss solutions. America has been triumphant before and I still beleive it to be the best the world has to offer. What people don't relize is the political polarization only makes us weaker. Why don't we try have a little moderation for a change?
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Old 11-10-2007, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Boise
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yeah, i am pretty worried, because i see a lot of nasty things looming on the horizon, mostly due to what we do/have done so i have a hard time feeling sorry. but again, i try and not let it worry me much because no empire lasts forever. some day, somehow the US will fall, all empires do it, this one is no different.
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Old 11-10-2007, 03:13 PM
 
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On the opposite side, I've always been proud to be an American, and will continue to be proud to be an American till I die. For all its problems, for all the strange politics, the United States is STILL the best thing going, in all the world.
not even close
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Old 11-10-2007, 03:26 PM
 
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Right, Bush has done alot of the dirty work and taking the political heat for it. The next Admin will have the luxury of focusing on domestic issues and being a hero.
I guess the next admin might make hero status if they send Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield and Powell up to the Hague for War Crimes.

But from our likely choice of Some Corporate D = Some Corporate R -- we wiill probably just get more of the same old . . .
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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not even close
Well, what can you suggest, then? Canada? Nah. Mexico? Nah. UK? Possibly. Australia? Probably.

Tell you what, why don't you pack your ditty bag, head 'em up, and move 'em out, go visit with Chavez in Venezuela, Putin in Russia, Robert Mugabe in Africa somewhere. Try out Yemen, Saudi Arabia, North Korea. Give yourself some time. Gather up all your findings, c'mon back here, give us a full report.

I'll stay where I am, for the US is STILL the best thing going in the world. Period. Of course, YMMV.
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:54 PM
 
Location: on a northbound train
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Just wondering how worried/concerned....or not
people feel about the overall direction the US is going from this point on.

I think we are right where we need to be. Everything looks great.



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Old 11-10-2007, 09:15 PM
 
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Ain't this the TRUTH? LOL
Good one.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:04 AM
 
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America isn't going anywhere and I have no doubts it will survive the whole lot of us. What it is like to live in America is determined solely by its people and this is the most important thing to have been forgotten. Bear in mind, in a democratic form of government, the nation is often a direct reflection of its people.
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: South of Houston
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Sure things look a bit bleak at this time, but the future of the country depends on it's people and throughout the history of this nation we will overcome these problems. Have we forgotten the sacrificies that have been made and are to this day are still being made by our soldiers on the battlefield. And for what are these sacrifices for ... FREEDOM. Yes, that freedom has allowed many of the population to become soft. It has also allowed them to speak out here on these forums freely that folks in other countrys are not allowed to do.We all want this nation to be the best and in my opinion it is. Have any of ya'll that are complaining lived in country that is better than the US..? It's the best country that I know of and will always be so. This is Veterans day. Don't let those that gave their lives for our freedom be forgotten. Be thankful, that you did not have to give the ulimate sacrifice ... but others did so that we all could live in a free democrate country.
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