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Old 07-04-2021, 07:58 PM
 
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I was taught that pride is equivalent to conceit and narcissism.

It is an interesting word choice, and today of all days we are reminded to be proud of our country. Like a parent is proud of their child (though not all).

What does a country owe you? Is it not arrogant to say you have pride in something, as if the country cares what you think? Isn't that the height of egoism?

If I become an emperor one day, I will be sure to give my opinion on the matter, elsewise I will stay silent.

Hypothetically though, if I could think of anything to be proud of, it would be the school system. I learned so much.

The thing I am least prideful for is the BBQ. American can't grill a steak to save their lives, and I don't want to pretend to be enjoying this stuff to please my host ever again.

I lost my pride when I watch the biased media manipulate the American people and change the outcome of the election.

 
Old 07-04-2021, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Now that Communism has installed itself by cheating, no.
 
Old 07-04-2021, 08:00 PM
 
Location: California
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Of course. We are the freest and provide the most opportunity for people to succeed AND the most support for those who don't or can't or won't. There is literally a place for everyone. Up until recently we had free exchange of ideas and our government didn't (overtly) limit that. I'm less proud now, knowing what we know about the progressive agenda and how government agencies work against people who don't go along with the program, but it's worth fighting for.
 
Old 07-04-2021, 08:28 PM
 
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These days, I have no pride whatsoever in what America has become. In fact, I'm ashamed and embarrassed more than anything.
I'm right there with you!
 
Old 07-04-2021, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Somewhere gray and damp, close to the West Coast
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I lost my pride when I watch the biased media manipulate the American people and change the outcome of the election.

Ditto about 10,000 times.
 
Old 07-04-2021, 08:31 PM
 
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If I weren’t proud to be American, I would move to another country that I was proud of.
Our country is WAY off course but it still has the most potential, if we can get it back on track.
 
Old 07-04-2021, 09:09 PM
 
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I’ve come to the conclusion that it must be something in the water that causes these Nutter ideas. These nutter ideas fo seem to be heavily concentrated in certain areas, perhaps the Leftists drink too much “tainted water”. It would explain a lot.
 
Old 07-04-2021, 09:13 PM
 
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I lost my pride when I watch the biased media manipulate the American people and change the outcome of the election.
If true Hillary would have won instead of Trump
 
Old 07-04-2021, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Home is Where You Park It
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Hypothetically though, if I could think of anything to be proud of, it would be the school system. I learned so much.
Absolutely. America was not the first nation to invent publicly supported schools that even very poor people could attend, but we were one of the early adopters, at least in the European world. And AFAIK, we were the first to implement public libraries - thank you Ben Franklin.

I can think of nothing more important for a national government to do than to open the door of education to every single one of its citizens.
 
Old 07-04-2021, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Home is Where You Park It
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America was and still is a place where EVERYONE without physical disability has the FREEDOM to WORK HARD and ACHIEVE the quality of life they desire.

Hard working Americans sacrificed and because of their blood, sweat and tears we have this FREEDOM.

Democrats will probably eventually take this freedom away, but we should cherish and celebrate this for as long as we can.
????? There are plenty of nations in this world whose citizens work far harder and receive much less for their efforts.

It isn't just the hard work that's important - it's that the hard work can actually get you somewhere, regardless of who you are.
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