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Old 07-04-2021, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Retroit View Post
If I weren’t proud to be American, I would move to another country that I was proud of.
Why would you do that? America still offers a lot of opportunities that most countries in the world don’t offer. So someone may not be proud to be an American, but would never want to leave it.

Just for the record, I’m proud to be American, but if I wasn’t, that wouldn’t be a reason for me to move to a country I was proud of (if it didn’t offer the same opportunities).

Old 07-04-2021, 09:46 PM
Location: Cali
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America is not perfect, but we are still the best country in the world.

Proud to be an American til the day I die!
Old 07-04-2021, 09:47 PM
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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To be proud of your country would be a great feeling that your country was doing well, treating its citizens well, doing its best to help people in the pursuit of whatever happiness means to them.

I don't feel as proud of America as I used to. I see us as being torn apart and I see hatred all around. That's nothing to be proud of. I see too many people on each side caring only for money and possessions and power. Not proud of that either. I don't like the far left progressives and I don't like the far right dictators. Wish that the majority who land somewhere in the middle would step up and take our country back. That would be something to really be proud of.
Old 07-04-2021, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jacqueg View Post
????? 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.
I said that. Read my post again.
Old 07-04-2021, 10:06 PM
Location: 404
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I especially don't feel proud of this place tonight, when neighbors use loud fireworks that scare pets.

Last edited by Nattering Heights; 07-04-2021 at 10:56 PM..
Old 07-04-2021, 10:34 PM
Location: Metro Seattle Area - Born and Raised
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I’ve served all my adult working years serving my country, both in peace and in war. I truly love my country and would die to preserve our freedoms.

If we were not a truly a free country, why is Gwen Berry is still part of Team USA? In over half of the countries on this planet, she would have been either put to death or her and her entire family would be imprisoned.

America is, without doubt, the greatest country on the planet and immigration, both legal and illegal is proof of this…. How many people are trying to legal or illegally immigrate into Russia, Angola, Cuba, China or North Korea?
Old 07-05-2021, 10:05 AM
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I’m proud of half the country. The other half, not so much. I spent decades in uniform, and I can promise you, I didn’t do it because of the animals living in the inner cities killing each other.

Sorry if that offends, but the truth hurts.
Old 07-05-2021, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Winterfall8324 View Post
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.
Who taught you that?

Whoever taught you that pride is a bad thing is an idiot.
Old 07-05-2021, 10:07 AM
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The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, our history of standing up for the weak around the world. No other country has ever come close to what America has done.
Old 07-05-2021, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by PullMyFinger View Post
The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, our history of standing up for the weak around the world. No other country has ever come close to what America has done.
Yes to sane people.

To some wack jobs on the left, this I guess isn't true.

It should be obvious.
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