I'm proud to be an American
where at least I know I'm free,
And I won't forget the men who died
who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you
and defend her still today,
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.
Originally posted by Nathan Pruett:
Unfortunately, I'm not going to express the great deal of patriotism the other Americans on here have voiced... I think that every country has problems of some sort and America certainly has it's share of problems... Kinda like most recent elections, I see this as the choice of the lesser evil rather than the greater good...
Originally posted by J Ash:
Where else in the world you travel 100-150 miles in bus or train with 150 or so people to attend somebodys marriage (arranged of couse) - & all 150 are really (well..more or less) good hearted relatives of each other - 'blood-relations' - and friends !!
Thats different !!
Originally stated by Cindy Glass:
Ahhhh, but you are looking at the actual implementation, and not focusing on the underlying premises which promise so much potential.
It is not that we are doing it all the best way in the USA. It is that we have the opportunity and ability to re-work it to the best way, as soon as we get our act together.
Originally posted by Angela Poynton:
I'm not sure if I would have prefered to have been born in a different country but I have always felt I belonged in America. On my two visits there I have felt a kind of "Inner peace" and it's been a very difficult thing to come back over the ocean.
I do think that I will spend a significant part of my life there, just not yet!