I'm not ashamed of being an American, but I'm not proud of it either. I would rather appreciate and be proud of who I am as an individual. I want to be myself first, and an American second. I don't agree with everything my country does, and some of it I find to be horribly wrong. I voted no, I'm not "proud" to be an American. I don't think my American citizenship makes me any better than anyone else in this world. I appreciate America and the freedoms that I have here, but I don't really have any national pride or personal pride over my status as an American.