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    Re: Are you proud to be an American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy View Post
    It's not nationalistic bull**** to be proud of where you come from.
    Yeah, it really is. You have no control over where you were born. Being proud to be an American isn't much different than being proud to be white or being proud to be male. Why would you be proud of an accident of your birth, rather than your own personal achievements?
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    Re: Are you proud to be an American?

    Are you proud to be an American?
    In a distant sort of a way. Humanism and personal achievement have higher priority than nationalism.

    Regardless, if you are making the choice to continue in the process of being a member of a country, you have the right to be proud of that's country's accomplishments.

    However, in the same way, you are also responsible for its mistakes and have a moral obligation to acknowledge and improve upon them.
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    Re: Are you proud to be an American?

    My family and I have had plenty of influence in this nation. We have lots to be proud of, from personal to family to organization to national achievements, we've been a part of the action and not just a slave bystander as many in the world are.

    Of, by and for the people. Damn right I'm proud. #1, thanks to you and me.
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    Re: Are you proud to be an American?

    Pride is a vice.
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    Re: Are you proud to be an American?

    No. As other have said, why would I be proud of the chunk of dirt I happened to be born on? Whatever I make have done towards the end of having a positive impact on the place I live, I could have done that anywhere.

    In addition, I am often tempted to be ashamed of the way my country acts.

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    Re: Are you proud to be an American?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    I know that everybody here has their differences and that we rarely all agree on something, but as it is, do you think that America is a wonderful country and are you proud to be an American?

    I, for what it's worth, am proud to be an American.
    I voted no just because it's my nationality, but I am not responsible for it personally. I am not ashamed of being an American... I just don't understand the concept of having pride in something that I am not responsible for. It's like asking me if I am proud I wear size 8 shoes.

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    Re: Are you proud to be an American?

    Yes. Adjustments needed to be made, but I would be a God damned fool to not be proud of where I was from, where my relatives were from, what they did for the country, and how successive generations have instilled good values upon its people and myself. I am a proud nationalist, not a jingoist.
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    Re: Are you proud to be an American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Honestly, I am more proud of being Southern born and bred, 6 generations. I more proud of that.
    I am more proud of my local community too... I feel a closer connection to it, plus my family has had some impact on the community.

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    Re: Are you proud to be an American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I don't have any more influence over where I was born than I do my race or gender.
    There is absolutely NO reason to be proud of one's nationality. It's typically just an excuse for xenophobic nationalism, or used to justify wars of choice in order to "civilize" savage people in other countries.
    I think I'd feel different if America was doing something that I am proud of, or had a I cause that I believe in and relate to... but nothing like that is going on, so America is just a country to me. It's where I live. I am not proud of my ethnicity, race, or anything else like that either...

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    Re: Are you proud to be an American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The existence of people like you is one reason that I'm often ashamed to be an American. That's a ****ing disgusting mindset, and just confirms my view that many Americans are no more "civilized" than the Taliban, and they'd behave exactly the same way if given the chance.
    That comment was a little disturbing... Imperialistic countries and war hungry nations have never really reached their goals planned either, but I guess history is lost on some people.

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