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    Re: Is American an Ethnicity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    On that we will disagree. We need an AMERICAN culture. One which embraces the fact that we are from different places, yet brings that all together into one UNIFIED and DISTINCT AMERICAN Culture. That is.... our own language (which we already have.... American English), our own traditions (which we already have), and a shared history (which we already have). It also requires that those who come here from outside abandon their former culture and take up the AMERICAN culture; which is why it is hard for me to believe that many immigrants can ever truly become AMERICANS.... it's very difficult to give up that old culture.
    It is points of view like this that make me question the application of "free choice" conservatism. I'm not sure the view that government should stay out of one's personal decisions and the view that all people should conform to a single unified culture are even marginally consistent.
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    Re: Is American an Ethnicity?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    You're trying to tell me the cultural differences between the north and south of your country wouldn't have happened if America pursued a total isolationist policy?
    I am suggesting that with an Isolationist policy, that there is a good chance it would never have come to what it did. If it HAD, then we'd have had what we should now have, which is a USA and a CSA. Two separate nations.


    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    why should there be no communication nor travel between the USA and other nations?
    Remember that comment I made earlier about the US being the last hope for decency in the Human Race? One cannot maintain that sort of culture/climate when one is constantly being bombarded with improprieties from outside.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I am starting to believe that ALL of these insane & ridiculous posts by you are just one big joke, and you are simply lampooning your vision of the most extremist right-winger possible.
    Not in the least. I'm as serious as a heart attack.


    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    It is points of view like this that make me question the application of "free choice" conservatism. I'm not sure the view that government should stay out of one's personal decisions and the view that all people should conform to a single unified culture are even marginally consistent.
    Where have I ever claimed to be a "free choice" Conservative? I'm an AUTHORITARIAN.

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    Re: Is American an Ethnicity?

    ^OK, I guess that would explain it then.
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    Re: Is American an Ethnicity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    ^OK, I guess that would explain it then.
    Yeah. I was a tad surprised you hadn't caught onto that, since I've talked about it a number of times.

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    Re: Is American an Ethnicity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Yeah. I was a tad surprised you hadn't caught onto that, since I've talked about it a number of times.
    Sorry, guess I haven't been stalking you to the degree I should.
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    Re: Is American an Ethnicity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    ..Remember that comment I made earlier about the US being the last hope for decency in the Human Race? One cannot maintain that sort of culture/climate when one is constantly being bombarded with improprieties from outside....
    seems like you are trying to justify and excuse people living a very isolated and closed lifestyle.

    and yet, this forum includes members from all over the world. ironic huh?

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    Re: Is American an Ethnicity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    seems like you are trying to justify and excuse people living a very isolated and closed lifestyle.
    Yes it absolutely does. Probably because that's exactly what I'm suggesting.

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    Re: Is American an Ethnicity?

    I have to do this...Ive been reading this thread back and forth and I have to inject what some may consider sickening Patriotism...but I am dead serious

    I dont care if being American is an ethnicity or a nationality...its what I am, its what Ive always been since my first breath...I fought for this country and I LOVE THIS COUNTRY and american is what the hell I am and I dont care who likes it or not...or what anyone wants to consider it..

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    Re: Is American an Ethnicity?

    America has a culture, several cultures to be exact. But no, we are NOT a seperate ethnicity. There is more to being an ethnicity than simply common language, dress, food, & music tastes.

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    Re: Is American an Ethnicity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    America has a culture, several cultures to be exact. But no, we are NOT a seperate ethnicity. There is more to being an ethnicity than simply common language, dress, food, & music tastes.
    That is what exactly ?

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