View Poll Results: Is the U.S. still "the land of the free"?

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Thread: Is the U.S. still "the land of the free"?

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    Re: Is the U.S. still "the land of the free"?

    IMHO, we're in the land of "too free". People think they're entitled to a lot of things which are ridiculous. Listen to some of the stupid occupiers whining for free food and medical from the government. The word "freedom" is abused in this day and age.
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    Re: Is the U.S. still "the land of the free"?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    People saying "no" or "kind of" have never traveled outside the U.S.

    They have nothing to compare the U.S. to.
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    Re: Is the U.S. still "the land of the free"?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    People saying "no" or "kind of" have never traveled outside the U.S.

    They have nothing to compare the U.S. to.
    I have been outside the US, fairly extensively, but I did not include comparisons to other countries in my reply. I read the question as being US-specific, and compared to the past in the US only, so I restricted my answer to that aspect only.
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    Re: Is the U.S. still "the land of the free"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    IMHO, we're in the land of "too free". People think they're entitled to a lot of things which are ridiculous. Listen to some of the stupid occupiers whining for free food and medical from the government. The word "freedom" is abused in this day and age.
    Freedom doesn't include handouts from the government. In order to get that handout you have to take part of someone else's freedom away. Many people want to pound their chest and loudly proclaim they live in a free country but will whine like a child if someone tries to take away their freedom robbing handouts.
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