View Poll Results: What do you consider your duties as an American (mandatory and moral)?

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  • To vote

    22 68.75%
  • To care for our fellow citizens

    23 71.88%
  • To defend our homeland militarily

    23 71.88%
  • To defend our interests overseas militarily

    1 3.13%
  • To pay taxes

    22 68.75%
  • To work

    21 65.63%
  • To own guns

    6 18.75%
  • To have Faith

    2 6.25%
  • To promote freedom here and abroad

    15 46.88%
  • To challenge injustice

    21 65.63%
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Thread: Your Duties As An American

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    Re: Your Duties As An American

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Wouldn't it be nice if everyone could understand such simple concepts, and live up to them?
    I'd like people just to live by one thought

    don't impose costs on other people aka pay for the crap you want and don't demand others do it but Yes, its a simple concept that apparently more than half the country cannot understand or is unwilling to follow

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    Re: Your Duties As An American

    I thought nationalism is evil?

    I'm aman American because I was born here. That creates an obligation?

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    Re: Your Duties As An American

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    All I can say is that the people you come into contact with on a daily basis must be very different from those that I deal with. I have no faith in the majority of our people to do much of anything. In the rural areas, I have much more confidence in humanity. In urban areas? Pretty close to zero when it comes down to the nut-cuttin.
    I've delt with people all across this country. Most work hard and are decent. I grew up in Jacksonville Florida (projects) and Atlanta Ga. Know a lot of good hard working people from both places. We let a minority of people and the constant drone of political entertainers to cloud our judgment.

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    Re: Your Duties As An American

    I think constantly trying to define our "duties as Americans" is too self-righteous, I'd much rather focus on what my duties are as a decent human being.


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    Re: Your Duties As An American

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    I think constantly trying to define our "duties as Americans" is too self-righteous, I'd much rather focus on what my duties are as a decent human being.
    I'll buy that.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Your Duties As An American

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    My duties are to take care of myself, live up to my responsibilities, and be a lawful citizen.
    What she said.
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    Re: Your Duties As An American

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I've delt with people all across this country. Most work hard and are decent. I grew up in Jacksonville Florida (projects) and Atlanta Ga. Know a lot of good hard working people from both places. We let a minority of people and the constant drone of political entertainers to cloud our judgment.
    This is all relative to one's opinion on the grading curve. Apparently, your standards are much lower than lizzie's and mine.
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    Re: Your Duties As An American

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    This is all relative to one's opinion on the grading curve. Apparently, your standards are much lower than lizzie's and mine.
    Or my eyes are clear and my perception better.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Your Duties As An American

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    What do you consider your duties as an American? Include both duties you consider to be mandatory and those you consider moral in nature.
    You forgot one, either none of the above, or I have no duties.
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