View Poll Results: Would you openly say you are proud to be American/nationality of your country?

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  • Yes, I am American and very proud to be American, and I will gladly tell that everybody.

    26 24.53%
  • Yes, I am American and feel proud to be American, but I wouldn't boast with it..

    7 6.60%
  • Yes, I'm American and proud, but I also think many things could be improved about my country.

    31 29.25%
  • No. I'm American, but living here was not my achievement. So why should I be proud?

    16 15.09%
  • No, I'm American and way too many things are going wrong here.

    6 5.66%
  • Yes. I'm NOT American, but I'm proud to be citizen of my country.

    4 3.77%
  • Yes. I'm NOT American, but I'm proud, although I see room for improvement..

    4 3.77%
  • No. I'm NOT American, and being born here was not due to my efforts. Why being proud?

    4 3.77%
  • No. I'm NOT American, and my country sucks. No way to be proud.

    1 0.94%
  • other (please explain)

    7 6.60%
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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    1. Yes. To be an American is not about your nationality, your ethnic background, the slant of your eyebrows, or how long your family has been around. America, uniquely, wasn't founded on a common tribe or ethnic heritage, but on a set of idea(l)s. Loyalty to "being American" is about loyalty to those idea(l)s of self-government, popular sovereignty, individual dignity and liberty, the notion that all men are on a deep level equal. That is a higher thing to be proud of than being proud of the fact that your deep-past ancestors left Africa at a certain time, and traveled in a certain direction.
    There's probably not much room for discussion of this topic. None of us decides how we feel and that's what this is all about.
    For example- I, like I think most Canadians, am a little embarrassed by displays of patriotism. We consider it boastful and in bad taste.


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    2. Or, if you like, Americans can take exceptional pride in their individual origins. You see, whereas other little babies are delivered by storks to their momma and daddy Italians, or momma and daddy Koreans, American babies are descended from the goddess of Freedom and god of Guns, and are delivered by screaming Bald Eagles at 70mph while "Born in the USA" blares in the background.
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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    almost every other place we intervened we did more damage than good.

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Can you give an example?
    Iran, Iraq, El Salvador, Haiti, Guatamala, Argentina, Columbia, Nicaragua, Viet Nam, Cuba........

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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    We chose to overthrow Hitler, didn't we? Let's say we decided to take Hitler out in 1934, would that have been unjustified as well?
    In my view we should only get involved in foreign wars to prevent current or imminent genocidal situations. When the Germans started imprisoning and killing large numbers of Jews, Roma and others we had legitimate justification for intervention.

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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    I wouldn't say proud. I like being American. I like being a New Yorker. Even when I didn't live in New York. But I don't see how one can be proud to be something that you don't create for yourself. I am sometimes proud of my country, and sometimes disappointed. But how is that different from any other relationship?
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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    I'm a nationalist, so yes.
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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    How do you know how things would've turned out if we didn't intervene?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    almost every other place we intervened we did more damage than good.



    Iran, Iraq, El Salvador, Haiti, Guatamala, Argentina, Columbia, Nicaragua, Viet Nam, Cuba........

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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    How do you know how things would've turned out if we didn't intervene?
    However it may have turned out if we didn't intervene, it would have been the reponsibility of the people of Iran, Iraq, El Salvador, Haiti, Guatamala, Argentina, Columbia, Nicaragua, Viet Nam, Cuba........

    History shows that the policy of "engage and influence" usually works better than the policy of "confront and bomb."

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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    Yeah, no one tried to talk to Hilter, that was the problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    However it may have turned out if we didn't intervene, it would have been the reponsibility of the people of Iran, Iraq, El Salvador, Haiti, Guatamala, Argentina, Columbia, Nicaragua, Viet Nam, Cuba........

    History shows that the policy of "engage and influence" usually works better than the policy of "confront and bomb."

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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Yeah, no one tried to talk to Hilter, that was the problem.
    1. Notice the inclusion of the word "usually."

    2. WWII was one situation. There have been many others that were different. We need to stop applying our WWII experiences to every international conflict.

    3. In my view we should only get involved in foreign wars to prevent current or imminent genocidal situations. When the Germans started imprisoning and killing large numbers of Jews, Roma and others we had legitimate justification for intervention. If it was up to me we probably would have gotten involved sooner than we actually did.

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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    Options 1 and 3. I'm proud to be an American. I'll gladly say it, but I also acknowledge there's room for improvement.
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