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 soccerboy22 View Post
    I am proud to be an American, as well as a Bostonian.
    That second one is nothing to be proud of. "Ah you gonna get in the cahhh and drive up to Baaah Haaahboh this weekend?"


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

    I am proud to be an American, though I certainly don't think that everything we do is right.


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

    I don't take pride in the accomplishments of others or in matters I had no choice over. However there is much wrong with this country, mostly recent developments.

    I also cannot stomach the "My country right or wrong" types, the fools.
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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    That second one is nothing to be proud of. "Ah you gonna get in the cahhh and drive up to Baaah Haaahboh this weekend?"
    My mom is actually from Bah Hahboh, so I would say that.
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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    In Germany, for understandable reasons, many people are reluctant to say they're "proud to be German".

    How about you? Are you proud to be American/British/[insert nationality here]? Or rather, would you openly word it this way?
    I'm very glad I was born in the US...but I would feel the same way about being born in any modern country that affords you the opportunity the US does.

    The proud aspect....I'm not so sure. How are you proud of place that you're here because your mom and dad happened to be geographically located on a specific area of the world? I generally take pride in my actions or results based on my actions.
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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No. I'm proud of my country most of the time, but I'm not proud to be an American. That was a lucky accident of birth.
    You can choose to not be an American and apply for citizenship in another country, and many people apply for citizenship here. It is not quite as cut and dried as an accident of birth.

    While I would not word it quite as the poll options, I am proud of my country, I am proud to be a citizen of that country.
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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I'm very glad I was born in the US...but I would feel the same way about being born in any modern country that affords you the opportunity the US does.

    The proud aspect....I'm not so sure. How are you proud of place that you're here because your mom and dad happened to be geographically located on a specific area of the world? I generally take pride in my actions or results based on my actions.
    Yes, my feelings are similar. I'm very glad I was born in today's Germany, I usually like it here and I think more things are going right than wrong in my country. Maybe that's a pretty low yardstick, but I also support the Federal Republic because it's the best form of government Germany ever had. And... there is no place like home, right?

    But I don't really feel "proud". It was a coincidence I was born here.

    But assuming I had escaped a tyrannic previous German state, such as Nazi Germany or the communist GDR, and went to the US to enjoy freedom ... I would probably proud that I've made it, and that I took the effort and hassle connected to abandoning my home. In these regards, I am fond of that certain American sense of pride ... although some people maybe take it too far.
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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    There are certainly worse places I could have been born.

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

    I take no pride in things that I have no control over. I'm happy that I'm an American but I'm not proud of it.
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    Re: Are you proud to be American/citizen of your country?

    I am proud of what I have achieved thus far and do not think I could have done as well from where I started out in any other place in the world, but I cannot say that I am so much proud to be an American in abstract as I am just pragmatically glad that borders matter.

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