Yes, I am American and very proud to be American, and I will gladly tell that everybody.
Yes, I am American and feel proud to be American, but I wouldn't boast with it..
Yes, I'm American and proud, but I also think many things could be improved about my country.
No. I'm American, but living here was not my achievement. So why should I be proud?
No, I'm American and way too many things are going wrong here.
Yes. I'm NOT American, but I'm proud to be citizen of my country.
Yes. I'm NOT American, but I'm proud, although I see room for improvement..
No. I'm NOT American, and being born here was not due to my efforts. Why being proud?
No. I'm NOT American, and my country sucks. No way to be proud.
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I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. E.M. Forster
I can't take credit for having been born here.
Many of our government's policies, especially much of our foriegn policy, past and present, make me ashamed of being from the USA. I also think there are many good aspects to our country, even some of the people are OK.
Overall, yes I am. If I wasn't happy/proud to be an American or if it changes, I'll find a new country to make my home that comes closer to representing my goals, ideals, beliefs, and systems.
Frankly, I think that most people who hate the USA should get the hell out.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
Although we've had our mistakes, overall I am proud of America.
"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
I am ashamed of our National policies, but in my youth I was a "blind patriot," and thought the USA was the savior of the world. Vietnam woke me up. We are not the good guys that the people think we are. We are Imperialists and resource thieves and have historically thrived on war. That is why we have a $700 billion Military Offense budget. I like living here except for the frustration of not being able to change the country's direction. I have accepted that the vast majority of the citizens have no clue what is going on. That's the beauty of the Forums because it is an opportunity to inform.
I believe that most people on this planet want what we do...the ability to raise their children in peace; access to clean water and sufficient food to survive; a government that is responsive to their needs; and the freedom to better themselves. It seems that the first thing people do when they are "liberated," is to have the right to vote. Since some countries have never known the concept of democracy, but only chaos or a dictatorship, they surprise us by voting for more of what they originally rebelled against, if we can believe what is reported! Go figure! Maybe time is the only answer......