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?

    I'm very proud of our history and the traditional aspects of America that remain unslimed by the shame of forty years of rampant, flaming Liberalism. I'm very proud of our military and those who serve. They're the best!

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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 am proud to be an American!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    You sound like an arrogant American. Was that intentional?
    Not that I intended. Are your ears full of sand?

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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.
    Pride in your nation is pride in the actions of all who came before you and what their actions then resulted in today. Pride in your nation is pride in being conected to that heritage, being a part of it, and carrying it on.

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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 glad I was born here (the United States) and I'm glad that I live here. I also think that the United States has a lot of potential to be an ideal human society in terms of realizing human and social potential.

    However, I wouldn't say that I'm "proud" to be American. I don't think that being American - or any nationality - means enough to be proud of it.

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

    I am an America, but now when I am out of country I find myself sincerely apologizing for the actions/positions of my government more than I have in the past.
    Last edited by Risky Thicket; 06-15-13 at 07:49 PM.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Is that still the case though!? Even after 68 years?
    I don't think it's that hard to imagine. History stays with people. Just like generations pass down the good memories of the past, they pass down the bad. In the United States, Americans still display pride in how "we" performed in World War II so wouldn't it make sense that those who lost and ended up on the "wrong" side of history might still feel shame?

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

    may l be proud of being turk

    l may be seen as fascist ,nationalist racist etc because l am not wasp
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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.
    I agree. I've never understood how someone can be "proud" of where they happened to be born. Pride is for actions - things you've done, things you've accomplished.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    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.
    Good evening, DaveFagan.

    Unfortunately, too many of our citizens are like the man on the street who has no interest in anything political, and would probably give you a blank look if you asked him about his opinion on Syria or Libya. Both he and his wife can tell you about the latest Kardashian caper, though...

    Doubly unfortunate is the fact that I can almost guarantee that few of them are on sites like this, so they are not going to become any better informed than they are right now! And that seems to suit Washington, DC just fine . Sad, but true!

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