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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You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Yes, I am American and very proud to be American, and I will gladly tell that to everybody, but I will also point out the glaring flaws that are causing our magnificent country to stall in the water too.
I think most of us have been programmed to be loyal to our tribe. "I pledge allegiance to the flag..." How silly is that? If you're proud to be an American, does that mean that being an American is better than being an Australian or a Japanese or a Fijian?
This crap, this tribalism, far from being something to be proud of is something we need to leave behind.
As far as the second part of your posts go, why don't we become the de facto rulers of the world, simply deciding who governs where? JC, I used to enjoy my conversations with you, despite our ideological differences, but this is a bit too much ...