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Wed Jul 3, 2019, 12:59 PM

Happy 4th.

For this discussion, I will ask what makes you proud to be an American.

For me:

Diversity

Freedom of religion.

Freedom of speech.

The willingness to get up and fight for what we believe in.

Freedom of the press (even press not mainstream).

Freedom to petition and protest.

The large amounts and land and richness of different areas.

One heck of a complicated history.

It's not politically correct, but I'll admit that I'm happy (not necessarily proud) that we have more spirituality than other industrialized nations.



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southernwriter Jul 3 OP
Grebbid Jul 3 #1
KittyCatIdiots Jul 3 #2
southernwriter Jul 3 #3
Muddling Through Jul 3 #4
oflguy Jul 3 #5
southernwriter Jul 10 #7
Muddling Through Jul 10 #8
TexMexNext Jul 3 #6
Muddling Through Jul 10 #9

Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 01:33 PM

1. Diversity of what?

'Diversity' of values? That actually really sucks. Diversity of tolerance? lol.

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Response to Grebbid (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 03:38 PM

3. Race, religion, culture.

Honestly, I'm not proud of gun tooting white America.

I'm proud that we allow guns. I'm proud that white people are part of America. The whole tolerance thing.


Product to have Christians, Muslims, gays, and religious gays.

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 05:28 PM

4. Our unique American culture.

Go to any other country. If it's even possible for you to become a legal citizen, you will never be one of "them".

This country is completely different. No matter your origins, if you wish to become a citizen and complete the process, you are an American.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 06:47 PM

5. A friend of mine is Italian in heritage

He said his family went to Italy to the town his family immigrated from. He said the people there were not rude to him, but he said it was obvious to his whole family - they were and probably would always be outsiders there.

It does not work that way here. Once you assimilate into American society, you are no different than anybody else, no matter what your heritage.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 10:39 AM

7. I think some people will change that if they have their way.

I love my country and I often hate that I can't be part of the "patriot" club because I don't think Trump is the best.

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Response to southernwriter (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 10:48 AM

8. I certainly don't think which candidate one supports determines if one is a "patriot".

Trump's got a plethora of issues to be sure; I voted for him (reluctantly) in 2016 as my "least bad" option. Since he's been in office he's exceeded my very low expectations. Not a high bar to pass, to be sure.

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 09:35 PM

6. Dr. Pepper, Guns, Texas BBQ, Cerveza, God & Country

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Response to TexMexNext (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 10:50 AM

9. Can't stand Dr. Pepper, but my youngest daughter loves the stuff.

Guns are awesome. Real BBQ is east of the Mississippi!



Hard Cider in lieu of beer these days, but a frosty malted beverage is always welcome.

God and Country, of course.

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