Religious freedom, political freedom, and a whole lot more Americans enjoy that most of the world doesn't. Men and women died for that. Are you proud to identify with them?
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Well replied. One can be displeased with the system. But not with land of his birth. We are proud to be born where we have born and to live in the country where we are allowed to live so happily.
I could not agree more.
If you want to get technical, the American Indians are immigrants too.
Based upon DNA testing we now know that the American Indians have been on this continent for over 15,000 years. Considering that data I would think it is a safe bet that American Indians were here 14,500 years before the Europeans.
If you are not proud and dislike your country, what are you going to do? Do you any ideas of improving the situation and work for it, or simply desert? Simple accusation is not enough. If we can't improve our society, we can't hate it also.
junkseller, I am grateful to live in a country that allows me to read angry, sour comments about that country and doesn't prohibit me from making complaints about it. And a lot of good people have died to defend our right to do exactly this.
To be proud does not necessarily mean that you are putting yourself over others. Everyone can be proud of his own country or land and still continue to regard others as equally worthy as of himself. There is no demeaning of others' respect in this.
One of the three definitions of pride is "a feeling that you are more important or better than other people" so I definitely understand your opinion Lady Guinevere. You have made many valid points.
Thank you Empress10.
You are going a little bit philosophical and sceptical. Even then you should be proud of your birth, your earth, your country, your parents and everything in this universe and strive or at least think for its well being as God sent you to be here.
That's the good spirit. You should love your country even if it displeases you in some respects just like you love your mother.