There is so much and so many that bemoan and voice with distain their contempt for America that it is becoming increasing difficult to understand what it was that made America so great. Perhaps in a forum such as this we may refocus on what those attributes are and why they should be maintained.
there is a documentary series on the History channel talking about America, The History of Us. tonight will be the second night. it airs each sunday at 9 P.M. eastern time. I watched it last week and was very impressed. a good reminder of what is good about our country!
we see and hear and believe what we choose to see and hear and believe. that will never change.
I don't think there is one singular thing that one could point to in regards to the greatest thing that America has brought to the world. The concept of individual freedom supported by the economic structure of Capitalism listed in the Bill of Rights allowed for the first time in the history of the human race that the average man could achieve on his own merit without permission of the Church or the State. Although the weaknesses in such a system are obvious and have been delicately pointed out by those who would destroy that system, the system never promoted nor was founded on any idea of perfection. As such an entity of perfection does not exist anywhere in the universe. America brought freedom to the world, America brought financial independence to the world and to open her doors to all that would come and be Americans.
by grinnin1 6 years ago
How does a country ever make up for wiping out it's first inhabitants? Inhabitants who loved and revered the land and watched it greedily devoured by invaders?? What is the price America pays for what it did? How can we atone for what we did and why haven't we done more?
by I am DB Cooper 7 years ago
In criticizing the State of the Union address and in particular Obama's reference to this country needing a "Sputnik moment", Sarah Palin had another one of her "moments" yesterday on "On The Record with Greta Van Susteran". Here's what she said: "He needs to...
by HubPrince 8 years ago
What should be done about the "N" word?Consider this first... America practices "Freedom of Speech" but this word as of late has been restricted not only to defining minorities, but to being used only by them. Which in turn oppresses the speech of the people of Caucasian...
by James Smith 5 years ago
This forum seems to be perpetually ragging on the US, myself included, and for good reason - but in the interest of balance and perspective, let's think of some things Americans should be proud of. It can be political, social or even their appearance (ha).I'll get the ball rolling:The US is the...
by ahorseback 5 years ago
I don't know maybe it's me but I grew up sort of a patriot , family , friends , lovers or who ever ! Once everyone seemed to love our country ! Since the sixties though , something has drasticaly changed , I for one am ashamed of how be-littling people are to our home land , our...
by earnestshub 8 years ago
OK, I know I am a bit crook this week with the flue, but as I am no longer young, it is kicking the crap out of me!So I thought why not ask others if they have an opinion or something funny to say about aging.I hate that my athletic body is starting to sag, I hate that I start to crap myself over...
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