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I Am American

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?

    v=wKav0SxjTU0 Best three minutes ever!. Could we change american paths? perhaps be all that we can be, and perhaps be thankful for the freedom we have?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 7

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    It irritates the hell out of me that

    so many Americans missed the point of this day, memorial day. There are 364 other days to show your respect and appreciation for my fellow veterans and service men. Memorial day is just that, a memorial, for those that have died serving our country. Today we should honor and...
    Matte201422 Matte201422 36-40, M 8 Responses May 26, 2014

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    Proud to be an American.

    Thanks to all the veterans
    grace206013 grace206013 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    GAY MARRIAGE IS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT!

    Everyone can marry whomever they want in every single state, I'm so overjoyed!
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 67 Responses Jun 26

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    pomp and circumstance

    for removing the Confederate flag in South Carolina? all I here is the baaaaaaa. and the wolves they are getting hungry!
    GapLeatherLover79 GapLeatherLover79 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I am a citizen. I do not try to make rules

    for anyone. I don't "police" the world. I have not invaded anyone's home, nor have I started any wars. I am not prejudice and do not judge. I don't stick my nose in where it doesn't belong. I am just a citizen of the U.S. I'm just a mom and a wife, and by no means do I see...
    MrsTran06 MrsTran06 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    'Moronic' is a subjective word.

    Believing you are entitled to free stuff, and/or to my stuff; bricking and looting and robbing neighborhood businesses; demanding 5 days (40 hours) pay for a 4 day (32 hour) work week; to me such beliefs, whatever the reason, are moronic. (and counterproductive)
    roleplayladyfoottickler roleplayladyfoottickler 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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    An American - a citizen of the United States

    of America - is a person who knows that his fellow Americans will defend his God-given right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness...eventually.
    bethsmiles bethsmiles 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I was born, raised, educated,

    and work in America.
    amberbethcoed amberbethcoed 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Opinions of Donald trump.

    Also I'd love to know how he's leading the GOP--is this what Republican Party has come to ?
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 11 Responses Jul 18

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    I love my country. I am very proud of my

    country. Perfect? Of course not. But still a great country. Do NOT misunderstand my love of country for love of government. "Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master." George Washington
    Marlin3030 Marlin3030 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    With Memorial Day weekend upon us,

    I would ask that you keep a good thought for all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Although what today's military is doing is not as clear cut and easy to understand as in earlier times, the United States is still a damn fine place to live and raise...
    jesluken jesluken 51-55, F 6 Responses May 22

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    The best place to live

    and die since 1776!
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    D-Day should be acknowledged

    and remembered today. I'm proud to be American.
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Jun 6

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    My dad is intending to vote

    for Donald trump, and that disappoints me. When I asked him why, he said "because anything he says makes sense". So I asked my father how he knows this,he responded "because I agree with him". This line of thought disgusts yet fascinates me. Isn't it the pinnacle of narcism...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 31 Responses Jul 18

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    I don't vote because it doesn't matter

    who becomes president, we're going to get screwed one way or another. we all thought Obama was going to be amazing. But look at Obama care... So amazing.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 7

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    Question! Do you feel

    that illegal immigrants should be allowed to obtain a drivers licence in the US? Do you feel that illegal immigrants children should be allowed to receive an education in the US? I asked my mother the first question, and she said no, they shouldn't be allowed to have a drivers...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 63 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    Do you recall the President referring to the

    Benghazi incident as" a bump in the road?" Today I heard an ex-Navy Seal being interviewed on Fox News regarding a book he has written about how to handle crisis situations in our lives. At the end of the interview he asked if he could make a comment on Benghazi , and of...
    Inexperienced3 Inexperienced3 51-55, M 10 Responses Jun 5

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    I Think George Zimmerman Didn't Do Wrong (another update)

    Warning Warning! This is my opinon and only my opinon and have no scientific proof to back anything up. I posted this to I Am American because this is a story I feel should scare every person in this country of ours. When that whole horrible shooting happened, if you recall the...
    Hikingguy Hikingguy 46-50, M 76 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    I'm so tired of American hypocrisy,

    everyone is so afraid of Islamic extremism- "extremists in Iraq, extremists in Iran, extremis in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan"- but crickets over Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia: an official Sharia state that helped Pakistan acquire nukes, and is half way to acquiring their own. A...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    "What's your nationality?

    " "I'm American." "No, I mean where are you from." "Oh right, I was born in Minnesota." "No like what country are your people from?" "(Sigh) Asia." "Cool, I have an Asian friend." Sigh...
    FrictionFractal FrictionFractal 31-35, M 17 Responses Apr 7

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    Thank you to all the men

    and women who have laid down their lives in service to God and country.In remembrance here is video of a poem entitled "Just A Common Solider".
    GreatLakesGuy GreatLakesGuy 51-55, M 5 Responses May 23

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 25

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    So, I realized recently

    that the same-sex marriage legalization in the United States has actually boosted my country's nationalism for me. It has actually increased my sense of pride in my country. Just knowing that we have achieved something great and something that I thought would only happen in the...
    TigeroftheOcean TigeroftheOcean 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I am a very proud American military wife

    and mom. My husband is an officer in the Air Force. We are celebrating his 30 years in the service of his country. I support and salute all of the American troops; male and female, who keep us free from known and unknown terrorists.
    femaleoncruiseship femaleoncruiseship 46-50, F 10 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    I Am An Outraged American Female

    Hello, I am Jill, age 44, mom, and have five kids; 3 boys and 2 girls. I was born, raised, and I am a proud and patriotic American citizen.  I have served my country well in our armed forces for a number of years.  I display the American flag at my country ranch. To say the...
    openmindedmaturemom openmindedmaturemom 46-50, F 46 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    Waiting for my country To stop being

    moronic And shine bright Like lincoln did. EP Link
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I was born and lived with my parents in America

    until I was 18 years old. At that time, my parents moved to Europe because of my father's job. Today, I live in a town where the military is huge and they are well respected by the community for their service to this country. America is a great country and that is because of...
    singleprofessionalfemale singleprofessionalfemale 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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    I see news stories about the US House of

    Representatives and Senate writing a bill to block Obama's Iran nuclear arms deal. Obama threatened to veto any such bill passed by Congress. WTF? Whatever happened to the US Constitution? Article II, Section 2, "He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of...
    pinetreeguy pinetreeguy 66-70, M 7 Responses Jul 17

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    Why do other countries hate us

    so much? Why do they feel the need to terrorize us? Attack us? Threaten us? Kill our people? Our friends? Our loved ones? Why are they keeping our soldiers captive and chopping their heads off? For what? To send us a message? What message? The only message they're sending us is...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 77 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    Sometimes, it saddens me how a lot of people

    don't like America, the people in it, and all. I understand their reasons and I probably agree on some of them. However, it opened up many opportunities for me and I probably wouldn't have as much if my family and I weren't in America but remain in our homeland.
    Yoyoko Yoyoko 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    (Randomly walks up to you) You know.

    .. The greatest comic book superheroes and super villains were created and born here.......... (Walks away)
    Darkslinger Darkslinger 26-30, M Jul 16

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    They should keep the confederate flag up In SC.

    After all its part of our american heritage!
    sarahEhlVvian sarahEhlVvian 18-21, F 85 Responses Jun 22

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    Yeah yeah yeah America is great.

    Blah blah blah. I'm an American who is tired of people automatically assuming uneducated about the world and simple geography like some of my fellow citizens are. Every time someone foreign messages me they dumb stuff down and question if I even know where their country is. I...
    babybop12 babybop12 18-21, F 20 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    Camping. Near a gun range.

    Trying to heal from cornered By bullies. Lmao. Wishing those bullets were in me. Or my enemies. Or that i had the cash To buy all of the noisemakers heard. So that i could replace What i left for the bullies. And sue them Or just start over Away from...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 11

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    hockeyfanm13 hockeyfanm13 22-25, M 19 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    BlueJayy BlueJayy 18-21, F 27 Responses Mar 25

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    I am food compromised daily I don't feel very

    loved at all, just forgotten
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    Uber-capitalisms rot has no boundaries

    unfortunately. It's just sad, education should be the primary concern for a nation that wants growth. If anything I think higher education should be free. Just think about the principle of the matter, what civilization had older generations charge younger generations for the...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=FxKkD2VX-Jc Easy way to understand Gun control. And why they Scare you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Everyday there's an incident involving a cop

    who makes a horrible decision. Whether it be murdering or physically abusing an unarmed person, or enabling the incarceration of a non-violent offender (usually drug user). Everyday these stories reveal that the cops never act alone, sometimes 6 officers at a time will act...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 17 Responses Jul 11

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    Sympathy from Germany

    for the four marines killed.
    EngelH EngelH 18-21, T 4 Responses Jul 17

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    Disabled. Homeless.

    About to get rained on. Was bullied And wrecked by meds. Wanted to retaliate. But ran to pals instead. Regret not retaliating. Until me sees cleevage. And is glad me didnt retaliate. Even though it will rain soon. On my truck. On blm land Near a city...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 18

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    Why is it that people allow themselves to act

    absurdly whenever someone speaks critically about American soldiers. It just boggles my mind that a soldier can do anything- carry out any illogical or incoherent order- and be absolved of all sins in the public eye. On Facebook I get ignored, but on other social media outlets I...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    My parents, siblings,

    and I were not born in America but in Europe. When I was 13 my parents, siblings, and I moved from France to America. We all became citizens of the USA then.
    femaleatthelake femaleatthelake 36-40, F 19 Responses Jun 7

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    I hate it when people from other countries

    criticize or make fun of the traditions that go on in America. Same thing when it comes to laws and the overall ways of living. Every country is different when it comes to all of these things. I don't go around making fun of or hating what other countries do or make fun of...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 15 Responses Apr 13

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    Does anyone else notice how teens these days

    have no respect? I'm only 25 but atleast I have manners. Ugh, I feel for Americas future.