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I Am American

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

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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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    Sympathy from Germany

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

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    Proud To Be American, Sad To See What America Is Becoming...

    I live in America. I am a US Citizen.  I could be considered a mutt with all my ethnic heritage, but I don't refer to myself by any of them.  I am not German-American.  I am not Swedish-American.  I am not French-American.I am simply American.I don't understand why people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    No, I was not born in America

    but in the United Kingdom in May 1980. In 2003, I completed my bachelors degree at Oxford University. This university is located in my home town. I left England, at age 25, and became an American naturalized citizen, at Ellis Island, on July 4, 2005. I now live, with my kids...
    mollyhenderson mollyhenderson 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 20

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    How can the common man be expected to

    effectively comprehend and participate in the web of american bureaucracy while he's also required to work meticulous jobs to maintain his life?
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M Jul 13

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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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    MsSaraahLVivian MsSaraahLVivian 18-21, F 25 Responses Jun 1

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    SouthernBelle2 SouthernBelle2 41-45, F 9 Responses May 25

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    I am proud to be American.

    It's not the country that is bad it is the actions of others. I think a lot of things need to change and hopefully they will but I also think it could be a lot worse. America wasn't founded on very good means. We have a rough history but it is still my home. And every single...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am food compromised daily I don't feel very

    loved at all, just forgotten
    thuggranny thuggranny 56-60, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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 68 Responses Jun 26

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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 32 Responses Jul 18

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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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    (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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    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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    Proud to be an American.

    Thanks to all the veterans
    grace206013 grace206013 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 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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    '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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    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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    Lady Gag Gag

    Okay so the supreme court has just handed homosexuals a golden plate.Yay for You.I was watching the news just now on the CW.They showed a Clip of Lady Ga Ga waving her little rainbow flag and singing Her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner,with word changes ending with "the...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 65 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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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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    While my other experiences make it look

    otherwise, I was born and raised American! 3rd Generation on both sides of my family (for those of you confused, I mean my great-grandparents were immigrants)
    EgoSumProdigiosum EgoSumProdigiosum 13-15, M 2 days ago

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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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    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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    I am also of African decent.

    I am grateful everyday that I was born in this country, and with that gratitude I think about my ancestors. I don't dwell on their pain, I honor them by utilizing every tool available to achieve the American dream. I go to college, I work, I respect my fellow man, and I respect...
    FlowerCookies FlowerCookies 26-30, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    A real American. Because -as opposed to people

    just born here and taking the United States of America for granted- mine was a complete choice that started 22 years ago. I was born in a different country, I migrated legally looking for educational opportunities. Went back to my country of origin only to realize I did not fit...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 11 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 25

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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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    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 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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    I was born, raised, educated,

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

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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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    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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    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.
    esaeger418 esaeger418 22-25, F 39 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    Zimmerman Trial What Really Happened?

    No trial has divided this country in such a way since the O.J. Simpson trial. One of the biggest reasons is the media’s decision to exert their power and try to influence public opinion. The most noteworthy example is NBC and their edited 911 tape of Zimmerman’s call in. What...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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