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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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    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 Jul 26

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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 Jul 26

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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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    We are mad, not only individually

    but nationally. We check manslaughter and isolated murders, but what of war and the much-vaunted crime of slaughtering whole peoples?
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't fault the police.

    Cuz the people that run em got em on a short leash. Well I don't fault the police. Cuz the people that run em got em on a short leash! Well I don't fault the police. Cuz the people that run em got em on a short leash. Well I don't fault the police. Cuz the people that run em...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    http://www.hellou.co.

    uk/2015/07/anonymous-give-verdict-sandra-blank-case-53505/ Holy crap 🔫
    3st3ll3 3st3ll3 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    Let the gays get married,

    let the rednecks have guns, let the atheists be atheists and the Christians be Christians. This is America, America is about freedom. Freedom to live how you please and be happy about your life, so smoke a bowl, shoot your guns, cuss a lot, praise Jesus, and wish those two...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 35 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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 am American and I live at a town with a large

    university that has a lot of foreign students. This is what I like about America: taking in all who want a better life regardless of race, culture etc... Granted they may not always be treated the best by some people but there are a lot like me who welcome them with open arms.
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    BlueJayy BlueJayy 18-21, F 26 Responses Mar 25

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 25

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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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    '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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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 16 Responses Apr 7

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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 was born in this great nation of ours.

    My father, uncles, and brothers all served this nation with honor by distinctly serving in the military. If America calls you then you go without any questions asked. I hate cowards. I lost a brother in Iraq about 10 years ago. I am very proud of him for serving as well as...
    familycamping familycamping 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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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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    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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    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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    SouthernBelle2 SouthernBelle2 41-45, F 9 Responses May 25

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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 10 Responses Jul 27

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 45 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    MsSaraahLVivian MsSaraahLVivian 18-21, F 24 Responses Jun 1

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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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    The biggest crime in America right

    now is hurting a police officers feelings.
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend 18-21, M 14 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 22

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    My name is Mitch McConnell,

    my name is Boehner, my name is bush, my name is Clinton, my name is Obama. My name is Reid, pelosi, Frank Dodd. I'll tell you what to think and what to believe. You just turn over your money, I'm going to give it to my buddy over there, Bernanke. And he's going to distribute it...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 6 Responses 19 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 63 Responses Jun 26

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

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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 Jul 26

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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 14 Responses Apr 13

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    I am very proud and grateful to be American.

    I thank my Irish and German ancestors for migrating here. I love our freedom we are given. I love and am grateful for all our military