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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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    sweetnspicy2 sweetnspicy2 41-45, F 3 Responses May 25

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    D-Day should be acknowledged

    and remembered today. I'm proud to be American.
    sweetnspicy2 sweetnspicy2 41-45, F 15 Responses Jun 6

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

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M a week ago

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    BlueJayy BlueJayy 18-21, F 26 Responses Mar 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 12 Responses Jun 5

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    What do you guys think about the government

    lighting up the White House in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage? All-time high for this country or All-time low?
    iShined iShined 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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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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    Proud to be an American.

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

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    I hate it when people say things like - "oh,

    so you're not happy with your country? Maybe you should stand up and fix it!" And I'm not talking about the political and economical problems. I'm talking about social issues, and things that happen in society as a whole. The way people act these days, etc. I am one person...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    Not an american but would like to know more

    about them through posts here 😊
    Blahbllah Blahbllah 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    To my American friends enjoy your Independence

    day! Enjoy your day of hot dogs, weak beer, donuts, fireworks and hollering! From the Aussies!
    HavingFun138 HavingFun138 46-50, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well... It looks like Scott Walker is filing

    papers today to officially run for president. If he wins.... Look out! :(
    lacymom1 lacymom1 46-50, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    happy fvck England day!

    let's celebrate like Americans; by blowing sh!t up and b!tching about taxes!!!
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    doomsdaysmores doomsdaysmores 31-35, M 3 days ago

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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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    Happy 4th of July to all my American friends,

    This is an occasion that reminds all the world how great the American nation is. As an Iraqi citizen, I really wish to see the American people unified as one nation, because from where I stand, nothing makes haters happier than to see you divided. God Bless You. God Bless...
    wasseem wasseem 26-30, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans!

    Go crazy, don't go to crazy though. You don't want to get arrested or end up in a hospital. Hopefully you all will enjoy your day. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
    evreno evreno 13-15, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Happy 4th of July everyone!

    PS: Be sure to google why we celebrate this day, some people will want to embarrass you.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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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    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 81 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    two years ago, ginsberg,

    sotomeyor, kennedy, kagin and brier voted down the defense of marriage act ...by arguing that marriage was exclusively the right of The States, therefore the federal government had no right to enact it.... NOW, the SAME FIVE argue that The States have NO right over marriage or...
    pinetreeguy pinetreeguy 66-70, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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 6 Responses May 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 7 Responses May 22

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    MsSaraahLVivian MsSaraahLVivian 18-21, F 25 Responses Jun 1

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    This picture best represents how our children

    are going to look at gay marriage...
    Daydream1000 Daydream1000 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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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    And I'm not proud of it really.

    .. Just something that just happened to be. I have zero nationalism whatsoever toward America I feel as if nationalism is stupid and I'll just stay content with fighting for righteousness anywhere on the planet no matter the "nationality" of the people there
    abp62626 abp62626 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 26

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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 72 Responses Jun 26

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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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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    SouthernBelle2 SouthernBelle2 41-45, F 9 Responses May 25

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    If I "marry" my AK-47 can O'Dumbo still come

    and take it? What about "love"? I'm so "lonely" without hat iron to hold.
    pinetreeguy pinetreeguy 66-70, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    OMG I'm so proud of all the good in this

    country!! YAYY FOR EQUALITY!! Just celebrating this great accomplishment. UGH ITS ABOUT TIME THO!! #lovewins
    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 26

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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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    Gays are not special

    and should not the right of merriages. That's a bond between a man and a women period!!! You don't have more rights then me you are not special gays were killed like rats in the roman days and not sure why anyone stopped..gays degust me you are carriers of stds like aids...
    toyoman24 toyoman24 26-30, M 6 Responses Jun 26

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    When the news is only about flags

    and gay marriage, its time to be vigilant. What do "they" not want us to talk about or scrutinize?
    MarkFree MarkFree 51-55, M 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    So are you happy with your consumeristic

    attitude in life??? So you keep working ur *** off, Earning spending all the time and one day finally ur on your death bed. Have you ever questioned what the purpose of life is coz all i see in america is the wide amount of external possibilities nd opportunities. What about the...
    Blahbllah Blahbllah 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    An Early Happy 4th of July 2015.

    ..I am lucky and extremely proud to be an American and A New Yorker...In a world filled with uncertainty I know I've been truly blessed being born In the great wonderful U...S....A......  
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    one issue I lean right on.

    death penalty. yeah. if there's no reasonable doubt that someone sadistically murdered another person, just for fun, that person should die. child rapists and murderers should die. no need to waste money keeping them alive, or on death row for decades. if I, personally saw...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Recently scrolling through a discussion on here,

    I came across a few people discussing those that will not condone same sex marriage in spite of the ruling of the Supreme Court. One individual had a simple solution to this problem of people abstaining from anything related to same sex marriage... "Then arrest them and try them...