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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 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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    They should keep the confederate flag up In SC.

    After all its part of our american heritage!
    sarahEhlVvian sarahEhlVvian 18-21, F 84 Responses Jun 22

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 25

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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 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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    MsSaraahLVivian MsSaraahLVivian 18-21, F 24 Responses Jun 1

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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 2 days ago

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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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    (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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    GUN CONTROL: Almost nobody in America is

    talking about "let's ban guns", some people are saying "maybe guns should have tighter regulations". Now, I know that wouldn't stop all crime or anything like that. You guys can still play cowboys and Indians all you want- "yeah I got ****** shot at I'm badass"- you can do that...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 16 Responses 3 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    The best place to live

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

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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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    "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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    The biggest crime in America right

    now is hurting a police officers feelings.
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend 18-21, M 13 Responses 2 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 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 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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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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    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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    BlueJayy BlueJayy 18-21, F 26 Responses Mar 25

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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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    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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    SouthernBelle2 SouthernBelle2 41-45, F 9 Responses May 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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    http://www.hellou.co.

    uk/2015/07/anonymous-give-verdict-sandra-blank-case-53505/ Holy crap 🔫
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am food compromised daily I don't feel very

    loved at all, just forgotten
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 3 days 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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    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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