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I Am Ashamed of America

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    Mistreated By the System

    Over the past 31 years i have been mistreated by the system as i am disabled with a bad back. when i tryed to get help like ssi i was told i cannot get it as i am a baby boomer and being so i am better off dead as it has caused alot of problems as for the things i had to do just...
    wetlookh2o wetlookh2o 51-55 Feb 20, 2009

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    At Times

    There are Times When America Really Upsets me. But I don't want to Leave my home land, I think our Government makes some really Crappy decisions and at times I wonder what there doing but isn't that good thing to Being in a Democracy you can disapprove with out Hating it!
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2008

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    Someone Hit The Reset Button.

    I would just like to say something to the world on behalf of the American people. We're sorry... Our bad. Totally didn't mean to have an invasive, fascist, sociopathic government hell bent on the destruction of everybody's civil liberties. We (most of us) were actually trying to...
    Wildrose88 Wildrose88 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    I Am Ashamed Of America

    I love america living here is a gift from god, but the leaders and congress has sold the ppl down the river, their only concern is their own pockets and how much they can take the ppl for.. there is no concern about the ppl at all. many can,t pay their bills, many are homeless...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 30, 2011

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    Can't Help But Feel Shameful

    I know I shouldn't be so ashamed of my Country, but I can't help but feel embarrassed when I tell people where I'm from. Currently living in Sweden, but I've lived in France for three years as well, and visited many other European countries; and in every place I try and blend in...
    unluckyrabbit unluckyrabbit 18-21, F Dec 3, 2011

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    Then Leave

    If you hate America so much, then leave. There are plenty of people who would appreciate it, so maybe you should trade places with them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    America? What America?

          Everyone remember the America we learned about in history class? You know, that shining example of Democracy, lighting the way for the rest of the world? Yeah, that America doesn't exist anymore. When I look at how far our country's values have...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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    I want to start off by saying that no, I'm not American... But I can't help but feel this way. Many people say that "America is the land of opportunity". In fact my uncle used to...
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    As i posted the other day i am lonely and i hate it. Today at the gym some guys told me to go out tonight and see the worldcup game but i said no. This happens all the freaking...
    just22 just22 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Why should I be ashamed to do what nature was not ashamed to create?
    Goliath2014 Goliath2014 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    As a boy I used to be ashamed to show any emotions but I knew that I was highly emotional. Later I started to care less, causing other boys to make fun of me. This is where I began...
    LoveBelow LoveBelow 70+, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Why would I be ashamed of what I am and what I do? And why would I do anything that would cause me to be ashamed later?
    chucky11 chucky11 26-30, M Jul 20

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    I'm happy I was born I a country that would allow me to have so many freedoms... But the history of the country and the way it affects people even now really really bothers me. In...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    EmotionalPrincess EmotionalPrincess 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I don't get why so many people hate America *facepalm* We are so damn lucky we don't have war going on in the streets blowing up houses and kidnapping women. yes the government...
    Stayfreesailor Stayfreesailor 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 9

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    i have noticed alot on anonymous websites as well as facebook..that there is alot of hatred towards americans. we are thought of, as blind, stupid and fat, souless, godless animals...
    ctzellers ctzellers 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I am an American , and proud of it!! This is greatest country God ever gave man. I feel so blessed to have been born and raised in America. If that is offensive to you, that's your...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    To be honest, I used to not like America. I'm not sure why though. But that all changed once I met this guy. Now America's great. And I love it.So, Happy Independence Day and...
    DinosaurPie DinosaurPie 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I am American born. My mom is American born and my dad is Canadian. So I'm like Canadian American....I guess.
    CheyenneScott CheyenneScott 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I gotta vent a lil bit... Japan puts America to shame. Kudos to those who do either course, because no doubt it is incredibly hard. But the japanese course is so much harder, AND...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Jul 14

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    CheyenneScott CheyenneScott 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 20

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    jaimegio jaimegio 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I can never seem to make myself proud. I am horribly ashamed of almost everything I do. Where is my self respect and respect for others. Where are my morals that I held so dear...
    Awakening29 Awakening29 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    lad7466 lad7466 46-50, F Jul 1

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    I am a Native American man and it's nice to read stories of women who appreciate the beauty of Native American men. Thank you. You all are beautiful too.
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M Jul 1

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    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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