from USA to *** <br />
(associated states of stupidity ;)
we have our share of problems, but we're still made of people from all points of the globe and somehow make it work. dissenting voices are part of what makes America the greatest country in the world. everyone agreeing will just never happen in any country. at least you''re not jailed for voicing a dissenting opinion here, like in many places.
too true. disrespect is rampant. i blame political correctness and a generation of people who never got proper discipline as kids. it's just a fact that everybody isn't wonderful and a good *** whipping is just what some kids need.
I certainly wouldn't go so far as to call America the "greatest country in the world". I mean there are dissenting voices in countries across the developed world, it isn't like if you go outside of America you're automatically in some hostile land where if you stick your tongue out at a poster of their president you get the electric chair or something. Freedom of speech is pretty much the norm for the first-world nations. And most of them don't have a Patriot Act to give their governments police state powers like in America where the government can tap your phone without a warrant, read your e-mail without a warrant, read your snail mail without a warrant, demand to know your library check-outs without a warrant then bar the librarian from ever telling you, demand to see your medical records without a warrant, and designate you an "enemy combatant" on the whim of a Washington bureaucrat who has never met you, kidnap you in the middle of the night, whisk you away to some C.I.A. dungeon to be tortured, er, sorry, "robustly interrogated" to death or left to rot in a dog kennel in Gitmo, all without a shred of due process...
Sorry but that's pretty effing far from being a free country. There are plenty of countries out there with a lot more freedom than the U.S.
Add to that the fact that among the developed first-world nations America has the highest infant mortality rate, the worst worker rights (basically NO worker rights), the most anemic and pissant social safety net, the highest crime rate, the most people incarcerated (2 million and climbing), the most ridiculous kangaroo court judicial system, the most unrepresentative and corrupt government that is basically a giant graft machine, the worst health care system which is also the most expensive health care system in the world, the worst educational system with the test scores to match, the worst differential between rich and poor and the least social mobility, meaning it is harder for a poor American to lift himself out of poverty than it is for a poor German, Frenchman, Brit, Canadian or whatever. Considering all of the above it would be pretty effing difficult to argue that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Putting twenty million gaudy flags on everything from a bank to a sex toy shop to a garbage dump does not make a place the greatest country on earth, sorry.
How about government of the corrupted?
but....if i agree with you...then we ARE united...
I vote for Middle Earth
Idk, you take a jab at us and we come at you like a swarm of fire ants. ID say we're mighty united then.
Yeah, that "swarm of fire ants" with the most expensive military in the world has been made to look like fools for about a decade now thanks to a bunch of illiterate Afghan hillbillies with no air force, old rifles and homemade bombs...
we are "united" in that our federal government-which originates from the various states (not the other way around) will treat with other nations on our behalf, and will protect the various states from forces abroad.
Deport all democrats to Canaduh.....see if there welfare system could handle it.
Yes, I think we should
I know and it is sad I ask myself a lot of the time how did we get to this point when we can even listen to each other and try to find equal ground .
Actually if it came right down to it, yes we are.. <br />
On a day to day basis of living and the government and what not all messed up<br />
would not seem like it.. but if we were hit with something .. you bet we would be..
Nah that would just make us seem even more petty
Call it Steve. No reason.
How about Uniturd States of Assholia?