Okay I know America (the U.S.of A) is not perfect...America, not all of North America, and is it even cool to be calling ourselves "Americans"? But, I really do get tired of hearing people bashing it all the time. And it doesn't matter who the president is, I just wish you would STFU about ALL that is wrong. What have you done to change things? Many just sponge off of others, and then don't even appreciate the help. Why do you think anyone owes you a thing? If it's all so wrong, then maybe you should just STFU, get off your assets and do your part in making it right.

I'm probably just "preaching to the choir" here...but I've had my say and there it is for what it's worth.
imathinkin imathinkin
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2 Responses Dec 13, 2012

Probably should not be smiling, but I am. I have been to over 20 countries and I could retire to any of them and I am happy to be here in the good old USA. Like any individual, family, community, or country we have problems. You are right on target. The best thing any of us can do is get off our duffs and get to work. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem.

"I have been to over 20 countries and I could retire to any of them and I am happy to be here in the good old USA."

Thank you. I needed to hear that.

We have much more freedom and actually much less corruption than many other countries. We have some rough areas, but I went bicycle riding in the mountains in El Salvador and out of the 20 of the people that were on the bike ride I think there was only one other person that was not armed. I would have been if I had been allowed. :)
Istanbul that have police on the corners with automatic weapons. The house where I stayed had armed guards with automatic weapons. Honduras the car I was riding in got hit up for a bribe to get out of the country by a border guard. Could go on, but you get the picture.

Sapphire -- you very obviously hate the US as demonstrated by almost every thread in which I have seen you comment. Why don't you just move if you hate us so? Its a free country after all and no one will stop you from leaving, unlike many places in the world.

.SapphireSun- I travel in DC every other month. I ride my bicycle through DC at least twice a year. The fact that I have done it for over ten years and continue to do it says something about my confidence in my safety. I have been at two rally’s in DC in the last two years and saw SWAT teams out, but have missed the rest of the police force carrying assault rifles. Have been to China, India, Chili and a lot of other smaller countries as well. I still would not trade this country for any of them. That is just my opinion; and we all have one.

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two bigass fist bumps to that one Ima! you're a freaking rock star patriot, girl!