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Originally posted by intelgurl
I'm grateful that I can be raised in a poor family with no father around, be given the opportunity to raise above that by serving the country for 4 yrs and afterward excelling academically, and getting a job nice enough to then put my mom through nursing school.
It is a land of opportunity, but you have to choose to take the opportunity.
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
Thanks for sharing, ATS! It's interesting to hear all the different viewpoints.
To the people outside the US:
The reason America seems so ferocious out there with regard to Osama and other enemies (real or percieved) is because Americans LOVE this country and all the freedoms we enjoy. It is NOT because we do not care or like other countries. Of course we like other countries! We are made up of all countries and ALL Americans from every background would do just about anything to protect this way of life. Forget about this administration - the people of this country are peace loving - until they are attacked.