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To use your analogy, When I get a cold I buy myself some cold medicine. I don't go next door and demand it from my neighbor. If I can't afford cold medicine I get a better job so that I can. I see little difference.
You are judged by what you can do not who you know
Originally posted by Fry2
No, I don't.
I go out and get a job like 90% of the rest of the people in America. You are judged by what you can do not who you know. That's my world. Reality.
Originally posted by surfup
Nathraq, I have three arguments why you are wrong...*
*You know what I mean.
1. Just tell me why you love America that much! There is no such thing as true American.
Answer: never said there was. I don't love this country any more than the next guy/gal.
That poor guy in India could be your half-brother or that starving child in El Salvador could be distant cousin.
Answer: Highly doubtful, as I am Croatian, and the Slav's tended to stay with their own kind( not including the mixing with the Turks during occupation).
If a Brit (no offense) or a Cuban or Chinese said what you said I would accept, because for the most part they are pretty much from the same ancestors(not really, but same ancestory compared to Americans) but in your case you aren't.
Answer: A Brit is from the same anscestors? What about the Roman, Saxon, Viking, and Norman invasions?
America is the land of oppurtunity and millions have come from all over the world and settled here. Many U.S. citizens know only their majority race...I heard people tell they are half-irish and half-german...but that isn't entirely true, you are probably a Frenchie and Brit and Swedish, and you don't even know it.
Answer: No, I am a Croatian. My family is from the county of Lika, city of Gospic. Not very many foreigners come to this region of the world. Highly unlikely that I'm a 'Frenchie'.
2. What is so different about you and that guy in India or El Savador or Russia? Did you not come through ancestors...from Africa? Do they eat with their legs and you eat with your hands? Tell me what is so different.
Answer: I did not say I am 'better' than them. All I said was I don't really give a rat's crap what happens to them
Why do your desereve anything better than them? Give me one damn good reason. Did God make U.S. so special that they should get all the happiness and money that there is offer?
Answer: No, the blood of the American forefathers made this country 'so special'. We get all our money and happiness from working our tails off. Nothing here is free, despite what the world believes.
3. How about all the money the U.S. government is spending on Space, Science and not to mention another thousand places?
Answer: What about it?
Could you not take that money and used to feed your Chicago mother of too?
Answer: Probably, but why? We could take the billions allocated to the war in Iraq, and feed a million families.
If she is more important than the same Russian mother, why don't you stop wasting money and send it to to her? You alone are wasting so much money on Entertainment, Furniture, Clothes.
Answer: Is she more important? Depends on perpesctive. To me, as an American, she is more important. Let Russia deal with their mothers, we'll deal with ours.
No, you wouldn't rather sit at home and complain that the U.S. is wasting money helping other countries, rather than helping. People like you think donating $100 every chirstmas to Salvation army is enough, but it really isn't.
Answer: Did you ever donate $100? I can't afford that much!
If I have said anything that might have offended you slightly in any way, please forgive me.
Answer: No offense taken! Peace!
Originally posted by Saphronia
Do we want to be like South America with dirty shacks two feet away from high rise buildings? Are do we want to keep our system healthy and growing? America first means that this country should work for everyone that means unskilled/skilled union workers and small town farmers, and even business. Globalization is shrinking the line between the haves and the have nots. We have to protect our middle. But, protecting businesses that stay home is only the first step. Eventually we have to pull out of the WTO. We've pulled out of other international institutions for lesser reasons. And, while Europe points the finger and calls us isolationist they subsidize their businesses to bring the cost down effectively making it hard for american products to compete. There is no fair or free trade within the WTO. We have to get out to save our country from going the way of the third world where you are either rich or you are impoverished.