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Originally posted by DirkPitt2004
Get the hell out if you want to be an america basher.
either that, or 1) vote, 2) when the guy you voted for loses, do not cry foul, and 3) have the tact to not bash the war effort while our soldiers are fighting for the very freedom you are employing by saying they do not need to there.
Originally posted by NotTooHappy
That's the beauty of America. If you don't like it, you can try to change it. You can vote, protest, demonstrate, hand out flyers to inform people. Dissent is a patriots duty. You can love your country and hate the government at the same time.
I love America, I hate Dubya and his administration.
If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.
Originally posted by SocialistOrder
I would be interested what exactly makes the U.S. core beliefs infallible. No insult here, but being a European I don't see why these beliefs would be infallible. My country has those beliefs too, but I question them and don't agree with all of them. And if I found out they were wrong, I would attempt to change them.
Originally posted by df1
I am sure the folks that are getting what they want from the US government are the ones which shout "love it or leave it" the loudest and would surely be thrilled if those which oppose them would just pick up and leave. Wouldn't it be great not to have any opposition?
[edit on 28-6-2004 by df1]
Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
The answer is so simple.
The only way something can be great is if it's faults are fixed. So if everyone decides to "love it" and completely ignore the faults, then good-bye...
Originally posted by Eastern_Diamondback
But the truth is there are far too many people within the United States who's motivation for criticism is based on intense hatred for the United States, and not for any genuine concern for its people's welfare. Nihilism at its worst. To these people I say "Get the f%^& outta here."
Originally posted by Sageice
If you live in America and don't like it here then do you stay? I hate how some people talk about America being the bad guy, if that is what you belive than why do you live here? If America is the bad guy than so are you because you are supporting America by paying taxes. Why don't you go to Canada? Or are you going to wait for a draft before you leave? Or go to one of the contries you thing America is being evil to. Well you can stop waiting because a draf isn't happening any time soon. I am not trying to start a flame war I just would like an answer to my question, If you live in America and don't like it here why are you still here?