posted on Mar, 22 2003 @ 10:24 PM
Originally posted by Gazrok
we see ourselves as citizens of the most powerful nation in the world. Also, we believe it is the greatest place to live, and that we are founded on
solid values of freedom, democracy, and justice. And that that same freedom, democracy, and justice should be enjoyed by all people.
Okay, time out. I usually don't get so pissed over a topic, but now I just can't help myself.
Gazrok, I am assuming you haven't been to every country in the world when I say this, so if you have, I apologize:
People (Super-Patriots as I call them) seem to think that America is the best place in the world, and it very well may be, I don't know. The problem
is, these ill-informed super-patriots don't either - few of them have been outside of America, other than Mexico for vacation or Canada on
occassion... few (if any) have been to EVERY country on earth, yet they seem to believe that America is the best. I find it impossible for anyone to
know if America is the best unless they have experienced otherwise, in every other country... Like I said, America may very well be the greatest
country, I don't know, because I haven't been to every other country...
We are NOT founded on Democracy...or if we are it's hardly detectable. We in fact live in a Republic, a Democratic form of a Republic, but a
Republic nonetheless, and I wish people could realize this...
I just love conversations like: "America is a great Democracy." "Actually, we're a Republic." "No, we're not." "Look up the damn term for
Democracy, and the damn term for Republic...tell me, which do we live in?"