Originally posted by zonetripper2065
reply to post by SpearMint
I"ve stated we have many of our own issues. But please make the point clear to my tiny American brain. I must be in denial show me what I'm missing.
To me it seems your just not happy with my perfectly acceptable answer of mind your own business. What happens inside of OUR borders is none of any non Americans business. If we act a certain way why do you care? how does it affect you?
Originally posted by sirjunlegun
reply to post by zonetripper2065
nother thing is as a people we don't go around sticking our noses in everyone business(apparently a national pass time for nations), we have our own huge problems. Our people like to be left alone to do our own thing, if we wanted to know what was going on in Europe our forefathers would have stayed in England.
This I can attest to!!!
If you'd like to call pride in the nation, forcing.... I suppose that's right.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Originally posted by Trustfund
They force kids to pledge allegiance to the American flag in school everyday.
If you'd like to call pride in the nation, forcing.... I suppose that's right. I did hear the kids reciting the pledge the last time I was down dropping something off for my son. Although, if you look at the pledge the kids recite....
The last line means as much as the first and the values it holds up aren't ones I disagree with, to be sure. I'd say it's why immigrants are still literally risking their lives to get here from all over the world, as a matter of fact.edit on 13-11-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: Replacing edited with actual pledge. Sorry! I missed that.
I didn't plan on replying until the mention of the pledge made it sound like it's a fascist thing or some such..and the words are anything but.
Generations have grown up reciting it and worked out pretty well.