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Why I Am Proud to Be A U.S. Citizen

Posted in First Amendment, Government, Patriotism, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2014 by Xajow

I have talked here many times about the foolishness of politicians and some of the ways I think the U.S. government is doing things that keep making things worse here in the United States. But despite all of that, I do love this country, these United States of America. Since Independence Day is nigh, and before I go back to all of that criticism, I would like to talk about part of why I am proud to be a citizen of the United States. Continue reading

Happy Independence Day!

Posted in Patriotism with tags , , , , , on July 3, 2012 by Xajow

Yeah, I know I am a day early. But likely I will not post tomorrow.

The U.S. is screwed up in several ways. But I still love this country. I am an American, and I like it. Yeah, I am going to be a little jingoistic. Get over it.

I love this country. I love that even though it is screwed up in some ways, it is still a land where people care about liberty. I love that the U.S. was founded by a bunch of malcontent rebels who stood up to power and declared they would buckle under it no more.

I love that we are so prosperous that many here who consider themselves poor would be considered wealthy in many other nations.

Do I love everything this country ever did? No. Do I think we are the best nation, yeah, I really do. I know part of that is because I was born here. Had I been born elsewhere my opinion might be different. But I don’t care. I was born in the U.S.

I am American, and proud to be so.

Happy Birthday, America! Happy Independence Day!