ANSWERS: 33
  • I do love America. It is a nice country, but I do not like our President.
  • Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
  • Yes, I do. For all its flaws, I believe America is one of the greatest countries in recorded history.
  • I no longer have great pride or love for this country. I will only fly my flag on veterans day and memorial day. We have allowed this once great county to decay to the point of no return. I beleive it is because our current generation of leaders were handed everything on a silver platter and did not have to shed blood or sweat to help create the utopia they inherited. Our current government cares nothing about the welfare of its citizens and is consumed with wealth and power.
  • I like America, and I more than like the flag, but I don't love the flag, and I DEFINITELY do not love America.
  • I have Dual Nationality and Yes I love it, when I am not hating it and I am the same way about the UK.
  • No. Perhaps a hundred years ago the US was the greatest nation on earth to live in, but it has not been for quite some time. Sure it's not awful, but it's nothing to take pride in. If I had to give the country, overall, a grade, I'd say it's a B, perhaps B+ on a curve. If I had the money, and an overseas job opportunity, I would definitely prefer to live in Europe.
  • Yes, I do love America. I think it is a "City on a Hill." It is not perfect, not by a long shot; but, It strives to be and that makes the difference.
  • I am proud to be an American.
  • Yes if i am an American but I love India b'coz Iam an Indian
  • There are many many things bad about America but overall I like it. I think people care about money WAY too much. Ireland is better!! :) (I'm American by the way)
  • I absolutely do. It has it's flaws, but what country doesn't?
  • The country yes. The government no.
  • I do love this country. And I was raised to support the in-office president regardless of his flaws. I thank God that I was born in a country where, even though it is lacking in many ways, I cannot think of a better place to live.
  • I love the ideals that America represents, and I love what American people generally are, but I do not currently love my country. Someone (actually several someones) have stolen my America and replaced it with an Orwellian nightmare where we invade countries that are no threat to us; capture, imprison and torture people without due process; thumb our noses at international agreements that uphold human dignity; spend as much on our 'defense' as the rest of the world combined; and basically run a government/foreign policy that's of Halliburton, by Halliburton and for Halliburton. It's difficult to love a country that's a reflection of its fetal-alcohol-syndrome dry-drunk frat-boy sadist narcissistic paranoid Head of State. . . .
  • I love America very much, its founding principles, its vast and varied landscapes, its history and heritage, its diverse peoples, and its promise of freedom and free enterprise. I love the American dream, the American Constitution, and the American way. Like most Americans, I tend to wear my patriotism on my sleeve. I recognize our flaws, imperfections, and sins, but I love my country, what it has been, and what it can become.
  • I was born and raised in America , so yes I do
  • I lived with an Iranian family for one year. I was critisized daily about how "American" I am. I worked as the housekeeper and nanny for the family. Everyday I learned more and more that to the rest of the world, Americans are ignorant, lazy, and fat. I am not proud to be an American right now... It really sucks, but I am not. I don't like that because of the size of America, the rest of the world is so far away to us. The media is to blame for that, also. We have local news channels which are more popular than international. I HATE THAT. I am fascinated by culture, language, and tradition, and nothing makes me more upset than a foreigner coming into MY country and critisizing me for something I can't help. Im mad. I was telling Peterpam that we have been handed sour lemons, and while we have sugar, we should make the best of it. I don't believe in being negative, but this is a place of open conversation. I don't like America's bullying nature in this world. I wish we could just be a helping hand. I am sick of it. I could go on for days. ==== also, don't comment to this ready to debate. I don't know all the answers, no one does. There is no conculsion to be drawn, just open ended questions , answers, and hope.
  • Yes, I do. The following is borrowed and edited. There were other more frivolous reasons stated (Automobiles, Harley Davidsons, Hamburgers, etc) but I like these points very much. Moral Restraint: Let us not dissemble: If Americans wanted to rule the world, there would be only one government today, it would be seated in Washington DC, and everyone who objected would join Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the Glow-in-the-Dark Club. The reason we have not already done this is because true Americans value the freedom of others as fully as much as we value our own. We have refrained from conquering the world because we believe that conquering it would be wrong. There are hordes of anti-Americans who, not having any grasp of moral restraint, believe that we are on a course of world conquest, or they believe that we are too weak to do so. By mouthing either error, they are really confessing that if they had the power, they would set about ruling others. To them, to have power and not use it is literally unthinkable. To Americans, it isn't, and that is why there is no American Empire. The Second Amendment: History tells us that every dictatorship has permitted only its own loyalists to keep and bear arms. From this we may conclude that America is not a dictatorship. A lot of people, non-Americans especially, point to our somewhat lax gun laws as proof that America has somehow not progressed into the modern era. In addition to forgetting that victim disarmament laws have been around since the dawn of time (which proves that gun control and modernity are completely unrelated), they also fail to realize is that if the United Stated were to become a dictatorship, it would set about conquering the rest of the world. So for those who don't want their government to be seated in Washington, it is their best for America to remain a free country, and that as long as Americans have their arms, America will be free. Consequently, as much as every non-American may wish otherwise, it is in their best interest for private gun ownership to remain legal in America. Gun rights are the canary in the coal mine of freedom. As long as American private citizens are allowed to own and bear arms, the rest of the world will be safe from American conquest. Religious Freedom: Of all nations, America has the largest proportion of people who take the Bible seriously. This is because we have never had a government program to achieve this end. Those nations with official religions have religious police to protect the illusion of piety, or the hollow shells of once-great religious institutions. Every nation that has atheism (or Islam) as the official state position on religion has required goon squads, jails, and torture chambers to make it stick. America has thriving, stagnant, and dying religious establishments, each according to the ability of its members to present a persuasive case. America is neither a Christian nation nor an atheist nation. It is free. Although some people seem to think otherwise, Christianity at the present time is demonstrating greater resiliency than Islam, for the simple fact that no Muslim dwells in a society where his faith is under attack, whereas most Christians do. Don't believe me? In any predominantly Muslim country (or for that matter, any society with more than a handful of Muslims, such as the greater London area), the mere accusation that one has slandered Islam is sufficient to endanger the personal safety of the accused. In those cases where it is not official government policy to punish criticism of Islam, the government turns a blind eye when Islamic vigilantes beat or murder Islam's critics, or, in the case of London, takes only defensive actions when the calls for violence come from Islamic circles. It will come as no surprise that criticism of Islam is rare to non-existent in predominantly Islamic countries, whereas criticism of other religions is commonplace and often government-funded. In countries where Christianity predominates (if only in name), not even the most brazen insult to any Christian figure will bring more than a stack of hate mail, and any attempt by Christians to violently express their religion is swiftly suppressed by the government. In these countries, criticism of Christianity is still more common than criticism of Islam. Not a single government of importance is both hostile to Islam and friendly to Christianity, while the reverse condition holds in many places. The only governments that restrict Islamic expression oppress all religions equally. Freedom: I will brook no quibbling. America is great because America is free. Everything else that is great about America is a result of the freedoms that Americans enjoy. In evidence, I submit these two facts: I have never seen a freedom-hater who liked America. Not even one. I have never seen an anti-American who valued freedom. Oh, they talk about things they want, and call them "freedoms," but these "freedoms" always take the form of favors from government: Make him share his stuff, make him let me into the club, make him do things my way, make him stop offending me. Real freedom is the opposite: Let me keep my stuff, let me choose whom I associate with, let me live my own life, let me speak freely.
  • Yes, but the country is going down the tubes...
  • Yes with all my heart, but not ALL Americans, but that's what's great about this country the right to have a difference of opinion and not have to lose your life or your freedom for it.
  • Yes I do ,it may not be perfect but nothing is and I am very happy to be an American!
  • Never.
  • I love America, but I hate our government, and wait for the day to watch our government die and rot, at the hands of an American rebellion... I can't wait till this happens,.
  • no, im a texan, love texas
  • with each given day, i find it harder and harder to stand up and say "i'm American" we really dont have much to boast about anymore.. the last "good" thing we did happened in 1945....
  • I wouldn't live here if I didn't.
  • Which America? The north or the south? Yes, I love America in its entirety. Except parts of South America. They have some scary #*%^ing insects.
  • I love America. I just don't like some of the people in it.
  • Are you kidding?! Just one generation ago, I woulda' been an anthracite coal miner, just like dad until WWII 'rescued' him with an army officer's career. Truly "the land of opportunity"! ;-)
  • Hell yes , I love America. American's that don't have the right not to simply because they ARE Americans. You don't have to love this country to live here, worship here, vote here, congregate, protest or run for office. The things the make us weak also make us strong. I get furious when people spout about all the things that are bad about my country when there are eighteeen year olds that will never see home again because they have given the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we have. The freedom for people to not love America. Sure, you don't have to like it. You don't have to agree. It's natural. It's what our founding father's put the Constitution and the Bill of Rights into existience for. But do I hate America? No. I love America. And I never, ever want to live anywhere else because the worst day here is better than the best day in any other country.

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