Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Wrong, Jul 3, 2018.
Definitely proud of some of the things we've accomplished as a nation in the past. Currently I see it as a pretty good place to live with a lot of untapped potential.
I'm extremely proud of my country and think it's on the upward trajectory.
America is a very loose term.
Do you mean the continent's of North and South America?
Do you mean the United States of America?
Without understanding exactly what you mean, I will answer what it means to me to be a citizen of the USA, what my responsibilities are and what the USA National government means to me.
I will not address American society.
As an American citizen:
I feel great about the freedoms and opportunities I have access to as a citizen of the USA.
It means I have at my avail the access to education and knowledge with few restrictions.
It means I have the ability to compete for food, housing, medicine at my desired level.
It means I can question elected politicians' decisions and hold them accountable via the ballot box.
I have the ability to live cooperatively with another 700 million Americans trading goods and services and living in comparative safety and without oppression.
My responsibilities as an American citizen:
I have a responsibility to obey the laws of the USA.
I have the responsibility to assimilate into my local community's norms and customs.
sounds like conformity.
join a biker gang and a radical political group. it could open your eyes.
Oh say can't you see
ralph nader describes present day america as a highly developed third world country. relative to most other developed countries, maybe hes right. big money has turned the population into sheep. but they may be losing their hold. and i miss howard zinn. america needs a new civil rights movement for at the very least the environment that makes the connection with capitalism. this current system is so rotten. completely unsustainable. there wont even be an ``america`` in 100 years the way things are going.
You can always count on @DriveInDriveOut with those "optimistic" and "funny" charms in the current events forum. I know it's him before I even look.
You don't think oldmanmonkeybutt's comment is funny?
His responsibilities as an American? No.
He's a pothead, talking about his responsibilitity to obey the law. Ttku.
Not to mention he's basically trolling for an immigration debate.......
Keeping up just fine, thanks.
Rickyb prefers the story of Cuba or Venenzuela because they so got it going on right now.
So you are admitting that you are failing at your responsibilities?
You sicken me
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