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#1 Posted by SOG7dc (7832 posts) - - Show Bio

curious to see the responses to this question. why or why not?

#2 Edited by Wolverine08 (45086 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm Canadian.

#3 Posted by Blood_Red_Rage (508 posts) - - Show Bio

Not proud as I don't find nationality something to take pride in. I am more along the lines of content, there are places that are not so nice in the world.

#4 Edited by Fallschirmjager (18756 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not even proud to be a human being. Our race sucks.

#5 Edited by TheCheeseStabber (8160 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not even proud to be a human being. Our race sucks.

Go Donkeys <3

#6 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22764 posts) - - Show Bio
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#7 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22764 posts) - - Show Bio

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#8 Posted by Wolverine08 (45086 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5610 posts) - - Show Bio

I won't say I'm all "MURICA F*CK YEAH!!" But I'm glad I live here. We're no better than the rest of the world we just have more shit.

#10 Posted by SOG7dc (7832 posts) - - Show Bio

is there anywhere else on earth you would rather live? and for the sake of this being a comic site is there another planet or dimension youd want to live in or on? id go to new genesis

#11 Posted by JetiiMitra (8785 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm proud of the stuff to be proud of. The rest of the time..... bleh. On the whole, yes.

#12 Posted by Cezar_TheScribe (2615 posts) - - Show Bio

America is great. It's the politicians and communist liberals that have to straighten up.

#14 Posted by Bluff_ (283 posts) - - Show Bio

"I love the place that I live, but I hate the people in charge." -Immortal Technique

#15 Edited by SoA (5116 posts) - - Show Bio

i guess lol .

#16 Posted by thespideyguy (2643 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm more proud to be a Texan.

#17 Edited by Squares (8024 posts) - - Show Bio

Not American, kind of indifferent to the whole thing.

#18 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6303 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, sometimes.

#19 Posted by PowerHerc (85153 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yes I'm proud to be American but I'm not proud of the puppet politicians, the banks and the corporations that are ruining the country.

#20 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8048 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yes I'm proud to be American but I'm not proud of the puppet politicians, the banks and the corporations that are ruining the country.

This x10.

Be proud to be an American, people. Just because the people who run it are crap, doesn't mean our country and what it's suppose to stand for is.

#21 Posted by GraniteSoldier (8589 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yes I'm proud to be American but I'm not proud of the puppet politicians, the banks and the corporations that are ruining the country.

This, but being proud as an American for me is not because I was born here. This country has certain ideals, morals, that I agree with whole-heartedly. Do we always practice them? No, but we damn well should. There are sh*t people everywhere, it is not an American disease. We may not be perfect, but we have done a lot of good in our short time as a nation.

#22 Edited by M3th (2099 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm proud to be an American and I believe if you are not then LEAVE or make an attempt to fix it. My family came to the U.S. for a better life. I have family members who would like to live here. Go live in another country if you hate America too much. I also believe people who love being Texan, New Yorker, and etc is someone who loves being American. I'm super proud to be a Californian so I guess I gotta be a proud American since CA is in the United States of America.

Don't get me wrong America is terrible too but no worse or no better than other countries.

I view the U.S. as the land of immigrants. No one here is truly a native and because of that our immigrant ancestors created some great things.

Hip Hop, Jazz, and Salsa... yes Salsa was created in the U.S. by Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and etc who were living in NY.

I know that the elitist European Americans are pathetic and stupid but I love that I was born in East LA.

I'd type more but I'm on my mobile account.

P.S. Frrrffrfrfffrrrrr Rock politicians they usually suck. Well at least in MX, and the US they usually suck.

-ABstract4$$#073-

#23 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to live in other countries before I pass judgment

#24 Posted by Stevens61310 (186 posts) - - Show Bio

I am proud to be an American. And I have spent time in a uniform for this country to be what it is. What I don't like is most of the Federal politicians. And especially the current version of the Nazi party masquerading as the GOP

#25 Edited by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm indifferent towards being an American. I mean I was kind of born here, and have never lived anywhere else so I can't really judge.

#27 Posted by Squares (8024 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is national pride so emphasized in American society, anyways?

#28 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course!

America has problems, however, but I think the good outweighs the bad.

#29 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

There is no America.

Only Zuul.

#30 Edited by _Zombie_ (10462 posts) - - Show Bio

Not particularly.

#31 Edited by HuiZe (87 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yea! Our problems aside, still love this country. Now if the government could just get its' shit together.
@squares: Because we kick ass.

#32 Posted by ShadowSwordmaster (16027 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yes I'm proud to be American but I'm not proud of the puppet politicians, the banks and the corporations that are ruining the country.

I'm with there Herc.

#33 Posted by Squares (8024 posts) - - Show Bio

@huize said:

Hell yea! Our problems aside, still love this country. Now if the government could just get its' shit together.

@squares

: Because we kick ass.

That makes very little sense, but kind of proves the point, so ok.

#35 Edited by HumanRocket (8922 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to say yes I am but then I think about our politics and our government and how headstrong we are at times and how high and mighty we look at ourselves and think about all the thinks we did to other countries and other people and sometimes I just don't know.

#36 Posted by Squares (8024 posts) - - Show Bio

@edamame said:
@squares said:

Why is national pride so emphasized in American society, anyways?

That's simply due to nationalism. You can find the element of nationalism in most countries around the world, not just in the United States. lol

It certainly isn't as rampant in, say, Canada. What makes the states so different?

#37 Posted by russellmania77 (15748 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. Haters gonna hate

#39 Posted by Squares (8024 posts) - - Show Bio

@edamame said:
@squares said:

@edamame said:
@squares said:

Why is national pride so emphasized in American society, anyways?

That's simply due to nationalism. You can find the element of nationalism in most countries around the world, not just in the United States. lol

It certainly isn't as rampant in, say, Canada. What makes the states so different?

It may have something to do with our history. America has accomplished a lot in comparison to other countries around the world. I could make a long list of America's accomplishments throughout history.

...and I could make a long list of, oh, England's accomplishments throughout history, or Canada's accomplishments throughout history, or virtually any other country throughout history. Countries tend to accomplish a lot, what with being large communities of people. America isn't unique in accomplishment.

#40 Posted by longbowhunter (7498 posts) - - Show Bio

The only time American pride seems relevant to me is when someone from somewhere else busts their ass to get here and becomes a citizen. Then I can see having pride in this country. You've earned something. But with me? This is just where my parents happened to bump uglies. So...I'm guess I'm just indifferent.

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#41 Posted by RisingBean (4508 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yes I'm proud to be American but I'm not proud of the puppet politicians, the banks and the corporations that are ruining the country.

Nailed it in one, Hawkeye.

#42 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1509 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm, Wakandian.

#43 Posted by cameron83 (7623 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not even proud to be a human being. Our race sucks.

I swear to god,this

#44 Edited by Teerack (7364 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm proud to be me.

#45 Edited by mikex20 (2771 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not proud to be an American. I was born here, so it wasn't much of an accomplishment.

#46 Edited by CheeseSticks (2567 posts) - - Show Bio
#47 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (23470 posts) - - Show Bio

#48 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (5865 posts) - - Show Bio

Since my country is run by morons..no, I would much rather be Japanese.

#49 Posted by wbr17 (352 posts) - - Show Bio

Not proud as I don't find nationality something to take pride in. I am more along the lines of content, there are places that are not so nice in the world.


This. And I don't know why people from USA tend to only consider themselves american, you know, from north to south america we are all american. People of USA are just usaian or something on those lines. but whatever

#50 Posted by SOG7dc (7832 posts) - - Show Bio

Second Question...

good responses so far. let me ask you this now; do you believe socioeconomic status or ethnicity have any bearing on whether someone is proud to be an American? if yes then in what capacity? if no then explain why you don't believe it has any bearing on someones pride as an American citizen.

Bonus question

How knowledgeable are you about the history of America?