October 26th, 2010 12:50 AM
MAN!!!!! I love the US
I know that many on this site may not FULLY understand this but I know that there are a few other ex-pats of the Crown that can share this sentiment:
I decided to walk home from a Barnes and Noble about a mile from my house, it was a really nice night here. So as I am walking I suddenly became acutely aware of the fact I had a loaded pistol stuck in my pants, two extra loaded mags, a light, and a knife in my pockets.
Now I am always aware that I am armed, but this was more of a surreal "out of body experience" kind of how I felt at times during Basic. Like "WOW!!!! I'M in the Army!! ME!!!!"
See, back home carrying the knife alone would get me about 5 years in Her Majesty's prison. Not to mention the fully loaded weapon and mags. I have about 25 rounds of ammo on me, oh and also the magazines alone would make me a guest for about 9 years or so......
So, yah I was filled with joy when I remembered that in 1787 a group of men wrote a little document that was ratified in 1788 that protected my right to walk around with a pistol in my pants.
Bermuda will always have a special place in my heart....but GOD BLESS THE USA!!!!
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit
If not me, then who?
October 26th, 2010 01:04 AM
Amen. I think about that fact often.
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. --- Will Rogers ---
Chief Justice John Roberts : "I don't see how you can read Heller and not take away from it the notion that the Second Amendment...was extremely important to the framers in their view of what liberty meant."
October 26th, 2010 01:14 AM
Having the privilege to have visited over 25 countries while in the USAF I must admit there is NO other country I would prefer to live in. God bless the USA.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
October 26th, 2010 01:25 AM
October 26th, 2010 02:16 AM
I have had the ablity to visit a few while in the US Navy. (east coast northern and med cruse) I am glad to be living in the USA!
"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution, which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." -1792, James Madison
There are always too many Democratic, Republican and never enough U.S. congressmen.
October 26th, 2010 04:03 AM
Military brat and former USAF,I never found a country that could hold a close second to the USA
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
October 26th, 2010 05:38 AM
It is a good feeling, and it is a shame that so many people do not appreciate what they already have...freedoms, that is!
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October 26th, 2010 10:11 AM
You have to really experience the cultures in other areas of the world to fully appreciate what we have!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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October 26th, 2010 12:09 PM
Originally Posted by Eagleks
Most ALL of Europe sucks,
Japan,,, well Japan ,by the time you are done hoop jumping, you are too old to shoot!!
Interesting reading about Japans firearms acquisition here:
And if your talking about communist or middle east countries, well forget it as well.
As Ted says,
America sucks, but the rest of the world sucks more!!
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British, He shot them!
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." -- Ernest Benn
October 26th, 2010 12:37 PM
Well said but no thanks. I really struggle to think of a good reason to even travel outside of this great country let alone live elsewhere! We are blessed with what our founding fathers laid out, however because of all these freedoms we have to be ever vigilant to maintain or improve them. At least we have the power to do something about our laws.
Originally Posted by Hiram25
NRA Life Member
With great power comes great responsibility.-Stan Lee
October 26th, 2010 01:36 PM
Some of the most patriotic Americans I know are 1st generation immigrants(I'm 3rd gen) God Bless You and Keep You!
Originally Posted by hk45c
Some of the most worthless refuse I have ever met are born citizens of this Great Nation and don't have a clue what they have.
NOV 2, make it count!
October 26th, 2010 01:42 PM
Interestingly, I JUST got back from a week in London. Even if I had been traveling in an official capacity (I wasn't), it would still be VERY difficult for me to jump through all the hoops to be allowed to carry, and even then it's unlikely that I would have been given permission. The UK is EXTREMELY restrictive, even for my counterparts who live and work there. As much as there is about the UK that I really like, I could NEVER live or be posted there because of this.
I did see the Rosetta Stone for the first time in 20 years, and a good number of other cultural artifacts/sites that you just can't see anywhere else. And a good pint in a real pub just can't be beat...
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
October 26th, 2010 09:49 PM
We're a relatively young country, compared to the UK and other European countries, Asia, and around the entire globe.
Thanks for the reminder; it's often quite easy to take our FREEDOM for granted; especially if this is our native soil and if you've never traveled beyond the borders.
GOD BLESS THE USA!!
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October 27th, 2010 10:02 AM
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