A Poll: What's Right With America!

A Poll: What's Right With America!

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    A Poll: What's Right With America!

    What do you cherish about America? What's right in America? What do you love about America?

    There is a lot right with America, so let's collectively show it! Please help build a thread that captures the American spirit, the creativity, the enthusiasm, the choices, the pride, and the abundant energy of our collective nature!

    As my 500th post, I wanted to capture the essence of something important to all of us. As I wrote, however, I realized that the wisdoms, thoughts and feelings of CC's members would be much more powerful than anything I could individually pen. Your post can be any length; of your personal feelings and thoughts, a favorite speech that captures the essence of your feelings, famous sayings, wits and witicisms, an essay, a favorite photograph, a joke, something that makes you proud to live in America: But - Let's make this a collective effort! Don't skip adding a comment just because the same comment's already been made - make it again in your own voice. Let's hear it!

    Rose-Colored Glasses: We all recognize America has numerous challenges and "things we'd like to change". We focus on those a lot here in some forums, cussin' and discussin', arguing (usuing the typical CC decorum - LOL), and challenging each other. Let's keep that to a minimum here if possible. No denial is required, it's just a matter of the focus of this thread. Let's show our pride.

    I'll go first to start the ball; What I cherish in America:

    The Right to Assembly and Free Speech: That's why we can have Combat Carry. Without a fear of jack-booted thugs kicking down our doors in the middle of the night! (That and the RKBA - teh heh).

    All current and past LEO's, Fire Departments and others like them, AND especially the Armed Forces protecting and serving the country, putting their lives at risk, and the well-being of their families - as Volunteers!

    Now - let's hear from all of you!

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    No where else I know of has such a sense of free spirit and personal responsibility to it's citizens. We take for granted sometimes how good we have it. If more people took the time to vote and try to influence our leaders with positive opinion and beliefs , we could be even better.
    "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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    Too darned right!! I ''gave up'' being a UK citizen and know I am in the best place on this small rock called Earth.

    There is truly no place better depite how much we can and do find that is less than ideal - main thing is we have to defend what can so easily be lost and not allow adverse change to go unchallenged.

    I will second our 1st amendment and of course approve the 2nd - the biggest thing perhaps we have to defend. I also salute the LE and mil folks to the max and include all our emergency service personel too.

    Another thing that is a feature of the good ol' US of A - something in fact that is commented on abroad - a guy can fail at something after good efforts and yet not be a total write-off - he had tried and by heck he'll try again. No stigma need be attached to the hard working and determined person who didn't make it first time.

    I can say with some pleasure - I am proud to be an American
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    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."

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    No other place i would rather be

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    After 20 years in the USN, been to 38 countries, there is no way I would live anywhere else on the face of this planet. America is so blessed in so many varied ways. As said above, we don't appreciate how good we have it. Another big reason I wouldn't move, the kind of people who make up this forum. I'd watch your backs anytime and know you would watch mine. True Americans.
    "Let not your heart be troubled." John 14:1

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    I'd watch your backs anytime and know you would watch mine. True Americans.
    That's a fact cz - certainly from my POV.

    Non active mil on CC itself but in a sense - ''brothers in arms''.
    Chris - P95
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    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."

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    I don't know of any other country in the world that would "allow" me the right to own and practice with the arms that reside in my gunsafe. That is reason enough, but there is so much more.

    A good friend of mine has 2 teenagers that have been learning in school how "bad" America is...bullies of the world, rich yet stingy, evil and heartless, etc. etc. All crap, of course, and I'm trying to set them straight, but it's difficult to overcome the propaganda that they are force-fed every day.

    I'm trying to get them to see just how unique and special this country really is...how we threw off the rule of English kings and, in a grand experiment, formed the very first government in the history of the world that was ran by "We, the People".

    What a unique and valuable document our Constitution is...worth protecting at all costs...I swore an oath once to do so, and will never be released from that oath voluntarily.

    Yes, I love this country, and wouldn't live anywhere else.
    "I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York

    "They're ain't many troubles that a man can't fix with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six"- Jeff Cooper

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    if any one doubts that this is the best country, pick any country you think is better, live there 1 year and you will want to return here.
    Our freedoms may be eroding but we still have them, no where else in the world has as much freedom as we do.

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    Here is a great piece that says a lot about the way I feel about America.

    This, from a Canadian newspaper, is worth sharing.
    America: The Good Neighbor.

    Widespread but only partial news coverage was given
    recently to a remarkable editorial broadcast from
    Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television
    commentator. What follows is the full text of his
    trenchant remarks as printed in the Congressional Record:

    "This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the
    Americans as the most generous and possibly the least
    appreciated people on all the earth.

    Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and
    Italy were lifted out of the debris of war by the
    Americans who poured in billions of dollars and
    forgave other billions in debts. None of these
    countries is today paying even the interest on its
    remaining debts to the United States.

    When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956,
    it was the Americans who propped it up, and their
    reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets
    of Paris. I was there. I saw it.

    When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the
    United States that hurries in to help. This spring, 59
    American communities were flattened by tornadoes.
    Nobody helped.
    The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped
    billions of dollars! into discouraged countries. Now
    newspapers in those countries are writing about the
    decadent, warmongering Americans.
    I'd like to see just one of those countries that
    is gloating over the erosion of the United States
    dollar build its own airplane. Does any other country
    in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo
    Jet, the Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10?
    If so, why don't they fly them? Why do all the
    International lines except Russia fly American Planes?

    Why does no other land on earth even consider putting
    a man or woman on the moon? You talk about Japanese
    technocracy, and you get radios. You talk about German
    technocracy, and you get automobiles.
    You talk about American technocracy, and you find
    men on the moon -! Not once, but several times -
    and safely home again.
    You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs
    right in the store window for everybody to look at.

    Even their draft-dodgers are not pursued and hounded.
    They are here on our streets, and most of them, unless
    they are breaking Canadian laws, are getting American
    dollars from ma and pa at home to spend here.

    When the railways of France, Germany and India
    were breaking down through age, it was the Americans
    who rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad and
    the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an
    old caboose. Both are still broke.

    I can name you 5000 times when the Americans raced
    to the help of other people in trouble. Can you name
    me even one time when someone else raced to the
    Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside
    help even during the San Francisco earthquake.

    Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one
    Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them get
    kicked around. They will come out of this thing with
    their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled
    to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating
    over their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one of

    Stand proud, America!

    This is one of the best editorials that I have ever
    read regarding the United States. It is nice that
    one man realizes it. I only wish that the rest of the
    world would realize it. We are always blamed for
    everything and never even get a thank you for the
    things we do.

    I would hope that each of you would send this to
    as many people as you can and emphasize that they
    should send it to as many of their friends until this
    letter is sent to every person on the web. I am just a
    single American that has read this.
    Heroes are people who do what has to be done, when it has to be done, regardless of the consequences

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    Yes for all its faults, this country still has the most "liberties", but we must be ever on guard to keep them. Gee, didn't some great patriots/founding fathers say the same.

    “The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms”. General George Patton—US Army

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    No place on earth comes close. Not that we don't have any room to improve, mind you... Even with the current erosion of our personal freedoms, there's no place else where I would rather be.
    Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. It's worth it.

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    Even with it's faults it's the best system around.

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    America: We talk the talk....and...we walk the walk..... If you don't like it, what part of sole remaining SUPERPOWER do you not understand?
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    Well, I haven't traveled the world, and couldn't tell you first hand what any other country is like. But this one is the only place I would ever call home.

    And I'll give my paycheck (however small it may be) to anyone who can find one of those flag burning, USA cursing, idiots you see all over the news that would turn down the chance to drop that smoldering flag and hop on a plane to come over here and live.

    Of course, I'd like to see them executed as they step of the plane, but that's for another thread.

    No, It's not perfect, But neither am I.

    I Think Lee Greenwood sang it best.

    God Bless The USA.
    "fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
    If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand

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