Why are you proud to be an American?

Why are you proud to be an American?

There are 143 comments on the Tribune-Star story from Jul 2, 2013, titled Why are you proud to be an American?. In it, Tribune-Star reports that:

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Shinichiro Takizawa

Tokyo, Japan

#23 Aug 11, 2013
Your country's protesters said that
Your president and your premier were dictators.

I saw the news.
It's not my fault.
It's not America's fault.
It's your country's problem.

Maybe, Soviet-Union and Germany have responsibility.

But, it's not our America's fault.
B4nAFTR

Richmond, VA

#24 Aug 11, 2013
I used to be extremely proud to be a legal citizen of the USofA.
But since the obamantion was illegally elected I feel like more of a sucker who's only purpose is to get continuously scammed at some hell-ish rigged carnival game.
We need to rid ourselves of the obamanation and all it's minions and supporters, permanently.
Kiddie diddlers burn

Terre Haute, IN

#26 Aug 11, 2013
B4nAFTR wrote:
I used to be extremely proud to be a legal citizen of the USofA.
But since the obamantion was illegally elected I feel like more of a sucker who's only purpose is to get continuously scammed at some hell-ish rigged carnival game.
We need to rid ourselves of the obamanation and all it's minions and supporters, permanently.
How was Obama illegally elected, please do tell, oh wise one??? pmsl
Please, do tell us what you would do if you were president?

The only scamming that is going in on this government are Republicans that are scamming, raping, and pillaging the USA! There is going to be nothing left for the American people. I feel like we have gone back 300 years.
Not Proud

Terre Haute, IN

#28 Aug 12, 2013
Proud to be an American? Not anymore. We let the Socialists and Marxists take over. And before you tell me to leave, let me tell you that I am alrady planning on it. What a shame that we all let our great country end up like this.
kassey knot

Kingman, AZ

#29 Aug 12, 2013
Wake Up America wrote:
<quoted text>
"You must be a female and very brain-washed to think you are free and that we have property rights in Indiana or Terrible Haute."
What did you mean you must be a 'female?" What do you mean by that? Are you saying females are brainwashed? lmao
sounds like you are pretty smart for a dumb as_.
kassey knot

Kingman, AZ

#30 Aug 12, 2013
Kiddie diddlers burn wrote:
<quoted text>
How was Obama illegally elected, please do tell, oh wise one??? pmsl
Please, do tell us what you would do if you were president?
The only scamming that is going in on this government are Republicans that are scamming, raping, and pillaging the USA! There is going to be nothing left for the American people. I feel like we have gone back 300 years.
ABOLISH the government
thats the answer Are you brave enough to fight the good fight ?
mitt romney

Terre Haute, IN

#31 Aug 13, 2013
im proud of the rich bankers who run our great country,im also proud of manpower,co-works,labor-linkan d the other companies that take 4$off the top of workers wages.ohh and dont forget about big oil companies who make 4 billion a quarter and ask a worker to take a pay cut.i am not proud that we dont rise up and speak out.
Grimreaper

Golden Valley, AZ

#32 Aug 13, 2013
Im ashamed! The sheeple keep arguing democrats and republicans.While they are too stupid to see these parties are both bought and payed for.The election process gets shadier and shadier each election.We started a war in iraq to remove a dictator that we installed.The pain inflicted onto the iraqi people by our dictator is horrible.9\11 is fishy at best,building seven is a real issue.The last two presidents were whores to the super rich and corporations,WALL STREET.Stop buying foreign made goods altogether,term limits for career thieves,no more lobbying/bribery.If and when the sheeple wake up will determine how long we keep getting duped.WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!
tisktisk

Terre Haute, IN

#33 Aug 13, 2013
The problem is republicans AND democrats...they have lost their way and forgotten what we stand for...they r to money hungry for themsevels. stop helping other countries as sad as many live over seas..but qe have the exact same problems here..fix us first!stop giving welfare to everyone ...to many take advantage of our system.
nightwatchman

Terre Haute, IN

#34 Aug 14, 2013
this country was better off when common sense high school educated men and women were in charge.the ww11 generation would never let alot of this shit go on.they knew for the country to do well we all had to do wellnot just the top 5 percent.

Since: Oct 12

Terre Haute, IN

#35 Aug 14, 2013
nightwatchman wrote:
this country was better off when common sense high school educated men and women were in charge.the ww11 generation would never let alot of this shit go on.they knew for the country to do well we all had to do wellnot just the top 5 percent.
The WWII crowd kickstarted a lot of what you're bitching about slick.
Ashamed

Terre Haute, IN

#36 Aug 14, 2013
Pimpin in a Double Wide wrote:
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The WWII crowd kickstarted a lot of what you're bitching about slick.
Maybe somewhat they did. But those self-absorbed baby-boomer share most of the blame (but not all of us)
nightwatchman

Terre Haute, IN

#37 Aug 14, 2013
Pimpin in a Double Wide wrote:
<quoted text>
The WWII crowd kickstarted a lot of what you're bitching about slick.
keep buying your jap cars and ask why you dont have employment the greatest generation were great people.SLICK

Since: Oct 12

United States

#38 Aug 14, 2013
nightwatchman wrote:
<quoted text>keep buying your jap cars and ask why you dont have employment the greatest generation were great people.SLICK
Sure they were retard. Maybe you'd care to go point for point and I'll.gladly show you how they were no more special than any other generation. You can glorify anyone when you pick and choose what you want to remember. Also dumbass, most of your "American" cars today are about as American made as my Toshiba TV. Despite the outsourcing all of my vehicles hail from General Motors, except my Harley. You may want to try gathering facts for a change instead of assuming wildly like a retard.
Army Ranger from TH

Junction City, KS

#39 Aug 14, 2013
I'm an active duty Army soldier and very proud of my country. Proud of the guys I serve with everyday and when I do make it back home I'm proud of here too. Nowhere is perfect but a lot of men and women in this community have sacrificed more than you know who will remain quiet and humble.
Pride can hurt

Terre Haute, IN

#40 Aug 15, 2013
Army Ranger from TH wrote:
I'm an active duty Army soldier and very proud of my country. Proud of the guys I serve with everyday and when I do make it back home I'm proud of here too. Nowhere is perfect but a lot of men and women in this community have sacrificed more than you know who will remain quiet and humble.
Well, think about it, if you were not proud and brainwashed you would not make a good soldier! Thanks for your service and I am proud that ancestors did what they thought they had to do by fighting wars that were to stop evil humans. Yet, we live in a different world now. This government is not fighting for an idea to stop human suffering and to promote peace, it is exactly the opposite. War is profit. There is not profit in peace. There is not profit in you and me, as U.S. citizens, agreeing upon anything. They do what they can to make us debate, argue, fight, because there is no power in division. Bit by bit what is here is being chipped away that there is going to be nothing left for our children. Our government is suppose to support the majority of U.S. citizens when they want something done. The majority of Americans are tired of war and occupying countries to protect the interests of oil companies. We are tired of countries with extremist political views being the target of our taxes, while our children and elderly starve. We are tired of watching our infrastructure fall to pieces while the rich build the mansions. We are tired of being last in line so that there is nothing left but crumbs to satisfy our needs. I believe the majority want better education, not education that has been broken apart by a system that hands over our taxes to private school corporations. We want healthcare that is affordable, yet, there are insurance lobbyists and Congressmen invested in high insurance, medical, pharmaceuticals corporations that are not willing to let go of their legacy of over charged services. We want to walk the streets and not be afraid that we might be tossed into prison on some trumped up charges so that politicians, like Mike Pence, meet their prison bed quotas they promised to a corporate prison system. The thing is...we are not getting these things. We rely on our government to be for the people, but, with this system, it is not for the people it is for corporations and I do not feel proud of that.
nightwatchman

Terre Haute, IN

#41 Aug 15, 2013
Army Ranger from TH wrote:
I'm an active duty Army soldier and very proud of my country. Proud of the guys I serve with everyday and when I do make it back home I'm proud of here too. Nowhere is perfect but a lot of men and women in this community have sacrificed more than you know who will remain quiet and humble.
im a vet brother and very proud of you also but now the fight is to make sure you have a good job that you can raise a family on when you end your time and live your life in peace.
PTSD

Terre Haute, IN

#42 Aug 15, 2013
Army Ranger from TH wrote:
I'm an active duty Army soldier and very proud of my country. Proud of the guys I serve with everyday and when I do make it back home I'm proud of here too. Nowhere is perfect but a lot of men and women in this community have sacrificed more than you know who will remain quiet and humble.
Oliver Stone said that your Commander-in-Chief iss a snake.
Army Ranger from TH

Junction City, KS

#43 Aug 16, 2013
Thanks nightwatchman. You're absolutely right. Thanks for your service as well brother. PTSD. Neither Ole Ollie or CIC delegates my movements. My first line does. The same soldiers who are by my side. The Army has given my family more than any civilian job I ever had did. Granted my paychecks were pitiful in the beginning but the benefits are second to none. Found that out first hand with my second daughter who had breathing problems when an infant. I'm not going to lie, sure, soldiers like myself are eager to do the job that they are constantly trained to do day in and day out. But keep in mind that seeing our family every night back home sure beats the price of war.
seriously

Kingman, AZ

#44 Aug 18, 2013
TheAbeLincoln wrote:
I am not proud
im ashamed to
say im American ,

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