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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:01 AM

What is America's ***C.R.E.E.D.***???

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Reply What is America's ***C.R.E.E.D.***??? (Original post)
Martin Eden Feb 2013 OP
surrealAmerican Feb 2013 #1
YoungDemCA Feb 2013 #2
Martin Eden Feb 2013 #3
surrealAmerican Feb 2013 #5
dawg Feb 2013 #4

Response to Martin Eden (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:42 AM

1. There is indeed an "American Creed".

We were required to recite this every day in school:
I believe in the United States of America, as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

According to Wikipedia it "was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives April 3, 1918".

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:45 AM

2. A method of social control as much as it was an ideal

The people who "run the show", so to speak, don't believe any of that.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:58 AM

3. Are we living up the CREED you recited every day in school?

Especially justice, humanity, and supporting the Constitution?

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:35 PM

5. I rather hope not.

We'd be no more than obedient little drones ourselves if we did.


The goal is not to "believe" your country stands for those ideals, it's to try to hold your representatives to those ideals.

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Response to Martin Eden (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:01 PM

4. You're welcome.

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