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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 12:20 PM

51. 'America, love it or leave it' right?

Never thought I'd see that here on DU.

As for the flag waving? You are correct, you won't see that anywhere but here. Most European countries remember flag waving from not so long ago, and jingoism and 'patriotism' and the memories are not good ones.

But when a country's main export is war, flag waving becomes part of the culture.

Hopefully we will too will grow up one day and realize that it is the Constitution, not the flag, that makes this country potentially great.

Very strange OP. But to each their own I suppose. I would prefer to see this country live up to its ideals, ideals that inspired the rest of the world at one time. How sad that so many have forgotten them.

Been to Europe and it is beautiful. Some of the freest and most democratic countries in the world are now part of Europe. But they once were at the point we are now at and they evolved. There is hope that we will too.

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