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Maiden England Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 12:21 PM
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49. I'd agree that america is better than some countries,
without a doubt.

but I'm not from some 3rd world country, or from some assbackwards hole.
I'm from the UK.
I do know this, no one country is perfect, to compare the US to other 'enlightened' democratic nations, honestly, while they are very different, there isn't that much to make one better than the other. Just different. Different strokes for different folks.
However, one of the things I do detest about living in the US, is the arrogance of some people. Its one thing to be patriotic and proud of where you live, but another to become arrogant about it. That in itself is a very 'anti-British' trait. Thats one of the traits of Bush, that serves to un-endear him further to the world.

I feel things would be much better in this country if more people could accept responsibility for their failings, and their countries failings, and begin to work to put the right. Its the 'we do no wrong' or 'its not my fault' mentality projected by not only Bush, but by so many in the US, which is severely hampering any ability to improve things.
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  -If you could choose, would you WANT to be American? sloppyliberal  Apr-19-05 10:07 AM   #0 
  - Hell YES! I love this country.. but the LEADERSHIP sucks!!  bushisanidiot   Apr-19-05 10:09 AM   #1 
  - yes  Catholic Sensation   Apr-19-05 10:10 AM   #2 
  - The more passports, the better.  eallen   Apr-19-05 10:10 AM   #3 
  - Can you keep your BritCit status? nt  BlueEyedSon   Apr-19-05 10:10 AM   #4 
  - Yes, I cannot lose my British citizenship  sloppyliberal   Apr-19-05 10:35 AM   #20 
     - Go for it... collect the whole set!  BlueEyedSon   Apr-19-05 10:39 AM   #22 
     - You should.  mogster   Apr-19-05 12:28 PM   #52 
  - Tricky one  bryant69   Apr-19-05 10:11 AM   #5 
  - America is a Great Nation that is currently under Bad Management  chicagojoe   Apr-19-05 10:12 AM   #6 
  - Of course.  H2O Man   Apr-19-05 10:13 AM   #7 
  - of course. It's the only choice for me. I love America  burn the bush   Apr-19-05 10:13 AM   #8 
  - yes....  liberalitch   Apr-19-05 10:14 AM   #9 
  - I wish your mom were president.  Pacifist Patriot   Apr-19-05 10:18 AM   #13 
     - She's purtty cool...  liberalitch   Apr-19-05 10:24 AM   #16 
        - Oh you have to post some pictures for us.  Pacifist Patriot   Apr-19-05 11:11 AM   #28 
  - If we were still a Republic,  Cleita   Apr-19-05 10:15 AM   #10 
  - If I could choose?  BurtWorm   Apr-19-05 10:15 AM   #11 
  - Yes  Pacifist Patriot   Apr-19-05 10:18 AM   #12 
  - Without A Doubt!!!!!  Steel City Slim   Apr-19-05 10:19 AM   #14 
  - It is? How so?  Blue State Native   Apr-19-05 10:34 AM   #19 
  - I feel the same...  TheGoldenRule   Apr-19-05 10:59 AM   #27 
  - In Response To Your Question  Steel City Slim   Apr-19-05 11:14 AM   #29 
     - Life is better in most respects in Europe right now.  BurtWorm   Apr-19-05 11:21 AM   #33 
     - What the fuck are you fucking talking about?  Telly Savalas   Apr-19-05 11:33 AM   #36 
     - How do you know  Blue State Native   Apr-19-05 12:05 PM   #43 
     - So....What Are You Doing To Make It Better?  Steel City Slim   Apr-19-05 12:10 PM   #45 
     - If you're comparing America to 3rd world countries, sure it's much better  yvr girl   Apr-19-05 12:11 PM   #46 
     - I'd agree that america is better than some countries,  sloppyliberal   Apr-19-05 12:21 PM   #49 
        - The Best By Far  Steel City Slim   Apr-19-05 03:52 PM   #62 
           - Your 'Best by Far' attitude is dangerous  yvr girl   Apr-19-05 10:32 PM   #64 
  - How is it "better by far than any other country on the face of the earth?"  BurtWorm   Apr-19-05 10:36 AM   #21 
  - In Response To Your Question  Steel City Slim   Apr-19-05 11:19 AM   #32 
  - Wow....can you offer any proof for such a statement???  cire4   Apr-19-05 12:06 PM   #44 
     - Dangerous?  Steel City Slim   Apr-19-05 03:11 PM   #60 
  - Good question  malmapus   Apr-19-05 10:21 AM   #15 
  - I am American and I may be forced  mmonk   Apr-19-05 10:25 AM   #17 
  - I have to agree too  sui generis   Apr-19-05 10:41 AM   #23 
     - You too, eh?  mmonk   Apr-19-05 11:56 AM   #40 
  - this is an interesting topic  DemBeans   Apr-19-05 10:33 AM   #18 
  - How are things, in the UK ?  rfkrfk   Apr-19-05 10:47 AM   #24 
  - Its not just the current administration  RethugAssKicker   Apr-19-05 10:47 AM   #25 
  - Yes.  Rockholm   Apr-19-05 10:50 AM   #26 
  - America has incredible promise  GloriaSmith   Apr-19-05 11:17 AM   #30 
  - thats very eloquent!  sloppyliberal   Apr-19-05 11:24 AM   #35 
     - thank you!  GloriaSmith   Apr-19-05 11:55 AM   #39 
        - I have a feeling....  sloppyliberal   Apr-19-05 12:26 PM   #50 
           - that is hands down the nicest thing any DUer has ever said to me  GloriaSmith   Apr-19-05 10:00 PM   #63 
  - No, I am ashamed and embarassed daily by this country.  efhmc   Apr-19-05 11:17 AM   #31 
  - If i could choose, i'd be a kiwi  LiberallyInclined   Apr-19-05 11:24 AM   #34 
  - well this is a good question for debate....  marions ghost   Apr-19-05 11:43 AM   #37 
  - One does not take on such responsibility lightly  sloppyliberal   Apr-19-05 12:37 PM   #56 
  - Honestly no, but hindsight is 20/20  Touchdown   Apr-19-05 11:50 AM   #38 
  - Really?  Dorian Gray   Apr-19-05 11:57 AM   #41 
  - 3 years as a PR married to a USC  sloppyliberal   Apr-19-05 12:30 PM   #54 
  - Our Constitution and Bill of Rights are Brilliant. Thats what we are  Quixote1818   Apr-19-05 12:00 PM   #42 
  - Not my first choice.  Xap   Apr-19-05 12:13 PM   #47 
  - wife  Drewskie   Apr-19-05 12:19 PM   #48 
  - I'm not so emotionally invested in a country that I can't imagine  Bouncy Ball   Apr-19-05 12:27 PM   #51 
  - Wow, I'm suprised to see a few  walldude   Apr-19-05 12:29 PM   #53 
  - My mom, a Brit, took like 20 years to decide to become  crispini   Apr-19-05 12:33 PM   #55 
  - I think most of the American people are almost as bad as the leadership.  kerry-is-my-prez   Apr-19-05 12:38 PM   #57 
  - I wouldn't have minded being American in the 90's...  CJCRANE   Apr-19-05 12:45 PM   #58 
  - Most definately.  rockymountaindem   Apr-19-05 12:48 PM   #59 
  - I sure wouldn't  depakid   Apr-19-05 03:25 PM   #61 

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