Where is our Patriotism?

@tlb0822 (1412)
United States
August 18, 2008 12:02pm CST
Where has all the patriotism gone? After 9/11 there were flags every where. The entire U.S. grew silent and we were closer then ever. Now you see very few flags, and people are just arrogant and rude to one another. What has happened to our country? Yes, the war is awful, but even if you don't support the war, at least support the troops! They here enough about how the war is wrong, but they are still out there fighting whether they believe in it or not. I just want to see more flags, more support, and a unity between people. I'm also tired of the segregating to...african american, native american, hispanic american...you know what I say I am AMERICAN. It doesn't matter what descent you are, why do people need that suffix. All in all you are american. Does anyone else feel this way, or am I completely off base?
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@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I see more flags for other nations while driving around my town. It bugs me that someone would wave a flag for another country while they live here. If you're not proud to be an American, go back home. Years ago when people immigrated to the US they would change their names, customs, and speech so they would appear more American. Now they expect Americans to cater to them. The hospitals list the privacy policy in like 10 different languages so that everyone understands it. I'm tired of having to press #2 for english when I make a phone call. I got extremely annoyed when someone suggested we sing the national anthem in spanish! It's maddness if you ask me!
@eztuner (451)
• United States
18 Aug 08
tlb0822: Friend, you are not the only one, few minutes ago I posted a discussion call How do you feel about Patriotism? Hoping someone will respond about this so needed sentiment in the world. Iam not an American but I can not denied I feel the greates simpathy for FREEDOM, the standard of your country, and Iam amaze of how people are so entangle in their dayly problems that have forgotten to teach this moral and ethics to young ones, so necessary to the identity of all humans regardless of where you were born. Times are calling for people to ask themselves, Where will I stand in time of need? Will I be ready to defend My way of living? Sacrificing in order to defend the world Ihave come to know as MY HOME? It seems people does not care, Maybe they take for granted every little thing that conforms what they know as Home! I'll keep in touch to check up on the responses you'll get...
@Riptide (2761)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I couldn't agree with you more. After 9/11 it seemed like a country united,now it seems like a country divided. Great Post and I'm glad someone raised that issue.