Stars and Strips, Red White and Blue...
May 31, 2008 3:26pm CST
Do these mean anything to you? When you see our nations flag, what does it make you think of? Does it bring tears to your eyes, or a sour feeling to your stomach? Are you still proud to be an American? Or were you ever proud to be an American? Why?
• United States
3 Jun 08
Old glory means everything to me. I've never served in the military but I support them 100%. They are doing what I can't so I give them whatever I can. I salute the flag when I see it flying and I thank military personell when I see them. It doesn't make me sick to be an American, it makes me proud! This is the greatest country in the world, if it wasn't then nobody would be arriving by raft, crawling under a fence or dying to taste the freedom a lot of us take for granted. Those who hate what this country stands for have lost sight, by way of the media, for what it really stands for, greatness in each person to be the best they can. Opportunities like no other on earth. Hating this country (USA) is treason! If you don't like it then move away, we don't need people spitting on what so many have worked so hard to secure.
• United States
1 Jun 08
I believe in the ideals of this country. I think the constitution was an incredible piece of work. Thomas Jefferson was a genius. Although he was a man of his time - it does disturb me that he owned slaves while penning a document demanding independence, however, even he realized and acknowledged that times would change (and so they have). I am not crazy about this particular administration nor am I crazy about some of the underhanded things our government has been involved in. However, I do believe in its ideals. I have 5 brothers all in the military and I'm very proud of their service. Two are currently serving in Afghanistan at this moment. I'm not particularly crazy about this whole "war on terror" thing - like a war on an ideology or whatever - it's never ending. But again, there is a difference in not being happy with some of the things that is done in the name of a country versus being proud of the ideals that a country is supposed to espouse. Now if we can just get back to espousing those ideals.