For what amount of money would you sell your country?

@Profetu (1253)
Romania
March 1, 2007 9:30pm CST
If someone would offer you 5 billion pounds(or dollars or euro) would you betray your country?What would be the reason for you do that?
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Never! I love America too much for that. As messed up as it might be, it's still the best country in the world.
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@Tetchie (2932)
• Australia
2 Mar 07
Tisn't, Australia is!
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@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
Passionate answer,as always :) Yes,it is messed up.Every country is messed up in one way or another. I wouldn't sell mine either(wink). Thank you..
@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
And Tetchie..that is becouse you never saw Romania :)))
@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
3 Mar 07
There is no amount of money for which I would betray my country. There are many things wrong with my country, and many thinks I hope will change, but it is still MY country. As I child I was not patriotic because my heritage is half Native American, and I felt I couldn't be patriotic because of it. However, years have passed, and I've come to realize that America as it is now has little to do with the people that came here and caused such harm to my ancestors. I have become a very patriotic person, because despite its many flaws, my country is a place where I am free to be myself, which is something I treasue. I'm part of a minority religion, and it means a lot to me that I'm able to practice my religion in the way I wish. Even though freedom of religion in the United States is still something that sometimes has to be fought for, there are many places in the world where people have less freedom.
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@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
3 Mar 07
AAAHAAA!!!!!!!! You know...from all "the hate" in the world...I would consider your the more appropriate and motivated one. I always admired your people...and you have so much wisdom and so many conclusions to be drawn from your legends!O take my hat off for you and your kind,my friend!(In Romania taking you hat off resembe to "taking a deep bow" in another countries heheh) Thank you for your answer...and patriotism,my Native American friend :)
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
3 Mar 07
Thanks for so many kind remarks. =) I am half Native American and half Irish, and I love learning about my ancestors. As a child I spent many hours listening to the stories of my great-grandparents, and it's a feeling that I will never forget.
@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
3 Mar 07
SO...practicly..you are saying that you know how to party(from your irish ancestors)...and how to be wise...at the same time?? Do you still remember those legends?Write them down..and publish them...I would sure buy that book! Or you can write them down and e-mail me....lol:) Many thanks,my friend
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• Canada
2 Mar 07
i would try the fake out, take the money and only pretend to sell out :) find a moment or someway some how to inform some authority and laugh my way to the bank
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@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
Well...by the time you get to the bank,a sniper will probably laugh with and at you. But look at the bright side...you'll have an early rigoro mortis !(jocking) Thank you for answering.
• Canada
2 Mar 07
you donty think with 5 billion dollars you wouldnt be able to protect yourself against an attack?
@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
No,I don't think so.
• United States
2 Mar 07
There is no amount in the world that would get me to sell out my country. This is my home and I love it. I may not love everything about it but I do love it. Honestly I didn't realize how much until 9/11. Interesting question friend! Ok let me turn the questions to you... what would your answers be?
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@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
I would never sell my country.It's like selling my mother.And I don't do that. But i would sell your country (smile). I remembered that it was a guy here ..who sold Romania's defense plans for 1 million dollars 30 or 40 years ago.In that time.In 1989 we had a Revolution to get rid of comunism.In 1998(or something like that) the guy who sold our country's defense plans was declared a "hero who fought comunism". In my mind,dear friend...that's still betrayal.YOU JUST DON'T SELL YOUR COUNTRY! Thank you,my friend for answering and making me rumble again (but I stayed on topic):))
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@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
"In that time Romania was a comunist country,and people lived in a continuos nightmare" would be above.I got carried away again :))
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• Serbia And Montenegro
10 Mar 07
Are you kidding me? I would never, never do that. You could be thrown out of your country if things finally turned against you. Where would you sell yourself to live in then?
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@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
11 Mar 07
That is one point of view. Thanks.
• India
3 Mar 07
cant even think of doing such a thing
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@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
3 Mar 07
Thank you.
• India
3 Mar 07
I don't sell my country at any cost because though it is the poor country due to corrupts and many illegel bribes....I can promise that my country would be the best if it falls into the hands of good one. This country even provides maximum number of software engineers, scientists, which helped a lot in inventing computer by giving importance to zero. I am proud of my country.
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@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
3 Mar 07
Your country has quite a sad history so far. I am glad that you are proud of your country.I am proud of mine,too. It is sad that countries with not that good economy are giving very good scientists t the world.And it's even more sad the fact that they are usualy not appreciated in their own country,therefore they leave as soon as posible. Best of luck and thank you for answering.
@habichuelo (3101)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Very good idea!, i would sell it for 50 millions dollars! ..ok,now lets do bussiness!!
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@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
3 Mar 07
Ay ay ay ay ay aaaa Puertoo Riiicooo..... I would gladly give you that money for your exotic country,but unfortunatly I don't have more than 150 Euro in my pocket right now. I'll go talk to my lawyer to extract the rest of money from my Switzerland account,and I'll get back at you :) Thank you :))
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
Hey! I'm from Romania too, and no, I wouldn't sell it either! :)) Still... I can't help but wonder... how much could I get for it on ebay... ( joke! ) :))
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@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
3 Mar 07
LOOLLL!! România is priceless,my friend.But what can I say more than ...patriotismul e in floare din nou.."Azi în Timishoara,mâine în toatã tzara."..and LOL again Thank you for the smile you've given to me. :)) PS.I knew you were jocking,you little paranoid :))
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
5 billion pounds is way too small for my country's price. You know why? Because my country is way too PRICELESS. Not even a thrillion or zillion amount of money can pay the price of my country. I don't meant to sound like a hero or anything. I just love my country no matter how poor we belong in the list. Yes, we're among the 3rd World country and a lot of corrupt officials, but the value that our country has can't compensate any price. I love my country so much and I won't dare betray it. :)
@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
3 Mar 07
That is noble.And I can see that a lot of people from your country think the same. Thank you.
@babyjane (1390)
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
Money is really that powerful. If somebody offered me a really big money enough to buy all people living on earth, i would think of it because nobody is crazy to give money without getting anything in return. Say yes to money you have worked for but no for a spam money.
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@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
And that was the noble voice of honor! Thank you for bringing that feeling to this discussion. :)
@catcai (1057)
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
Even if im currently living in a 3rd world country and most of the population here is poor- and our goverment owes a LOT OF MONEY to the World bank- i would never sell my country to anyone or in any price whatsoever. My country has a lot of Untapped potentials, if provided with the right government with the right sincere UNCORRUPT people running the government, im sure our economy and the status of our country will grow and eventually improve. It just so happened that corruption is eating the minds of our government officials and this hinders our country from improving... i do pray that theres still hope for a better future in our country though.
@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
That's so noble ...We are facing corruption everywhere,but stil we all hope for the best :) Thank you for ypur anwers. Best of luck :)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
I would never do that!!!
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@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
Me neither.Thank you
@gharinder (2044)
• India
2 Mar 07
i am only thinking what i am going to do with this amount of money, to be frank i am not able to think so i dont know-------well i am a very sincere person i dont think i would betray,
@gharinder (2044)
• India
2 Mar 07
yes, i will definitely shoot
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@gharinder (2044)
• India
2 Mar 07
the messenger's spirit is haunting me
@gharinder (2044)
• India
10 Mar 07
well i am surprised and looking in bisbelief, that you have chosen this as the best response-----------i thought i will never make atleast on your posts-----------------what a relief---------huh--------i am now a qualified messer---------heee-------heee.
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• Singapore
2 Mar 07
I would bring the money to my government! Yoong Kheong http://www.wecaretuition.com http://earnalittlecashonline.blogspot.com
@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
Sweet thoughT,though :)
• United States
2 Mar 07
no way................ not on any cost.....
@Profetu (1253)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
Thank you.