Do you think America is good?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Avatar4321, Jan 18, 2006.

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More or less throughout history history has American been a force for:

  1. Good

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  2. Evil

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  3. No opinion

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  1. Avatar4321
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    I figured id create an anonymous poll asking people if they think America has done more good in the world or more evil. I know this cant be scientific but I am just curious how everyone will vote.
     
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    Nope
     
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    Easily good.
     
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    Yes, I do.
     
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    Is this a trick question? :bj2:

    GOOD, there are a few others, but American`s generally come down on the side of good. :clap:
     
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    Youd be surprised. There are alot of people who won't answer the question directly if they are asked. They make it pretty clear that America is wrong and bad all the time but wont answer a simple question like this. I figured an Anonymous poll might give them a chance say what they really think. No one will know who voted for what. Of course I was expecting it to weigh heavy to the good side just because of the nature of the board.
     
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    Can a country - an amalgam of people, customs, mores, laws, and traditions - even HAVE a moral identity? Is a badger bad or good? Is a snake good or bad? I believe that otherwise good people can become easily ensnared in dubious enterprise, for example the War of Northern Agression. Slavery notwithstanding, the North was wrong and a force of evil in the world. (Of course the winner gets to re-write the history books.)

    Why would a person love their country? Because of the accident of having been born there and raised there? A geographical attachment? Or because of friendship or admiration of their fellow citizens? Because it is a GOOD country and not an evil one? See below...
     
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    I will only say that while the Southern states were morally wrong to want to continue slavery, they were legally within their rights to secede. However, Lincoln did not begin the war to stop slavery; he invaded the South because the North stood to lose loads of tariff money.
     
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    Maybe that is our problem.

    Too much thought and controversy; not enough National Pride.

    I don't really give a rat's ass if someone thinks the U.S. stinks. I am proud to be an American because I was born here. Plain and simple.

    Have we made mistakes? Sure. Does that make me any less proud to be an American or any less an American?

    Not a single bit.
     
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    Yes, America is good. If something should happen to America and it was suddenly removed from the world stage, other countries would realize what a force for good America had been in the world. However, I think that need not happen for them to know that America is a force for good in the world. All they need to do is compare America's history with the history of their own country or other countries.
     

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