The united states is unique

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    We don't want to be like Europe that's why people left there and came here. We don't want to be like Cuba that's why so many cubans risk there lives to come here

    we don't want to be like Mexico that's why so many mexicans come here

    we are America and we are different and better and we want to stay that way.

    Travel the world and trust me, you will appreciate America more than ever
     
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    Misty

    For the most part I agree with you. We are also one of the only countries that offer citizenship to anyone in the world.
    However, this does not mean that we cannot adopt ideas from other countries and make them our own. That is what has made this country great, a willingness to adapt.
     
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    Offer citizenship to those who legally immigrate here and meet residency requirements. We do NOT offer citizenship to anyone.
     
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    If only we would stop trying so damned hard to be like everyone else ...
     
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    I agree, I was thinking the exact same thing the other day when I stopped by my local Irish pub after having dinner at that new Italian restaurant down the block.
     
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    :rofl:

    That was good .. that made me laugh.
     
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    Wrong, we are not trying to be like everyone else.

    We are trying to be like US as we were founded as soveriegn nation that respected other soveriegn nations and didn't believe in foriegn nation building.
     
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    Different - yes. Better? Well, it depends WHO is comparing the US to WHAT COUNTRY. Different people have different sets of values/preferences and based on those they compare countries. I'm sure there'd be enough people comparing US with Germany for whom Germany would come out on top.

    The point is - it's very subjective.
     
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    I agree with OP 100%. We are unique and it's one of the things that makes the United States of America a beacon to the rest of the world. We are a melting pot. We can incorporate some of the great ideas and great things about other cultures and adapt them to our purposes. And we can decide for ourselves what we don't like about other countries and avoid those things.

    We can even try things and if we decide we don't like them, we can change it back.

    It's the will of the people as expressed through democratic elections - WONDERFUL!
     
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    No, that's not why people left Europe and came to America. They were running from religious persecution. They got here and began to persecute those that believed differently from them. So, it seems to me, they wanted to be just like the Europeans they fled from.

    Actually, Mexicans come her for money. Plain and simple.

    Cubans come here for the same reason.

    I have traveled the world but it didn't make me appreciate American any more nor any less. America is different. Does different mean better? In some instances yes, and in some instances no.
     
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