What Makes the US Worth Defending

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    These definitions come from a Webster dictionary.

    Ethnic is," any of the basic divisions of mankind, as distinguished by customs, language, etc.." Ethnically, I am a citizen of the USA. To be more specific, I am of the west of the USA, having lived in Washington. California and Oregon, but not experiencing other parts of the USA.

    Ethics is "1. the study of of standards of conduct and moral judgment. 2. the system of morals of a particular person, religion, group, etc.". The ethics of the US were based on Greek and Roman classics that give us an understanding of democracy. I don't believe this is true today, so I question what makes the US worth defending.
     
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    ask the people who are crossing the desert and risking their lives to come here.
     
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    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

    Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These rights do not come cheap as has been attested by the many men, women and children who have fought for them and fought to keep them. Yes, they are mere words but they have a deeper meaning behind them than other words. It is every human beings right to live and to live as they want to live. Every human being has the right to choose their own path, whether it is right or wrong as long as it does not infringe upon other human beings right of life, liberty or their pursuit of happiness. This is what the US stands for. This is what we defend. Our way of life, our right to pursue happiness, and our liberty!

    Because some in government are not ethical is not just cause to turn away from your country. Throughout history there have always been bad people in positions of power. This is human nature and according to Lord Acton: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."
     
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    How about i make it very simple for you.

    You have the freedom to ask the question you just did, in public and will live to do it again.
     
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    Hope
     
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    The US isn't defending, it's attacking, you moron.
     
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    If you have to ask, you don't belong here. Get the hell out.
     
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    Other than America being the best damn country the world has ever seen?
     
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    It's "compassion" and willingness to spread FreeDumb and DemoNcracy to ever corner on earth........whether you like it or not.
     
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    And your not posting your trolling!
     

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