Saluting with misty eyes
There are a few of these "bad American" Traits that I agree with, and a few that I disagree with.
Let's look at them in turn, and my reasonings why:
I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some mid level governmental functionary be it Democratic or Republican!
I am willing to pay some in taxes.. you don't kill the goose that laid the Golden Egg, and America is just that goose (imho)
I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer, it makes you a smart American.
I agree and disagree with this. I do own a weapon, and I dag-gone sure know how to use it; however, no one else in this house knows where it is, and if they were to find it, would have to get through the security system in place to get to it, and then would have to find the rounds for it (also secured) in order to use it on me, themselves, or someone else. Owning a weapon does not make you smart, if you aren't a smart owner.
I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything.
How loud can I cheer for this one? We are ALL minorities in some manner. Although, individually, a given "minority" might not be that large a percentage of the population, the "minorities" make up the bulk of the population. That makes the caucasions in this country a minority.. where is my money/college grants/special programs/jobs for me being a minority?
I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, do it in English.
While there might not be an "official" language, the language of the people is the language spoken by most of the people. If I were to immigrate to, say, Sweden, which has no official language, I would be expected to learn to speak the language of the people as to more efficiently communicate with the majoority of the population, and so I might secure employment to feed myself and my family. The same should be expected from everyone who comes here, whether it is with our permission or as a criminal.
I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.
Then, again, there are people who will fully support my right to this, as long as I am exercising that right with the diety of their choice in the manner in which they believe is best.
My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and whoever canceled Jerry Springer.
Well, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, those ho lead knowing they will be slaughtered in the press, those who stand up for the rights of themselves and others- even when they know they are going to get massacred by the liberals who feel they are being mean-spirited and cruel (no, not all liberals), and anyone who puts themselves into harms way for someone else.
I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.
I pity the poor children who are there for no reason of their own, and those who continually try to relieve themselves of being poor, yet somehow cannot seem to get beyond.
I've never owned a slave, or was a slave! I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you!
And I don't owe you a damned thing because you're ancestors were affected.
I want to know which church it is exactly where the Reverend Jesse Jackson (and Al Sharpton)preaches, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution. Can I get an AMEN on that one?
I also think they have the right to pull you over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.
And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my drivers license. I think it's good.....and I'm proud that "God" is written on my money.
I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.
I believe "illegal" is illegal no matter what the lawyers think.
I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA!
I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time watching or arguing about it.
I actually participate as a professional wrestling manager, and have been hit with chairs, and have been injured, and all of that. It is phoney, but the injuries these entertainers sustain is not fake.
I believe if you don't like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country! This is AMERICA.
Change is the meaning of life. If you are not changing, then you are not growing. If you are wanting to make a change for the betterment of the entire population, and not just your little selfishness, then it doesn't matter who you are, or where you are from. If you are tearing down an American flag flying oiver and American Post Office to burn it and fly your Mexican flag over it, and then beat any white folks you see to prove your point, then take your ignorant backside back South.
I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making "donations" to their cause.
The local fire and ambulance companies are ALL volunteer and do this to help raise funds for their stations. I figure that if I give them a buck or two to keep them solvent, and they rescue my son and daughter one night, then I got more than my money's worth.
I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents.
And what happens when those two parents cannot be there? Yes, my parents raised me, and did a fine job according to most sources... however, they had every adult in the neighborhood acting as their intelligence agents, and acting as their surrogates when they weren't at the exact place I was screwing up at the exact moment I was doing it.
And what is going on with gas prices...again?
Capitalism. That is what this country was founded on.
Anynow... just my thoughts, you are welkcome to agree or disagree... that is what is great about a democratic republic.
What would you attempt to do...if you knew you could not fail?.