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POLL -American Pride? Proud to be An American?

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by RayGator, Jul 7, 2018.

Are You Proud To Be An American?

  1. YES. Republican.

    21 vote(s)
    35.0%
  2. NO. Republican.

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. YES. Democrats.

    5 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. NO. Democrats.

    3 vote(s)
    5.0%
  5. YES. Independents.

    22 vote(s)
    36.7%
  6. NO. Independents.

    7 vote(s)
    11.7%
  1. tilly

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  2. GatorNate96

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    We would be slaves, like the canadians and australians, if we didn't fight a revolution that cost the lives of over 100,000 human beings.
     
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  3. Jbarrett1359

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    My apologizes to you, you actually never came out and said we couldn't or shouldn't be proud. You just danced around it. Then when challenged you tried to tell us we didnt understand what pride was. It was hard for me to see your point from up there on your high horse.
     
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  4. Bazza

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    Well....I'm so PROUD of you for posting that! :emoji_upside_down:
     
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  5. Bazza

    Bazza GC Hall of Fame

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    What the heck are you talking about? 100,000 human beings? Revolution? :emoji_nerd:
     
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  6. GatorNate96

    GatorNate96 Sophomore

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    I just did a quick google search and it picked up Wikipedia, which said:

    "Between 25,000 and 70,000 American Patriots died during active military service", and

    "British returns in 1783 listed 43,633 rank and file deaths across the British Armed Forces"

    But, yea as I read further, not all of those were in combat or even fighting against the colonies. So, you are right the number is far less..

    Either way, it was a complete waste of human life, imo - paid overwhelmingly by the poor, who, by and large, didn't even win the right to vote.
     
  7. RayGator

    RayGator Moderator VIP Member

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    “Well I’m Proud To Be An American where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget those that died and gave their lives for me...”

    God Bless America !
     
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  8. gatorgrad92

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    Why are you still here if it sucks so bad?
     
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  9. 108

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    What is it between conservatives and liberals that tend to make one side more or less proud and patriotic?
     
  10. RayGator

    RayGator Moderator VIP Member

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    You are exactly right! Go to Cuba, they’ll love it better there.
     
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  11. GatorNate96

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    It's funny to me that our schools had us all sing that song as a child all through my elementary and middle school life in rural Florida, and was taught all history from our perspective, but conservatives think it is only the universities that brainwash.

    Obviously the point of a true liberal arts University education is to teach you how to question everything you've been told is authoritative - that's poison to the right
     
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  12. mulegator

    mulegator Neanderthal Ninja Vigilante Moderator VIP Member

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    One can be proud without being a jingo.
     
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  13. gatorknights

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  14. wrpgator

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    Luck, providence or fate…you were born here. With all due respect, is that a reason to not be proud (proud as in the virtuous, humble variety—awe-struck by what our ancestors have built here, not the ostentatious self-indulgent type)? Lamenting your status is wasteful, and a dead-end proposition. It’s what you do with it once you have it. She is great because of her people—independent and free. What we do now becomes our country’s heritage for our progeny to look back on (with pride one hopes), and that’s not luck. Now Stand Beside Her and Guide Her. No other country has sacrificed more to the benefit of other peoples and countries than America.
     
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  15. wrpgator

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    I hear Venezuela is lovely this time of year, too. You can get a great tan while sifting through piles of garbage for scraps of something to eat.
     
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  16. wrpgator

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    If the point of a ‘true liberal-arts education’ is to question everything you’ve been told is authoritative, are you required to accept that as authoritative?
     
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  17. DaveFla

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    C’mon people... don’t you know? It is uncool to show pride in your country. If you want to be like the cool kids, you simply can’t admit that you take pride in being an American.

    Now, fix your man-bun, put on your Birkenstocks and let’s go get a decaf soy latte down at the Starbucks.
     
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  18. tegator80

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    To be "American" is like being a church, it is all about the people and not the infrastructure. I USED to be a proud American and I am an independent.

    If the people can't get their brains working then the infrastructure we all think highly of (I am talking about more than mere buildings and stuff) will go away. We are playing from the Roman playbook. My guess is that we are in the third quarter.
     
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  19. RayGator

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    Well, I’m Proud to be a Proud American living in a Country I’m proud of with its People I’m proud of.

    And oh, I’m Proud To Be a Gator too! ;)
     
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  20. wrpgator

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    "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
    ~ Ronald Reagan
     
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