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Posted: 8/4/2013 5:18:33 PM EDT
Why do you think America is great?

Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:19:10 PM EDT
Tag for the impending shitfest.
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:20:44 PM EDT
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Fixed it for you.
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:21:11 PM EDT
We have fat people and Walmart. We have the  1# rank in military and last in everything else! Muricah bitches!

Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:21:59 PM EDT
It isn't anymore.  
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:24:06 PM EDT
We have Texas?
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:24:28 PM EDT
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You still have unlimited opportunity in the US.    If you work hard and have the drive to do so, you can become a multi-millionaire (or better).    

Unfortunately, more and more people in the US feel that they are entitled without working for it.....that will be (and is becoming) our downfall.

AFARR
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:25:06 PM EDT
Because we are good when we cease to be good we will no longer be great!
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:25:16 PM EDT
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America is the beacon of freedom, little government regulations & inference of free enterprise and innovation...

Oh wait, not anymore.  Nevermind.  
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:25:23 PM EDT
According to a dead French Catholic by the name of Alexis de Tocqueville who wrote "Democracy in America" in 1835, America is great because Americans are basically good people. And will cease being great when the average American ceases to be basically a good person.

We have a mighty military because a) we had a mighty economy (rule of law, respect for private property) and b) our military understood itself as a servant not ruler... a servant of the rule of law not men, for the sake of liberty not power. To the degree flag officers and everyone underneath becomes greedy and filled with lusts for power, pleasure, etc. the mighty military will begin to ring hollow and more and more resources will be devoted to basically bribing or threatening people to obey their oaths and do their jobs. And all the police state panopticon will paradoxically result in a less secure America.

America used to be invulnerable not because of the NSA but because it was full of Americans.
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:25:54 PM EDT
Because of Arizona.
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Because our poor are obese, have cellphones, Cable interwebz, Xbox, $1200 rims on their cars, $200 hair dids, $150 nail jobs and large plasma TV's.
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:27:36 PM EDT
Its not anymore

Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:28:35 PM EDT

Sadly, we're not anymore.

Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:30:09 PM EDT
America is great because we chose to be and our government was kept in check because it was ran (for the most part) by honest hard working people.

ETA: I am of the opinion that we are in the middle of the decline where the average person chooses not to be great, and our government is being run by crooked men and women.
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:31:07 PM EDT
Freedom

Work ethic

Perseverance

Moral compass
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“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:32:11 PM EDT
Why is America great?

Because...

'Murica!  Fuck Yeah!

Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:32:38 PM EDT
In before the Sorkin 'Newsroom' clip so many beat-off to.
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:38:59 PM EDT
In before that stupid YouTube clip of the lib show.

Let me break it down for you...
1) Valuation of innovation - Including social accolades, financial gain, and political praise and support
2) Core values of Christian morality
3) Natural resources in abundance
4) Admiration of sophistication and knowledge

You take people who are ruled by an internal compass, you show value to success and innovation, you admire the European culture you came from in terms of their successes and innovations, and you take these people and throw them on a huge, unspoiled continent jam-packed with incredible natural resources.
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:40:05 PM EDT
There is a person in here that gets it.
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:43:48 PM EDT
still have firsy and aecond amendment, in most states anyways.  still biggest and best milotary.  thats about all we have thats above all other countries. we are goibg down the tubes in every other aspect.
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:47:29 PM EDT
We manage to stay great in spite of ourselves.  

Fuck the haters.
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:47:59 PM EDT
Because we are a Republic founded on the principles of democracy and liberty.  We are not simply a tribe or empire, but a nation founded on a specific set of ideals.  We may sometimes fall below those ideals, but as long as we acknowledge those ideals we will have a purpose that other states lack.  
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Some of the numbers and facts may not be absolutely 100% correct, but the spirit is.
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:50:36 PM EDT
Because I live here .
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No.  It's horseshit.  We have two huge boat anchors when being compared to other modern states: (1) we give everyone a chance at college.  A lot of those high-scoring states only have their best and brightest take those tests, the rest are shuffled off to trade schools; and (2) we have a large immigrant population, which until it assimilates will bring down all kinds of social indicators such as mortality rates, teenage pregnancy rates, test scores, etc.  We invented the fracking internet.  We produced Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.  I'm not saying we're necessarily better than everyone, but our economy and society is as dynamic as it gets.  You can succeed in this country at least as well as any other modern western state.  





 
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To think, saying that here and elsewhere did not used to get one called a libtard.
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Oh, OK, so... which country is better?  And, why are you living here?
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 5:56:06 PM EDT
The U.S Constitution and The Bill of Rights.
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Link Posted: 8/4/2013 6:47:51 PM EDT
because i have my choice of the best soft meats.
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That's a good thing.  We're too lazy to do really bad things like put people into gas chambers.  All those SS types were really fit bastards - way too much energy.  Closest we came was the Japanese internment of WWII.  Then we realized that would mean no sushi and said fuck that.  







 
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 9:18:40 PM EDT
Because all of your top jobs belong to Brits
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 9:19:17 PM EDT
A line of ancestors that were the toughest, hardest working and most driven people in the world.



Only the brave made the journey.
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 9:23:53 PM EDT
Our large penises.





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You still have unlimited opportunity in the US.    If you work hard and have the drive to do so, you can become a multi-millionaire (or better).    

Unfortunately, more and more people in the US feel that they are entitled without working for it.....that will be (and is becoming) our downfall.

AFARR
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You still have unlimited opportunity in the US.    If you work hard and have the drive to do so, you can become a multi-millionaire (or better).    

Unfortunately, more and more people in the US feel that they are entitled without working for it.....that will be (and is becoming) our downfall.

AFARR
That is correct. In most countries around the world, you can not be better than you father.
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I like that answer.

 
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 11:51:29 PM EDT
Because in n out sells the 4x4 on the secret menu.
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Not in my America.

 
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Not in my America.  
Not in mine either.

 






One day. Soon.
Link Posted: 8/5/2013 12:10:08 AM EDT
We have the best porn.
Link Posted: 8/5/2013 12:17:10 AM EDT
Don't let aaron sorkenson catch you saying that man. he'll go bananas when he gets of his high horse.
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Not by a long shot.


Heh.
Link Posted: 8/5/2013 12:28:16 AM EDT
Because my parents came from this:





"Ultimately the success of a nation depends on the character of it's citizens. As President I had the privileged of seeing that character up close. I saw it in the first responders who charged up the stairs into the flames to save people's live from burning towers. I saw it in the Virginia Tech professor who barricaded his classroom door with his body until his students escape to safety. I saw it in the people of New Orleans who made home made boats to rescue their neighbors from the floods. I saw it in the service members who laid down their lives to keep our country safe and to make other nations free. Franklin Roosevelt once described the dedication of a library as an act of faith, I dedicate this library with am unshakable faith in the future of our country. It's an honor of a lifetime to lead a country as brave and as noble as the United States. Whatever challenges come before us, I will always believe our nation's best days lay ahead. God bless." - George W. Bush

This nation is still great. Broken and divided, but still great.
Link Posted: 8/5/2013 1:28:00 AM EDT
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Hungry poor people of America?
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So where is better and when are you moving?
Link Posted: 8/5/2013 1:40:39 AM EDT
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Where is it better?
Link Posted: 8/5/2013 1:41:00 AM EDT
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Sadly, we're not anymore.

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What country is better?
Link Posted: 8/5/2013 1:41:31 AM EDT
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Because of Arizona.
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Fuck yeah!!!!!
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