A MESSAGE TO ALL THE AMERICA-BASHERS  

wistfuljester 64M
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6/2/2006 10:09 pm

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A MESSAGE TO ALL THE AMERICA-BASHERS


There is no question that the United States, like any other nation that has ever existed, is not perfect. After all, a human organization is a collection of imperfect people. We've made some mistakes, and we've also done some things that were just plain wrong.

Still, it is a fact that without the U.S., the ENTIRE WORLD would today be under Nazis, Fascists or Communists--none of which, by the way, ever meant one word of their so-called ideologies. Without our sacrifices, you would not now be engaging in the freedom to debate politics.

Do any of you have any idea how many of our young people lost their lives fighting in wars to defend YOUR freedom to engage in left-wing politics? Do any of you know how many billions of dollars in aid the United States has given to ALL of the nations on this planet, or how many Americans have selflessly volunteered to help people all around the world in times of disaster?

Perfect? Not a chance. Mistakes? Plenty. Done some things absolutely wrong? Sadly, yes.

But have we also done a hell of a lot of good in this world? YOU BET YOUR ASS/ARSE!

In my opinion, all nations of this Earth are worthy of honor, AND THAT INCLUDES THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

dryspellforme 54M

6/3/2006 1:07 pm

so, even those ruled by communists are worthy of honor? even burma, or myanmar as it is currently known, with its brutal dictator and military government is worthy of honor?

and what we as a nation did 60 years ago absolves us of all future wrong doing? patriotism involves telling it like it is and calling your own government on things they are doing wrong, not saying "oh, that's okay, you did good 60 years ago."

remember what jefferson said, "The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive." he also said, "The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object."

hmmm, i did something good a few years back - guess i'm golden for the rest of my life.


wistfuljester replies on 6/3/2006 2:15 pm:
I was referring to those nations as peoples, NOT their particular regimes of the moment. Even those humans suffering at the hands of brutal dictators deserve honor, dignity and freedom.

Clearly, I did NOT say that what we did as a nation 60 years ago absolves us of ANY wrongdoing. Did you read all that I said, or just seize upon the bits and pieces you chose to be argumentative about?

I said, "There is no question that the United States, like any other nation that has ever existed, is not perfect. After all, a human organization is a collection of imperfect people. We've made some mistakes, and we've also done some things that were just plain wrong." I also said, "Perfect? Not a chance. Mistakes? Plenty. Done some things absolutely wrong? Sadly, yes."

It never ceases to amaze me how people can deliberately misconstrue a written statement. That's right: you're doing it ON PURPOSE. Nowhere did I say anything like what you're claiming.

OF COURSE people should question their government, especially when they believe what it is doing is wrong!

That is a far cry, however, from indiscriminately bashing America as a nation, and remembering nothing but her failures and mistakes.

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