Friday, July 22, 2005

I love America

I'm feeling somewhat patriotic and have to get a few things off my mind.

I'm a little peeved at the attitude toward America by both American's and non-American's. I believe in America. I believe in the system that was set up. I know that there are very corrupt politicians, but being the eternal optimist I am, I believe that there are also politicians that are good and just and doing what they feel is right.

I hate politics though. At least, I hate getting involved in them. To me, it seems there is no end to the arguing that could go on taking one side or the other. My main POV: Is it a good and just thing to do? Is the person I'm voting for of good character, someone that represents how I feel, or at least close to it? I do my best to research a little about my leaders, but sometimes I prove to be wrong.

I don't feel I'm in any position to judge our current leder, Mr. Bush. I have no idea if he is corrupt, or if they are just slams that try to bring him down, much like others tried their best to bring Bill Clinton down. I think both men are good people that sincerely try their hardest to do what they feel is right for the country.

I'm really fed up with politics though. It's so hard keeping up with all the arguments.

Back to my point: I love America. I know that there are shaky issues in which this nation was formed (taking away land from the natives, corrupt "founding fathers", slavery being the basis for getting the country going, etc.) but I still believe that America is a great nation that has many great things to offer the world.

We spend a lot of money helping other countries out. Some of it is for our advantage (so what) and some of it is just to help. I wish we could do everything, but we can't.

I believe in our Capitalist sytem too. I believe in every person working hard for what they want. I belive that with Capitalism, there are no limits to what you can accomplish, even if you are considered a low-end statistic; PROVE THE STATISTIC MAKERS WRONG! I hate big brother government control. I do believe that our sick and disabled should have some sort of care. I believe that our homeless and children should have some sort of care. I believe that there are opportunities for everyone to get out of the rutt. I believe there are ways of picking someone up off the ground, dusting them off, and sending them on their way. It's not impossible, but I believe that our government argues so freaking much, that the system allows for lazy people to take advantage of it. I'd like to think this system could be fixed, but I doubt it.

But still I believe. I'm very proud of our involvement in the World Wars and the contributions we made in over-coming tyranny. I'm proud of the sacrifices every soldier signs up to make. It makes me so sick to see people that live here, not support them or even show anger toward them. I think these people have issues.

But still, I believe in America. There is no other place I'd want to live. We provide so much for the world, whether it be in trade, or in opportunity. I'm peeved at how many in the world look at us as corrupt, while in their daily lives they are likely positively affected by things that America produces.

We are a world power and that is the bottom line. That statement has nothing to do with our "right as a world power", but more with what we've accomplished in so little time. My thinking is that any non-American's that hate America are likely just jealous. I know we have shady deals we've done, but put on a scale of the good vs. the evil we've been involved with, and I know the positive would out-weigh the negative.

I do believe in world harmony. I hate war, I hate killing, I hate corruption, I hate hate. I wish we could all just get along. I don't have the answers to all those issues either, just a thought in my mind at how nice it would be.

Still, I love America and the chances of competition to be the best that I can be, depending on how much effort I put into it.

I've heard some dudes make statements on how the world needs anarchy. WOW! That is scary. In the same breath, I've heard them mention that nothing will really get done in America unless we have an absolute dictator. WOW! again. Scary to think that people think that stuff will work.

I love America. I'm proud to be an American. I hope that my actions toward others that are non-American are in good light of what every American should be. I try to be a good person and I guess that is the best I can do.

I say God Bless the USA. I've recently seen a bumper sticker that has that saying with the "USA" crossed out and the word "WORLD" put in. I understand that context, but to a degree. I'm proud of my country, which is a place I have more control over than I would in the world. My country has offered me many great opportunities. My country directly affects my life and those I associate with first. Of course I want the world to be blessed, but I have no issues with asking for a special blessing on my own country. I know darn well people in other countries are just as nationalistic as we can be and I don't see others complaining about them.

I love America.

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