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Mattwall1 October 21st, 2014 6:00pm

"I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually." James Baldwin

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chappie95 South Carlina
10/22/14 12:37 pm

If you're runnin down my country hoss, you're walkin on the fightin side of me

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DonWichita Kansas
10/22/14 11:01 am

I will criticize her when she gets duped into accepting rules, restrictions, executive orders and laws that are not Constitutional and will rail against those who are duping her, but I will continually love her for what she is. She is mine!

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steelcity Pittsburgh
10/22/14 3:43 am

I don't love America. It is because if this that I criticize the country regularly.

skinner Wisconsin
10/21/14 6:45 pm

So long as it remains constructive criticism I agree.

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rons screw politicians
10/21/14 1:51 pm

Agree, look at the beating Obama gets and nobody gets mad.

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aj1545 Cat Lady
10/21/14 1:46 pm

Agree! We should want our country to be it's best.

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Skarface69 Retired
10/21/14 1:01 pm

America sucks, and there's no point in criticizing it.

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lip massholevania
10/22/14 2:47 pm

Then leave, you are still free to do so.

lip massholevania
10/22/14 2:49 pm

Again, you can leave? Why not?

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
10/21/14 11:26 am

Replace "love" with "hate" and you have your average liberal.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/21/14 11:32 am

No. Generally we don't have that much internal anger and hate ourselves as much.

lip massholevania
10/22/14 2:48 pm

Ahh says the fake ender, how does it feel that the author of your node plume is a conservative?

DuckAndCower
10/22/14 3:38 pm

I think you meant "nom de plume," and yeah, Orson Scott Card is not a likable fellow.

lip massholevania
10/22/14 4:02 pm

No he is a great visionary, and the poser that claims he's ender wiggen is a liberal too,.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/21/14 11:12 am

We are a work in progress. The moment we stop looking out ourselves critically and think we have it figured out, we are doomed.

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Mattwall1
10/21/14 11:21 am

Large segments of this country have always thought we've had it figured out and stopped looking. They often tend to invoke men who even if they disagreed with each other on most issues, would probably be unified in horror at that viewpoint

political Georgia
10/21/14 11:01 am

I don't think I have gone a day without criticizing the government on SOH.

Mattwall1
10/21/14 11:04 am

That's true, but is the government the country? Or are they different? Or just often intertwined?

political Georgia
10/21/14 11:10 am

Our country has a government that is too big. So, I criticize it.

Mattwall1
10/21/14 11:12 am

That's fine, but that's not answering my question, and doesn't seem to quite fit the quote unless the government is the country

political Georgia
10/21/14 12:14 pm

The government is a part of the country, so yes I am criticizing the country. I criticize Americans too when they have children that they can't feed and expect the government to take care of them.