12 Reasons America Rocks

American flag on July 4I always cry on the Fourth of July. It usually happens while we're watching the fireworks, listening to some patriotic song. It's not a sad sob; they're tears of joy that leak out of the corners of my eyes as my chest gets tight. This is the kind of American I am; one who gets sentimental about what it means to BE an American.

I love our country. I love its purple mountains' majesties and those amber waves of grain. I love the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty.

But even more than that, I love that we're a country of people who don't take ourselves too seriously. Honestly? The good old US of A rocks because we're a pretty cool place to live. Just look at the evidence:

Why do YOU think America rocks?



Image via Jeanne Sager

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JennJ... JennJenn616

That list is horrible.  I'm hoping that some of those were put in as sarcasm.

Sleep... SleepingBeautee

This list is AWESOME!


Obviously some of us do take things too seriously. ^ ^ ^

But it's all good. Best thing about America is FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

LadyM... LadyMinni

Is this a joke? If it's a joke it's funny, if not maybe you should go to another country for a while.

Why I love America:
I can say whatever the hell I want and no one can do a damn thing about it!
It is against the law to kill me just because I'm a loudmouth, smart ass woman.
If I don't like our leaders, I can say whatever the hell I want about them and not be jailed for it.
I can run for office!
Democracy! It may be a very flawed system, but at least we have it!
We practically own the U.N.
Nuclear Weapons. We have a lot of them. About 2,600 more than anyone else.
Our president gets all of the blame/credit and does none of the work and makes none of the decisions. 'Murica.
Our national animal is a giant freaking bird that will claw your eyes out for looking at it sideways.
We blow shit up for our country's birthday!

And the best thing about America? Our military! Instead of having a military that tries to run martial law in our country and squash us into submission, we have a military that protects us from people trying to squash us into submission, from 1776 onwards.

nonmember avatar Zuri

The best thing about America? We are free to say anything we want, and no one can do a thing about it! :)

@Jenn: Take a joke. Seriously. It seems like you're a little tense. Go take advantage of all the sales going on today or something. Watch the fireworks tonight. Relax. Maybe then you'll have a sense of humor.

bills... billsfan1104

Agrees with everything Lady just said!!!

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