seb146 wrote:NIKV69 wrote:777222LR wrote:
Our nationalism gets in the way of us seeing our flaws. Because we view ourselves as "the city on a hill" it becomes difficult for us to correct our flaws, because if we are truly a "city on a hill" we shouldn't have any flaws, and would never need to be corrected by the Europeans/Asians who we saved.
This is a common myth pushed by the far left. It's not true. We know we have flaws but we also know we have the most opportunity and freedom. Just because we don't turn ourselves into Europe and tax everyone at 70%, take everyone's guns and open our borders to everyone with no questions asked doesn't mean we need to correct our flaws. It means we love this country and what it affords us. You feel there is a better country out there that has more to offer you are more than free to explore moving there. Me? I am glad my father left Europe to come here. It doesn't make me a nationalist or a racist or any of these other things CNN calls people who feel the way I do. This thread is just another hate US thread which is prevalent here and it grows tiresome.
The higher tax rates pay for things like affordable health care, living wages, affordable education, public works projects like roads, bridges, airports, seaports, etc.
The United States claims to have the most opportunity but only those with money can afford it. The United States claims to have the most freedom but American citizens are not able to vote or gather peacefully or love who they want.
Maybe if we did a few more European things, we can be a nation other countries want to emulate.
I keep hearing that we should strive to be more like European countries. If that's the case, then why do Europeans migrate to the US in far more numbers than the other way around?