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Reply to "I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free."

Our old friend America dropping by reminded me of a question. You know that hillbilly song that came out - I think - around the time of the Gulf War with the refrain - "I'm proud to be an American"? Well, I've always thought about this particular line:

You have to ask what we/they/us/you/I think freedom really is? From OUR prospective we live under the illusion of freedom.

This song represents my new found definition of freedom and the definition that is used by White men:

"You are only as free as your ability to MAINTIAN and PROTECT your freedom. If you can't do this then you are not truley free."

Which is why they are big on the "right to bare arms".

That is why 9/11 was such a jolt to their system. They KNEW they couldn't be touched.

But they KNOW they have the power (militarily) to make things right in the world....and they ARE working on it.
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