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I’m so American one of my first major memories is watching my mom crying at the news of the Virginia Tech massacre while trying to contact my uncle to see if he was okay.

“Worlds highest standard of living”

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It’s so crazy. There so certainly places that are poorer, but there’s some semblance of society compared to what we have now. This is such a needlessly cruel, misery inducing society

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Not quite sure this is the “American Dream” my grandmother had in mind. But it works I guess.


So the cost of this freedom is massacred school children? We have to sacrifice our children in case we are invaded by a foreign enemy and need those machine guns to defend ourselves? This is nonsense. Freedom is the right to live. Self defense starts with protection, not aggression, and certainly not by likening yourself to a resistance fighter.


America, where wearing a mask is tyranny, and dead children is the “price of freedom”


We aren’t in the top 10 for highest standard of living.


I think they actually have a billboard that looks like this in dc (minus the bread lines)


If you don't like the place you live in, then why not move to all the better places?


D1, you can’t honestly think this is any sort or argument. It implies that we shouldn’t try to fix things in the country that aren’t working.

If you guys hate America so much why not see if the grass is greener else where? Not defending this monster or tighter restrictions to guns for crazy people. But this is not a reason to shit in a country where people shed a lot of blood to protect. Even today there are thousands of families separated because they are protecting our boarders. This is not an America fault this is the fault of the fucked up social fabric our country has. Assault rifles have been around since the 20s. No body shot places up because the they had values and the country was more God fearing. Today Hollywood makes movies of filth glorifying serial killers and making millions on fantasy rampages. Well there ya go. We only blame gun control not the fucked up music or movies or social media platforms out there. The issue is not binary.

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