Monday, July 25, 2005

How American Are You?

You Are 69% American
Most times you are proud to be an American.
Though sometimes the good ole US of A makes you cringe
Still, you know there's no place better suited to be your home.
You love your freedom and no one's going to take it away from you!

69?!? I'm a lousy 69% American?!?


Michael Nickels-Wisdom said...

Well, it seems I'm 50% American. They say, "You don't love it or want to leave it. But you wouldn't mind giving it an extreme makeover. On the 4th of July, you'll fly a freak flag instead... And give Uncle Sam a sucker punch!" I don't know if I agree with all that... The makeover idea is pretty good. I really think of myself as having a *different* home, if you know what I mean. Meanwhile, I guess I'm as American as the trees and rocks, but not as American as most other Americans. I'd probably give myself a less-than-50% rating. Guess that makes me some kind of heretic, which is sad and wrong. Sigh.


marauder said...

It ranked me as 60 percent American, but let me say that I find the whole notion of grading someone's "American-ness" based on a selected group of values or issues -- the war in Iraq? flag-burning? -- distasteful in the extreme. (Sadly, when I retook the test it was easy to get an 84 percent by skewing my selections to the Right. So only conservatives are Americans? Puh-leez.)

My opposition to the invasion of Iraq does not make me more American or less American than someone who supported it. People who think it does, rank fairly close to zero percent American, since they have forgotten the whole idea of America welcoming many viewpoints and embracing them as equals.

Brad said...

I was 40 % ....I'm not much an Nationalist. I like some aspects of America and others,,

We need to make it harder for those to run for office and to make laws regarding constitutional issues. They often make laws they want versus wise and legal laws. Funny that they make unlawful laws...=-)

marauder said...

Found a great quote by H.L. Mencken:

"In this world of sin and sorrow, there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican."