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    Is Patriotism on it's way out.....

    American patriotism is ebbing ahead of the Fourth of July, according to a Gallup poll that showed fewer than half of U.S. adults are "extremely" proud to be Americans.
    The poll's findings, from a survey of 1,015 U.S. adults, show that pride in being American has dwindled in recent years, with the most recent number (45%) reflecting an all-time low since the firm began collecting data on the subject in 2001.
    The highest readings on record, of 69% and 79%, occurred between 2002 and 2004, when the American public expressed high levels of patriotism and support for the U.S. government following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    Those numbers began to fall after President George W. Bush began his second term on 2005, sinking below 60%, according to Gallup's report.
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    Other findings:
    • Democrats are historically less likely to report pride in being American, and their numbers tend to fluctuate more than Republicans'. This time, only 22% of Democrats polled were extremely proud to be American, compared to 76% of Republicans.
    • Despite the record low, respondents still expressed strong pride in six of eight aspects of U.S. government and society – American scientific achievements (91%), the U.S. military (89%), American culture and arts (85%), economic (85%) and sporting (73%) achievements, and diversity in race, ethnic background, and religion (72%).
    • On the other hand, the American political system (32%) and health and welfare system (37%) were not major sources of pride.
    • There were several differences in how favorably Republicans and Democrats viewed American economic achievements, the U.S. political system, and the U.S. military, with Republicans expressing more pride in all of them than Democrats.
    The Gallup report points to the polarization of today's political climate as a possible cause for the decrease in overall pride.
    Without a significant national event to rally Americans from both sides of the political spectrum, "these historically low readings on American pride are likely to continue until (President Donald) Trump is no longer in office," the report says.

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    I'm a proud American and I show it everyday and our group of riders put on the first ever 4th of July Parade in are time since I've been and I've been here since 1986 and now that's a big deal in our book...




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    I wonder how many of those so called "adults" that were polled were "AMERICAN CITIZENS".... just sayin.... as for the likelyhood that the low numbers to continue as long as Trump is in office, I'm calling a big BS on that statistic .....


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    By keeping the wars going on this long they are able to kill off the majority of those that are patriotic...


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    Correct Mike, they did the same thing back in the day with the Nam as well.


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    They call themselves patriots for "resisting" a duly elected president......it is the same thing they did in the 60's calling those pussies that dodged the draft & went to Canada"Heroes"? IMHO


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    pa·tri·ot
    /ˈpātrēət/
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    noun
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    a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.

    "defend it against enemies or detractors " If you do not defend your country? you are NOT a patriot !
    If you are part of the crowd trying to bring our duly elected President down without just cause? you are not a patriot ! IMO



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    you need not bother those people with trifles like that, Moz, they have already made up their minds, regardless of truth and facts.... and besides, their parents raised them so that they are NEVER WRONG about ANYTHING, and THEY are best suited to make all decisions for EVERYBODY, because the rest of us don't know ANYTHING about ANYTHING....


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