Sunday, March 23, 2008

Patriot Games

The topic of being an American citizen came up in recent discussions about the 2008 presidential race with friends, and I discovered that most people have trouble coming up with a solid response. The most substantial reply was something along the lines of "I'm proud to be an American citizen and can't stand the thought of having been born to another country, but we're going to hell in a handbasket because [insert elaborate list of complaints about people, culture, society in general]."

Here's the question: what does it mean to you to be an American citizen?

What kind of response can you come up with? Take as much time as you need and post your responses below.