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americanness

Someone used this term in their answer to another question. Got my curiosity going What is Americanness to you? Are their specific features that Identify "americanness" that one must have to qualify.

Not slaming anybody, actually atudied this in Anthro before.

 
emptynstr

Asked by emptynstr at 4:49 PM on Jan. 26, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • This was sparked my my queston and I hope I can prove my 'americanness'. Ive lived here legally for 10 years now, i pay taxes, I went to school, graduated high school, got a degree, i have kids, have bought cars, i donate to charities, i recycle, i had jobs, i celebrate american holidays, I paid $680 for my citizenship application. I hope one of those qualifies
    leksismommy

    Answer by leksismommy at 5:01 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Well, I'll probably get "slammed" (but by now most of you know I could care less!), but in my humble opinion, TRUE American spirit lies in the ideology of today's conservatives! You know...the strong, independent, free to do as we legally please, traditional/old-fashioned values, capitalism supporting, "apple pie and Chevrolet" types. :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:00 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Hate to break it to ya but Liberals like to spend money, cherish our freedoms, loves apple pie and Chevrolet too!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:18 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Agreed Lori
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 5:01 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • What LoriKeet said...

    Well, I'll probably get "slammed" (but by now most of you know I could care less!), but in my humble opinion, TRUE American spirit lies in the ideology of today's conservatives! You know...the strong, independent, free to do as we legally please, traditional/old-fashioned values, capitalism supporting, "apple pie and Chevrolet" types. :o)
    BobbieB

    Answer by BobbieB at 5:02 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • july 4thWho knows any more it use to mean you loved your country, and were proud to be but....people really don't seem to anymore.I am proud to be an AMERICAN!!!!!!

    peace013

    Answer by peace013 at 5:01 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Being unfairly classified as someone who doesn't care about the welfare of the underprivileged world.
    jazzgal

    Answer by jazzgal at 4:57 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  •  TRUE American spirit lies in the ideology of today's conservatives! You know...the strong, independent, free to do as we legally please, traditional/old-fashioned values, capitalism supporting, "apple pie and Chevrolet" types. :o)


    Agree....Except I think one could argue Chevrolet has lost it's Americanness.... Just say'n... :o)

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:39 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Can you define: traditional/old-fashioned values


    My mothers family has been here since the first boat ride over and their traditional/old-fashioned values arenot that different from my fathers Backwoods KY family values. But both families are strong, independent, self reliant, patriotic, and believe in the AmericanDream. Matter of fact we would not have some of these American values if not for my Moms ancestors and their involvement in our fledgling nation.

    emptynstr

    Comment by emptynstr (original poster) at 5:53 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Agree....Except I think one could argue Chevrolet has lost it's Americanness.... Just say'n... :o)

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    True! Hence the quotes!! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:00 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

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