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Discussion in 'Politics' started by billwald, Nov 1, 2011.
How are they different from Scots or Irish, or Canadian . . . values?
The term "American Values" does not try to imply that they solely belong to America. It simply denotes the values that America has adopted.
However, in this day and age, it is hard to define what "American Values" are. I would argue that most Americans don't value these "American Values". Even though they are still called such, it's kind of a misnomer.
Bill you would have to list what is considered values for the Scots, Irish or Canadians before that could be answered.
We do not have a monopoly, but here is the heart of the matter:
Now to get our leaders to follow that.
>We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed
Greatest advertising hype but has been rejected by the US since the Lincoln Revolution.
God gave us a right to chase after happiness? Exactly what does THAT mean?Isn't it more likely that Satan wants us to chase after happiness?
The original proposed declaration ended with "the pursuit of property" but the rebels didn't have the guts to admit it.
Our values are, anything goes the end justifies the means. It's pretty much the same everywhere.
Then I guess we are no different then those mentioned in the OP.
Aside from the accents I can't see much difference.
We're all global citizens now.
Anything goes, the end justifies the means so long as the majority agrees on it.
Isn't that what a democracy is all about?