“What Does It Mean to Be American?”

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    Jun 26, 2014 12:30 AM GMT

    The NYT asks people along Interstate 35, "What does it mean to be American," and here are their responses: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/us/the-way-north.html?_r=0#p/39
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 26, 2014 2:32 AM GMT
    Funny ... they didn't ask and Native American Indians

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    Jun 26, 2014 10:23 AM GMT
    Flyover country.
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Jun 26, 2014 2:46 PM GMT
    Determinate saidThis comment in the list struck me as close to my own:

    "Being American? There are all sorts of ways to do it here, but I think the concept is to have everyone get along together — to have a better understanding of different cultures.”

    Christopher Moua, 26
    Specialist, Army Reserve

    Born and lives in Minnesota

    I do think this is the strength of America. We are a hybrid.
    At our best we know how to draw from diverse influences to create something new and better.

    Precisely. That "love of country" is not to be confused with (or reduced to) "love of a particular administration or political party."
  • tazzari

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    Jun 26, 2014 4:32 PM GMT
    NorthwestBoy1980 saidAnother post from the New York Times sales representative.

    You always have something substantive to say.