Gary Alan Scott, an expatriate and ‘ex-patriot’ living in Belgium wrote an interesting piece on Monday, arguing that he was no longer proud to be an American for 10 reasons He writes:
I love my country’s founding values, its natural beauty and so, so many people in it, but that I can no longer say that I am proud to be an American.
I’ve never been one for excessive patriotism, or flag-waving, but it is an interesting question. Are there reasons to be proud to be an American? Are we doing things that should be the source of pride? Drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment here, if you have any thoughts.