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Old August 31st, 2012, 09:51 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Uh what? Please don't lump all Americans in together. What Ph8l suggested is most certainly not how I feel. I may mistrust certain elected politicians, to be sure, but the government as a whole I do not consider to be a hostile entity.
I never said it was a hostile entity. I said Americans tend to mistrust the government in general. I think that much is true. I'm sure there are people out there who deeply trust all government the way they'd trust their grandmother. I think those people are a minority and crazy/naive to boot. I think it's accurate to say that the vast majority of Americans tend to trust corporations and distrust government.

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Yikes.

A) That's what you think makes us "freer" than Europe?
B) Are you implying that Europeans do not have freedom of speech?
Yes. We have the freedom to fail. I'm no expert on Europe, but I see no many safety nets out there for people that no one ever truly fails or flops. Without failure you never learn. I have no stats to back this up, but I feel Americans take greater risks than Europeans.
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