Dave Killion — July 3, 2011
With Canada Day just passed and Independence Day just ahead, people on both sides of the border are hearing and saying things about being proud to be Canadian, or proud to be American. I know it’s just semantics, but in most cases I don’t think this is an accurate assessment of one’s feelings towards his or her citizenship. For the vast majority of us, being American or Canadian is like being blonde, or smart, or brown-eyed, or freckled… it is a matter of birth, not accomplishment. I most certainly feel lucky and glad to be an American, but proud? I don’t know why I would be.
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