We are the Brave
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( I would prefer if Con were someone from another country)
I am happy to debate this subject, as I debate it with my friends all the time. I hope this debate can be as polite and respectful as possible.
I will identify what most people consider to be American beliefs
#3:Freedom, although this is generally a worldwide belief.
Now on to the people. If you go up to an average American and ask him/her if he/she will fight, and possibly die for any of these values, the answer will be, generally, a flat out no. The reason for this is because, obviously, people do not want to fight and die for people of another race, ethnicity, country, religion, etc. It may sound racist but if you think about it, everybody is a little bit racist in some way. Everybody prefers their own race, ethnicity, country, religious group, culture, people, etc, over all others.
But sometimes someone you ask will say no because simply of the risk of dying. Most of the time, actually. Now there are not any sources to prove this that I know of, but I've talked with many Americans, and the latter reason is typically prevalent. This proves that modern-day Americans, or at least a good amount of them, are cowardly.
Them said they would either run or 'only if I have too' . But every now and then I ask a kid an they say yes . If we were ever invaded they would rise in arms and fight til death, same as I. It's these few people who I think represent this country and its values of freedom and equality( I don't like politics, so democracy isn't a value to me). These people say whats on their minds and speak out for what they believe. You might think otherwise, but this is me.( btw are you American? The flag is throwing me off)
So you asked about 15 people if they would fight and die for the US if we were invaded, and only one said yes. Now, this is an extreme generalization, considering different military cultures in different regions, but, according to your reasearch, only 20 million people would stand in the way of an army, plus the 1 million that's currently in the US military. Again, very far-fetched, considering the US would probably hold a draft. Now think about that if China were to invade. China alone has a military of 2 million, double the size of the US, and they could draft millions in a month. Unless every single American fought against China, (and the odds are still ridiculously against them,) the US would be defeated. But only 20 million? It's not even a fair fight. If you are accurate, then this alone also proves that Americans are not brave.
And to answer your question, yes and no. I consider myself to be of 3 nationalities: American (meaning from both Canada and the US, since the cultures are similar,) Southerner, since I was born in the south and my ancestors have been in the south for 299 years exactly, and a citizen of the United States.
Well, if this debate is about if ANY Americans are brave, then it is impossible to win as con because I would indeed be against the invasion forces, so I am brave, and I am American. But if this argument is about if MOST Americans are brave, which according to your reasearch, we are NOT the brave. If this argument is about if ALL Americans are brave, then there is no way you can ever win that, considering that 14 out of 15 Americans is not brave.
Well then both of us agree that SOME Americans are brave. I can say also that attack such as peral harbor and 9/11 that bring the soldier out of some. That makes them brave enough to take a rifle and fight against the Japs or Terriost in the Middle East. If someone starts killing people on either coast or border, that people in the South will fight Mexico people in Colorado and North Dakota will fight Candaians(just examples) People on the west coast will fight China and people on the east coast will fight Russians. It's moments like 9/11 and Peral Harbor that make people brave. Great debate I'm pretty sure I lost. Hope we can debate again!
Yes we can agree that some Americans are brave, but that is to be expected when you have a population of our size.
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