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Regardless of where you are from, what is your opinion of the United States of America ?

Good 52.2% (93)

Bad 47.7% (85)

Total: 178
Start: 03-31-2008 04:53
Last: 04-06-2008 12:44


 #1 - Posted by: PKM (Staff) on 03-31-2008 at 04:53
Being MOHAA has become a worldwide game (this site has members from many different countries) there is an opportunity for a wide range of views to be expressed so this is more a question than a poll . The two voting options were simply added due to the requirements for making a poll . Simply saying ''I have a good/bad opinion of the United States'' doesn't really answer the question, so feel free to be open but try and have a reason or two for your opinion although your reply does not need to be an essay .

 #2 - Posted by: RuhigSein (Member) on 03-31-2008 at 06:05
Though I am American, I say Bad. The People, Government, Politics, Economy.... All bad in my opinion.

 #3 - Posted by: bbejones (Member) on 03-31-2008 at 06:19
When a friend of mine accidentally picked up the wrong bag at an airport - another person did, too - she was offered a fine, or jail for a night. She decided to go with the fine - but when they realized she was Canadian - they made her go to jail for a night. The American who also took the wrong bag - but he was allowed to choose the fine. This happened at salt lake city. Since then (2 yrs ago) we have never gone there - not even while going to another destination. :'( :'( :'( But i can't vote either way because there are too many variables that will affect it.

 #4 - Posted by: PKM (Staff) on 03-31-2008 at 06:49
@bbejones, the voting options are simply there to get this poll going . looking more for members to reply with a statement/opinion rather than 'vote' .

 #5 - :D - Posted by: feco91 (Member) on 03-31-2008 at 08:05
I think the USA is a very nice country, I like it! :thumbsup:

 #6 - Posted by: PATTON_IRL (Member) on 03-31-2008 at 09:36
Ironically I am in the U.S right now on my holidays and I would have to vote for good. The people are very nice and polite as well as everything being a great price compared to where I live. My only downers would be the national security in the U.S (especially in airports) and its foreign policy.

 #7 - Posted by: InyriForge (Staff) on 03-31-2008 at 09:46
We typically don't like it when people equate US Government with the US as a country. They're not the same thing, and it's nice to see some people recognizing that. :) I like to think the US is a very nice place to live/visit. We have some governmental issues right now, but that's not the fault of the general populous (for the most part) and doesn't necessarily affect our day-to-day lives (unless you travel -- even then I've personally never had much of a problem).

 #8 - Posted by: PKM (Staff) on 03-31-2008 at 10:04
[quote]We typically don't like it when people equate US Government with the US as a country.[/quote] agreed . i love america (my country) but i am fed up with the united states (government) .

 #9 - Posted by: salombo (Member) on 03-31-2008 at 10:29
The Administrations of the past 16 years have destroyed the work and vision of all the presidents since Roosevelt. Both nationally and internationally. They lacked both foresight and preparedness while entering the 21st century with it's new challenges. This is affecting the day to day lives of the vast majority. Here and abroad. Anyway the list is very long. I second PKM, although I can attest that people in the world are making the difference between the Government and the People of this country.

 #10 - Posted by: mwmDirtyHarry (Member) on 03-31-2008 at 14:40
Bush ran it down the tubes. Nov '08 things should turn around.

 #11 - ... - Posted by: falcon93 (Staff) on 03-31-2008 at 18:37
to #9 Clinton wasnt that bad. He fixed the national debt and said sorry to many minorities, with money included of course.

 #12 - Posted by: salombo (Member) on 04-01-2008 at 05:32
True compared to others :cool: But when you think how good the economy was, it wasn't much of a feat. Money was flowing from everywhere. Then he got distracted for too long with K.Starr and the vultures in congress. While somewhere in the world a group was preparing majors attacks in the US. That's really ironic !

 #13 - Posted by: RuhigSein (Member) on 04-01-2008 at 05:46
#10, no he didn't.

 #14 - Posted by: PKM (Staff) on 04-01-2008 at 06:03
falcon, i believe you're talking about the presidential apology given by then president bill clinton for the syphilis study at Tuskegee . money wasn't 'given' out but rather many grants programs were created for schools and programs directed towards minorities.

 #15 - Posted by: salombo (Member) on 04-01-2008 at 06:44
I'm sure that's what falcon meant. Money is never given out as cash but rather through programs, write-offs and infrastructures.

 #16 - A painful answer - Posted by: Xenophon38 (Member) on 04-01-2008 at 10:50
I am someone who has served in the army, federal government, and civil service. I have shed blood, taken lives, and nearly lost my own several times in service to my country. Long ago, I swore an oath to uphold and defend the constitution from ALL enemies, be they foreign or domestic and I have never broken it or taken for granted the freedoms this nation offers its citizens. But unfortunately, I have seen the enemy and they are us, the U.S. Most Americans have become complacent, self-centered, and materialistic. We have strayed from the path our forefathers established for us. We impose our views and ideals on other sovereign nations, when we can't control things within our own borders or set an example worthy enough to follow. Corruption and greed are now the status quo and the ideals our nation aspires to. Now we are finally paying for our short-sightedness. I only see bad things in our future if this trend continues.

 #17 - Posted by: Revan91 (Member) on 04-01-2008 at 11:42
Every country has it's flaws. The USA does its best to take care of its people. I think we are good.

 #18 - Posted by: BBC_Magna_Carta (Member) on 04-01-2008 at 12:55
Well, I can only speak as a Brit who has never been but have always had friends in the states and over here form the states. They're good pepole. Generally, it doesn't matter where you are in the world, the majority of people are good, kind natured and fun to have around. There are always the tools! In the states, in Britain and all over (especially in France) but they're normally the exception. The things we Brits share with the US is our humour (note - not our spelling) and general sense of cammeraderie (always good things) and, sadly sometimes our nationalistic egos that say we are better than some other countries (normally a bad thing) and our sometimes foolhardiness in running to war whenever we get the chance (a neutral thing dependant on circumstances). I have travelled extensively in my army days, all over Europe and as far as Africa and have generally found all people to be genuinely nice, good souls. (And no, I'm not a hippy!!) The one thing we Brits definately DO have in common with those in the states is our constant, smug refusal (in the main) to speak anyone else's language. All we do in foreign countries is shout louder. In fact, come to think of it, even the USA stole 'our' language and now refuse to speak anything else! And you changed some of it to make it even sillier than we made it in the first place. I mean what the hell is a fawcett?? (It's rhetorical - please don't answer). So, in summary, people of the US are great, people in other countries are great. Governments in all countries suck!! PS. How come the world series ONLY covers america? (Granted, you sometimes you let Canada play). Now if that's not a national ego I don't know what is. LOL

 #19 - Posted by: BBC_Magna_Carta (Member) on 04-01-2008 at 13:06
PPS. I just read Xenophone38's post. Good lord, now I'm so depressed I want to retract all my comments about people in the states being good. Can i recast my vote please? Cheer up Xeno, on the upside..............................ermmm, you make a lot of good movies over there :D

 #20 - ! - Posted by: falcon93 (Staff) on 04-01-2008 at 17:54
@ # 14 No I'm talking about the Japanese Americans. Back in WW2 they were put into internment camps and the stupid supreme court said it was constitutional when it in reality wasn't, took away their: Lives, Liberties, and Property. He gave them each 500,000$ for each person in the camp, and if that person had died between that time and the apology it was given to the families. [quote]Most Americans have become complacent, self-centered, and materialistic. We have strayed from the path our forefathers established for us. We impose our views and ideals on other sovereign nations, when we can't control things within our own borders or set an example worthy enough to follow. Corruption and greed are now the status quo and the ideals our nation aspires to. Now we are finally paying for our short-sightedness. I only see bad things in our future if this trend continues. [/quote] OMG!!! I completely agree. If we had a president that actually realized this we might be able to turn the US around! IT'S NOT TO LATE!!

 #21 - Posted by: RuhigSein (Member) on 04-01-2008 at 18:36
My explanation to #2, People - Become too Complacent, Self-centered, Materialistic, Brainwashed, Greedy, Corrupted, Barbarians. Government - Self-centered, Greedy, Manipulative, Corrupted, Charlatans. Politics - Greedy, Manipulative, Corrupted, Charlatans. Economy - Backwards, Materialistic, Corrupted, Nonsensical, Manipulative. That's my observation.

 #22 - Posted by: RuhigSein (Member) on 04-01-2008 at 18:38
Oh and, the President has little to do with the downfalls of the Nation. I love how people try to blame leaders(or thought of leaders) for all the problems.

 #23 - ? - Posted by: Darkheartironhand (Member) on 04-04-2008 at 15:23
Well america still has severe problems and a large portion are the ones we can solve ourselves, but the leaders we have now are seriously making this country take a downward spiral! We need to get back to making this country strong again and that includes everyone and stop all the internal fighting like racist crap and pointing fingers:rock:

 #24 - Posted by: edraircren (Member) on 04-05-2008 at 06:43
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. America is my country, and even though I've lived overseas more years than I care to remember, I'm still proud of America, it's people and what it stands for. America, love it or leave it.

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