Watch: Students Say They’re Not Proud To Be An American

Watch: Students Say They’re Not Proud To Be An American

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Authored by Cabot Phillips via Campus Reform,

With Independence Day upon us, American patriotism is on full display around the country. One might assume that on this holiday, everyone can come together around a shared ideal: pride in our great nation.

Well, not everyone, apparently.

A new Gallup poll recently showed a stark decrease in the number of young Americans who considered themselves proud to be American. 

Wanting to see how college students would gauge their own levels of patriotism, I headed to New York University, in Manhattan, to ask a simple question: are you proud to be American?

Student after student made it clear: they were not.

“No! I’m not proud of America. I’m not proud of what we’ve done,” said one student, while another simply declared, “definitely not.” 

One student, addressing the concept of American Exceptionalism, said “I think we need to stop thinking we’re the best nation on Earth. It’s just egotistical and not accurate.

When asked which country is better than America, she responded, “probably some nice little Socialist country in Europe.”

One student went so far as to say that “patriotic views about America” are nothing more than “a tool to be used to get people to join the Army.”

What did the rest of the students have to say? Was anyone willing to say they were proud of America? Watch the full video to find out:

But it’s not just students that are losing faith in America…


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    Robert S Reese 2 weeks

    Really? Did anyone expect a different answer given the Socialistic bias of Academia. The only thing Academia has succeeded in doing in the last 50 years, was to prove how un-exceptional they are, in leading and motivating our youth to be more than good commies!

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      JACK 2 weeks

      Folks; Those that say they don’t like America are the free loaders especially the Millennials, they have fallen for the garbage put out by Sanders and Warren of every
      thing free, the two biggest Communists Sanders and Warren are promising free college,
      free jobs and a paycheck given to every citizen, but what they haven’t told the idiots
      is how will this all be paid for. They have convinced the ignorant that socialism is the way to go, but after they sign on to this hate American routine they won’t find the Devil in the final phase of the takeover of the Government, but by then it will too late to change their minds.

      That’s when you will hear the cries of “we didn’t want this” How did this happen?
      The only deterrent standing in the way is the loyal American Patriot who will not agree to
      sign their Freedoms away to some New World Order nonsense. The first order of business is
      to get rid of those billionaires that are paying the willing dupes to protest and cause
      violence, those that hide behind the protesters and think their hands are clean, but the
      time is coming when the enablers of the protesters will be deported for treason, and should be hanged for their attack on American soil.

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      Agreed. To those that deny being proud to be an American, I would have them create a two-column list with one heading for ‘pro for proud’ and the other ‘con for not being proud. Documentation for each comment is necessary to avoid whimsy instead of fact.

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      Sheldon Nadler 2 weeks

      We have raised a group of college age idiots. They are not proud of being Americans. Well. what are they? Oh yes! They are group morons and idiots! So who pays these morons a salary and rents them shelter and sells them food and drinks? Oh yes! Harding working Americans who are their parents, employers, apartment managers, bartenders and grocery clerks who work to eran a living and Proud to be Americana!

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    if they are not pround to be americans the strip them of citzeship and deport them

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      great answer. Do they know what a beautiful this is, Leave if not.

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      Joanna 2 weeks

      Works for me….I’m so sick of these worthless idiots .. Throw them all the hell out of America!!

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      Yes. We don’t need this garbage.

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      Burna J Hoover 2 weeks

      Yes, They need to find themselves another country. Encourage them to leave we don’t need such brainless people. Go to the colleges and help them to leave. They don’t seem to be able to help themselves.

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      Suzette 2 weeks

      All I can say! What lousy parents to have raised such spoiled kids. They are kids for they haven’t grown up! Disgusted!

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      esther santos 2 weeks

      I agree 100% that anyone who hates America must leave the country and give up his/her citizenship. And Congress should create a law to enforce it.

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    Robert 2 weeks

    If you arent proud to be an American, Please by all means pack your belongings and move to a country that best fits your choice of what you want to be proud of. Once there please do not come back as WE DONT WANT YOU. It is a case of the grass is greener the other side of the fence.

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      john 2 weeks

      Excellent answer.

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        None of your business 2 weeks

        Hey, they seem to want a lot of illegal immigrants here, so why not make them illegally emigrate to Cuba or Russia? See how long one of their anti-government rallies last there. Oh and by the way, in a socialist country where education and housing provided, they also tell you where to work, what your job will be, what to wear, and who NOT to worship. Have fun.

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    LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT, give the one’s not proud to be American and live in America, a passport
    to the country of there choosing, we proud Americans won’t miss you.

    BY BY unAmerican.

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    Robert Carl 2 weeks

    Please head on over to socialist Europe and stay. Don’t come back and take your liberal parents with you. Oh and you have to leave your trust funds behind.

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      “Oh and you have to leave your trust funds behind.”

      Perfect slam that is really putting your money where your mouth is.

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    John 2 weeks

    Don’t let the door hit you on the ass as you depart to a better place.

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    Pat 2 weeks

    If they are not proud to be American they may go live wherever they choose to live. All they have to do is buy a one way ticket to wherever they wish to go. A lot if this seems to be coming from the colledge students. Make anyone wonder what is being taught to them in colledge.

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    Rivahmitch 2 weeks

    Deport or kill them all!

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    Looks like most all of the proudless students are Democrats! More proof that their party has gone to hell. Stop doing polls of liberals..they are all crazy.

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    roz 2 weeks

    I’m ashamed they call themselves Americans. Being snowflakes, I’m sure their mommies and daddies will pay for them to leave my country. We really don’t need them here, they are just followers and none are leaders. They only repeat what the liberal media says.

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    scott 2 weeks

    No good for nothing lazy jack asses that should be barred from school and sent to a foreign nation to see how they like living like third world jerks.

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      BILL FISCHER 2 weeks

      As brainless as these idiots are they would probably think it was a great place to live

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    If they are not proud to be Americans then ship them to some mid east or South America country for a few months.
    They will come back proud!!

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    Sharon 2 weeks

    These spoiled poorly educated brats should be required to serve in the military…maybe they would get a clue. Disappointing generation. Their parents should be ashamed. If knowing my child made such a statement he or she would be yanked out of the worthless University immediately!!!!

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    shelly 2 weeks

    Most of these kids don’t even know what their talking about. They repeat what their told to say. Follow the leader. That’s what the democratic party is about. I know. I was a democrat until I was 25. Thank God I had the good sense to switch political parties. I know all to well what they are thinking.

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    Paul 2 weeks

    Having lived and worked in a college community for fifty years, I have seen the quality of professors and grad student instructors deteriorate to the point that four out of five should be working in the burger flipping industry. Most have never done any service or community work of any kind. The feel entitled to everything and are held to no standards. Most believe in nothing except academia and “social justice”, which is the same as communism.

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    James 2 weeks

    Further evidence of the problem of tolerating Socialist Democrats into our educations
    system and the bastardization of our education by our enemies. The so called
    “Educrats” have corrupted and lied to Student and brainwashed them with the worse
    lie of all Socialism. It is a totally failed ideal dreamed up by those who would
    destroy others and enslave the population with “Pie in the Sky” dreams of sharing
    the wealth and no laws for everyone. In reality they are being taught to be
    cowards and worthless individuals who should not have to be respectful or work what they want are need to survive. If they tried to pull their stunts in the so called
    workers paradise of others they will wind up in prison or subject of a dictator if
    they are fortunate enough to live.

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    This has become a society of, “what can we get for nothing?” and “you should do this but I’m only here to protest.” Half of them are still wet behind the ears and haven’t any experience in life to speak about. Their maturity level hasn’t developed to the extent where they can reason and consider. ( Of course there are a lot of people like that nowadays. ) It’s too bad people don’t think things over thoroughly to come up with the correct conclusions.

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    Pretty sad that
    it apoears
    many Patriot Americans are completely ignorant of the policies of America towards her third world neighbors . We have exploited all powers less than us. Starting with the decemination of the True Americans – Our native Brothers and Sisters . I Am a Proud American but I refuse to be an uneducated , head in the sand idiot. lets be proud but realize the great unjustices US has perpertrated on its fellow nations. Just look at a little history to enlighten yourself. Lets be proud to be aware of her shortcomings ( all created by the rich elite.Is it REALLY the righteous thing to send our boys to war so huge globalist interests can make profit on your kids blood. Be honest . THINK

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    These spoiled brats don’t know what they’re talking about. They should move to Venezuela and experience a “nice little Socialist country.” With the pickleman.

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    BILL FISCHER 2 weeks

    LIBERAL LUNACY AND STUPIDITY PERSONIFIED BY THESE BRAINLESS SO CALLED STUDENTS WHO IN ACTUALITY ARE JUST HUMAN BEINGS WITH A BABOON BRAIN AND SO THEY ACT JUST LIKE A GROUP OF BABBLING BABOONS THE RESULT OF LIBERALISM BEING TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES TODAY THESE IDIOTS COULDN’T PASS A FOURTH GRADE TEST THAT WAS GIVEN BACK WHEN I WAS GOING TO SCHOOL IN THE EARLY 30S IN A LITTLE TWO ROOM COUNTRY SCHOOL

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    I do not do “social media”. Will you post my comments? If so, thank you very very muchI am indeed very deeply ashamed of the huge obvious decline in sexual purity, morality, respect for God, and support for marriage that we are increasingly seeing in our still country. I am still very proud and very grateful to be an American! !It is tremendously better to live in America and to be an American than to be a citizen anywhere in this increasingly evil world. I am so very proud of our magnificent forefathers like John Adams and Abraham Lincoln, and others.I am so very thankful for and proud of our wonderful constitution; the most nearly perfect set of laws ever devised by man.I am so very proud of our militsry people, firefighters, and policemen.I am so completely and absolutely proud and grateful to be an American.i especially am proud of and grateful for the first ammendment giving all American citizens religious liberty. i am so proud of and grateful to the mayflower pilgrims who established this new nation in their valiant efforts to escape religious tyranny in England.I am proud to be an American.

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    I think Cuba would be a good place for all these idiots to go to. And absolutely would not allow them back when they find out what communism is all about.

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    Barry Lease 2 weeks

    Whew, These young people should go overseas and see how many others live. I spent 20 years in the U.S.Navy and have spent time on all seven continents and believe me you would see how well you have it!

    They talk like they are brainwashed.

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    Mike E 2 weeks

    You sure can tell that these kids are brain washed.They want everything free. Their like all other democraps. No common sense. If your not proud to be an American. there are plenty of socialist countries’ pick one and get the hect out of this great country that all these brave men and women died for. Their like all the other democraps that are in our senate and in our congress getting paid big money for doing nothing but destoying the greatest country in the world. Same people that haven’t done a day’s work in their lives. President Trump is a 100 times the president Obama ever could be. That Muslim a hole who didn’t accomlish a thing in the 8 years he was president except doubling our debt. Thanks for nothing Obumer.

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    They’re in the sanctuary of the college or university life…when they get out in the real world…the reality check shock them and snap the stupid out of them…no more student discounts, free with student ID…real prices for real things…paying bills…and just life…and some travel to these countries they hold in such high esteem…I ain’t worried…they’re just getting their 15 mins. life has the other
    45 …..good luck…mommy and daddy….can’t help you now….

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    Norita 2 weeks

    You millenials. If you don’t like America the leave. You are not required to stay. We would rather see you leave than try to make it miserable for the rest of us that love our country. Of umpires think that it suits you best go there. You will find out. We have already seen what it is like. Go find out for yourselves. But do not come back to America if you don’t like it.

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    David 2 weeks

    look a round at the freak’s and you will no them by the BIBLE.

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    It is time for these ungrateful, rich little snowflakes to figure out how things work outside of their little protected life in ‘college’. If you don’t like it here get the hell out and move. Go to that ‘perfect’ little socialist country and see how far your whining will take you. Get out and sooner the better. I’m tired of listening to you. Better yet, before you go, take one of your socialist so called ‘professors’ with you.

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    NO WONDER THESE SO CALLED STUDENTS ARE NOT PROUD OF THIS COUNTRY, IT IS BECAUSE THIS COLLEGE IS FULL OF MARXIST FAILURES TEACHING THIS MUSH AND DESTROYING THERE MINDS!

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    If you don’t like America I say got to another country then you will see you should have believed in Trump and America. I don’t think there is any place any better or even comes close to what you have here. Your in collage what other country is going to let you in? Stop being stupid and open your eyes, your just kids now wait awhile then you will see.

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    Thomas Townsend II 2 weeks

    For all Anti-Americans, Socialists, Fascists, Islamists, and Liberals — The USA is perhaps the only place in the world where (at least until foreign enemies, Anti-Americans, traitors, Socialists, Fascists, Islamists, and Liberals began foisting their intolerance and evil ideologies and agendas on us) U. S. Constitutional rights and freedoms have been protected. Now, contrary to the claims of these groups to the contrary; and their supposed caring amid demands for disarming America, mixed with unhinged vitriol, open dishonesty and outright hate; while calling for riots, destruction, and murders these very groups so incensed and unhappy with our lawfully elected government; our laws and founding documents along with those who serve our communities and Republic; prove the very lie to their positions and claims by the deeds of their hearts and their hands through injury, obstruction, threats, damage, carnage, crimes, and murder. Thus, they prove without conscience and in every way the truth and the right and need for the very things these groups are so completely adverse to. Their oly solace comes from the orchestrated willful ignorance maintained by the evil of these groups by using their own closed minds in intolerance by shutting down dialog; opposing views; and confusing violence, death, and destruction with supposed right to get their way. Fortunately, among the rights protected in our Republic remains the right for anyone who is unwilling to obey our laws (i.e., supporters of crime, criminals, illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, etc…); who oppose our Nation; our lawfully elected officials; our history; O. S. Constitution; Declaration of Independence; Bill of Rights; U. S. morality; Christian beliefs and virtues; Patriotism; U. S. Laws (within the USA (not Mexican, Islam Sharia< or otherwise) and using English within "our" American Republic; or who are ashamed to be Americans can always feel free to leave. I am sure there are plenty of police, government officials, firemen and women, current active military, veterans and loyal proud Americans such as myself whom would gladly help you pack so you can go, Just ask. And please feel free to round up abd take all your unhinged friends and foaming ranting insurrectionist leaders with you and never come back. I wish you well. We will all be happier and our Republic will undoubtedly be much safer and better without you.

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    capnjack 2 weeks

    If you’re not proud of being an American, then perhaps you should leave the country and allow someone that would be proud to take your place.

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    Jo 2 weeks

    I feel sorry for the parents of these idiots. Parents usually have pride in their offspring, but these millennials don’t deserve it! Wonder if mom & dad know what type of Marxist education their hard earned money is giving their children! And it’s not just the colleges! Check out what some school districts teach instead of Civics or American History. WW II survivors, Korea & Vietnam vets must be horrified that this is the generation we will be leaving this great country to! I’m glad I won’t be around to see it!!

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    For all you people who are not proud to be an American there are plenty of other countries you can move to, we don’t need you here.God Bless our armed forces, for the sacrifices they make and their families.?

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    Take away all government funding for each one and make them pay for their own education. I bet they would sing a different tune.

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    Richard Magnano 3 days

    The only thing this poll proves is that College educations don’t make smarter people, it only proves a container can only hold so much water. Another thing comes to mind this makes a good reason not to provide free college educations.

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