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What makes you proud to be American?

lt scottI’m proud that I have the freedom to do what I please—surf when I want to surf, work when I want to work.
Scott Liess
Santa Cruz | Plumber

lt paul
Intellectual freedom.
Paul Koch
Santa Cruz | Professor

lt mark

I’m proud to be an American when I realize that this country is based on freedom of speech and many of the other freedoms that we often take for granted. I’m also proud to be a member of the ACLU, and to defend those rights that have recently come under pressure lately—fear of terrorism. I’m proud to spread the word that not all Americans are wanting a government that’s intrusive.
Mark Michel
Santa Cruz | Bike Mechanic

lt  anthony
Probably the fact that we feel entitled to have really strong opinions on things we know nothing about. It’s pretty fun.
Anthony Carlson
Santa Cruz | Sales

lt robin
What makes me proud to be an American is the solidarity among all people that shows in times of adversity.
Robin Visio
Santa Barbara | Choreographer

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