Why’s America referred to as land of the free? As a non American, ordinary Americans who are not politicians or powerful billions seem to be in more bondage than some people in some third world countries. Could you share your POV?

Why’s America referred to as land of the free? As a non American, ordinary Americans who are not politicians or powerful billions seem to be in more bondage than some people in some third world countries. Could you share your POV?

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  1. Umm… your view is skewed mightily lol.

    America has some problems, sure. Every nation does, and we should try to improve. But America is actually pretty sweet! One of the best nations to live in!

    You are a non-American. I highly suggest you come visit! Come check out some of our cities, have fun, do the touristy things. Go check out some national parks/landmarks. Go to broadway, or catch a sports match, or enjoy a nice dinner at one of our tens of thousands of great restaurants!

    You aren’t American, so your view of America comes from mainstream news. Don’t follow that shit, they make profit by pushing extreme stories because that’s what gets views, clicks, ad revenue. Real life in America is way more chill than all that bullshit.

    Come see for yourself! We’d love to have you.

  2. American here.

    It’s a holdover. When we first became independent, we considered ourselves ‘free’. We have things written into our constitution that keep us from things like dictatorship, and it’s held dear that our freedoms are indelible and untouchable.

    Of course, tell that to the minorities in race and sexuality who are being persecuted now. Centuries of changes to our government and way of thinking have brought us low in many respects, as a democrat living in a republican state I’ll be the first to admit it.

    I’m disabled, have been my entire life. We don’t have free healthcare and therefor I’m stuck on disability instead of getting a job, because if I earn anything worth mentioning my federal healthcare benefits start shrinking and I have to have surgery every few years. So yeah, I feel pretty bound in some respects and like I said before, those in racial, sexuality, or ideology minorities probably want to move to Canada about now.

  3. Unlike in some countries Americans can do a lot of things which might annoy others but the government can’t necessarily stop them. Americans can also criticize the government and they take that pretty liberally. Some countries that’s possible, some it’s not. It is more possible now in other countries than it was when the US was founded.

    Perfect? Nope, far from it. Better than, I don’t know, tanks rolling over you in Tiananmen Square, or getting rolled up in a paddy wagon in Moscow, yep.

  4. Meh I feel free enough. Just don’t go to an American college unless you know exactly what you want to specialize in because student loans are no joke. Pure freedom isn’t necessarily a good thing anyways, people are way too shitty for that to be sustainable

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