Why I Love America Despite Her Flaws
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Why I Love America Despite Her Flaws

She may not be perfect, but she's perfect for me.

Why I Love America Despite Her Flaws
Bianca Puccinelli

Despite all of the sad, crazy events that have taken place in our nation over the past week, months and year, I decided to take this time to write why I love the United States of America. While she may not be perfect, she is perfect for me. I have been asked many times why I am so patriotic. Well for the many who have asked, here is your answer.

America is a place where I, as a women, can drive, vote and choose to marry whomever I want and have children whenever I please. There are too many nations where women are not given these rights, but I wake up every morning able to go about my day with freedom and equality.

In America, all citizens have the right to speak and believe freely. We have the right to speak our mind, believe whatever religion we so choose, or none at all. Again, too many countries force one view on their people and leave no room for personal thought or belief. We have the right to change the government if we don't agree with it. Too many nations are stuck with the same political system and rulers for decades but not in America.

Our economic system allows for competition and growth, and everyone wants the best for each other and to see everyone succeed in their ventures. Other nations do not have competitive markets, forcing their citizens lesser jobs and no options in the stores. America is a land of opportunity. Businesses flourish and competition is grand. I love this America.

America is beautiful. We have beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers, deserts, glaciers, islands, farms, major cities - we truly have it all. Our 50 states bring something unique and individual to our great nation. We can travel freely and explore our 50 states, learning more about our country through every visit. We are enriched in history.

Lastly, I love America because even in tragedies we stick together and fight for a stronger nation. The American people have a bond stronger than any other nation. We fight for a better and stronger nation every day with our troops. We fight for a better economy and leadership every two to four years with local and federal government elections. We truly are the nation for the people by the people, and that's what I love most about this great nation.

God bless the U.S.A.!

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