My family is an old one on this continent. My ancestors fought in the revolution and the civil war. I am proud of living the benefits of those achievements. Today, I am proud of my own achievements and that of my friends and family. But my pride in my country is waning. It's about like being proud to be male or proud to be white. Dubious. Meaningless. I feel like a chump for giving almost half my income in all sorts of taxes and fees to a government that does not represent me at all. I watch a depraved population spend that money on promoting freedom from responsibility rather than the freedom of man. I like the idea of being proud of my country. One day I hope I can be again. But I am proud of your handle. Jack Daniels is the finest whiskey ever made, in Tennessee or anywhere.
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