Freedom is great! To be thankful for the same and enjoying what we have is terrific!!Paz :)
A thankful spirit means a great deal. We should all try to make ourselves more aware of just how privileged we really are.Cheers.
looks more like what smugness looks like to me
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Let's see...smug (adj) - contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority, or correctnessWell...not so much individually. But collectively (warts and all), in a country founded on such high principles and defended without compromise?Yeah, pretty much.
principles not honored. aggression rather than defense.all equal misplaced confidence.
Agree to an extent, which is why I mentioned "warts and all". But these warts don't (yet) properly represent the whole. If we abandon those principles to a sufficient degree, I'm with you, no reason for confidence then.