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QUESTION: Do you consider yourself a patriot?

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  1. Yep! I love my country.

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  2. I belong to 2 countries, and unfortunately I feel a little more loyal for country of origin. But I highly respect Canada and thank it for its amazing opportunities. But when it comes to laying down my life, probably country of origin only...

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  3. I definitely do! If it came to it, I would fight for my country.

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    1. My country being Canada :)

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    2. Though I love Canada, I would never risk losing my life over it. I would only risk my life over friends/family.

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  4. Been in Canada for four years. No longer feel patriotic to my country of origin. May develop more feelings for Canada in years to come.

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  5. lol no

    there is no reason to die for any country

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  6. No, because this isn't America. We just have obnoxious holier than thou nationalists. And Quebeckers.

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  7. I would die for Canada.

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  8. I would kill for Canada eh. I wouldn't die for Canada, I value my life over just aboot anything or anyone else.

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  9. No. I see no sense in feeling passion for a geopolitical boundary that you happened to be born into by complete random chance.

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    1. *tips fedora*
      Mi'lady.

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    2. Because inside this boundary that you were born into there is a great many opportunity and support. The people inside this boundary are the people you know and inside this boundary you are given rights and freedoms which others outside are not.

      This type of argument that it was random and it is just a boundary is foolish. It's not JUST a line, it encompasses a hell of a lot.

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    3. 10 here. I am a third culture kid. I wasn't born here. I wasn't even born in the country which my passport belongs to. I grew up in one country, have the nationality of another, and came to Canada for university.

      I have nothing against Canada. I like it. I like the country I grew up in too, for the most part. But do I feel "pride" for being a part of either of them? Not really. As for the country I technically am a national of, I never lived there for any significant period of time, so I don't really care about it.

      My family comes from old money, so I have always had opportunities and support for anything I have undertaken, regardless of what part of the world I am in. So I just don't feel that that has anything to do with my geographical location.

      I am not trying to be an arrogant douche, although I realize I sound a lot like one above. I understand your passion, but I am too disconnected to share it. Different people have different viewpoints, that are shaped by their experiences in life. Plus, from everything I have seen, extreme sentiment about your country of birth leads to more harm than good, always. Look above at the comments from people claiming they would kill/be killed for their country.

      Cheers :)

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  10. Not really. I'd choose to live here over anywhere else, I just don't feel any sort of pride about it.

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  11. Being a passionate Canadian is a big part of who I am as a person.

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