Home Sweet Home- Pride for country or not?

Essay by PartyatmyhouseJunior High, 9th gradeA+, September 2004

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Home Sweet Home

I have mixed feelings about my country, the United States of America. I love living in this great country, and I am very proud of it, but there are also some things I don't like about it. Two things about the U.S.A. that I'm not very proud of or happy about is the amount of outsourcing we do and the superiority complex we seem to have in general. One thing I am proud of is our ability to rise bravely under any bad circumstances.

I don't like the fact that we have any outsourcing going on at all, not to mention the fact that so many businesses are going into this. First off, it takes away jobs from the United States citizens and hands them over to people from completely different countries, all for money. Second off, the hired foreigners are paid terribly and overworked. Third off, the only people really benefiting from outsourcing, are, in fact, the outsourcers.

If the hired workers are making next to nothing, if it's taking away jobs from citizens of the outsourcers' own country, and if billions of dollars are being made and kept by businesses, the only person the outsourcing is helping is the businesses doing it. I think outsourcing should be made illegal unless permitted under special circumstances by the Supreme Court. Outsourcing to me is unconstitutional in the fact that it's completely unpatriotic and very selfish.

Another thing that I don't really like about our country is that we seem to generally believe we are better than everyone else in the world. You can deny it all you want, but this feeling is present. If other countries don't want to join us in a war, we begin to badmouth them and drive away our own allies with unnecessary...