Alright here it goes.... America... It often seems I hear and see people acting as if America is the greatest country ever, or that ever will be. I am left wondering where they get this notion. I love this country, I have freedom to do as I please for the most part and have oppurtunity to enjoy my life. I've often considered enlisting to fight for it. But America has no where near stood the test of time to call ourselves the greatest anything. Its like the arrogance of American sports teams that play against only themselves and then call themselves, WORLD CHAMPS(Baseball). Many ancient nations(and recent) have stood the test of time far longer than our meak 229 years. England has been around far longer than us. At one point they were "the most powerful", after our whole rebelion that went downhill. I guess thats where some of the arrogance comes from? I'm not the arrogant kind. I'm a pessimist and a realist, and a depressive so I always look on the dark side. To me, America is great, but the greatest ever? If there is anything I've learned(both in life and history class) its that EVERYTHING comes to an end. The idea that our nation could somehow supercede that fact is absurd to me. Discuss... I guess. Lets try and keep this civil.