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What is your favorite thing about America?

With all the corruption that has come to light over the past several years its a good time to remind ourselves what makes America great. For me, it is our rights and charity. Whenever there are natural disasters, America is often the first on the scene. We bring aid and medical staff to helpless people. Americans are the most charitable people in the history of the world.

What is your favorite thing(s) about America?

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Michael Nystrom's picture

America is Home

I've traveled to so many places around the world, but there is only one place that is home.

My favorite thing about America is the freedom. I know the light of freedom is dimming, but it is still one of the freest places in the world. Freedom comes in many forms, but the social freedom here is incredible.

You are not born into a class for life; you are not forced to wear certain clothes; you can move about as you please; you can basically do what you want.

The amount of social restriction in Japan, where I spent some time, or in Islamic countries, which I have traveled to and observed, is oppressive.

In America, there is room to be an individual. I think that is my favorite thing.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Thank you for that!

I always forget about that. Indeed we do have much social freedom. It is the one type of freedom that the government has not been eroding away....yet.

So I love the social freedom, the large quantity of diverse lands accessible by ubiquitous webs of roads, the beautiful and diverse landscapes, and despite the imperial force behind it, the USD has been an exorbitant privilege.

The greatest thing about America...

...is the ignorance of so many Americans. It empowers those bold enough to seize control the ability to change the world as they see fit. And despite the obvious, most people still go about their lives actively and willfully suspending their disbelief, not only keeping the system working perfectly for those in control but making it more efficient for each successive generation of power seekers.

Good job America!

The generousity of Americans

What I have come to appreciate the most about America is how Americans ante up to help others in natural disasters worldwide, and they don't stop giving. They give with their hearts. They give blood and money. They donate organs, food, handmade blankets and dog sweaters.

Americans come together to rebuild New Orleans and Haiti, Japan and Mexico, Palestine and Africa and more.

Americans give freely and don't expect anything in return, but hope that peace and prosperity prevail.

Americans are LOVED globally, our politics however, are another story.

I have traveled quite a lot

And I still find this to be true. Those that are learned enough to have a basic grasp of American politics really do seem able to separate the politics from the people. Probably a distinction most of us don't deserve. Part of this is the cultural influence from watching our movies, and listening to our music. There is still a strong part of it that comes from a true belief in what America has represented in the world for the last 100 years. Some humans just seem built to yearn for freedom, no matter what part of the world they come from. Keep fighting, the whole world will be free one day.

I have two...

1. Guns. The ability of the people to own weapons...as many as we see fit. This is almost uniquely American...but the government is despirately trying to take this away.

2. Rural living. I think the ability of people to choose to live out in the country-side and raise their own gardens, chickens, beef, etc...that's terrific! Sadly, government is trying despirately to take this choice away.

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry