Why so many want to become Americans is why so many Americans want to keep it for themselves.
1. America the Beautiful – We have national parks, state parks, county parks and city parks across this country for all to enjoy. And boundless land in open spaces, some privately owned and some publicly owned.
Yes, there are other places in the world that are just as beautiful, however we want to keep as much of our land and our country uninhabited and preserved forever for ourselves. I am sure the Cherokee Nation felt the same about North Carolina, ironically.
Okay so I have to admit that before our industry went to China there were places in America circa 1978 that looked like China does now. It took us a while to get the huge chemical mess cleaned up, and for the love of all things good, please keep it that way.
2. Employment – We appreciate hard work and yes the American dream is alive, well and rockin’ again. You can work your way to the top of most corporations if you are intelligent and a hard working employee no matter your race, religion, sex or whether or not you bribed someone with sex and/or financial favors. (well maybe not in New Jersey, JK:)
Unfortunately it took decades to get us to where we are now in terms of diversity. More diversity is good to a point and we have just recently become “more” balanced in this respect, however when does the balance shift and we topple over in a different direction towards discrimination of white men?
3. Educational Opportunities – Again if you are a hard worker and apply yourself, your chances of getting a decent education are pretty good in the United States irregardless of anything other than being a human being of course. Sorry Charlie.
Picturesque Miami University Of Ohio – 20 minutes from home
We Americans do like competition, but we also like to educate ourselves and our children first and foremost.
4. Lack of Corruption – Rule of law. Yes, I know we have our problems with rogue cops, but for the most part, if you are a good, law abiding citizen, you can stay out of trouble and remain relatively safe from harm. And extortion is very rare in most of the US, although cyber extortion from overseas is becoming a reality. And although the current political environment seems rather dysfunctional, overall we have a very corruption free governmental system with every citizen having equal voting rights and powers. The exception is huge corporations who sway certain policies for financial gain with cold hard American dollar bills.
5. Women are Free to Dress however they want and it’s nobody’s business – especially on Halloween. Contrary to popular belief all young American women do not dress like sluts on Halloween, they also dress like Disney Princesses and Scuba Divers.
Speaking of dressing up
The fear of having to ever put on a burka under the force of a man or Sharia law scares me shitless. Under my own decision however the choice should be available. So if you prefer wearing a burka because you don’t want your beauty to be admired by ogling males, then by all means, do you, Miss Thing.
6. Which leads me to my all time favorite – Freedom of religion and especially freedom from religion aka separation of church and state. I don’t want to be forced to hear and especially believe your superstitions just as much as you don’t want to be forced to listen to L Ron Hubbard Scientology audio books read by Tom Cruise.
Please keep your kooky religious beliefs where they belong at your altar behind your closed door. On a side note, I have to admit that I have had a crush on Kooky Tom Cruise since his Risky Business days.
7. Amazing Infrastructure – the highway system’s engineering and architecture is just that – amazing from sea to shining sea.
And there are many other reasons, I am just too tired to remember them.