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I tend to complain about this country a lot - after all, freedom to complain is my right, and one of the things that make the U.S. great. And I'm exposed, through Livejournal, to comments and opinions from people all over the world, and many of them also criticise the U.S. for recent actions/inactions, and I will sometimes hop on that wagon (because I can, it's my right).

However.

I've been thinking I would like to make a list of what's right about this country.

1) The first thing that usually comes to mind is shopping freedom of speech. I love that saying of, um, whoever said it (I see it's attributed to Voltaire, not unequivocally), "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it". Of course, there are other countries in which one can exercise freedom of speech, but I think that America really celebrates that and puts it to the test as well.

What would you add to the list?

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On September 3rd, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC), emmiegray commented:
Re: cultural diversity
Yes! That is a good thing. And affirms my decision to place my kids in public school. I want them to not notice differences in skin color, and so far they don't. The school is 60% Hispanic with a sprinkling of Asian and Black kids, a melting pot school.
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On September 4th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC), jpettibone replied:
Re: cultural diversity
Jarrison's school is also very diverse, which was also very important to me. They're about 40% white with about 20% each of Asian, Black, and Hispanic. I can't wait to see his new classmates tomorrow morning!
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