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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 4th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC), joriejc2 commented:
Well, being the history buff, I have to say that one thing the US has going for it is that we're still young. We've had quite an interesting history so far, but we are SO young compared to other countries, with so much more to learn. I feel at times very optimistic about what this country could be in another 2 centuries. I mean, when England (such as it was) was our age, they went through the Dark Ages, serfdom, the Black Plague....we're doing pretty okay so far...*knock on wood*
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