posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 11:19 PM
I'm grateful for the Constitution , not any government . I can call them all azzholes and not get shot or put in prison . Absolutely no one is trying
to break into China , North Korea , Libya and 100 other countries while millions will float on rafts , dodge sharks and risk death just trying to
touch American soil . Millions , every year . America is the promised land . Even in the 1st developed world . In England 3,000 people legally apply
every day for a work visa in America . I just saw a Libyan General on tv asking for American help because they want to be free . People risk getting
killed to get here . After the war it was estimated that 150,000 Veitnames boat people died in the South China Seas on the way here . Imagine a
country where ordinary peasants can own guns . Every natural disaster and calamity that strikes anywhere on earth finds Americans always first to the
rescue , always . Per capita and by country Americans are the most generous people on earth . American production per unit of manufacture has always
been the highest on earth and while many smug others on the opposite side of the Atlantic demand a 36 hour work week , Americans will work 70 hours so
they can buy the boat and motor and keep taxes low . Most of them would give their right nut for the American standard of living but have no concept
of working for it . They scoff at Americas use of the earths natural resources but omit that America still supplies most of the world with everything
and China is still far enough behind that they can't be seen in the rear view mirror . The world can't believe there are no poor people in America .
The poorest have 4 walls and a roof , the lights come on when the switch is flicked . The heat comes on and the groceries are on the table and pretty
much everyone has a cell phone , a computer and a big screen tv . 70% of the whole world has never made a phone call and mega-millions wonder for 12
hours , ragged azzed every day to aquire one meal and the fuel to cook it . The average yearly income in Afghanistan is 200 dollars and 95% have never
stepped a foot into a school . Any trouble in America and you must be presumed innocent and provided with a lawyer and are entitled to a vigorous
defense . Everything factored most Europeans pay 60% of their income in taxes . No , America is not perfect and far from it but i just don't see
millions and millions of people trying to hike , walk , boat , raft , swim or smuggle themselves into France , Ireland , China , Mexico or Somalia .
Why is that ? The US Border Patrol reports that on the southern border they intercepted people from 60 countries trying to get in , in just 2010 . 60
countries . Why would they all want to come to the most evil place on earth ? America is not without problems and the big guy takes the shots from
everyone but the problems of the nation are miniscule compared to most others . Even here , how many times have you read posts from smug folks from
elsewhere kinda laughing at the barbarians with some much affection for guns . They have to fake the smugness because their own countries simply took
everything away and their politicians rule them like a bygone auristocracy while we Americans still rule the politicians and refuse any master . It
isn't even about guns , it's about freedom , not collective freedom that the state decides but individual freedom as specified in the Constitution .
A buddy works for an international electronics company and got arrested in Heathrow airport in England over an item in his checked baggage . A
Leatherman multi-tool that he uses every day at work . The blade was 3.25 inches therefore a prohibited weapon and one third of the blade was serrated
for the second prohibited weapon charge . I'll take America any day , and so will 3,000 Brits who apply every day for a work visa leading to a landed
immigrant visa leading to citizenship . If William Wallace , Mel Gibsons Braveheart came back from the dead he'd die when he found out that he needs
a permit to own a sword . There are America haters within America and several right here on ATS but i still haven't heard of one of them getting
caught trying to sneak into France , Spain , Italy , Russia , Egypt , Syria and a whole list of much better countries . Why ? All hat and no cattle .