As an American citizen:
I feel great about the freedoms and opportunities I have access to as a citizen of the USA.
It means I have at my avail the access to education and knowledge with few restrictions.
It means I have the ability to compete for food, housing, medicine at my desired level.
It means I can question elected politicians' decisions and hold them accountable via the ballot box.
I have the ability to live cooperatively with another 700 million Americans trading goods and services and living in comparative safety and without oppression.
ralph nader describes present day america as a highly developed third world country. relative to most other developed countries, maybe hes right. big money has turned the population into sheep. but they may be losing their hold. and i miss howard zinn. america needs a new civil rights movement for at the very least the environment that makes the connection with capitalism. this current system is so rotten. completely unsustainable. there wont even be an ``america`` in 100 years the way things are going.