The other day my niece asked me ‘what is your favorite country?’ Without missing a beat I said “America is my favorite”. She seemed surprised as if most people said Japan, England or some other country. To me the answer was obvious. Other countries are great and have wonderful aspects to them but America will always be my favorite.
There are a lot of reasons I love my country but most importantly is it is a country of dreamers, doers and individual rights.
We are guaranteed rights to speak our minds, worship freely, protect ourselves, and gather together for whatever purpose we see fit. We cannot be searched unlawfully or treated without due process. We are not subject to kings, rulers or one groups whims or philosophies. I understand reality can be less than perfect in enforcing these rights but most countries, even highly developed nations, don’t even have…
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