Why is America great?
Set aside politics and your political affiliation and see if you agree.
Our Freedom - the #1 reason millions of people have immigrated and continue immigrating to the USA. For the dream of being an American and having the opportunities this great nation provides to every hard working and honest individual. People come to the USA for a chance to succeed in the land of the Free!
Our People - We come from all around the world. From immigrants that have recently become citizens to ninth generation Americans like myself to Native American Indians. We are all Americans standing together as a nation. We are from different religions, political affiliations, social-economic backgrounds, education, etc, but when faced to respond to tragic events in our country, we unite and help ALL that are in need. We care for and give to other countries and their people like no other nation. We have been and will continue being a great nation because of the US in the USA.
Our organized Government - The Constitution (including our Bill of Rights) and branches of government that protect, make, carry out and uphold the laws of our country. We have a structured and honest government that works!!! Are there issues, sure, but we have what other countries and their citizens wish for. If you're not sure about this, ask an American that was born and lived in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru or Venezuela and migrated here over the past 15 years. Question some of the almost 5 million Americans from Eastern Europe that are living in the USA on this subject. A lot of Americans complain about our government, but research the statistics of how many people are actually fleeing the USA. Check for yourself, but you'll find most Americans aren't leaving our democracy to live in communist or socialist countries.
Our Military - The United States Armed Forces (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard) and its members have kept this nation safe for over 200 years! They are elite men and women serving this great nation during times of peace and war. Our military doesn't only keep the USA safe. We have bases and troops all over the world. They protect our freedom at home and abroad.
Our Education System - This is another subject that draws complaints from some Americans, but look at the truth. Young adults (almost a million every year) come to the USA from all over the world to study at our Universities. Read these articles to help put this subject and my opinion into perspective http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2014/11/17/number-of-international-college-students-continues-to-climb and http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/11/18/456353089/u-s-colleges-see-a-big-bump-in-international-students
Our Healthcare - Although it's not a perfect system and it's expensive compared to other nations, people from around the world search for Doctors in the USA for surgery and treatment of serious illnesses. I don't necessarily agree with the cost and administrative processes of our healthcare system, but I wouldn't leave this country for treatment elsewhere in the world.
Our States - All 50! The State, County and Municipal Governments and all of the services they provide. To name just a few...Law Enforcement, Fire-Rescue, Children/Elderly, Hospitals, Parks, Water, Transportation, etc.
To finish the blog on a lighter note.
Our Sites/Landscape - Statue of Liberty, The White House, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, USA side of Niagara Falls, Walt Disney World, Golden Gate Bridge, Great Smoky Mountains, Hoover Dam, Old Faithful, Mount Rushmore. Our Oceans, Lakes, Beaches and Cities like NYC, Chicago, LA, Miami, Dallas, New Orleans, Seattle, Atlanta, the list would go on and on.
Our Sports/Athletes - NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, WNBA, PGA, LPGA, NASCAR. Our Olympians in every sport! Our College sports! This list would go on as well.
These are just some of my opinions of why America is Great, was always great and will continue being great regardless of our President and other politicians!