Being a resident of the United State of America has more benefits than I can possible put down in a blog, but I will list the Top 10:
- The freedom to be who you want, say what you will, and conduct yourself as you choose, under the provisions of any laws that may exist.
- If you are an immigrant to America: Filing the official paperwork, educating yourself in our schools, procuring work in one of our many companies, and eventually going through the naturalization process, and ultimately swearing allegiance to America, gives your rights and privileges that many countries can only dream of.
- If you were born on a military base or in one of the 50 United States, you acquire the rights stated above, but immediately, without taking any oaths or filing paperwork.
- The power to make a change in the way your nation or state runs, simply by voicing yourself to your local, state, or federal government. There is no guarantee that you’ll achieve success, but there are governments out there that don’t even give their citizens a say in matters.
- Entrepreneurial spirit: If you have a business idea, America runs of the idea of capitalism. As long as you are willing to work for what you want, there’s not much stopping one from getting what they want.
- Innocent until proven guilty and trial by jury. You can be accused of rape and come out ‘not guilty’ if an impartial jury of YOUR peers (not the government’s) finds by way of evidence and testimony that you did not commit the crime.
- We are one of few countries where we can criticize our leaders and government without fear of reprisal or detainment.
- America lives on a system of equality where nobody is superior to anybody else, nor does anyone have any right or power over you. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness aren’t in the COTUS for nothing. Your boss at work may be superior to you, but if you don’t like him or her, you have the freedom of leave that job for another.
- The right to assemble and organize are perhaps two of our greatest freedoms.
- Contrary to many people’s belief systems – as long as your way(s) of living don’t interfere or infringe on the rights of anyone else, generally nobody complains.
To this date, I have found no better source of our country’s founding documents, than this site. Contained within are digital representations of our Declaration of Independence, our Bill of Rights, and our Constitution, in its original/unbastardized text.
There are hundreds of websites that provide analysis of our nation’s documents – including in-depth analysis given by people that are far more educated than I, and have had much more experience than I. I will add my own knowledge and perception to the pool of pages; if for no better reason, than because I am an American with my own interpretation.