Only in America can we have people think that defending ourselves -- did we forget that 6,000 people were murdered in the greatest single attack ever against America one month ago? it's not like the need is imagined -- is somehow wrong. Only in America can we have people think that encouraging participatation in the economy -- one of America's greatest and most important strengths -- is absurd. Only in America would someone think that spending money equates to buying on credit.
And the only thing about being American that I think constitutes a lack of dignity is our propensity to bitch and moan and be self-righteous about every damned thing.