I've also wondered that too.
Don't get me wrong... I'm not trying to dog on my country. I'm about as star spangled patriotic as they come, I like fireworks, apple pie, watermelon, old trucks and such.
But I do think this should serve as a wakeup call for our own culture. It's time for the lower class to get off the crack pipe and get to work, and it's time for the industrialist to stop sending our jobs overseas to a communist country and throw us a bone.
I want to see "Make America in America!" again.
I want to see people take pride in their jobs, and employers take pride in their workforce.
I want to see Churches preaching love and compassion again, not bigotry and self righteousness.
I want to see charity for the disadvantaged and accountability for those who "cheat the system" no matter what income bracket they are in.
I want us to stop worshipping our political leaders (both right AND left parties) and hold them accountable for their legislation.
I want to see free press.
I want being a "country boy" to mean something again.. to mean a man who knows how to provide for his family, never abusive, works hard, doesn't have a bunch of babies for the tax and welfare benefits.
These are my values... I'm not a capitalist, nor am I a socialist or a communist. I'm a hard working American that's damned sick and tired of all of the bullsh!t.