Well, David, you' ve just about exhonerated all the things you mentioned, including bringing in negatives about former mistreatment of blacks. Bringing up all the former evils our society does no good. And, I notice you didn't mention the greatest current evil of all, the wanton killing of millions of babies in the abortion clinics for the convenience of the "mothers". Time to remember what is moral and what is immoral! It may make you feel good to catalog all the past evils of the U.S., but we're now in different territory and its name is abortion. And, please, mistreatment of gays is in no way equivalent to the wanton murder of babies. Please, lets keep some balance here.