You are absolutely right but haven't gone far enough in your resoming. John is just soooo wrong about Americans because he doesn't know who the "Americans" are today. Today we have a totally different electorate than ever before. Every generation since WWII has wanted more and more and given less and less to the point now that the majority of voters have no 'skin in the game' and they are not going to vote against their own interest to elect politicians who would reduce the 'freebies' they receive. We are in a downward spiral that seems unstoppable. The scary part is that having been the nation with the greatest freedom and liberty in history we will likely end up being the most oppressed before it's all over.