Very honest and perceptive of you Paul to have named ALL the subjects for which America is perceived to be an embarrassment world-wide. They were ALL there, so well done. But don't worry, as an individual you don't have to be an apologist for all of America's shame, there's only so much an individual can do ! With truthful statements such as yours there is considerable hope for the nation, if only your intellect and honesty were reproduced nation-wide. America needs more people like you !