We as a nation do live up to our values in many ways. Our justice system is fair and the laws of the land rule this nation, for example in Watergate. There are jobs for everyone and unemployment is the lowest that it has ever been. By law, each person is granted a fair trial, although in actuality it is not. The people rule this nation, not the upper level aristocracy unlike in many other nations. In many cases, we stand up for the freedom and rights of people all around the world. People are able to live free without much government interference in their lives and most of whatever they earn is theirs.
As an American, however I am ashamed at my country's hypocrisy in voicing its values of freedom, liberty and justice. While we do for the most part abide by them, in a huge number of cases we do not, for example providing support for Israel even when they are clearly wrong and attempts to ban the teaching of evolution in schools, which would be a "freedom." As for justice, we are generally unequal in that the rich, white males tend to face milder consequences for crimes that impoverished blacks would otherwise have serve jail time for. A poor immigrant to this great nation would otherwise face discrimination in jobs and society as a "different" person. Society is unequal in many ways, but that is a result of capitalism. Some of our members of society are too arrogant about this nation when in actuality we are on a level playing field with the rest of the world and ought to abide by international laws and treaties.
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